Monday, June 30, 2014

Let it go

Summer is a time to just drop the "stuff" and fly by the seat of your pants, right? :)  We weren't sure what the weather was going to do Friday morning so we opted to hang low and Mommy was going to clean the house, but then the sun started to peek through and we dropped everything and headed to the pool last minute.  My vacuum is still sitting in the same spot it was Friday morning.  That's not like me.  Reid's impressed, he wishes I would do that more often :)

Low key, do what we want, offers many memorable moments

Checking out the 5,000 kids that came off the bus for a field trip...lunch time ;)

How adorable is the high bun?

Sally had her 5 year check up {better late than never} and Libby had some shots to catch up on.

Sally's doing very well and has a clean bill of health!

Our Doctor was impressed that she hadn't been in in a whole year!


 Sally's stats:

44lbs-73%-- gained 5 pounds in a year, exactly what they want her to do

43.5 inches-65%-- grew 4 inches in a year, impressive growth spurt!

2 very brave girls!  The doctor asked if they could come back and show her other patients how to get shots.  Not one tear!  In fact, when we walked out, after getting two shots one in each leg, Libby asked when she was going to get her shot :)

We were excited that Daddy was able to come to the appointment as well, thus giving us an early start to the weekend.  We headed over to the West End for a quick shop and dinner out!

Heading to Noodles for dinner
 Of course we stopped across the street for some dessert.  Thanks Nana for the DQ coupons!

Libby actually ate part of a cone!

Checking out the geese, next time you see the girls, ask what geese do to get their kids to follow them :)
Saturday morning, Mommy encouraged Daddy to try out a new doughnut place, thanks to Kallie's recommendation.  Bogart's doughnuts didn't disappoint!

 Kid friendly too, as they usually have a long line, but we were lucky to only have to wait about 5 minutes

We headed to a fun spot to eat our doughnuts with a view!

 Taking full advantage of the easy stage we are at in life...for another few months :)

 The Crazy Craigmile Crew!

We headed back for a productive rest of the morning.  Daddy switched and installed a new side door--much appreciated!! And Mommy mowed the lawn!

After naps we had planned to head to a fun carnival with the Christensen Family, but the weather had other plans.

Then we tried to go bowling, but the wait was too long, so we ended up at the Malt Shop for dessert!!

A favorite spot for my Mom and Dad at one point.  Was fun to share that with the girls.  They enjoyed the atmosphere and the live music, not to mention the delicious malts!

uh oh, Sally figured out she has the option to not smile in pictures...

You should have heard their giggles, Sally thought she was so funny sneaking bites of Daddy's malt when he wasn't looking

Crazy flooding by Minnehaha Creek

Sunday morning Mommy had to EM at Mass, so we went to the later Mass, and enjoyed a slow moving morning.

Nap time was nice and relaxing.  Mommy's addicted to her book "Sweet Salty Air" a must read :) (as well as "Sarah's Key"!)

We practiced playing catch with a glove and ball, riding bikes and hanging out.  The Norton Family headed down to join us, which turned in to an impromptu BBQ night.  Thank you, yet again, for a delicious meal!!

As you know, Sally is a big fan of Butterflies.  She often asks if one will ever land on her finger.  Her wish came true, sort of.  At what point do we explain the difference between a moth and a butterfly? :) It might be more devastating than Santa ;)

Pure Joy!

One on each hand
It was pretty entertaining to hear the girls' nervous giggles once the "butterfly" would start crawling around their neck, arm, and hair.  Here is a little piece of that.

Moral of the story, go with the flow, when you can, unexpected goodness happens :)

Happy Last Day of June!!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Happy Friday

Good Morning! Happy Friday!

We had a great day yesterday, starting the morning off with Sally's first session of Little Rookies, a sports sampler.  They do 2 weeks of soccer, 2 weeks of T-Ball and 2 weeks of Basketball.  They get to learn the rules and proper techniques of each sport.

Sally is in the blue shirt and white shorts...Mommy didn't realize how warm it already was out, so she'll change tops midway through :)
Just a good little girl, sitting by Mommy enjoying some books, stickers and crayons

What's up with this girl and her drooling?  You would think she's getting a full set of teeth, except her teeth are already in, any ideas?
Now she has a navy tank top on


She's ready for the world cup ;)

We were excited to be staying and hitting up the Splash Pad to meet up with the Stejskal Family and then the Christensen Family to join us for a picnic lunch.

Cooling off


Climbing to the tippy top

If you know SLP, you know lots of planes fly over.  We noticed one unique plane coming our way.  Amanda asked if maybe it was the President.  Sure enough, it was Air Force One, kind of cool

Libby and I were enjoying snack outside after naps {Sally was at her afternoon Park Camp} and Squirt was enjoying his/her snack too.  Here is Libby's reaction when she saw Squirt move!

24 weeks, already! Time is going crazy fast!

We enjoyed some pancakes for dinner last night while Daddy was at class and then had a low key free play upstairs. It was one of those moments when there was nothing special in particular, but a moment I'll remember.

Libby telling me my options of where I could get my picture taken and Sally working hard on some Thank yous.

Daddy was excited to show us his special find yesterday on his way in from class

Baby Owls
Happy Friday, Happy Weekend, Happy end of June (What?!), Happy Everything

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summa Summa Summertime!

It has been a delightful week, with not too much on our schedule.  Sally has been doing a great job of continuing to make her bed each morning.

Looking more and more like a Kindergartner each day!
Yesterday, Libby wanted to make hers all on her own too.  She did a really good job!

Enjoying some Gogurt at the pool

I got Libby to go down the water slide with Sally and I.  I may or may not have bribed her with a cookie...but hey, now she knows how much fun it is and wants to do it again!

Mmmm Chocolate...

I was impressed with how exact Sally colored her princesses, all from memory too.  Even down to the color of the eyes!

Today is Grandpa's Birthday, Happy Birthday Grandparooni!!

We hope you treated yourself to a peanut butter cup blizzard!

We welcomed the cooler weather today.  It was a nice opportunity to get some things done around the house, and get a few errands in.  Things I always feel guilty doing if it's a really nice pool day, since our summer days are so limited and our dreadful winter has not yet been forgotten.  It was nice to not have to rush the girls to eat breakfast or get ready.

Sally got to bring her birthday quarters with to Target to cash them in for a toy.  Mommy and Daddy helped her out with a few extra dollars since she had given some of her quarters during the collection at Church and also a few FroYo visits.  She was quite excited.

I was very impressed and proud with how willing she was to share Elsa with Libby, right from the start! :)

Sally continues to love her park thing each day and I continue to love having a solid two hours to myself with Libby crashing at nap time.  When we picked Sally up today, we found her helping water their little garden.

We opted to stay and let Libby check out the new park, and Sally show us what she loves to do at the new park.  I was impressed, and had fun too.  The slides are really high and L wanted me to go down one with her.

Swinging and Sliding

Does anything else represent summer better than Watermelon?

We had a yummy dinner of Pork Chops on the grill {thanks Daddy!}, Zucchini, Corn on the cob and watermelon.

We did quick showers and hopped in the stroller for a Jammie Walk!

G'Night, Sweet Dreams!