Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Fun List

If you know Eden, you know she is a planner. She likes to be aware of every step of every day. We talk about it over breakfast. We review at lunch time. And then we rehash everything we did as she gets tucked into bed. If you ask her about her day/week/weekend... be prepared for the entire play by play. So, when we started talking about this Summer her mind began to spin. I finally decided that she needed a list. (And if you know me... I'm a list maker!) A go-to list. Only fun stuff. Here it is.

And here's how we've gotten started.

Four weeks down and
only six more until Kindergarten!
(P.S. My child is going to Kindergarten! Yikes!)

We are busy, checking stuff off our list, and making every second count!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Father's Day

We had a French Toast Kabob, Afternoon Ball Game, Evening Picnic with friends kind of day.
We mixed in a nap and a few tantrums, then topped it off with some wine and jazz.

Although we weren't able to spend the day with our own fathers we spent some time remembering those men who held the backs of our bike seats (me), and pulled out our loose teeth with pliers (me), let us steer the green pick-up truck (Brian), and shared donuts after the Sunday morning paper route (Brian). To our fathers, grandfathers, and significant father figures - we love you and are so grateful for your influence in our lives.

Happy Father's Day!

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Chocolate Gene

...runs thick in our family!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

We heart Grand Lake, CO

Campbell - Zachary - August - Whitney - Eden
(George was sleeping)

Hot Sulfer Springs

Homeade Ice Cream Balls

Scavenger Hunts

and so much more... see you next year!

Monday, June 13, 2011

My little mom

and her willing accomplis...

I knew she could get him out of his crib, I just never knew what it actually looked like.

I was pleased to see that there wasn't as much "drop" as I was imagining.

She must have gotten too many kudos for getting him out of bed, because in the same day (with NO PROMPTING whatsoever from me) she changed his diaper all on her own. I came in at the last minute and luckily had my camera in hand.

And lucky for her, it was not a "number 2" diaper. "Oh, I checked first Mommy", she said.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Have you heard??

But before the last day... about two weeks before... I discovered the greatest thing ever! Eden can pick out her own clothes... AND I WILL SURVIVE! (I always knew she could, of course, I just wasn't sure I could live with the outcome.) What a blessing and a gift! No more begging, fighting, and worst of all...negotiating. My only regret is that I waited this long because next year she is in a uniform. So, for your viewing pleasure, I decided to photograph some of my personal favorites. Enjoy!

This outfit happened after I said "You might want some boots or something to cover your legs, it's going to be cool today." It's all in the interpretation, I guess. :)