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Sunday, July 26, 2009

An amazing weekend

Ooops. Forgot to post this blog entry a month back...

We've had an amazing weekend! Yesterday we went to the coast to escape the heat and enjoyed playing on the beach, had a picnic, and then took the long way home. We went through Toledo to Elk City, through Harlan, and then stopped at the old Blodgett Country Store. We didn't get home until almost 9pm! We stopped at a boat ramp on the road from Newport to Toledo...it was so beautiful...the birds were out, the evening sun was up, the leaves were moving in the breeze and wildflowers were everywhere. We sat on a boat dock and threw rocks in the water...it was such a great summer moment.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Finn and Nudity

What a funny evening we are having. First I must preface this story by explaining that our daughter loves to run around the backyard in the buff...sleep in the buff...basically we're lucky to get clothes on her. Tonight, while Finn and papa barbecued dinner, papa took his shirt off and Finn asked if she could take hers off too. Papa said yes and brought her in the house to take her shirt off...before we knew it Finn was totally naked and ready to go back outside and play. Laughing Finn and papa started to head out...Finn then turned and looked at papa and said "papa please take your shorts off too and be naked outside" to which papa replied "no if I take my shorts off and go naked outside I'll be arrested". Oh the funny moments in parenting...the things you never thought you'd have to say or explain.

Have a great evening everyone!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Our Little Girl

Wow have we been busy! Finn is now 3 and going on 30 sometimes. As I write this she is passed out in her papa's arms while we watch a movie...so sweet. We've had a busy few weeks. Last week was her birthday, she rode horses, had a party, and then danced the evening away at a friends wedding. The party was such fun, full of family and friends. At her party her grammie gave her a box of dress up clothes and this outfit was in it...she loves it so much we have a hard time getting it off of her. She wore it to the doctor's office the other day...complete with sparkle shoes and these glasses. It was like traveling with a movie star. Last night we went to a concert in the park by campus and she wore it again...she ran around in the night with her girl friend and they looked like fairies dancing in the night...such an amazing thing to see. They giggled, twirled, danced, and ate popcorn. Today we went to breakfast, worked in our garden plot, and then went to DaVinci days. Now our family is relaxing at home waiting for baby "limpet" to arrive.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summer and Berries

What fun we've had the past few days...picking raspberries in the evening sun last night and blueberries in the early morning hours this morning. Our girl ran up and down the rows eating as much of the berries as she could and we enjoyed good friends, good food, and great conversation. Can summer get any better!