Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Don't let a little rain spoil your fun...

Heidi has a knack for sneaking out of the house. At random times of the day she'll just pick up and leave. Like yesterday, she saw our neighbor mowing his lawn so she thought she'd go out and have a chat with him.

So today it was pouring down rain and I thought, "oh good, I won't have to worry about Heidi leaving the house". I was wrong, she disappeared and I asked Karilyn, "where's Heidi?" She said, "oh, she went outside."

Sure enough, I look outside and she's there, playing in the sand box with her little umbrella.

She played outside for a long while before she came in all dripping wet and happy as a clam! And don't think I'm exaggerating, it WAS pouring!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Dear, Oh Deer

Last night we discovered that deer have been feasting on our garden! Here's my proof:

Pictures of the hoof prints and my beets that have been eaten:

And my awesome purple beans that the deer also enjoyed:

Hum, deer must like purple foods!

Oh well!

Here is a shot of my onions which I have tons of, but deer don't like onions! Thanks Dad for getting me lots of onion sets! They are really yummy.

Here are my Lilies that I'm proud of, they smell soooo good. Every time I walk out onto my deck I can smell them.

Right now I've got some new potatoes cooking in the crock pot for dinner, I can't wait to eat them! The deer apparently didn't want to get it's paws dirty digging up potatoes because those weren't harmed! My Dad and I sure had fun digging them up though, it was so cool to pull the soil away and see fresh potatoes!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summer Stuff

I'm putting the contents of several posts into one post because I've been having a hard time finding the time to blog lately. So this is sort of like an "all in one special", you get more for your money that way anyway.

A few weeks ago we went to the Cleveland Zoo, mainly to see the dinosaurs. Karilyn loved them!

Heidi was absolutely terrified of them. She kept saying "Go back, go back!" But then when we were done she kept asking to see them again. Hum...two year olds...?

We couldn't resist pretending to feed Diana to one of the dinosaurs, please don't call CPS.

Our sweet little Diana Rose turned 1 month old! We're enjoying her so much, right down to her cute little toes and button nose.

Last week we went to Tuscora Park in New Philly. We had a blast riding the rides and pretty much had the place to ourselves.

It was Heidi's first time to miniature golf, although I'm not really sure she understood the concept. It's a wonder none of us got hurt the way she was golfing...

Our sweeties on the 4Th

Karilyn has reached two major milestones!

She has learned to tie her shoes and...

She can swim on her very own. I'm very excited about this and so proud. Heidi is excited about it too, so excited if fact, that she wanted to take swim lessons too.

This is the before picture...

She did manage to get her toes a little bit wet, but that's about it. She wanted nothing to do with the teachers. Perhaps we'll try when she's a bit older.

And finally, here is a picture of Karilyn at her tennis class, which she loves.