Sunday, May 31, 2009

Kiddie Pool Glory

When Ashby was born 3 Junes ago my mom give us this little kiddie pool. At the time I remember thinking something like, "Cool. What do I use this for, I have an infant." But oh, the wisdom of a Grandma. It wasn't too long before we used it. I don't have photo documentation to prove it, but I'm pretty sure we tried it a couple times with our 3-4 month old and we have used it every summer since.
This year, however I think the Kiddie Pool is coming into it's own and reaching into the throws of toddler-hood Glory. We pumped it up about 2 weeks ago when the temperature was a unpleasant constant of 85 degrees plus. And since that day we havn't gone 2 days without using it at least once.
On a few occasions we have even had a very excited running around the house in her bathing suite at 8 AM in the morning!

It's not very big but so far neither Ashby nor any of her cute friends we've had over have minded. We look forward to a summer of many wet afternoons with friends. And a big thank you to Grandma Loveless for an inexpensive yet genius gift!

Friday, May 29, 2009

100 Days to Go!

We have just 100 short days until the excited arrival of our 2nd bundle of joy!

With a due date of September 6th we can't believe how quickly the date is coming. I know that when the heat of the summer hits I will find myself wishing the heat away, but I can't fool myself into thinking that the time won't fly by. Let's just hope that I am able to get done all I need to in the next 100 days!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful women out there!
You don't have to be have your own kids to have mothered someone!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Some things I Love

1. Ryan. He is handsome, smart, caring, fun, hard worrking and determined.
2. Ashby. "Hi, I'm Ashby, I'm 2 and a 1/2 and you spell my name "A-S-H-B-Y". She says stuff like that. She's witty(in her way), gives the best hugs, and loves to help.
3.Being pregnant. Especially now as our baby grows and gets bigger. I love being able to feel the kicks, turns and other acrobatics going on inside of me.
4.Great Family and Friends. Life just wouldn't be the same without them. I have been blessed with many. Thanks to each of you for accepting me and helping me.
5.The bread recipe from Pantry Secrets. Really wonderful class and you don't have to have a nice mixer to do the recipe.
6.Running(think jogging). I love the fee
ling at the end. You know, really tired but well worked.
7.Warm feet on cool grass.
8.Photography. Weather it is mine or taken by others, I love the capturing moments of God's beautiful creations.
9.Laughter. This makes me think of Pride and Prejudice and hope that I don't love to laugh "too much" as some of Mr. Bingley's party seem to think of the Bennet girls.
10.Music. Weather instrumental or voice. Weather as a participant or an observer. Music is such a powerful tool.
11.Learning. New things or old things. Gaining new understanding or refreshing and strengthening an old, growth is a wonderful feeling.
12.Parties. Just the kind that bring friends/families together.