Sunday, June 29, 2008

Summer fun

We had a little get together at our house last night for Aurora's friends, and I think everyone had a really great time! Of course I completely spaced out on taking pictures until this opportunity presented itself:

Here's Aurora, N, and B, feeding the fish with their daddies.
Too cute!
And this morning we were outside cleaning up, and Chance
found the missing green crayon in the grass! He's so helpful...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

She's stolen more than our hearts...

Well, I debated telling this story here, for fear of tarnishing Aurora's spotless reputation, but in the end I decided that I needed to have it on record as a starting point for her eventual life of crime. My little girl is a thief! We went to the park this morning to play with some friends, and on the way home we stopped at Toys R Us to buy a picnic table for a little get together on Saturday. While we were at the most amazing store she has ever seen, Aurora notices a beautiful baby on the shelf - clearly in need of her affection. So I give her the baby to carry around the store until we check out. In the checkout line, I put the baby on the counter so we can leave with our picnic table in tow. Not until we get to the truck do I realize that we have a stowaway! Yep, she snatched her and carried her right out the door without me even noticing. So I had to do the walk of shame back into the store and admit that I am raising a little criminal. I whip out my credit card for the second time, because surely this little doll won't be too expensive, right? NO. Of course MY daughter has only the finest taste! This doll was TWENTY DOLLARS. Apparently it's all natural and handmade by Tibetan monks out of endangered butterfly wings or something. I hope she likes it - and so far it seems she does. She hasn't let go of it since we got home - she took it to bed for her nap and laid awake for 2 hours just singing to it. Which was cute and all, but I still would have preferred a nap.


Here she is discovering that sadly, the baby has no bellybutton.

And don't worry, I didn't take her out in public dressed like that - she was wearing cute little jean capris from her aunt Lora, but I put her PJ pants back on her for her nap.

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Bonus squalor photo! I was in the process of rearranging our office/her playroom, and she just plopped herself right in the middle of all of it and started her Pooh tape. The girl has priorities!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Hmm..

I think I need to come up with some new material for this blog... Aurora turned 17 months old yesterday and my day is literally filled with chasing her, being chased by her, and looking all over the house for her latest hiding places. We like to spice things up by going to playdates and movies and swimming in the pool, but those aren't really good venues for photographs. (Or, I just forget the camera too often) I will make a conscientious effort to be more diligent in posting in the future , but for now here's all I have for ya - please excuse the bedhead, I promise her hair looked really cute before her nap!

Hiding
Hiding

Found Ya!!

Oh we did have a bit of a traumatic experience yesterday - I was busy ironing uniforms or folding diapers or scrubbing the bathtub or something important like that, and she was chasing Pepper all over the house and having a grand old time. Suddenly, I notice that the house is dangerously quiet so I know something is afoot. I go hunting and find her just as all heck breaks loose - she had crawled into the kennel with Pepper and was trying to kiss her while Pepper was cornered and trying to get away. Pepper finally snapped and bit her on the lip. She did draw a little bit of blood and scared Aurora and me to death, but luckily no lasting harm was done. I definitely learned my lesson though- it could have been a LOT worse!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Wow.

So I've been lurking on this blog for a while now, and this chick kicks all kinds of butt! She lost 192 lbs all by herself without crazy crash diets or surgery and her blog is pretty entertaining AND inspirational. She wrote a book, and now she's having a contest to help get the word out about it. I can tell you she inspired me to make some changes around here - and so far I'm down 8 pounds! So anyway, check out this video and then go buy the book! :) More pictures of our little monkey to come soon - we've been spending all of our time in the pool or riding bikes so we haven't really had many photo ops lately!

Monday, June 02, 2008

We're back!

Sorry about the lack of pictures lately, but we've been hiding out here! We took a few days and ran away to Phoenix for some fun and relaxation. But now we're back to the old grind - playdates and vet appointments and laundry galore! On to the pictures:

The pools - this pool was just 3.5' deep and had wonderful beach entries that Aurora loved!

Our bathing beauty
(please disregard the martinis...they were uh...somebody else's! Yeah!)

Our tender hearted little girl couldn't bear the thought of
blowing up all the innocent townfolk in Rawhide Village.

Her first summer romance - she loved 'em and left 'em.

Getting ready to leave (Not pictured: Mom's woe.)

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