Sunday, July 31, 2011

Two Ponies

It was a two pony kind of Sunday, I must have worked it right because I even got to add some coordinating barrettes!I'm normally not a big Laura Ashley fan but this little yellow dress (bought on consignment) was too cute!
It does not make her more graceful, though.
We've had a great weekend, including two visits to the pool. Today she even went down the kiddie water slide twice!
On the down side, she never took a single nap. Not a one. And this is a kiddo you can typically count on to sleep about 3 hours for nap-time. She did play in her bed for about 2-2.5 hours each day though, so we still got things we needed to do done and she "rested". And by rested I mean singing, jumping and playing with her bedtime stuffed animals. I really hope this is not the end of good naps!
On the up-side, she hasn't been very difficult to get into bed at night though!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

What Not to Wear - Hair Edition

There's a new hair style in town. It's called the one-sided pony.It's worn absolutely everywhere, often to bed. When it comes out for tubby time, many tears are shed. The rules are simple: only one ponytail, and it must be directly on the side of the head. Obviously all the other hairs are far too short to be swept into it, so it's a bit of a sideways mullet.
It's worn to the pool, with optional upside-down shades.
And worn just messing around the house. When this trend catches you can say you saw it here first.
Doesn't everyone have set lighting in their house?
(Normally the dining room isn't lit up like that, Brent's practicing for a photo-job he has one day next week.) Obviously Lilli is quite used to umbrellas and flashes, such a pro!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Cutting - it's serious business. (love the tongue!!)

Playing - It's much less serious.We just made fresh peach cobbler with the peaches we got in our CSA box.

Therefor, fresh, hot peach cobbler > blogging.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Zoo Part 2, Swimming and Flowers

After the petting zoo we stopped and had an expensive, overpriced zoo lunch (seriously 3 hot dogs, two bags of chips and one all-day refill Icee was more expensive than admission). Once someone saw the Icee she never let go.The heat index was 110 degrees. We got that thing refilled 7 times (seriously).
Lil was most excited to see the giraffes and the way we worked the zoo they were actually the last animal we saw! She was SO excited to see them.
When it's too hot to walk and you're too independent to ride, this is the only mode of transportation that's acceptable!
By this point I was MORE than happy to spring for a carousel ride. The breeze felt amazing!
We let her play on the playground and tot lot for a while. She loved the tumbling room. We really need to get her some gymnastics lessons!
By this point she was getting really hot and wasn't too upset about calling it a day and picking out a new toy in the gift shop. I think this is the only pic where you can see her dress has little zebras, lions and giraffes on it.
Try as we might, the item she wanted from the gift store was this giant snake. We tried to push flamingos, giraffes, and all kinds of other things on her, but the choice was hers. And once she saw the snakes she was sold.
She slung that thing everywhere on the walk back to the car, and it's been her toy of choice pretty much ever since. She's slept with it, carried it to the tub and pretty much everywhere else since then. She's just not a girly girl! We have had to talk to her about if she sees a real snake it's also on the do not touch list with bees, spiders and wasps. (She will also recite the "can touch" list to you if she sees a member of it - worms, grasshoppers, cicadas and lightning bugs.)
Hot and tired! She fell asleep right away in the car and some sort of wreck or construction was backing up the interstate so by the time we got home on side roads she'd had enough of a nap that she wasn't going to take more. So she played in her crib for a little bit and "rested".
Saturday morning we went to the pool for a few hours. She loves the pool so much and is pretty much fearless in the water. She'll flip over and under and doesn't flinch about it, so you have to watch her pretty good. She can also swim back and forth in her tube from one side of the pool to another, so we probably need another round of swim lessons, too.
We got a lot of landscaping done last weekend, too. Brent's got all the dirt smoothed out and I planted some rose shrubs, perennials, and hydrangeas. Now we just need to put down some fabric and mulch, and sow some grass seed in all the dirt. Pippin was less than impressed.

The hydrangeas are all down the side beside the deck, 4 blue ones and one lime green one. I'm pretty excited about them because I've always wanted some hydrangeas.
Now the key is to keep all this stuff watered during the hot summer!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Version 2.5

Somebody is exactly 2.5 years old today! When did that happen?

Regardless it's a reason to celebrate and take a few pictures.
I'm just glad there wasn't a subsequent call for me to walk over with some peanut butter and mayo to unstick her head on this one.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Zoo, Part 1

Brent took way too many cute pictures at the zoo for me to get them all in one post!

The Meerkats are always a fave of ours. The zoo is near the airport flight path so when the airplanes would fly over they'd all pop up and look at them.The Reptile house was a big hit with our bug lover. She wanted to make sure she saw each and every frog, lizard, fish or snake.
It's nice that she's finally tall enough to stand/climb on things to see in!
I hope she never wants one of these.
I'm so glad we brought the stroller so we could push no one in it. (She did occasionally take a break and ride in it, but only once we were all boiling hot and tired.) We basically never use a stroller, when we pulled it out of the car the basket was loaded with hoodies and fleece.
Brent and Lilli in front of the zebras. Except I forgot to make sure you could actually see the zebras.
You can't tell in any of the pictures but the outfit she picked out to wear is a little Gymboree safari dress with zebras, lions and elephants on it. She has also confiscated my new small pink slap watch and kept it on pretty much all day.
She loves flamingos and was so excited to see them. Luckily the main bathroom was near there so we saw them about 4 times.

We just can't keep up with her anymore! The zoo wasn't too crowded since it was a Friday and about a billion degrees. Fridays are buy one get one free and the lady said she wouldn't charge us for Lilli (very nice!) so it was actually a fairly cheap day.
Brent said he took this one to "show how frizzy both out hairs were". Gee thanks.
The petting zoo is always a fave for her anywhere we go. This cute little baby goat was so friendly.

The other goats weren't quite as outgoing as the baby one, but still didn't mind getting a little bit of attention.

This one was cracking me up standing on top of the fence.

This goat was not my favorite - he did actually try to bite Lilli. It didn't scare her much though, she just kept on petting and brushing other ones.
Part 1!