Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pictures!

I finally have pictures - yah! These were taken throughout the summer, the ones at the end are from today. Enjoy!



The girls enjoy some time with water play in the backyard.


Yes...that's right. Abby got herself stuck. In the door. :)


Cousin Noah came to visit for a few days in June. Here they are, watching Finding Nemo and snacking on some popcorn!


Abby likes trains!


The girls spent an entire morning (no joke - it was about 3 hours, at least!) playing with their marble maze builder.


Our library's Story Time is great! There are songs, poems, ribbons, bells, puppets...and crafts!


Here's Abby looking at her latest favorite library book.


Allison is really enjoying reading and checks books out with her own library card now.


Last night, we made our annual trip to Oneonta Falls! This is our second trip with the girls and we had a lot of fun :) The water was cold, but it was much warmer than last year!


Today, the girls and I went swimming at the local pool - we had a really fun time!


video

Here's a video of Allison jumping off the diving board.



After swimming, we just had to have some ice cream! Don't worry, Abby had some too! I was just holding it for her while I took the picture. ;-)


Me 'n the girls.


These girls could probably swing all day long!


What a cutie-pie!

Aww...I have the most beautiful girls in the world - inside and out! What a blessing... :)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

sorry!

I want to start out by apologizing for how long it's been since I last posted! We are all doing great! I'm afraid I've put off writing because I don't have any pictures - yikes! I keep forgetting to take my camera with me when we go places. I will endeavor to take some during the next few weeks - I promise!

After two months of VBS, camping, swim lessons, play dates, hiking and out-of-town visits...(whew!) we are using the month of August to "slow down" a bit. We are still enjoying visits with relatives, bike rides and frequent trips to the playground and library. Last weekend, we were able to go peach picking and berry picking! This weekend, we joined family out at Maryhill Winery for a picnic lunner (lunch/dinner) - the weather was nice and the view was spectacular. Thank you to Andrea for the fabulous food!

Allison is doing well with reading and is beginning to look forward to the start of school in a few weeks. We are starting to look into piano lessons for her. She is growing in her ability to ride her bike for longer distances. With the temperature picking up a bit again, she is hoping to go swimming a bunch this week!

Abby's vocabulary is booming! The things she says are always catching us off gaurd and causing us to laugh. Her latest fascination is with the "pinano" and she loves to sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" while Chris plays for her :) She is learning colors and shapes right now.

That about catches us up for now! I'll try to get some pictures up in the next couple of weeks :) Till then, God bless...