Thursday, June 21, 2012

Catching up

So much going on around here. Father's Day. New dryer. Visiting preschools before the fall. Freelancing. Knitting. Chasing around a 2-year-old. Here's what's new:

Showing off her toddler fashion sense. The pink cowgirl boots really nail it

Checking out Daddy's Father's Day photo book

Happy Father's Day Daddy!

Rocking her very first pigtails

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Another "what we've been up to" post

This summer is almost as busy as last year, just with stuff going on all.the.time instead of driving between 2 states. Every time I look at the calendar I get tired. This week was no exception.

Insisting on getting buried with her puzzle pieces. I've never seen a kid so happy to be "stuck"

Modeling our Sesame Street visors from her birthgrandma

...and her "princess dress"

The annual Boston Irish Festival was just down the road from us this weekend. The festival kicked off with a concert by Gaelic Storm, one of our favorite bands. We haven't seen them since before S came along, so we were excited to all go as a family.

More than ready to see Gaelic Storm

On her way with Grania and Daddy

S had a wonderful time at the concert. She was full of energy well into the night, and played with every kid in the vicinity. The boy near her had a Gaelic Storm donkey, and she had to have one too. Daddy bought her one, and she hasn't let go of it since. She sleeps with it every night.

We spent parts of Saturday and Sunday roaming the grounds and checking out the rest of the festival. Grania spent some time at the genealogy tent, we listened to more bands, and S spent some time in the kids area.

Waving while riding the train

She was ever so still while getting her arm painted

Lovely finished product

After all that excitement, you'd think it was time to relax at home. Nope, we decided it was time to assemble her oh-so exciting water table she got for her birthday. I think she likes it.

In the meantime, we have been watching our gardens grow.


Beans and peas

Monday, June 4, 2012

Why we are tired

We've been:

Reading at the top of the stairs

Showing off our mad jumping skillz

Trying to nap in a diaper bin. With a hat on our head. While holding a giant wolf.

Checking out our new truck

Playing with Daddy's gauntlets

Watching Daddy dress up like Mike the Knight ;)

Watching Daddy get an award

Playing with swords

Eating other people's food

Enjoying our chair with canopy

Singing Happy Birthday

Going for a walk

Playing in a "sandbox" (otherwise known as a volleyball pit)

It takes a lot out of a girl

Sunday, June 3, 2012

So very, very tired

We just got home from a LONG weekend. Left Friday afternoon for Scranton. Spent all day Saturday watching J fight and S make new friends, as well as visiting some horses and eating other people's food. Left late Saturday night for yet another hotel room. Today was spent visiting S's birthmom and birthgrandma at our adoption agency's annual picnic. Then drove home. Yeah, long weekend.

Pictures to come.