Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Animals... unfortunately she likes them

I am not exactly an animal lover... don't hate them and would never hurt one, just don't think I want one of my own. Mary loves them. Papa likes them too; he grew up on a farm so he isn't sicked out by smelly goats.

Mary also LOVED these dogs when we were in Texas last week! She would scream in excitement every time she saw them outside.

Speaking of Texas, we went to see my best friend Amy (above) and her adorable new baby, Harper. It was great to get some time with her and get to know her new little baby girl. Spending time with the tiny baby made me excited to have one in a few months... which is good! :) Mary seemed to really like her too... and was slowly grasping the idea of being gentle.

Monday, August 30, 2010


We went to Ohio a few weeks ago... it was SO fun! We had a little family reunion there to celebrate my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary. Way to go, Grandpa and Grandma JB!

There were a lot of kids so they planned some fun events, including a little carnival night, day at the petting zoo (pictures coming soon), afternoons at the pool and some good ole fun in farm country. Mary had a blast being outside so much with all of her cousins!

This is Isaac... Mary really likes him and shows her affection by petting his head. :) He's a great sport and so cute! This picture doesn't do justice to his adorable, shy smile!

And, here are all of the kids showing their loot from the candy searching party. Mary played with the candy for about an hour... putting it in and out of bags. Little did she know that stuff isn't just a little toy but tastes good. Soon enough she'll figure it out, but for now we delight in her ignorance of sugary food.

Monday, August 2, 2010