Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

Memorial Day 2008
True to tradition, we were introduced to summer by spending time at the lake for Memorial Day weekend. We spent time with family and friends and enjoyed the great outdoors. The Zahns joined us for dinner on Sunday and Elle thoroughly enjoyed playing with the big girls. It rained Sunday evening and into Monday but the sprinkles did not impede our fun. I spent most of the day on the back porch, curled up with a good book, a cup of coffee and a blanket. It was a fabulous weekend.

Time on the boat w/ Captain Mike.

Time in the canoe with dad.

Time with family (and some adult beverages).

Time to bond.

Time in the hot tub.

Time to fish.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Recital Practice

We're preparing for recital in a couple of weeks and today was picture day at the studio. I can't wait to see the proofs and in the meantime, I thought I'd share her smiling face from when she did a little twirl.
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Monday, May 12, 2008

Oh Lucky Day

After being on a trip for 8 days, I decided to stay home with the kids on Friday and give them some dedicated attention. We had a lazy morning and then I packed our lunch for a picnic. We went to LaFortune park and spent several hours playing in the sun. I had such a good time with them and managed to capture much of their play on camera. They were such good kids and we literally took time to do most everything.

I have memories of being a child and sitting for extended periods of time gathering four leaf clovers. I'm not really sure of what my facination was but I recall my grandma and grandpa being amazed at my ability to spot one. Even nowadays I find myself stepping over a clover patch and wishing for 30 minutes to pick. During our visit to the park on Friday, I took some time to share this with my children. Amazingly...I found one. I asked Dakota to hold it while I adorned Elle with a weeded tiara and to my dismay, he discarded it! After all my preaching about how special they are and he simply tossed it to the ground so he could play with a stick. Talk about a short attention span! Four leaf clover or not, I was very lucky to have spent that time with my kiddos.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

That Little Booger!

So, I left a few days ago for a business trip and it wasn't until yesterday that I noticed that my dear sweet daughter has been actively applying make up from my cosmetics bag. How do I know? Well, two tubes of lipstick were capped before the lipstick was secured inside the tube. Much to my surprise, I found the caps clogged with lipstick and the stick part is blunt and rugged. It's really humerous in a way...very typical for her. I guess I should be grateful that she capped them when she was finished (even if it destroyed $20 worth of lipstick!).