Today, Papa put our garden fence back together for us. We had to take it down so that we could get some peat moss delivered this spring, to mix into our sand. Look at all that green now!
Of course, Papa had help from the chief nail loser, er, nail holder.
I think she dropped about 12 nails.
Good thing the ants keep us from going in the yard barefoot.
This is what happens now when she knows you’re taking her picture.
She turns into a ham. Daddy helped with the staging.
Finally got her to look at the camera, but what a goofy face!
Thanks go to Aunty L. for the adorable jammies.
I just love to be a helper, especially if it means that I get to sweep.
I also love my cool dude glasses and my green shoes.
I love to read my books and I love the new deck.
Not really so big on wearing hats outside though.
I really love horses.
I love bubbles!
Do NOT like how bubbles taste,
but I’m learning to keep my mouth away from that stick.
I love my Papa, he’s lots of fun to play with.
I love noodles!
And I love to be a goofball in my bath.
Yesterday evening we celebrated BigKid’s birthday with a nice little barbecue. We had both sets of grandparents, one Aunty & Uncle, 3 cousins, and 2 other guests. It was a lovely time, even if we goteaten alive by the mosquito hordes when we tried to escape the heat in the house. No pictures yet, they’re on everyone else’s cameras! Tomorrow the little bug turns 2.
BigKid just loves her new friend. Mooch is used to older kids and is still a bit shy around BigKid.
He just hates it. Can you tell?
I swear this cat has a permanent smile.
We got a new deck installed, finally. Someone already figured out (in less than half an hour!) how to unlatch the gate, so I had to put a lock on it.
It makes fun noises when you stomp your feet.
She loves this, because she can come in & out by herself. And she can’t get off of it by herself, so I can do a little puttering in the kitchen and watch out the window. Not that she isn’t in & out of the door 1200 times a minute checking to make sure I’m still there.
There’s the kitchen window right over her head.
And her “couch” that I found at the hardware store. She was so excited.
BigKid is going to be 2 this month. I can hardly believe it.
She’s such a big kid these days, putting on her own clothes, putting on her boots, exploring the yard without needing to hold my hand. It’s so much fun to watch her learning things.
A few days ago, her friend T came to play again while his Mom went to work. They had so much fun. We spent most of the day outside, but we were too busy playing to take any pictures out there.
Maybe we need another chair?
This was hilarious. BigKid dug this harness out of the toybox, put it on, handed T the leash part and laughed hysterically when he started leading her around. He wasn’t quite as entertained.