Monday, July 16, 2012

that time we climbed a giant rock in 94 degree heat.

Over the weekend we decided to take a road trip to Fredericksburg, TX. The town wasn't all that exciting, but we drove nearby to Enchanted Rock Park for a little hike. Since it was 94 degrees out, and let's just say I'm not the most outdoorsy person in the world, I was a little grumpy about it. Once we started hiking, I was totally won over though. Various religions used to hold services at the top because they thought it was sacred ground. I can totally see why. It was so beautiful and peaceful up there. Cole carried Lily all the way up and down, but she was able to take a few very measured, very exaggerated steps up the rock while holding our hands. It was pretty funny to see her navigate a steep incline for the first time. Thanks honey for forcing encouraging me to have fun and be one with nature! 

Cole sitting and waiting for me to catch up :)

Lily just enjoying the ride and the view from the top

 A happy and shweaty me, post-hike

Friday, July 13, 2012

16 months.

Lily girl is 16 months. She is such a good helper these days. If she spills her drink, she'll go and get the rag from the stove and wipe it up. She enjoys doing this so much that I'll catch her shaking her sippy cup upside down onto the floor. She insists on feeding herself with utensils, and most of the time, wants no help at all. She's putting up a fight against two naps, which means goodbye to my morning nap (cue weeping). Lils loves to run and dance. She can identify letters A-D, lots of objects, and some shapes. She loves Ring Around the Rosie, and will come pull me off the couch by my fingers to play. She loves when Cole counts down, "3...2...1" and then throws her into the air. The most recent addition to her vocabulary is "Buh bye." It's so fun to see how much she learns and understands. This morning we took advantage of the less hot weather to go to the park and take some pictures. Her new best friend, Teddy, came along for the ride. We love you, Lily. It's the best experience in the world being your mama.

oh and the logistics: length-30.75 in. (50th), weight- 20 lbs. (10th), and head: 18.2 in. (50th)

Friday, July 6, 2012

our fourth of july.

our fourth was spent listening to a lot of lee greenwood, bruce springsteen, and neil diamond...naturally.
we didn't see any fireworks, but we did have a really fun bbq with friends.
lily loved the pool, and wanted to get back in even though her chin was quivering from cold.
thanks abby for hosting us all! 
we feel blessed to have so many wonderful freedoms, and so many great friends.
hope you all had a great fourth!

our cute friends

all the kiddos (minus the christensens!)

the guys got creative with the flotation devices

oink! oink! ;)