Monday, June 28, 2010

We had a busy weekend; Jeff and Denver put on their third race of the year on Saturday morning and Jeff's nephew got married on Saturday night, and Jeff's sister and her family stayed with us for the weekend. It was a whirlwind, but we enjoyed it all!

The race went well, and I was impressed by the number of people willing to run in 100 degree heat in Louisiana in June. Caroline ran the kids one mile race and she place second for girls, but I was most proud of the fact that she finished the race. She had to walk for a while because she was so hot, and I told her that she could stop if she needed to, she said, "No, I am going to finish!" She picked up running again and finished strong. Her perseverance impressed me more than her time; I think that dedication will serve her well in life!

The wedding was beautiful. Caroline came with us and she was enamored of the whole event. She thought the bride and groom were a princess and prince and she was very caught up in the fairy tale of "the wedding". We all had fun and it was great to spend time with Jeff's family.

In baby news, she seems to be doing well. She gave me a little scare today by sleeping very soundly for much of the afternoon. I'm used to her being a very active baby, but after I took some cold medicine today (something I never do - but this was doctor approved), I felt very weird and then a few hours later realized she hadn't moved since before lunch. The doctor had me come in for an ultrasound to make sure everything was fine and it took the sonographer about 10 minutes to wake her up. She said that our baby girl was just in a very deep sleep and after that I've decided that I'll just stick it out when I have a cold from here on out! We think we've settled on a name, but I'm feeling it out for a while before I tell the world, so hopefully soon enough I'll have a name to share!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!
Caroline and Charlotte are blessed to have a Papa who loves them well . . .

Saturday, June 19, 2010

And now that we're almost halfway through summer vacation . . .

I can't believe that it is getting close to the end of June. Caroline starts school in early August, so I feel like once July hits, we'll be starting to do school preparation and that will of course make the end of summer vacation seem even more imminent.

We've had a great summer so far though; we've spent plenty of weekends and evenings at the pool swimming with the girls. Charlotte is fearless in the water and loves to put her face in and blow bubbles just like her big sister. Caroline is really getting to be a pretty good swimmer, she just doesn't quite trust herself to take a breath most of the time just yet. She's been working on diving off of the side of the pool, and she's honestly gotten to be pretty good at it!

We spent a week at at the beach with my mom and brothers and sister in law and nephew at the very beginning of June. Thankfully, we missed the oil's arrival in Perdido Key and it was really nice to enjoy the sand, waves, sun,and pool for a week. The girls both loved the beach; Caroline has always enjoyed it, but last summer Charlotte spent most of the vacation coping with an ear infection, so I wasn't sure how she'd take to the sand. She loved it and enjoyed digging and playing in the sand with Caroline. She also loved the endless supply of snacks that accompanied us to the beach each day! You can read Amelia's beach recap here.

And finally, today Jeff took Caroline fishing on a little daddy-daughter day and they had a great time. Caroline was very proud of herself; she caught 5 fish (more than her Papa) and had so
much fun.
She was one tired girl this evening! As she was sitting int he living room watching a show on the Food Network, it was time to take a bath and she said, "Mama, I wish there was a bathtub in here so that I could watch this show on TV and let you bath me. I'm too tired." Maybe one day she'll enjoy the luxury of having a TV above her bathtub - I think I'll officially discourage her from adding a bathtub to her living room.

In baby news, I'm feeling good and she is growing. It is hard to believe that by the beginning of September there will be another pink-clad body living in our house. We haven't decided on a name yet, but we're finally working on it! Hopefully we'll agree on something soon and I'll be able to share that bit of news. Caroline's latest suggestion is to name her Charlotte, but I think that might get a little confusing,. So far Charlotte's only contribution to the name game is "baby"; so the search is still ongoing!