Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ridin along in my automobile....

We got Caleigh a little pink push car today... she and Abby took to the streets to test out their hot wheels... Caleigh kept honking the horn and giggling and screaming for Abby. First up Hilton Head Terrace, next step Nascar...

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Splish, Splash

Last month we started swim lessons for both girls at the community center. The last time we took on swimming, Abby was only 18 mos. old and hated it. So far we have had much better luck this time with her, and all the more reason to get Caleigh in the water early in her life.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sisterly love...

Lately we've taken to strolling the hood in our wagon. I was walking along and turned around to catch this moment. Thankfully I had my camera with me to snap it up for posterity. With all the "this is my toy" and "mom, she pulled my hair" and caleigh screaming b/c Abby is "hugging" her (too hard), these moments of unprompted love make it all worth it.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Here's to the Red, White and Blue!

It's that time of year again - the nation's birthday - and my most dreaded holiday! The Fourth of July and I are frenimies... Don't get me wrong, I love my country and all that. What I don't particularly like is that we have day that gives abnoxious Americans license to blow things up until all hours of the night for fun. It wasn't always that way. There was a time that I loved this great excuse for a bbq - all the food and friends. When we lived in SoCal, you did the Fourth right - bbq and hang out and then go down to the beach to watch a great fireworks show. See fireworks are illegal in San Diego. Here in Oregon, however, not only are they not illegal, they have a roadside stand every 15 feet encouraging people to burn their money. Our current neighborhood is better than N. Portland - there, we could expect fireworks going for 2 weeks before, 2 weeks after and usually until 2-3am. Here in suburbia, we are tame - but the show still goes on until 11 or 12 and generally keeps both my kids awake - and not one bit happy about it either.

Ok - enough of my soapbox rant... to mark the day, we had the Fernstroms over (Tim, Robin, Natalie and Nolan) for a traditional bbq. Abigail got dressed in her red white and blue and Caleigh enjoyed having another baby to join her in her "baby jail" for playtime... it was a really nice relaxing day... too bad we had to move a screaming Caleigh from her bedroom into a pack n' play in our closet around 11 pm b/c she was awake and not going back to sleep with the sound of Bagdad outside her window... ahhh, maybe next year we'll go to Sunriver for the week - I hear they ban fireworks there :)