Sunday, July 18, 2010

Barefoot swimming lessons

Gabby has taken two sessions of swim lessons at Barefoot. I could not be happier with the outcome. She can pretty much swim but I don't encourage it because I can't take my eyes off Stella when I have them both at the pool. She has completed level 1 and 2 and is totally ready to take on level 3. Summer is winding down so I think we'll start back up next summer.
It was fun to watch her progress and get more comfortable in the water. She has gained a lot of confidence this summer and I really think the swimming helped for some reason.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

...We love summer...

We have spent a good chunk of time outside in our fun backyard. The girls love it and so do I.
Stella could play outside alone all day if I'd let her. We've had plenty of popcicles, Capri Suns and watermelon.

Their favorite things this summer:
1. Sidewalk chalk
2. Bubbles
3. outdoor sink
4. jeep
5. bike, tricycle, plasma car
6. washing everything outside (like Cinderella)
7. and swimming at Grandmas and the BCC.

What a fun summer we have had!!!
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of JULY

We had the best 4th of July this year. It was Gabbys first time seeing the city firework show. I have had her in bed by 7:30 or 8 every year and this year we decided to let her stay up and party. She loved it but was so worried about the "poor mountain". She thought for sure the fireworks were burning it and hurting it and starting big fires.
Her facial expressions say it all... And these were just the dinky packaged ones you do in your yard. She just loves a good firework display.
Stella on the other hand did not find it pleasing. She was worried and scared and wanted her Grandpa to hold her.
I love celebrating holidays with and through my children!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Stella -19 months

Stella Jane @ 19 Months

1. Starting to say more words. Gabby, Where's daddy, Oh no!, All done, All gone, Night night Gabby, Love you. This, That...
2. Has straight messy hair. All. the. time. She pulls out bows, elastics and headbands with in minutes and all the time in her car seat {in route to the destination I'd like her hair to look cute}.
3. Has big feet (size 7)
4. Has really funny/strange toes and toenails. I have only had to clip her first 3 toenails on both feet. Her pinkie toenails are TINY. her big toenails are not flat. So funny looking.
5. She loves her pink silky blankie
6. Doesn't eat good anymore.
7. Always sleeps through the night now.
8. is Tall and has long legs.
9. LOVES to be outside.
10. Says "play" as soon as she wakes up from her nap.
11. Is a champ going up and down our horrific stairs.
12. Loves Nursery and never cried one tear. She pretty much begged to go in a couple weeks early and they let her right in.
13. Does not care what I dress her in. (Gabby was SO opinionated at this age)

Stella you have been the best, easiest baby and you make me want another one right now. I having the best time watching you watch Gabby and try to repeat the things she does. You are so lovable and affectionate to everyone you know. You always ask everyone if they are okay by touching them and saying "oo okay?" You are as sweet as ever and Gabby just adores your every move.

Friday, July 2, 2010

These words

Say it all. {So far,} Gabby treats her Gentle and loving.
She is such a kind, great big sister! I am so madly in love with these two little souls.