Sunday, June 27, 2010


We had a fun fun fun weekend visiting our friends at their condo. Emily got to go swimming for the first time (and I think she would literally have stayed there all day if the choice had been hers!) So here are a few pictures (took a while cause the camera had been in ac and it was very humid!)

Getting ready to to swimming for the first time ever! Could we look any happier??? And don't worry someday, before she's much older, I'm sure she'll figure out to close her mouth instead of opening it when jumping into the pool.
She loved using the ladder.

Not sure what that face was about, but she was having fun!

Littlest E had fun until he just fell asleep, in his inner tube thingy.

Ok had to throw this one in from Friday. Look at it and tell me....what happened to my baby? This doesnt look like a baby at all!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandpa! Happy Father's Day Too!

Listen close, she does say Happy Birthday Grandpa and she blows kisses. Last night we tried to get the video and she was just trying to find Grandpa in the we tried again today. If I was more prompt I would have time to post both but videos take a while and its bedtime so only one today:) It is the best one though.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

It was supposed to be fun....

As a general rule, I try to keep all the kids I'm watching hclppy and not screaming. There are days when that doesn't work too well, especially since several of them are at that teething age and the age where they avoid napping if possible, however the girls I watch are, on most days, very happy go lucky kids. So I thought, it's hot, muggy and we have a sprinkler that was given to us, just sitting around under the porch. A little prepping and all the mommys showed up this morning toting adorable little swimsuits and swim diapers. After lunch everyone got in their swimsuits, happy to be going outside. This is when I should have taken a picture. Happy. We get outside and the four year old and I get the sprinkler set up and she gets ready to run through it. We make sure none of the one year olds (there were 4 of them) were going to get soaked with the initial water spouting. So I turned it on. And evidently the tears and screams of one year olds too because all 4 of them burst into tears and screams. Two of them climbed back into the wagon ready to go inside the other two cried and then found other ways to entertain themselves and still have fun. Emily, eventually went though the sprinkler, once, holding the 4 year olds hand, but she didnt exactly look like she was having fun.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Ok, so after my mumbling and grumbling and cancelling the order, I did end up getting my free portrait. I just keep waiting for them to say they either want it back or want paid for it, as there was absolutely NO explanation in the package. Regardless I was supposed to get a free one and they sent me one, so I should stop complaining. It is a good picture, although I liked it better in natural colors (the background was blue and her eyes were sparkling) but who am I to complain now:) So here's the one I got, maybe not what I would have chosen, but since I didnt think I was getting anything I'm happy. (still not happy about the $400 option but did get a freebie)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Summertime Summer Fun

It has been busy around here lately and I've had issues with picture uploads, but here are some.

Grandpa built her a sandbox last weekend. She helped.
And it must be fun:) Just imagine howmuch fun it will be once it has sand!

My baby has started trying out the big swing. She's turning into a big girl!!
Is this a face of contentment or what? An impromptu trip to Grandmas and then they took us to Wilson's creek. There were LOTS of ripe raspberries...many less after we left!
Picking raspberries

A little hiker (who is wrapped tighter around her finger??)
Not sure about the cannon though
Had to be fast to catch this one!

A cute confederate
Looking at boom booms(guns) with Grandma.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A few pics

Here are just a few pictures from the past week. The computer is being disagreeable on uploadign right now, and to be honest, the weekend was exhausting and I'm tired and want to go to bed instead of fighting with it:) Overall a good weekend, although we did come home with two scraped up knees, and a cut on the side of her eye and a small bruise (which she got in her sleep! Need bumpers for where the bed comes down, maybe coffee table bumpers??). Nothing too serious. We got pictures with cousins, four wheelin', playground, and a small hike all in. I may try to post more pictures tomorrow....although I'm out of milk which means a trip to the store is unfortunately in my future:( Um, not sure I want to go down the slide, but it is fun to climb up and down the stairs!
Who put who to sleep? And this was only the first day!

More fun on the slide.

All dressed up for cousin Rebecca's graduation.

Emily and Rebecca. There were balloons on the ceiling which she was finding much more interesting than lookign at me for the picture!