Friday, June 20, 2008

Summer Memories

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. We sure are! Summers as a working adult just aren't the same as they were growing up. With a school schedule, summers were the ultimate 3-month vacation. Growing up, I remember loving the summers and spending most of the days poolside.

But now we're adults, and life goes on. Summers involve the same hectic schedule but with a bunch of heat and humidity added in. The beginning of June, our weather was miserably hot. Temperatures stayed around 100.

As we all know, children grow up way too fast. Sometimes I realize that Eveley has moved into a new stage and I didn't even notice. I don't want to waste any of it. So this past week I've been trying to find things that she would enjoy doing and let her begin making summer memories. (Well, at least she can look back on the pictures!)

With the heat, Eveley and I couldn't even go on our back deck so we stayed inside and tried to find something to do. Miss Priss was very creative.

She found new messes to get into.

She's learning to play the piano -- but only if Elmo can watch.

She's helping me cook dinner. Well, actually, she keeps stealing the vegetables. Seriously, Ev loves her veggies. I'm not sure I've ever seen a child like her. For a meal, she will eat a whole can (small can) of peas, vegetable soup, spinach, avocado, or any other veggie I feed her. On this day, she was sampling squash. And, yes, she liked it too (after I cooked it)!

Ev loves talking on the phone. It's pretty funny. She'll walk around the house yapping, making absolutely no sense. (Wonder where she learned that...?) We will call Daddy at work once a day and let Ev talk to him. She laughs and tells him about her day. I've got to get that on video soon.

So, we were able to have fun inside and escape the heat. But then a wonderful new weather pattern moved in. It's been simply gorgeous this past week, and we're trying to take advantage of it lest it abandons us soon!

Last Saturday, we all went to a nearby town center to spend the afternoon. Ev loves being outside and, to top it off, she got a balloon! (or, ba-boon, as she call it).

Ev loves it when our neighbor's dog, Yogi, comes over to play. Robbie loved Yogi too!

And yesterday, we got to play outside with our neighbors. They set up the slip & slide and Ev got a tan.

I think we're well on our way to creating some fun, summer memories. (Wait, I just realized summer hasn't even started yet. Oh well. We got a head start!)

1 comment:

Clare said...

Hi Lauren,

I love the pictures of Eveley! I love seeing what you guys are up too! I can relate with the toilet paper...bradley has done that a number of times. Enjoy the beautiful weather! XO, Clare