Sunday, July 27, 2008

4th of July

For most the 4th of July means fireworks, parades, and a day off of work. It means the same thing for us but in addition it's also Mami's birthday. We get all the fun that you do but with CAKE!! Check out Mary Kate with Ava and her new friends at the local parade then we capped the day off with Mami's birthday party. She loved the parades but nothing beats blowing out the candles with family!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Mary Kate's 1st CAR!

Even though it's recommended for ages 9- 36 months we just couldn't pass on Mary's first car. We get our temps at 15 right. Besides she is advanced for her age! Nothing says summer like a pink convertible. She loves riding around Grandma and Grandpa's parking lot and honking the factory installed horn. The car has already made one drive to Cincinnati and cousin Jackson used his advanced driving skills to pop wheelies and peel out. Can you say road trip?

Visit to the Critzer's

Coming home for cousin Jen's wedding gave us an opportunity to stop by our friends Gina & Andrew's. Mary Kate needed to meet their newest addition Caroline and it was good for us to catch up with friends we hadn't seen in a while. It's not everyday we get to hang out with celebrities from the Today show. Mary Kate especially enjoyed her time with world renowned Storm Defender model Maggie. She also had fun telling Caroline everything she would need to know to get the most out of her first 8 months. What's great about seeing true friends is that even if you don't talk for several months you still find a way to pick up right where left off. I look forward to our next visit with the Critzer's.

Mary Kate goes to the ZOO!

So we got a zoo pass. In fact we are now considered donors to the zoo so if any two of you out there want to go to the zoo with us consider this your invitation. Actually it was money well spent and has already paid for itself. At first I wasn't sure if Mary was really getting it as she seemed more interested with the bamboo railing around the Monkey exhibit than the Monkey's themselves. She did seem rather interested in the Penguins and the Carousel. At the very least it's a good way to spend the afternoon or a Saturday. Look for more Zoo adventures to come.