Katie jumping with Em
Not much to this, she only did it one time
Finally got her to do something other than the inflatables
Sacred Heart (would have been a better pic minus the phone lines - Grrr)
The steeples are very high up (tall), you can see them from a long distance. I love it when the sun hits them just right ~ gold beams bright ~ as if God is saying "hello, I'm still here." Ever since Katie was able to talk, she has always and still today called this church "Jesus' Church."
Early this morning, it was a little cool outside. Because we are all fighting colds around our household, I made sure to put some sleeves on Kate. Well, I think I dressed her a little too warm because once the sun made it's appearance, it got warm. As soon as I could get her to sit still long enough to get us a drink and funnel cake, I took it. We headed inside the Bingo area, grabbed a drink and cake and visited my mother, while she was enjoying the Bingo game.
Speaking of my mother, I've got great news! Since she's been home from the Nursing Home, she's been too afraid to try to drive. Since her ordeal, she got out of practice of driving and pretty much was at the mercy of others to take her places. Well, guess what? Mom has finally gotten the courage to start driving again. YAY!! She told me today that she's been going here and there without having to wait for someone to take her. I'm so proud of her and let her know how excited I was for her. To top that off, she's fit in perfectly with a fairly good size fitness group (approximately 18 people) at the gym. She's made several friends in her class and they are having a little potluck party sometime next week. She seems excited because she can't figure out what to bring. Y'all just don't know how much I'm loving hearing this out of her mouth.
After I regained my energy and cooled off, we headed for one of Katie's favorite museums, Col. Cullman Museum. I don't know why she loves this place, but she does and I practically have to drag her out of there.
Katie on the front porch of Col. Cullman Museum
Katie at the gazebo ~ she told me this was her new playhouse
Katie spies the Haystack People
My baby girl!
Katie watching the festivities continue from the gazebo
Katie directing the music playing, in the music room of the museum
I think this was her favorite room
She was wanting me to touch the cotton ~ "It's so soft mom."
Oil painting upstairs
Statue of Col. Cullman just inside the main entrance
One of the directors told us that they had some taxidermy animals upstairs, if Katie would be interested in seeing them. As we made our way up the stairs, whom should I spot right off the bat. An old portrait of my great great great grandfather, Mace Thomas Payne Brindley, up on the wall on the other end of the staircase. Wow! He was one of many first settlers in Cullman and became a Statesman. Of course, I was showing Katie his picture. Do ya think she even cared? Why NO! She just wanted to go see the animals. LOL!
Mace Thomas Payne Brindley
We saw lots of people mingling around, meeting smile after smile on this very beautiful October day.
Street Dancing at Market Place
Lots of carriage rides ~ I tried my best to get Katie to go for a ride with me.
Katie had to have her annual pic with the Haystack People
Over by the old train depot there was an antique car show, but we didn't go to it.