Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Marley and Me :)

My friend, Janene, and I decided to take our girls to the Botantical Gardens for the Treehouse Exhibit. They loved to climb, crawl, slide, run, and play on or around each unique treehouse. While we were there, we visited the Butterfly Exhibit, where Marley and K could see all the different types of butterflies, bees, turtles, and fish. Afterward, we went into the children's area and let the girls cool off by playing in the water misters and bubbling boulders. I think that was the icing on the cake! Both girls were drenched, but really seemed to enjoy their time together at the Gardens. I'm glad we were able to go and enjoy the day. K just loves her friends! :-D  

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bouncing, Bubbles, and balls galore!

We enrolled K in a toddler gymnastics class at The Little Gym and it couldn't be more perfect for her! She is constantly on the go, so she needed a place where she could release her energy and interact with some more kids her own age. In the last couple of weeks, she has learned to do a forwards roll, a backwards roll, walk on a balance beam, grasp and hold onto the bars, use the mats, and move on the tumble track (all with a little guidance, of course). We learn two new skills every time we go and she is so eager to learn each of them. I really like her teacher too! She knows the kids and understands their attention span, so she is always ready for the next step. So far, we have played some musical instruments, bounced balls, tossed scarfs, blown bubbles, tumbled, climbed, danced, and sang songs. What more could you ask for with toddlers?!?   

Sunny days, sweepin' the clouds away...

Well, as you can tell, we are definitely enjoying our summer and sunny days together! K and I are always finding great ways to beat the heat and still get outdoors. She is obsessed with water, whether it is from the sink, hose, or pool. I love watching her experience these moments in life and hope I can capture all of them! She is such a blessing and has greatly enriched my life -What did I ever do without her??? :D