Memorial Day Weekend Fun

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A few (ok, more than a few ;)) photos from the past few days.

This past week has been so warm and nice.  We have enjoyed the kind of weather that reminds us of summer…sticky, sweaty days and a few nights where we kicked all the blankets off and mornings that were cool yet nice enough to sit outside and listen to the birds welcome the sun.  The last part has become a ritual for Miss Addi and I as she has been getting up at around 5am,or before, for the past week.  She is working on a tooth and also some new skills such as getting into a sitting position from her belly (she is pretty good now) and yesterday she pulled herself up to standing for the first time.

On one of these particularly warm days, we got the pool out and Addi got to try it out for the first time. Jos even shared her float toy with her sister.

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Who needs toys when you have crinkly packages of wipes? This girl seems to want all of the non-toy items to play with.  I guess she finds them more interesting.

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LOVE that belly!

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Snack time with Jos.

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Nanny & Grampi came for a visit this weekend.  Addi screamed and screamed in excitement as she conversed with Grampi and held her little palm up in the air to say hello. Meanwhile, Jos kept Nanny occupied. Jos LOVES her Nanny and thinks she should play with her “all the time.”  We occasionally have to intervene to give Nanny a break. 😉

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Nanny gave Jos her first O’s cereal when she was a babe so we let Nanny give Addi her first taste of them too.

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I think this has to be my favorite photo of the weekend. 🙂

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Justin and Ken built a small picnic table for the girls in only half a day!  It is so cute and now it just needs painted. Jos picked out a purple color called Lavender Sprig for it.

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She tried it out already. 🙂

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Mary Lou (Nanny) and I took Jos out to the Alice in Wonderland play.  We weren’t sure if it was such a good idea at first as she was a bit scared when they turned off all the lights and she didn’t care for all of the characters, especially the queen.  After the queen’s first line, Jos said, “She’s NOT good!”. 😉  We explained to her later that they were just acting and what a good job the queen did to make us believe she was sooo mean.  She sat on my lap the entire time and made it through though and at the end she declared how happy she was that she had gone to the play.  She wanted a photo with the rabbit at the end.

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Then, we enjoyed some ice cream.

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We also enjoyed a trip to our favorite Bavarian Village.

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It was a gorgeous day and my favorite part was sitting in the grass watching Jos roll down the hill and feeding Addi some mango while she took it all in.  Justin and the girls surprised me with a belated Mother’s Day gift, two lovely rings with Jos and Addi’s names on them.

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After all that, we hope to get some stuff done around the house today and maybe, just maybe, make some stepping stones with the girls.  We’ll see if that plan comes to fruition. 😉

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