It has been a busy summer, with activities and visits with friends. Still, with all the activity, Elizabeth decided in the photo above that despite it being way past her bedtime, sleeping was for suckers. We finally gave up, brought her downstairs to watch a little baseball with Daddy and play for a half-hour before trying again to get her to sleep. Somehow, even when she stays up late, she is generally up bright and early, typically about 45 minutes before we would like her to be awake! Other random happenings from the last month are below.
|Saw her tutu in her closet and insisted on putting it on over her pj's|
|I can't remember who gave her this crab & fish romper, but it's so cute!|
Photos from a sleepover at Grandma's & Opa's. Elizabeth is trying to figure out the stethoscope.
|Splashing in a fountain after a trip to our town's farmer's market|
After a relatively mild summer, we had a small heat wave over the last 2 weeks. We broke out the beach ball sprinkler from cousins Ruth & Dick and the kids enjoyed it. We also had it out when the kids had friends sleep over and it was a big hit.
|Ben tries to catch the water on his tongue|
We had a picnic with friends at a local park that had picnic tables, a sand box, baseball field, great playground equipment and a little splashing waterfall/brook. The kids absolutely loved it and loudly protested when we had to leave.
|Ben was SO excited to get to pitch on a real baseball diamond!|
|Splashing in the brook (cute Strawberry Shortcake shirt courtesy of Uncle Tony & Aunt Jen!)|
|Playing with toys by the waterfall|
|Elizabeth enjoyed stomping in the paper afterward.|
However, we got some cute pictures of the kids when we got home.