I just got online to do some posts, and found that Ellie had done this post on her birth mom's blog, entirely by herself! She is way too smart!
Friday, July 18, 2014
We were excited to head to The Beach for the first time this summer, and that Traci, Hope, Parker, and Ethan could come with us. We all loaded up at the same time and got on our way. And check out the fact that Ellie accessorized her swim shirt with a sparkly silver belt. Gotta look your best, you know!
Lynnie didn't want to look at me for a picture. She just giggled and very deliberately walked the other way. Too funny.
At The Beach, we had fun scooping sand, and ...
...touching sand with toes for the first time, and ...
... putting our faces in the water (with sunglasses on our head), and ...
...brushing sand from our feet (cause we really don't like sand on our toes).
Success! Lynnie touched the water.
Traci is taller than I am and got Lynnie all the way to the rope without getting her shorts wet. Once Lynnie got in the water, she loved it. She got really brave and wandered all over.
I brought a bunch of bread, and Hope and Lynnie loved feeding the ducks. We had so much bread that the ducks eventually swam away, totally full, leaving bread chunks behind.
Cece didn't seem that impressed with the water, so we headed back to the umbrella for some shade.
Then Lynnie's bravery was getting me worried, so we went back into the water to be by sister.
Lynnie held on the rope and walked until it was as deep as her shoulders.
Cece is the sweetest and cutest baby! Her cheeks are to die for.
Ellie wore the floaties for most of the morning, but then Lynnie had a turn. Kind Hope stuck with her as they explored the water together.
We start swimming lessons on Monday, and Lynnie has been nervous. After our morning at the beach, she told me she is excited now. Yeah!
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Tammy organized a golfing trip for Greg's birthday, complete with balloons tied on the golf cart. Greg actually overslept for his 6 a.m. tee time, but caught up to the group on the 5th hole. Thanks to Tammy for texting me pictures of their fun time.
We talked to Greg as they were leaving the course and headed for lunch. I had just filled the car with gas, so we were able to meet and have lunch all together. Greg picked a favorite sushi place.
Tammy "stole" Cece and held her the whole time.
Lynnie helped me make mock-Cafe Rio for his birthday dinner. She try a raw onion (too spicy, she said) and green peppers, and decided that green peppers are her new favorite food. She must have eaten half of a pepper by the time she was done.
Cece licked a piece of cantaloupe and could not get enough of it.
After I fed Cece some milk, I laid her down so I could help Lynnie do something. I gave her the milk to hold, and she tried to feed herself. First time!
Ellie wrapped the presents and set out the notes and cards for Daddy.
The friends who were coming to dinner ended up cancelling at the last minute, so we were happy that Hailey brought Courtney along to help babysit. We had a fun dinner all together and then Greg and I headed out for some furniture window shopping and some frozen custard.
Hello, Miss Flexible!
Saturday, July 12, 2014
After a late night of laundry and getting settled, we overslept Saturday morning. Greg got all ready and then woke me up. We had 45 minutes left, and I still needed to shower and all three girls were still asleep. We kicked it in to high gear, and by working together we got everyone successfully awake, fed, dressed, hair done, teeth brushed, and to Kyralyn's baptism on time. We were even a few minutes early!
Photos by Ellie:
Lynnie was worried about being cold... In the 97 degree weather.