Saturday, June 20, 2009


Well I'm afraid I've gotten a bit lazy about blogging lately. I post lots of pictures on facebook but forget to post them here too! We have been having a wonderful summer so far. Lots of playing, running errands, and we start swimming lessons on Monday. I also just discovered that Allison has a molar that has come through already! So now she has her 4 front teeth (2 on top and 2 on bottom) and a molar. How crazy!
She has also started talking up a storm! I have no idea what she is saying most of the time but she is saying something! I have started doing animal noises with her too. She loves them! Anytime you say the word doggie she scrunches up her mouth and does her own little "Woof woof" sound. I'll try and tape it. So I have started adding to the list of things kitty, lion, bird, monkey, you know all the favorites.

On to the good stuff! Technology got the best of my today so the pictures are in the reverse order of what I want them to be. Her birthday pictures are at the bottom.

These first few are her with her most prized possession lately. She won't go into a different room without the balloon. She loves it! She got it at a grocery store (she was playing with it and the guy let us keep it)

I love this one!
See the balloon string? :)
She loves her doggies, yes she is laying on P.J.
Her favorite book!
Those cutie teeth!
Her first popsicle
Playing in a bucket of water at Grammy and Grandpa's

Birthday cake
Her "O" face
Opening presents
Her ball pit
The Party

The birthday girl

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Good Grief!!

Well I guess I can check one more thing off of my,"Never Have I" list. Before today I could claim that never have I run out of gas while driving. (not to mention I had Allison with me and it was pouring cats and dogs outside!!!) Thankfully I had enough time to exit the free way and get most of the way out of traffic and then a nice guy came and pushed my car into a parking lot. Then my wonderful mother (shout out!) came and rescued me. I have always been one to push it to the limit with gas in my car, but I think that might change. I don't have a counter or anything, I just know I have at least 30 miles once the light comes on. I think from now on I might just get gas as soon as I see the light!! (duh! Isn't that what it is for??!!)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sugar and Spice

I don't have a lot of time (I'm supposed to be grading papers right now) but I couldn't wait another second to post these pictures. I just checked my email and they were waiting for me! I do have lots of pics from her party as well I just have not had 2 minutes to upload them. And with Benjamin's wedding this weekend it will probably be next week before I do. Looking forward to seeing everyone that is coming!! :)

Some Grief Guidance

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