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Where is the summer going so fast?

11 Jul

Kerry and I were discussing this weekend that summer was almost half over! We had another busy weekend with time at the pool, swimming lessons and a cookout with friends.

Saturday, we headed over to National Harbor to enjoy the nice weather and lunch. Miss H loves watching boats and planes and this is the perfect place to see both. She loves to wave at the people on the boats (and boaters always seem to respond). She is not quite sure why the ‘plane won’t stop,’ when she asks nicely.

She had fun running down the pier and then playing under the ‘big tent.’

But the most fun, might have been the cow bench outside of Ben and Jerry’s. No interest in ice cream (what?) but the bench was a huge hit. And, she could still see and point at the airplanes.

After lunch, it was back home so we could visit the pool. I am not sure what we would do if we did not have a neighborhood pool!

Her new favorite words this week are catepillar, motorcycle, bicycle and butterfly. We are both amazed at her growing vocabulary!

We spent time at swimming lessons (they went well this time) and enjoyed a nice cookout with friends. I have pictures of the swimming lessons (being posted later) but none of the cookout. The cookout was great because Miss H falls right between a friend’s two daughters in age so they all played so well together. Us parents joked that it was the most relaxing dinner we had experienced lately because the girls just enjoyed each other and we were able to sit, enjoy dinner and enjoy conversation. It was a nice end to a nice weekend.

Cooking, Bubbles, Ties, Carseats and Other Adventures

22 May

We have had a busy week of cooking, playing with bubbles and enjoying the nice weather.

Miss H likes to make a nice soup of goldfish crackers, rocks and leaves. Yummy. Luckily, her stove has a timer so she can ‘stir ‘and ‘cook’ it to perfection.

‘Bubbles’ are sometimes the first words out of her mouth in the morning. Mom gave her a bubble gun for Easter and we are spending a lot of time shooting bubbles around the neighborhood, and in the bath tub.

It is hard to take pictures and shoot bubbles at the same time.

I offered up Miss H’s infant carseat on Facebook last week and our friend Dr. Blondie was the first to take us up on the offer. We pulled it out of storage on Friday night and Miss H decided that she liked this one much better than her current one.

Of course, now that we look at the infant carseat- it looks so small. Once I looked back at the pictures, Miss H was teeny and that carseat was so big!

Saturday evening (well, not really evening- it was 5pm), we headed to our neighborhood Italian restaurant and enjoyed a great dinner. Miss H got spoiled by our waitress (who knew to keep the food coming to keep her entertained) and she very much enjoyed her ravioli and dessert of strawberry ice cream. Kerry and I enjoyed our dinner too. Plus, we did not have to chase someone around since there was always something to entertain her.

Sunday, we washed the cars. And, the wagon. And, the street, trees, sidewalk, neighbors cars and anything else within hose range.

Clothes really become bothersome sometimes.

Mom came to visit so we headed to the Farmer’s Market and loaded up on strawberries and apples. After all this morning excitement someone was soooooooooo tired. She barely made it through lunch and was down for a long afternoon nap.

Mom and I enjoyed the Gaugin show at the National Gallery of Art and then did some shopping. Somehow, Miss H always gets things on these shopping trips. She has some really cute new summer clothes!

Now, we are all exhausted from the weekend. Hope everyone enjoyed the nice weather!