Monday, March 19, 2012


Did you ever have a perfect day?  A day where you look at each part and it is a perfect ball of memories that you can fit right in your hand.  I had that day on Friday.  I wasn't sure if the day would turn out so well but I'm thankful that it did because Saturday was not a good one!

Annabelle had off from school for superintendent's day, whatever that is, so decided that it should be a mommy and daughter day.  I thought she might fight me on it.  We haven't had any play dates since Christmas and she'd been asking and asking to play with friends.

We woke up and just vegged around the house for awhile, Annabelle played on the computer while I watched Grey's Anatomy.  Then we got ready and went to Pizza Hut for lunch.  Annabelle had a free personal pan pizza from the Book It club at school so it cost us next to nothing to have lunch together.  After we stuffed ourselves full of greasy pizza and breadsticks, we got on our way to the fun part of the day.  The Botanical Gardens!  I've taken her there one time before two years ago and we had such a fun time, so I thought this time would be even better.  It was.

The main building.  This is the only building that survived from the 1901 Exposition here in Buffalo.

Main Rotunda.

By the Koi Pond.

They have super cool topiary bushes shaped like dinosaurs in one of the rooms.  That is also where the koi are and a waterfall.

The water fall.

Me and the T-Rex.  I have a picture of me doing this same pose while I was 9 months pregnant. 

Who's prettier, the flower or my Annabelle?  Silly question, I know:)

More flowers.

This seemed to be her pose for the day.  She did it over and over and over...

Me and my buggle.

Playing chess.

We found Buffalo on the globe.

Searching for Leprechauns.

My favorite view of the day.
I took about one thousand pictures.  At every flower, shrub, decoration, Annabelle needed me to take her picture.  We stayed for hours and I literally had to drag her away from there with a promise to come back when the rose gardens were blooming.

We had the best time.  Annabelle smiled from ear to ear the entire day.  It was so nice starting of my day so perfectly and then ending it nicely too with a St. Patty's Day party at a friends house.  It was all too, too perfect.


  1. Great Photos Jaime, looks like the day was perfect....favorite picture is the last one and I especially like the caption. Nothing like a good "mommy-daughter" day

  2. AW!!! How fun!! I am now in the mood for pizza and hitting up the Botanical Garden's!! Maybe I can go to our local Aquarium or something-- gotta stay busy! :) great pics girl!

  3. That last picture is my favorite too and you know for sure that sweet girl will hold them memories close just like you do!

    We really do need these days sometimes and I'm glad you had one recently!