May 24, 2010

More Catchup

How is it possible that It's taken me so long for an update AGAIN? More apologies. I really don't know where the time has gone lately! We're going to be busy for the next couple of weeks...but the good news is that our adventures should provide fun stories and pictures for posts in the near future! In the meantime here are a few collages to fill you in on how we've been spending our time :)

Now that the weather is warm, and the sun is finally out, we've been spending a lot of our time outside. Allie likes walking all over and exploring the wide open space - especially that outside of our yard! Ryan likes rolling down the little hill, or sitting under a tree and playing with leaves. We've even had a picnic on our picnic table! They did much better than I thought they would, and it was nice to not have to worry about cleanup!

We also broke out our new pool! Allie loved it, and didn't leave until I took her out! Ryan...he prefered playing in the dirt (after he was already wet), and crawling around in the grass. The only time he really enjoyed the water was when daddy sprayed his toes with the hose!

And yes...I am one of those obsessive moms who has a full body swimsuit with built-in SPF. In my defense, I'm having trouble finding sunscreen that doesn't give them rashes, and their skin is so fair it would burn in minutes! Plus, the swimsuits have a built in swim diaper (saves money on disposable ones!). They did end up being baggier on them than I expected...but that could mean that I get two summers out of them!

8 comments:

Lauren and Jeff said...

Looks like you've been having loads of fun! We're hoping to do a little swimming finally this weekend. Yay for summer fun!

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous pictures! It's obvious that Allie is into her walking! I love the updates on them and the fun they are having together! During the summer our little boys ate on the picnic table OFTEN! They loved it and I loved no clean up!! I am 'almost' done cleaning up maple seeds--the worst year we have every had! My flowers are getting extremely beautiful. Grandpa keeps the lawn meticulous and I do the flowers. A great combo! Happy summer days, G-gran

Anonymous said...

P.S. I dug the seeds out of all the cracks on the deck, out of the cracks on the patios, from the flower pots and flower gardens, out of lava rocks around the house---my job. I did half the eaves and Grandpa finished them though. All looks 'normal' again! G-gran

the monkeys' mama said...

i love the bodysuit swimsuits. genius. saves time and money and we all need that!

Anonymous said...

Pictures are so cute!! They have changed so much in looks since their first birthday. Wow..love your pool and suits. I need a full suit the way I burn too. Smart mommy :). Hugs to everyone. Nana

Anonymous said...

Allie cracks me up...how she looks right at the camera. I think she knows more than we think she knows about getting her picture taken. Nana

Rochelle, Mom of Twins said...

I love the suits! So cute! We're just getting our little ones used to the water, and so far we keep them in the shade 'commando.'

Melanie said...

Love the updates! I think the full body swimsuits are great. We are constantly applying sunscreen, and my girls, especially Paige don't burn easily. I just think that it's really important to protect their skin, plus, you aren't putting any chemicals on their precious baby skin. Smart thinking!