Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bon Voyage

Grammy, Aunt Megan, Sara, Brady and I spent spring break on Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas. Grammy (and Pappaw) - thank you SO much for taking us!!! The photo below was taken during our pre-departure safety drill.
Aunt Megan played "Flying Baby" with Brady when we got to the room.
Sara let Brady play with her sunglasses.
At our buffet lunch, I put this apple on the plate and Brady picked it up and started chomping down before we could get back to the table and cut it into slices. I think he ate 2 full apples for lunch.
On Monday night, we had our first formal night. His cute little outfit made him quite popular on the ship. On the last full day at sea, a teenage girl I had never seen pointed Brady out to her boyfriend to tell him that this was the cutest little boy who wore the suit for dinner. His cuteness really was quite legendary.
Sara and Megan looked pretty cute too.
The 14th floor had a program called Royal Tots, where the kids play with Fisher Price toys and get little give aways (Fisher Price bath toys, crayons, balloons, etc.). Brady loved to run onto open elevators, which would be the fastest way for him to get lost. Royal Tots was a great time for us to sit back and just watch Brady play in a safe and well enclosed environment.
Our first excursion was in Cozumel, Mexico. We arrived a few hours early, so we got to swim in this beautiful lagoon.
Brady spent quite a bit of time playing in this patio fountain; he kept screaming for joy.
I had hoped that Brady could swim with dolphins and manatees, but the facility said he could only swim with the dolphins. We were in a group of 8; it was really great to have so much interaction with the dolphin. Brady probably got to pet the dolphin about a dozen times. He kept yelling, "whoa!" and "ooooh". It was pretty cute.
We spent the next day in Grand Cayman's Turtle Farm. Brady slept through the initial tour.
After lunch, Brady woke up from his nap and we went back to hold and pet the turtles. We both had to wear green for St. Patrick's Day. Grammy called me Dora all week, because I was always wearing Brady's little backpack.
Our bus made a short stop at Hell, which was a small area behind a little hut on Grand Cayman Island. Grammy, Brady and I stayed in the bus while Sara and Megan checked out the scenery.
We spent Thursday at Margarittaville on Negril Beach in Jamaica. The beach was really stunning and Brady really enjoyed jumping in the waves with me. After a few days of sunburns, I was REALLY grateful that Grammy rented this big cabana for our 3 hour stay at Negril beach. The outdoor couches were really comfy and the light breeze made it perfectly comfortable.
After our 3 days of excursions, I was grateful to have 2 full days of just cruising. It was like having a vacation after your vacation, so that you come home feeling well rested. I kind of slacked off on the photo snapping.
Every night, between courses, Brady would want to run back and forth along the windows. A very sweet girl named Daniella played with Brady a lot; Brady was quite fond of her.
Brady and I shared a room with Sara. I was really grateful for all of her help with entertaining Brady. She was even really gracious when Brady woke up crying in the middle of the night, and I let him come to bed with us (he tosses and turns a lot). Thank you Sara!
When Brady and I showered, he would look up at me to sign and say, "Daddy". It was a fun vacation, but we were both very happy to be reunited today.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I Miss My Family

So I am sitting here watching American Idol by myself. I officially miss my family. I am looking over to the chair that Michelle usually sits in and making short funny remarks about who just sang. Enough of that, I think I will post my favorite picture, the first Bacot Family Photo. Love you hunny, hope you and Brady are having fun.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Last post for awhile

Last week we celebrated Brianna's birthday with the family.
This morning we did some landscaping on our patio. Daisy patiently watched; she's such a sweet dog.
Brady mostly liked moving the broom from the fountain to the dirt piles.
This will be our last post for a little while because Brady and I leave for our 7 day cruise tomorrow morning. It's supposed to be a girl's trip (Grammy, Aunt Megan and Sarah), but we decided it would be okay to let Brady join us. Hopefully Taylor and Pappaw will take care of lots of honey-do's with out us, though they'll probably be watching a lot of basketball.

Matching Shoes

Brady and Taylor have matching loafers from Target.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hi Brady, I'm Brady

Melissa and Taylor grew up together and lost touch quite a few years ago. When we were pregnant, my parents met her parents at church and realized that they were both going to have grandsons named Brady at about the same time. Little Brady Herring was born to Matt and Melissa on 7 /18/08. Our Brady was born 8/1/08 at the same hospital. It's a little uncanny how many things we have in common, so we thought it was high time that we finally meet one another. We met, had lunch and played at the rodeo today. It was pretty cute to see the boys play together.
We got this cheesy grin after Brady pretended to fall asleep on the floor.
Brady Herring actually stopped to pose for the camera (which Brady Bacot seldom does).
I was surprised how soft the llama's coat was. Brady touched the llama and lifted his leg for a ride. We quickly helped him dismount.
Brady did really well petting all the animals in the petting zoo.

Gotta love the boots...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy 6th Birthday Brianna!

We were very excited to be invited to Brianna's friend birthday party. Family birthdays are fun too, but we don't go to cool places like Cypress Academy of Gymnastics (which was my first place of employment). I was really tickled to see how well Brady did; I need to get on the waiting list for the Saturday Mommy & Me class.