Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Here are some recent pictures of our girl from August 2014.

Our local grocery store has child-sized shopping carts, and she loves to push them while we shop. On our regular weekly trips, she rides in the cart, but when we go in for a few things, she is thrilled to get to push the "lil bitty buggy". It turns what should be a quick trip into a not-so-quick trip, but she has so much fun!

Helping refill the bird feeders outside. After Kip died, we put up two bird feeders in the back yard, so we would have something to look at out there. MC has really enjoyed watching all the birds and squirrels all summer.

Just awake from her nap and dressed herself for dinner when BD told her we were going out to a restaurant. Outfit includes the hood from her last year's Halloween costume and her rain coat...ready for anything!

She eventually agreed to a dress and a hair bow.

Tuckered out in the car seat before we got to the pool!

Enjoying her first waffle from Waffle House. She was a fan!

Licking the beaters after helping me make a cake.

Our final product - peanut butter cake with dark chocolate frosting topped with Reese's pieces.

Taste-testing our work.

And she approves!

Enjoying an after-nap snack outside in the shade.

Monday, September 22, 2014

2014 Pool Photos

MC and I spent a lot of time at the pool this summer. We had so much fun, and she is really close to swimming on her own.  We went down the big twisty slide approximately 500 times; she jumped off the side to me, and she played with her toys in the shallow water.

I didn't get a lot of pictures from the pool because having a toddler at the pool doesn't leave a lot of free hands for taking pictures we were too busy having fun, and also because I didn't want to bring my nice camera and chance it getting wet. So I was stuck with my the camera on my phone, and usually it was too bright out to see the screen and take pictures. Next year I might save up my pennies and get a waterproof camera for the pool.

The pool closed for the year last week, so here are all the pictures from this season at the pool.  

(Some of these I've posted before, but I wanted them all in one place.)


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Toddler Selfies

MC is obsessed with taking pictures with the camera on my phone, which means I have tons of photos that look like this:

But also occasionally she gets ones like this:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fine Motor Skills

As usual, Pinterest is always a good resource for toddler activities! Recently we've been using an uncooked spaghetti noodle and Cheerios to work on our fine motor skills.

Concentrating so hard on the task at hand!

She'd stack a few, then eat a few, then stack a few...we call it Snack N Play!