Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rope Girl

On the way to the pool, there was this:

And on the way home from the pool, it morphed into this:

I like to think future knot professional, rock climber, world class sailor...because does this girl ever like to tie things up and play with string/ropes/leashes.  It's been a recurrent play theme for years.  Just the other day she got in trouble for lowering her stuffed animal, tied up, down the wall and knocking off a framed picture.  Maybe search and rescue trainer.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Zoo

Today it seemed like a good idea to go to the zoo. Lucy has camp all week from about 9:30am to 5pm. That leaves all day for Eli to hang out with me, which gets a little boring for him. My brainstorms are much more neat and tidy than Lucy's. It was HOT today, as usual, so the zoo involved playing on the play ground, talking about the stinky animal poop, eating slushies and touching every item for sale in the gift shop.

Eli took a 30 minute nap on the way home, and then we gathered our things and spent the afternoon at the pool.  No better way to spend these steamy Atlanta summer days.

Lucy is doing so well at camp, I just can't stop telling people about it.  Although today, she got stung by a bee.  I'm so glad it was on their time, and not mine.  Because with them, she bucked up and continued on with her day.  If she had been with me, The Whine would have lasted all day.  And the best news out of that tidbit of trauma is that she didn't go into anaphylactic shock!  So bees, we are not allergic to you.  

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pirates and Princesses

Eli had his birthday party on Sunday at our community pool.  We had a joint party with another neighborhood friend who also turned 3 a few days later, Grace.  We went with the princess and pirate theme, served some margaritas, cupcakes and chicken fingers, and called it a party.

Phoebe, loosing her second tooth in as many days.

Grace, the birthday girl

Thankfully, he has a big sister to keep him in line.  Do not blow out those candles, until it is time.

After three years, I finally got a decent picture of me and both of my children.

The last of the motley crew.  Most had gone home.  The dedicated party peeps.

It really was the perfect party.  Kids had fun, adults had beverages and it was all right here in our neighborhood.  We are so lucky to live in a beautiful secret hide-a-way, with a bunch of really fun and loving group of people.  Thanks for a great party!

Sunday, July 17, 2011