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Barbara

Kidzapalooza 2010

One of the best parts of summer for me is when my niece and nephew are in town for their annual visit. It is that time again and I am loving it.

I think what I love the most of these two is how they have accepted Dagny into their lives. They don’t find it a burden to do things that a 32 month old finds fun. They just get right in the mix.

I am very lucky to have these three wonderful kids in my life.

We went to the beach earlier in the week. Dagny has been wanting to go and play in the sand for quite some time. She had a great time with her cousins building “castles”. Even though she is still not a huge fan of sand getting on her, she has gotten better with it.

My Mom came along and enjoyed her three favorite grandchildren.

On our way home, Dagny and Erika took a ride on a “horse”.

Saturday, we decided to go to Tinker Nature Park in our old neighborhood. It’s a pleasant walk when it’s really hot outside because of all the trees.

Of course, the battery on our camera died as we started our walk. Boo-hoo. We were only able to take a few.

When did she get so big?

Here she is calling Little Bear. Yes, Little Bear is still very much a part of our lives.

As we were heading to our car a woman stopped and told us there was free ice cream and music in the barn. Um, free ice cream and music? Of course we were up for that.

And, today we (minus Lil D and my Mom) went to see Inception. What a fantastic movie. I had an idea of what it was going in, but it far exceed my exception. People actually clapped after the movie, I can’t remember the last time that’s happened. Go see it if you’re into movies like this. Enough said.

Barbara

Happy Birthday, Emerson!

Dear Emerson,

I am so proud of the person you are becoming. You are a fun loving young man that still surprises me on a regular bases.

One reason I love the summer so much is because I get to spend a portion of it with you.

Here is an oldie of us.

Your Uncle and I love you very much.

Happy 14th Birthday.

Barbara, Craig, Dagny, and Agi Mama

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Barbara

Fun Weekend With Great Friends

Saturday our good friends came over with their Lil D. It was so great seeing them and catching up. D has grown so much, he is such a sweet little boy.

Dagny and I had a conversation about a little boy coming to visit with her, because as a parent of a two year-old I just never know how she is going to react. Well, to my pleasant surprise she said “I am going to hug and kiss D…” At this point I almost melted. I thought that was such a sweet thing for her to say. I mean come on… how cute is that?!

When they arrived and we gave them a tour of the new house we made a detour to Dagny’s room. Where D enjoyed exploring. Once again my kid made me proud. Because we all know how kids can get very possessive of their toys in addition with being a toddler and an only child. So, when D showed interest in Dagny’s toys Craig and I held our breath and were ready to parent. All this build-up for nothing, because she totally shared with D. Yay daycare!

We ended up in the backyard where Craig grilled and we caught up. Later in the afternoon Dan decided to take the kids for a ride.

Sunday, we headed to the backyard to play in the pool, but first we played with the sprinklers. Because, you know the pool is not enough to meet our needs of getting wet.

I don’t see us leaving the house much this summer. Maybe by next year the novelty of the pool will wear off. Doubt it thou.

Barbara