Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
I love the excitement on the girls' faces!
Magnolia did some face painting. She really stumped her with asking for a unicorn on her forehead!
While we waited, George started to wilt.
And this is the unicorn she got! We quickly gave it a lot of admiration before she could be disappointed and after a while, she forgot about it.
This fishing game was a repeat for both kiddos.
July 4th, 2012
Monday, July 02, 2012
What a great start to summer! Here's what we did in June.
We went strawberry picking which resulted in a strawberry pie, strawberry ice cream, strawberry shortcake, and strawberry crepes!
Magnolia and her neighborhood friends had a lemonade stand.
Other things we've been doing:
- Magnolia's tennis lessons four times a week.
- Magnolia's Tball games twice a week.
- Outdoor concert.
- Swimming at Nana and Papa's pool.
- Make popsicles. (lemonade with fresh blueberries dropped in)
- Eating outside as much as possible.
- Birthday parties.
- Getting around town this summer on bike and burley.
- Signed up for library book club. Magnolia has to read 400 pages, George 200.
- Watering our vegetable garden on our upstairs deck.
- Play baseball in our backyard using chair cushions for the bases.
- Spending a lot of time on our screened porch. I love having coffee out there and lounging with Magnolia in the afternoons.
And in case our summer sounds like wine and roses, here are the not so pretty summer happenings around here:
- George pushed a slice of american cheese through the screen on our porch and it's still there.
- Magnolia fell out of her bed and smacked her head hard on the hardwood floor.
- George hasn't gotten his aim down when he goes potty. I spend a lot of time wiping up urine.
- Magnolia continues to need naps. She can be nearly impossible when she's tired.
- George loves his naps so much that we are pretty housebound most of the afternoon.
- When George built our fence he hit a water line in our sprinkler system, turning our $200 fence into a $500 fence.
- Magnolia still cries when I take her to birthday parties.
- George has started to tell Magnolia she's mean, bad, or stupid.
- George has taken to not wearing shoes and I've decided that he just doesn't have to wear them unless the sign says "no shirt, no shoes, no service."
- George also loves his new found freedom of no diaper. Backyard, fine. Running down the street naked, no.
- I tell myself I'll someday have all the time in the world for a clean house but I would still love a clean house now.