Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Summer Photo Shoot

I love these photos because they seem to just epitomize my kids. The individual shots are the little faces that they make all the time but are so fleeting that you can't seem to capture them on film (or whatever digital cameras capture them on...we'll stick with film because it sounds so much more romantic). Have I mentioned that we just love these little kiddos?!?

Friday, July 10, 2009

Catch-Up Time

Busy, busy summer days. I do not post as often as I would like to, but a good friend told me that if I were going to err, it would be better to err on the the side of making the memories rather than documenting them. I concur; which is why I am just posting after quite a bit of time here. Well, here is what we have been up to the past few weeks.

We met my parents up at Lake Erie - they have a little cottage up there. It is so relaxing and peaceful! We took the kiddos on the boat, and they loved it! They both sat with Nana and watched Poppy (we are trying to get Georgia to call him Popeye because we think it will be funny) as we cruised along. I took Georgia below deck into the little cabin and we bounced up and down as we went over the waves. It took Jackson about 5 minutes of listening to the hum of the motor before he was asleep and Georgia followed suit shortly thereafter.

We visited COSI as well (for those of you out-of-towners, this is an absolutely FABULOUS science museum geared toward kids. The kids and I rode in the space module - very cool, and Georgia learned that with the right set-up (proper use of a fulcrum, I think?), she could lift a car! There is a car attached to a giant steel beam with a rope at the other end. The center of balance is positioned so that you can pull on the rope and lift the car. Well, of course Georgia wanted to give it a try. She grabbed onto the rope pretty high up when her end was low and the car was in the air, and then when we let the car back down, Georgia did not let go of the rope, and it took her soaring above our heads. A moment of panic ensued with Brian's arms wide open, ready to make the catch of a lifetime and me pulling with all of my weight to bring her end back down. This, I must mention, is the first time I have been happy to have those extra pregnancy pounds! :)

July 2nd marked Georgia's 3rd birthday! I can't believe that our little girl is growing up! She got a bike helment and is now riding her "big girl bike" - which, I got as a steal at a garage sale for $7! We had family over to our house to celebrate with us. Georgia is such a sweet girl and I love her more and more every day. When she arrived, I remember feeling a new kind of love that I had never known before and that could not have ever been explained to me until I became a parent. But if you would have told me that my love could grow even more, I would not have believed you. But, alas, it has. I feel so blessed that God has given us these little ones.
Gram holding Georgia as we sing to her - the cake was yummy (my favorite: yellow cake with chocolate icing!)

We went to the 4th of July parade in Dublin. Let me just say, we got more candy at that stinking parade than at Halloween! I like to think that it is that my kids are so dang cute that people cannot resist handing them candy. But, I probably should take into account the fact that I was watching like a hawk for the candy passer-outers, and taught Georgia (as any good mom should) to hold out both hands and say 'please!' Jackson was the dark horse in it all - people walked up and gave him candy too and if his hands were full, they just set it by his feet. Brian and I already ate all of the good stuff, but the kids are still enjoying the dum-dums suckers.