Sunday, August 24, 2008


We went camping with some friends of mine from college over the weekend and had a great time. But The Kid's favorite thing? Jumping on the air mattresses in the tent.

She also enjoyed getting dirtier than she has ever been. Those used to be white shorts.

In the bowl is The Kid's friend, Elsie the caterpillar. She wanted to keep it forever and ever because it was her friend. But, Auntie J and I finally talked her into taking Elsie back to the woods where she was found so she could be with her mommy. (It was actually really pathetic. She was heartbroken over that caterpillar.)

Enjoying an early morning snack.

The Kid and N.

The sad thing is, my batteries died at some point and I never did end up getting a picture of all of us.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

First Ballet Class

Oh, I just about died from the cuteness!! When her instructor called them all in to the classroom, The Kid turned to me and said "Mommy, I'm nervous!" But she still went in and did a great job. Every once in a while, she would look up to see me and give me a huge smile. I couldn't believe how much they learned in the first class. But I don't think any of those little girls knew they were learning. They were just having fun.

I did get some pictures where they were up and moving about, but they just came out blurry, so I won't make you look at those.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

More Birthday pictures

4th Birthday

A few pics from the day (I'll have some more when I can borrow Auntie J's camera). We have a busy couple of weeks coming up. Tomorrow, The Kid starts ballet (I can't wait!!!). We go camping over the weekend with these two, then school starts the day after Labor Day. She's going to a new school this year and I think we are both nervous about it. She's nervous because they won't have a Minnie Mouse puppet like her old preschool. I keep telling her that there might be something even better than a Minnie puppet but she doesn't believe me.

And as if I need another reminder that she's growing up...tonight I told her to pick her toys up because it was almost bed time. Usually, she is pretty good about picking up and goes to bed without a fuss, but tonight she wanted to argue. And I guess she could tell that I was about to get mad because she put both her hands out and said "Now, calm down, Mommy. I just want to compromise." She cracks me up.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Today is The Kid's 4th birthday. She doesn't know it because we aren't celebrating on the actual day this year. But, we did try to make it a special day. Grandmumsy took her to make a Unicorn Ballerina that she named Soft (she comes up with the craziest names!). She also got to pick her supper tonight, which was corn on the cob.

I love you, sweetie! Stop growing so fast, okay??

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Family Day Anniversary 2008

We've been a family for 3 years today, and I think this outfit will probably still fit for a few more.





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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Dance, I say! DANCE!!

Grandmumsy and I got The Kid signed up for ballet today and also got her outfit. She just looked so sweet and I had to choke back the tears the entire time we were there. I'm such a sap.

Here she is checking out her butt in the mirror.

Could she look any prouder?

This was the shoe/leotard guy giving her a high five after she did an impressive twirl.
The Shoe Guy helping her get her shoes on.
The Kid, admiring herself.

Sunday, August 03, 2008


On the hottest day of the year, we had a playdate with Miss G! Even though it was hotter than the surface of the sun, we had a great time.


I just noticed that the last time I published anything on here was July 7th. I thought it had just been a week or so. Whoops! Where has the summer gone? At any rate here are a few entertaining pics of The Kid playing with Uncle Mark.

Also, here's a little video of Uncle Mark. Enjoy! (He's going to kill me.)