Saturday, June 29, 2013

Amy & Todd's Wedding

Ever since we got the invitation to Amy & Todd's wedding Caroline has stated that she will dance with both of them, the bride and groom. Whenever a wedding is mentioned, she talks about how she will dance with them and wear a beautiful dress like Amy. So, as the big day arrived there was a lot of excitement! Caroline had a ball at the wedding! Literally, she was the first one on the dance floor and probably would have been the last if we would have let her. We finally dragged her off the dance floor at about 9:45 when a slow song came on. She was a little disappointed that she couldn't join Amy & Todd for their first dance and the tears really flowed when she had to wait for the traditional Father/Daughter & Mother/Son dances. But, once the dance floor was open, she headed right to it. She went right up to Amy and started dancing with her! I should also mention that right after the ceremony she told Todd she was going to dance with him and then found Amy and did twirls for her. She asks Amy to do some twirls and Amy tried her best in her gown. :)
When she wasn't busy hunting down the bride and groom she was having fun dancing with the other kids, Mommy & Daddy, and she even grabbed Mark on to the dance floor. When he left she found him at the bar and pulled him right back on to the dance floor!
When she wasn't dancing she was playing with the other kids and had fun blowing bubbles with Roxie, Amy and Todd's dog. It is safe to say, Caroline loves a good party and is a dancing princess :)  I can't wait to see the professional photographs because the photographed had a lot of fun watching Caroline.
The wedding was gorgeous and we were all excited for Amy & Todd. We wish them a wonderful future and thank them again for hosting such a fun party!

Amy walking down the aisle with her father, and Caroline looking on :)

 Hanging out with her cousins

If I have to lose my dance partner, at least it's to her :)

 Daddy has been waiting a while to dance with Caroline at a wedding :)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

La Kermese Parade '13

This past weekend was the La Kermese festival. While we didn't partake in the festival, we did go to the parade with friends again this year. The kids love a parade and they also love getting toys from the vendor afterwards. Funny thing is, they got the same exact toys as last year :)

 An orange lollipop? Yes, please!

 She just loves a reason to wave her flag!

 Seriously, how cute is she?! :)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Busy Weekend in the Kitchen!

This past weekend we were very busy in the kitchen. It's rhubarb and strawberry season here and we had lots of favorites to make and some new recipes to try. We went to a friend's farm and grabbed some rhubarb from her and Caroline "borrowed' a fresh egg and headed home to cook. We made Strawberry Rhubarb Jam, Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake, Strawberry Rhubarb Italian Sodas, Strawberry Rhubarb Jam, Strawberry Chipotle Jam, and I whipped up some Lobster Roll appetizers. Yup, you can find all of these on the blog now or very soon!
So, we had our little helper in the kitchen, where she loves to be. Daddy also got in on the action with all of the canning! We had some visitors in the shed so he had to stop working on it!

 Last week there were eggs, now there are at least 3 tiny mouths!

 Letting the lobster stop and smell the flower before...

 Helping Daddy make Strawberry Rhubarb Jam just like he 
used to with his Grammie

 Snow White hard at work!

I was worried having only one grape tomato plant wouldn't be enough this year,
this thing has grown massive and has a ton of flowers. Come on, bring on the tomatoes! 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Random Photo Catch Up!

The past few weeks have been very busy. I know I say that often, but with normal day to day things going on, appointments for the new baby, summer time fun, house work, weddings, etc. it's been a little chaotic! So, I thought I'd start with a random photo post and work my way through what we've been up to. Hopefully, getting them all out of the way and by Friday being back on track!

 Using her new scissors at home &
showing Mommy just how well she does. 
Kiddo can cut for an hour without blinking :)

 Her happiest spot, holding a baby. 
She got to see two newborns over Father's Day weekend!
Here she is with Adam, Connor's baby brother. 

 Helping Daddy with the pool on Fathers Day

 Her new favorite sandwich, French Toast sandwich sticks!

 Lunch with my buddy :)

It's rough being a Diva :)

Friday, June 14, 2013

A New Addition...

There is no hiding it any longer! We are expecting our second child the end of Nov. (give or take a month since it's me!) Now, if you want to learn more details watch the video as Caroline will share them with you :)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sunday Evening

Yesterday was a lovely day spent at home. No errands, no pressing projects, just getting some things done around the house while enjoying the day. Even though Alan spent most of the day working on the shed, even he enjoyed the laid back pace of the day. Caroline and I spent a lot of time on the deck, she playing with her water table and me doing a little of this and that. At one point, just before dinner I decided to take my camera out and shoot something other than food! Then, I realized I still was, my flowers were chives if you want to be particular, so I turned directions and took photos of my little peanut, whom flowers can not compare :) We ended the day with grilled pizza and ice cream cones and closed another good weekend.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday photos

Here are some random photos from the past week and a half. I got kind of busy and with all of the other posts these just got put in a folder on my computer. I went through some that I thought were cute and figured I'd share :)

 After nap I often find Caroline in her playroom reading to her friends

 Using a drum as a pillow?

 We took advantage of a rainy day and went to the Bounce Zone with friends

 I found her like this one morning, 
she had just woken up and already dressed up and working! 

 My big girl!

 This picture is almost identical of one of me when I was her age,
she is definitely my daughter!

 Finally some nice weather to get out and play, 
but it didn't last long!

 Hitting a few art galleries on a Friday evening

 90 degree weather calls for some pool fun!

This is her drawing of Nanny
It really looks like a person! We were impressed!

and below, we've been big on dancing, she stopped doing her leg kicks etc ala ballroom but it was still cute!