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Summer Summary

31 Aug

Since its Labor Day weekend it definitely feels like summer is over.  We had a fantastic summer but I’m looking forward to fall.  Here are pictures of all of the fun things we did in the summer of 2013.



We spent lots of time in the backyard trying to keep cool.  There were many HOT days but Annaliese loves being outside so we made it work.


Chris loves to grill so we had many delicious meals this summer, including lots of corn on the cob.


Annaliese turned 2 so we had a party at the house.  Lots of family and friends helped us celebrate at her “Milk & Cookies” party.


We celebrated a really fun 4th of July right in our neighborhood.  Its “Good Neighbor Day” so we got to watch a 5K and 10K race in front of our house, walk down the street to a festival, and watch fireworks right in our front yard.


We announced to everyone that Annaliese is going to be a big sister in January!



We attended tons of fun MOMs Club events like riding the train and visiting the fire station.


We planted a small garden for the first time and had a little success.


We traveled to Bethany Beach where Annaliese enjoyed spending time with her family.  She really loved getting to know her cousin Madison.


Annaliese went to her first baseball game.  She liked the mascot and the food more than the actual game but it was lots of fun!


Annaliese moved from her crib to a big girl bed.  She’s impressed us with how easy the transition was.






Thanks to tickets and season passes, we went to many fun places:  Dutch Wonderland, Longwood Gardents, Camden Aquarium, Hands on House, and Balitmore Aquarium!  I don’t even think that is half of the list.  We were busy!


We had endless fun playdates with friends!  Annaliese became a lot more social this summer and loved having people over as well as going to their houses.


A Day in the Life of a 2 year old

30 Jun

A few of my friends with blogs do an update every once and a while to show what life is like at that very moment.  I love the idea and think it would be fun to look back at a typical day in our life at the time.  Here is what our Saturday looked like when Annaliese was just a little over 2 years old.

7:30 AM – I woke up and watched the news and checked facebook.

9:00 AM – I finally heard Annaliese making noise through the monitor and went to get her.  She has been getting her 2 year molars and sleeping like crazy!  She’s happy to see me and wants to help change her diaper.  She has gotten so independent lately.  She wants to do everything herself which is fun but also takes about 5 times as long.

We go in to wake up Daddy (he normally doesn’t sleep this much either, maybe he’s teething as well).  Annaliese is always happy when its the weekend and she can wake up Chris.  She gives him a lot of hugs and kisses and then starts putting on my headbands and belts.

9:20 AM – We have pancakes and bacon for breakfast.  Annaliese gets some chocolate milk which she thinks is such a special treat.  She eats a pretty small breakfast but we think that is part of her teething as well.

10:15 AM – We are dressed and out the door to walk on the Struble Trail.  We can access it from our house so its one of our favorite places to walk.  Annaliese rides in her stroller most of the way.  About halfway through she wants to walk for a little bit, but then we convince her to hop back in the stroller for the rest of the trip.  She is happy to snack on some raisins on the way back.

12:00 PM – We make it back home and Chris and Annaliese go next door to chat with our neighbor Floyd.  He is often outside and loves when we stop over to stay hi.  Annaliese likes it too!

12:15 PM – Annaliese and Chris go water the garden while I get lunch started. 


12:30 PM – We sit down to eat lunch together.  Annaliese has milk and an apple.  She doesn’t want much more than that.  She tries a bite of my rice but spits it back out on my plate…nice.

1:15 PM – Naptime!  We change her diaper and read Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?  We have two copies of the book so she likes it if I hold one and she holds the other.  Chris and I both give her a hug and its into the crib.

While she naps I shower, work on this blog post, do the dishes, and get ready.  I may or may not have slipped a nap in myself…

4:30 PM – Annaliese finally gets up from her nap.  This child has been sleeping an insane amount.  We change her diaper and put her shoes on.  Time to head over to Nana and Pop-Pop’s for dinner!

5:15 PM – Dinnertime at Nana and Pop-Pop’s.  We have burgers, hot dogs, and corn with strawberry shortcake for dessert.  Annaliese does a great job of playing with the dogs and eats a pretty good dinner.  Corn on the cob is her absolute favorite.  She also gets to play the drums with Daddy for a little bit.


7:30 PM – We gather up our things and head home.  Annaliese is sad to leave but her tears go away quickly since she gets to show her grandparents how she can climb into her carseat by herself now.  She is so happy to show everyone how independent she is.

8:00 PM – We’re home and get Annaliese into the bath right away.  This is later than her normal night time schedule since we were out.  Let the bedtime temper tantrums begin.  These have been pretty bad lately.  Any little thing sets her off and then there is no recovering.  She cries all the way through her bath (maybe from being overtired, maybe from teeth, maybe because being 2 years old is torturous).  We finally get her to calm down after her pjs are on and its time to read books. 


She picks Polar Bear, Polar Bear What do you Hear?  We read it 3 times.  We say a prayer with the doll my mom made for her, Dot, and then hugs all around.  Finally got the lights out at around 8:45.


It was a busy but fun Saturday.  I will probably try to write another one of these posts but during a weekday.  Our weekends and weekdays usually look pretty different!


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