Friday, June 12, 2009

The Perfect Accessory

It's not the bow in her hair (that's a little out of whack in this pic) or the ribbon around her waist. No, it's not those sweet white Mary Janes that she's already growing out of. Can you see it?? Look closely at the skirt of the dress. It's a little fuller than normal, and why is it darker underneath?
Yes, it's every girl's perfect church accessory - a HOT PINK TUTU!

Just so you know, I did slip this off as we were heading out the door. When I opened Claire's closet last Sunday to pick something for her to wear out of the never ending row of dresses, she immediately spotted her tutu. I handed it to her, and proceeded to dress her for church. But, that did not satisfy her! She wanted it on, and quickly. She paraded around in it until we were walking out the door, and i'm not even certain she realized I was taking it off. As rough, tough, and flat out wild as she can be, I'm so glad she has this girly side too :-)!


Saturday, June 6, 2009

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Summer!

Due to a very rainy and unseasonably cool May around here, swimming season is just heating up. We kicked it off last Saturday and have been 4 times in the past week. There's a cute little girl whose bathing suit body cracks me up! I so wish that my rolls and cellulite were as precious as hers! Today, we actually had our 1st minor scare when Claire decided to take a head 1st tumble into the pool trying to fill up her bucket. I was right beside her & rolled off into the pool to rescue her. She didn't even cry, but let out a big burp from the water she swallowed.
This is how we'll spend most of our weekends from now until September..hanging out at Nana and Papa's pool. I love this time of year...until it's 103 degrees and 100% humidity!
here she is checking out the water

jumping into daddy

i just had to take a picture of her back & her ponytail. i wish i could've gotten one standing up, but i was always too afraid she'd head straight into the water!

i am really hoping that this will be the year that it all "clicks" for grant. i'm ready for him to be floatie free and a little more daring. swimming lessons start in a few weeks, so we'll see what happens after that.

Totally off subject, I planted 2 tomato plants this year for the very 1st time. It's a little spot that I usually put flowers in, but Claire has deemed it her digging spot, so I didn't even bother with it. Instead I put 2 tomatoes, and she has the rest of the area to dig around. I L-O-V-E nothing you've ever seen. I could eat 2 or 3 homegrowns in a sitting in the summer. It's by far my favorite food of the summer! Needless to say, I am so excited to see these puppies growing!