Saturday, July 24, 2010

Evening Drive

Caroline had Jeff hook up the wagon to the back of her Jeep so that she could have a trailer to tow her dolls around. Charlotte loves for Caroline to drive her in the Jeff and sort of enjoyed the ride in the "trailer" for a short time. She soon got to experience her first try "driving" the Jeep though! That experience took the cake (even though her sister was working the gas peddle because her short little legs don't quite reach yet); and I'm not sure whether we'll get her into the passenger seat on the Barbie Jeep without a fight anytime soon.

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As a post-script: After I typed this up, I decided to go back to see pictures of when Caroline got this Jeep. Time flies. That was almost exactly two years ago!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Jeff pulled out the water balloons a couple of days ago and the girls had so much fun splashing themselves and watching the balloons break on the driveway (and in the grass and on the street and close to their mama). It was so fun to watch them try to pop balloons on their heads and laugh as they watched the balloons roll down the driveway into the street to pop on a pine needle. Evenings like that remind of the simple memories from summer that I have with my brothers. As much as I loved vacations to the beach, there is something special about memories of playing in water puddles or having a water balloon fight in the street on a hot summer day.

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Just another Wednesday morning . . .

You know it's a good day when there are two precious girls running around the house before 7:30 am wearing superhero costumes (one of which is about four sizes too big) or princess gowns complete with plastic "high heels" and tiaras. The joy of watching these girls is new every morning!

Monday, July 05, 2010

The 4th

We had a really good weekend, and thankfully I have the day off of work today, so we get to enjoy one more day at home. Between relaxing and playing at the house, cleaning the house the little (because of course too much cleaning would = no fun), swimming at the pool, watching Charotte's Web (and as I cried through the last ten minutes or so, Caroline informed me that "it is just a movie mama. And you are a big girl;, you don't need to cry!"), taking a walk at the lakes, a trip to Target, eating doughnuts, taking naps (at least some of us), baking brownies, swimming at the pool again, and enjoying some 4 year old sized fireworks we had a busy, but fun weekend.

We only managed to get pictures from the fireworks last nightafter Charlotte went to bed, but she did get to experience a few poppers and sparklers before her crib called her name. I realize it looks like the first few pictures were taken around 4:00 in the afternoon, but it was actually around 8:00. For a girl whose bedtime is before it gets dark enough to enjoy fireworks, we had to go ahead and the show on the road!