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Friday, July 15, 2011

Lily Gives Kisses!!

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It is just so adorable to get kisses from a smiling 13 month old with only two teeth sticking up at you. You ask Lily for a kiss and she makes the noise we make "mmmmmuha" and puckers her lips together, then gives you a little smile. She is the sweetest little thing!

Friday, July 8, 2011

4th of July Ironbirds Baseball Game

I always really look forward holidays, 4th of July is one of those that I love! Aside from fireworks, cookouts and summer fun I treasure the pride I feel at knowing I a free American and those words mean more then I could ever type here.

This year I made matching outfits for the kids. I want them to always feel special, in one of a kind special holiday cloths.

This year for 4th of July we went to the local minor league baseball game, the Ironbirds, we have gone often and my parents have season tickets and have for 10 years! We got special event tickets with a hotdog, chip and soda buffet and special seats to see the after game fireworks.

Though we always have fun at the games, the Ironbirds are not a good team, so we spend a lot of the game time at the children's play area.

Johnny LOVED this giant slide! and was fearless going up and down.

We had new friends from church with us, Isabelle is 2 years old and her and Johnny walked around holding hands and wanted to sit next to each other all the time.

The two even went down the slide at the same time!

We did watch a little of the game as the Ironbirds lost, again.

I wanted to get a good picture of Lily in the dress I made her, but the little firecracker did not stop moving and kept running away from me!

Johnny loves his little sister!

Eating some peanuts and cracker jacks! The kids also had cotton candy, deep fried Oreos and a funnel cake....hey it is a holiday :)

As the time hit 9:30pm the game ended and we got ready for some fireworks! The tickets were worth the great view we got the fireworks alone.

Nothing blocked and we had to look up almost right above us.

Last year Johnny sat on my lap staring at the fireworks in awe, but 1 month old Lily slept through them, so this year I really wanted Lily to see the fireworks. She fussed a little at the beginning, but them settled against me and watched intently.

It was 10:30pm before we got home, but we were all having so much fun that we didn't want to stop. We pulled out the glow sticks and poppers and had a little extra crazy kid fun!


Both kids slept with their glows sticks that night :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Random Wednesday

I just emptied my camera and found some great pictures of my strange little kids.


This pink container holds Lily's downstairs toys, and apparently is a great cave to "hide from the monster." Lily is the monster and Johnny runs from her and she laughs as she chases him.

Lily likes to get into the cave too, even monsters like to hide.

In the past month since she turned one, not only has Lily stopped crawling and started to walk all over the place, she has also become a climber and the shoe basket is no longer a way to keep her out of the kitchen.


Johnny loves Wonder Pets, and the Wonder Pets love celery. Usually when Johnny watches Wonder Pets he asks for celery, but one day he realized that celery is not yummy and he wanted to throw it out, so we made ants on a log!! Celery with peanut butter and raisins, it was one of my favorite snacks as a kid and Johnny loves it too.

Samantha comes to play once a week or so, and she is always disappointed when she gets here if Lily is asleep. Here Sammi is showing Lily how much she loves visiting her with a big tackle hug!

My mother also recently sent a bunch of pictures from her camera and my dad's fancy phone.

Last week "Jack" got to go to the local Ironbirds baseball game with Papa, just the two of them having some time together.Papa started off by getting him a new shirt and hat for the season! Isn't he adorable? He loves the hat now and every time he sees it he tells me "that's from when I went to the baseball game with Papa."

And of course some fun time in the kids area!

And some cotton candy, Johnny had a blast, and can't wait to go back!

Papa comes over a few times a week and takes the kids on a walk, he loved Lily relaxen in her stroller, feet up and all.
Last week we visited Grams and Pops house from some kiddie pool fun, first we wanted to empty out the pool and clean it out, Johnny was very quick to tell us that he was a big boy and he could help us, so he did.

He also wanted to fill it up, and had as much fun filling it as he did playing in it.

And then a little later, Johnny wanted into the hammock and Samantha wanted in with him.


One last point of my strange little kid, he literally snatched the can of green beans off the counter and ran into the living room to eat them, right out of the can cold!