Friday, July 18, 2014

They Grow Up...

Reese was a bit sulky earlier today because she wasn't able to go to her grandparent's house. (She has a busy gymnastics schedule). I knew she would be fine though because it meant we could spend some time together without her sister. At the very promise of sushi lunch tomorrow, she perked up. She has also been wanting gel nails so I told her if she could pay for them, she could get them. She was just about the most happiest, excited girl in the world. She is thrilled with her new gel nails. To make the evening even better, I took her out for ice cream, and then we went to Winners and she bought herself a new sweater. We went for a walk before bedtime, which we do often. It was a good evening, and she was a very happy girl. She is looking so grown up in these photos. (The cat down the street happily photobombed some pics on our walk.)














Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Memory Behind a Photo

We took the girls to Sunfest today. We remarked to each other, later in the evening, how in 10 years here, we've never been. We weren't even there long, but the girls were so happy to go. We bought them the dresses they are wearing in these photos. Zoe picked one and then selected a different one, commenting on how she wanted one to "match" with Reese in case I took photos of them. Well, wasn't I proud of my girl in that moment, thinking about photos! ;)  They got Henna tattoos as well. Reese talked about them before we arrived and she clearly really wanted one. We decided to give it a go, as a one time thing because if I get some ink I can do it on my own for them as often they like, and I'd have fun with that too. I took some hand photos of their tattoos later. They are just pictures of the tattoos, but it is the last two photos on this post that were of more significance to me than the tattoo photos. They were snapped as Zoe was trying to decide how to pose her hand, and you can see  the contemplative look (or a tiny little smirk?) forming in the last one because she told me she wanted to pose her hand "like this" and stuck her middle finger out. I told her she couldn't because that's a swear word, and she knows it. She denied it, but I think we all know the truth. ;)

















Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer Bucket List, check 1.

We started creating a sort of summer bucket list this year. I don't feel like it's complete yet so we'll have to review and add some, but first up on my list was strawberry picking. Yesterday we got one check on the bucket list! I should also warn anyone reading this that I plan on taking a ridiculous amount of photos this summer- like times when one should really just leave the camera at home, I will probably bring it anyway. There are several reasons behind this madness, which I really don't feel like listing right now. But yeah, lots of pictures this summer. Sometimes it's *ridiculous,* but I highly doubt I'm going to regret taking too many photos. 







Sunday, June 29, 2014

Vacation, part deux

We went for a nice family canoe ride looking at fancy cottages.
Bubba and Dave fished with the girls.
The kids went skiing, banana boating, and took endless trips to the waterslide.
The kids played on the beach, went kayaking, did crafts with grandma, and took several paddle boat rides.
The girls painted my belly and Dave took pictures so we can show them to the baby one day.
We ate lots of marshmallows and spider dogs by campfire. 
It was a good week away.
Some of my flowers were a bit wilted when I came back. I was worried about them while I was away because I'm a nerd like that.