|I have been having a really hard time finding fashionable, yet functional maternity wear. I think I nailed it this time with this futuristic helmet. What do you think?|
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Miss Chloe learned how to swim today! We were playing around in the pool just like any other day. Mamaw decided that we should give water noodle a try and pushed it over to Chloe and she grabbed right on. Before long she was all over the pool, kicking away all by herself. We were thrilled! The next thing we knew she was letting go of the noodle and swimming under water over to us. She spent the next couple of hours swimming back and forth to Mamaw and Mommy. She was so excited, as were we! Every time she came up out of the water she would say "Chloe did it, Chloe swimming!". She was pretty tuckered out after all that hard work. On the way home she told me that she was really tired, she turned her head to the side, and quickly drifted off to dreamland.
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Sunday, June 26, 2011
So, this morning I peaked around the corner, she was playing with her lizard and frog. She was taking the lizard's front foot and scratching its neck with it saying "oh no, my chiggers are itching so bad". Then she wrapped one of the frog's front legs around the lizard and said "it's okay I'll take care of you, don't itch them, just rub them" and took the frogs other front foot and rubbed the lizards neck with it and said "that's better".
Cracked me up! I love spying on her while she is pretending. It just blows my mind sometimes, the stuff she comes up with is so funny.
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Friday, June 24, 2011
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
If you can't tell, we are more than a little excited that Chloe is potty training. She is very proud of herself and wants to sit on the potty ALL THE TIME. She will sit there for the longest time and talk to her guys about the importance of not pottying in their pants. It is so cute. Way to go girl. We are well on our way now!
On another note, Chloe has been saying today that she loves Pa's truck. He takes her on special rides around their yard. Apparently she over heard us talking about websites, because today she came up with "www.chloe loves pa's truck.com". She says it clear as day, except for the the www part, that gets a little jumbled up and sometimes comes out w-x-y-z. She is hilarious.
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Monday, June 13, 2011
2009-baby Chloe contained to Momma's belly = easy to capture great shot.
2010-Momma picks up baby Chloe, baby Chloe looks directly into the camera = super lucky.
2011-Momma tries to distract and entertain almost 2 year old, not-so-baby Chloe so Poppa can get a few good shots = a bit more challenging!
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Sunday, June 12, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
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Sunday, June 5, 2011
|367 days ago we made the decision to remove the television from our house. I have never been much of a TV buff and when I made the suggestion to say goodbye to the old feller, Doug agreed, and the rest is history. I honestly don't know how we ever had the time for it before, our evenings fly by too fast as it is. I know one thing for sure, I will never look back and say, "hmm, I wish I would've watched more TV".|
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Saturday, June 4, 2011
We flew out to Colorado to visit Doug's Aunt Betty. We arrived on Wednesday evening and stayed in Denver overnight. Betty hooked us up with a condo. The next morning we headed out to Steamboat Springs. We took the scenic route (by the way every route is the scenic route when you are in Colorado) and stopped off at Vail Ski Resort to stretch our legs. We pulled up to our condo and lets just say, we were not disappointed. The place was beautiful with an awesome view from our balcony of Steamboat Ski Resort. There was an indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, sauna, steam-room, the works. Way to go Betty! We spent the next few days relaxing, swimming, eating, hiking up to Fish Creek Falls, which was 283 feet tall, taking long drives through the mountains, to lakes, the Alpine slide, playgrounds, and anywhere else we felt like stopping. One afternoon we stopped at a playground, we got out of Betty's car, Chloe squatted down next to the back tire and said "hear that, hear that, air coming out of there"! Betty looked at Doug, Doug looked at me, then I looked at Betty. The stupid tire was going flat, air was pouring out of the valve stem, AND the kid informed us of it!! I know what you're thinking, NO flipping way, but I am telling you this truly happened. So, that became the joke for the rest of our vacation, well, one of many jokes. We had so much fun with Betty. We literally spent more time engaging in uncontrollable laughing fits than anything else. It really was 5 whole days of pure laughter. Chloe and Betty were quite the pair. They took to each other right away. Betty thought it was hilarious when she taught Chloe to say Ch-ch-chia, until Chloe got sick and tired of it. Every time Betty would try to get her to Ch-ch-chia, Chloe would say "no Betty, no Ch-ch-chia", which only made Betty laugh more. Okay, one more Chloe story. We went out to get ice cream one evening, Chloe leaned over and caressed my face and said "Mommy you are sooooo cute and soooo nice". I said "you want some of my ice cream don't you". She nodded her head and said "please". Not a second after she was done with my ice cream, she leaned across the table, put her hands on the sides of her face, and said "Betty you are sooo cute and soooo nice". Needless to say, she got some of Betty's ice cream. Once again we found ourselves in a fit of laughter. Next up Poppa, you get the point. The kid knows what she is doing.
We took off out of Steamboat and headed down to Central City a.k.a Blackhawk. It is an old mining town that has been completely restored and is now a gamblers paradise. It was a beautiful little town tucked in to the mountains. We decided to stay there that night. So, we checked in at Lady Luck Casino/Hotel. Doug and Betty went gambling for a bit, returning with nada, zilch, uh-hum; no winnings. We stayed up late the that night reminiscing with Betty and believe it or not laughing hysterically at anything and everything. The next day was our last day in Colorado. We drove back to Denver and ended up hanging out at Betty's place. Doug did a few home improvements including installing a new kitchen light, changing a few door handles, and literally yanking out some wooden spindles thingies circa 1960. Betty dropped us off and we were sad to tell her goodbye. We really had so much fun. It was one of the best vacations we have ever been on. Chloe was a traveling champ, even with all the long car rides. She kept us in stitches and has been asking about "Aunt Betty Heimansohn" every day since. Every time she hears or sees an airplane she says "go see Aunt Betty". Today she saw an ant on the table, she said "Aunt Betty!". Anyway, there I go again telling Chloe stories.