Thursday, July 31, 2008
1. swimming pool
3. water fountains at Stony Point Fashion Park
They chose to go to the mall! OK...not the mall shopping part, but the cool water fountains that
It was SO SO hot here today. Definitely 100 degrees, if not very close. We hit the mall about 11:00 this afternoon and the water fountains were packed. Tons of kids, strollers, moms, and a few dads stretched out all over the place. Nora and Charlotte played for a little bit, but it was so crowded, they couldn't really run around. So it wasn't very interesting.
We left and did some shopping and ate lunch. Maybe this picture was taken two hours later and it was a lot more fun. The mommy brigade had all left and there was ample room to play. Charlotte opted out of going back in. Nora ran into the water spits and had a lot of fun. I keep calling these things water spits, I'm sure there is a lovely name to call them, little geysers maybe?
Tomorrow it will be a toss up between pool or zoo. I think zoo will win out because we hit the pool on Wednesday and the zoo was a very close second today.
ETA: I finally sized the pictures correctly. So if you click on them, they won't be HUGE!
But only in this post and the next ones! Why go back....it's all a learning experience, right?
Next, photo shop...so I can play with the lighting and editing.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
It is a cool thing though that Craig knows what he is doing with all this stuff. He really did power his way through the backyard grinding all those stumps.
You wouldn't know we lived in a residential neighborhood on a golf course with all the farm machines on the property. Ahh...gotta love rural Virginia.
This coming weekend, Craig is planning on finishing the grading of the yard and planting grass seed. Then hopefully it will rain, rain , and rain!
Our one casualty from last weekend. A stone shot up from the stump grinder and broke a kitchen window. This window was changed out on Monday. Our German fixes things lickety split!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Watch out! Yeah, I'm too old to be posing and taking pictures of myself, but I've got a CHILD in these photos too. If I don't get pictures of us, no one will. I know I mocked Allie after looking at her Face book. Why do young girls constantly take photos of themselves? So I did my best Miley Cyrus impression for my close up. Anyway that facial expression came from reading too much Perez .
Another one with the three of us! Yeah! We hardly have any pictures of us! I'm always taking pictures, but not of myself. I've definitely calmed down. I hated having my picture taken for a long time.
Charlotte is using the scissors I bought her for bad! She is cutting everything in sight. In this picture, Nora is holding the stuffing from a bear that Charlotte cut open. The playroom floor is littered with the flesh of stuffed animals and doll hair!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
OK...this is totally my new favorite dance from this show. I really like this Katee. She blows me away every week! I thought her Bollywood routine was awesome, but this tops it. I think Twitch is my fav too.
I had to change the first song on my play list to reflect this. I've heard Duffy before, but then I thought she was just another Brit trying to sound like Amy Winehouse. She's growing on me and she's like an Amy Winehouse minus the crack! I dig that.
Sister...pause the playlist music before you play the youtube video. ;)
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Yesterday we went up to Fredericksburg, VA to look around and do a little shopping. Cute downtown, a lot of character, reminded me of Williamsburg. All very nice, but nothing compares to Newport, RI. Now that's colonial done right!
These pictures were taken last night on our tot lot. Nora is wearing a boys t-shirt from Target. Shh! She doesn't know and I got it for $0.49. It looks beautiful with her eyes.
Today more of the same. Char and I went to Target this morning and went a little batty. They have a lot of stuff on clearance, so we picked up some new outdoor toys. Also a cool rug.
Got to get off the computer now. Kids are going loco!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Miss Nora took these pictures today at the zoo. I think she did a fantastic job and she can't wait to print them out so she make a book with them.
Nora and Charlotte have been busy making books. They draw beautiful pictures and use their glue sticks to make a book. We have been saving them in a special place to show family when they visit.
They are having a very crafty summer. I signed Nora and Charlotte up for the same dance class this year. Ballet/ Tap I.
I'm putting Charlotte in the class also. We are skipping Creative Movement with Charlotte. She's got rhythm and the moves, so I think she can handle herself with 4-5yr old. Go Char Char!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Charlotte on the move again and won't stand still for a couple shots with the cute umbrellas.
Last night regularly scheduled programing was interrupted for tornado warnings. So from 7-8 pm, I was putting away laundry I had folded earlier. I was looking out every bedroom window for possible twisters. Good housework always prevails over twisters! We just had rain and some lightening. All bad weather was to the south and east of us.
What are we growing? We planted so many seeds in April and sporadically took care of them. So we only had one seed sprout. So I think it looks like a zucchini blossom, but I don't remember planting zucchini. I do remember planting pumpkins though. The leaves are huge. We'll have to wait and see.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Don't be too upset sister that the birthday bear is now a Virginian. I may have to hide him when you're here on your visit in August.
What happened to my glorious books?
I can't take a picture. It's too horrible. "That junk" as Charlotte fondly calls my books are all over the floor. They are using them to block the doors so I can't escape. Which I really wanted to do after I took the picture where Charlotte pulled Nora's hair. Screech City!!!