It’s July already?

July 3, 2008

Hi all. Summer is rolling along. I can't believe it's July already. Ryan is taking a summer course so he's not home with us for a few weeks. We are trying to find some kind of summer groove, but haven't yet. We did make our first family trek to our local aquarium though.

We never took Keely to those kind of places before because it would not have gone well. A couple weeks ago we went with TWO kids and it was pretty dang good. We looked and acted like competent normal-ish parents. We were impressed with ourselves. Keely did great and Milo didn't scream. When Keely started to get too tired (potentially a very bad scene) and Milo was falling asleep, we just swapped them. Keely got a ride in the too small stroller and Milo went to sleep in his sling. All was well. We were on our toes and made all the transitions effortlessly. Oh no! Keely's shoes were giving her a blister. I quickly busted out a Hello Kitty band-aid. Meltdown averted. It was good. I think we really played the part of a perfectly sane, mellow family. HA! We really fooled the tourist masses. Suckers.
The best part though was when Keely touched a sting ray. She was over the moon about it. I'm so glad I captured her happiness.
We were hoping (and really trying to convince ourselves that we could) try to make a few summer trips this year, but when gas prices are around $4. a gallon-I think that won't be happening.  We'll have to make more local mini-day vacations. We even started questing for our future farm house again, but the housing market isn't looking too good right now either, soooo that's on the back burner now too.
Hmmm. What else?  I've only been a wee bit crafty lately. I made these super groovy shorts for Milo out of Ryan's old pants.
 AND I've been wanting to try making a little taggie book for Milo forever. I finally whipped up this one.
I wanted it to be very simple, but interesting to my little guy. He is into playing with tags and any little pieces that can be flipped, so I also made a few lift the flaps inside of it.
After making this one I have SO many more ideas to make it even better, too bad I have no time for that.  Alrighty, that's all the news for now. Onward with summer. Today we are making smoothie Popsicles.

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7 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Nadine  |  July 3, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I LOVE the flip book! Now I want to make one, and I don’t even have a baby to make it for!

    I also find victory in happy, peaceful famliy outings. It’s an accomplishment worth celebrating. Here’s wishing you a summer full of them! :)

  • 2. meg  |  July 4, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    how does that cute pudgy baby stand up on those teeny tiny feet?

  • 3. Mikki  |  July 6, 2008 at 2:32 am

    These are really cute. I made little tagged blankets for my boys for Easter. But, I really love your little books so much more. Fantastic!

  • 4. Alicia  |  July 7, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    It’s a good day when we fool people. I know exactly what you mean.

  • 5. christine  |  July 8, 2008 at 2:48 am

    Keely looks about to burst! What a lovely photo.
    Delurking to tell you that she and Milo are so very beautiful.
    What a lucky mama you are!

  • 6. Jen  |  July 16, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    The last picture is beautiful. And I can’t believe it’s now the middle of July. Gulp!

  • 7. Corrine  |  July 16, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    i looove the little book!!!!! such a cute idea!! i should do something like that for my little one.. he’s 7.5 months :)

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