Monday, July 27, 2015

15 months.

Baby is 15 months TODAY.
I thought it was time for an update. Its been awhile. The last 3 months have gone by so fast! 

This is our girl today. She has outgrown the laying postion but REALLY likes posing!

25 pounds
30 inches tall

Life involves:
eating spaghetti - separation anxiety - throwing and kicking balls - blowing bubbles in the pool - swimming - bike rides behind daddy - about 45 words - looking at pictures of family - making animal sounds - putting things in and out of boxes - a belly button obsession - growing out of my shoes - wearing pigtails - knowing what a NO, NO is  - repeating what I hear - learning my pups' names - skyping - taking long naps -  

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Staying Busy.

Keeping a toddler busy is no joke!
With a 5 minute attention span, it tough to keep her entertained. 

We have made MANY trips to the Mayborn Museum. Too many to count. But it seems that every time we go she finds something new (that was always there). This time she got into pretend play.

We try to exercise first thing in the morning. Sometimes that turns into a nature walk. With so many trees and flowers on campus, she can stay entertained for a good 10 minutes!
We signed her up for swim lessons at the Y. Its for toddlers to get comfortable in the water.  It was a two week program. This was the first day. Now, we can't get her out and she has too much confidence in the water!
 We go on bike rides. She loves sitting behind her Papa and points at ducks and birds, trees, and people as we go by. This is also done around 8:30 am. Maybe we will try an evening ride!
 When its too hot, we can always go shopping! She loved this little hat!

At home, she spends lots of time looking at books. Some time playing with toys. We have a water table and kiddie pool that she asks for sometimes. I am setting up a little play house outside but I think its still too hot to enjoy. There are a few homemade things/toys/activities I have tried. Ill post about those soon. Good luck to all you toddler moms out there. It's tough! 
Any good ideas?

Monday, July 6, 2015

Gull Lake 2015.

We had a great time in minnesota this year!
it was so fun to see Reyna try new things. and boy did she ever!!
her first turtle races.

 
we went strawberry picking. a first for me and Reyna..
she did eat more than she picked...
  
 

She rode on all the boats and even tried some water sports.
She loved tubing. See?


She showed no fear on the jet ski.

 It also happened to be the 4th of July. We celebrated at a little parade and a few fireworks.
 
 
 


We spent lots of time together and with family.

 





 







 

The summer of Reyna adventures.




Our traditional Minnesota picture.




Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hanging Back.

Everyday, I spend time with Baby. I am usually very hands on. I get on the floor and play. We read together. We talk all day. But some of my favorite moments are when I step back.
When I get to be a bystander in her life.
 I love to see her from these angles too!




 
The richness of relationships is so real.
 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fathers Day 2015.

This is the second Father's Day we celebrate but really the first that Reyna can celebrate.
We celebrated simply. The best gift she gave Papa was a 2.5 hour nap ;)
 
We made a little momento for him and she was soooo excited to give it to him! It was pretty adorable.
 
 
 Everyday I am blown away by fatherhood. He is so intentional with her and makes her feel like a million bucks. Its no wonder she favors him, but then again, so do I ;)


Happy Father's Day! 

6 years.

This summer we celebrated our 6 year anniversary.
We like to get away and we have been to many places. This year, getting away looked different. While we have 'gotten away' to Thailand for an anniversary, this year 'getting away' meant being within 30 minutes from the Baby. We headed to a quaint town called Gruene, Texas just outside of San Antonio. We had plans to go toobing down the Guadalupe river but the levels are too high and fast!





We stayed at this adorable B&B in the "Silo" room. We feel in love with the idea! It is a two story loft with impeccable design. A huge bathroom and a mini kitchen. One day I want this on our property :)





We did a little shopping, ice cream eating, and some fine dining at the Gristmill Restaurant overlooking the river and LOTS of sleeping! I took multiple naps....my how times have changed :)


In this season of life I think its more important than it has ever been for us to get away. To regroup and recharge. Here is to another year of adventures with my handsome hubby!