Sunday, August 30, 2009

With No Further Ado...

Eric's card reader did read my card! What exciting news! So here are some more pictures from our "vacation" and Molly's birthday party!

We went jet-skiing one of the first days we were home, and it was so much fun! We had the whole lake to ourselves!

Even Molly enjoyed herself.

Then some other days, we played at the park.

Now on to the party, and yes, I did allow her to have balloons at her party,
and I even had to touch some of them!

Some of the cupcakes we made!

Being her normal, busy self.

I think that is a yum from her :)
My MIL has this silly, Country singing bear that sings..."I have a never ending love for you..." and Molly loves to jump and dance to it!

Here is what she wore to church today, Thanks Kristin for the bow! We have to dress like it is Fall here, since the weather outside is so cold, but no complaining from this gal!

Other then catching up on uploading my pictures, which actually drove me a little crazier than I thought it would...who knew I am OCD about uploading pics, sheesh. I have won 2 giveaways on 2 different blogs! I am trying to come up with fun, semi-educational ways for Molly and I to spend our days. Because let's be honest, it is way too easy for me to throw the Backyardigans in the DVD player for just one more time.

Our Recreation Department here does a great job with offering "classes" for toddlers and preschoolers. We have participated before, so this Fall I am going to sign Molly up for a class called "Bippity, Boppity Books." The teacher will read books each week from Dr. Seuss, Mother Goose, and all the other children's authors, and we will do a craft and eat a snack. I am excited, hopefully she is too. I have a hard time finding a good balance of trying to not shove too many learning things down Molly's throat, and also not having any structure at all. The balancing act is hard! I want her to have fun, but I also want her to know when to sit and listen. But I also know she is 2, and has a strong, very strong mind of own. For instance, this past Friday, Eric and I had to discipline Molly more in one day then her whole life. After Eric spanked her one time she blew him kisses. Seriously, how do you not laugh?! So she definitely has a strong will, no doubt about it.

I also think we are going to sign Molly up for beginner gymnastics, but it won't be until the winter, because lets be honest one more time, there is nothing to do in the winter here! When you have over 100 inches of snow each year, you tend to hibernate like the bears. So anything that can get us out of the house is a welcomed friend in my book.

And last but not least, it is almost FOOTBALL TIME ! Sorry, I had to shout it, because not only do I love everything pink, plaid and paisley, I LOVE football, too! We root for the Steelers, Go Big Ben! I went to HS with him, but we also root for The Ohio State Buckeyes! Go Bucks! Although we live in Badger and Packer country, we will never be converted! So you all will probably be hearing me talk a lot about football this fall and winter, and you all will also see lots of pics. Because not only do we cheer for our favorite teams, we totally wear our sports fan paraphernalia too!! So maybe Eric would not like for me to admit that, but he nevers reads this thing anyways. Molly got a lot of OSU outfits for her birthday, so I can't wait for her to wear them. I think that sums up everything for now!


Unknown said...

Hooray! I'm glad his reader was able to read your card. That would've been a while without your cord. Maybe they could've mailed it to you though. :) Congrats on winning the giveaways. That's awesome and it's fun winning.

Those classes sound really neat. I've thought about doing something like that for Kyndra but I think I'll wait until next spring. Kyndra's finally at the stage where she likes you to read books to her. Gosh, I would love to put Kyndra in gymnastics too but I think that'll have to wait also. I hope Molly likes it!

A big WOOT WOOT for football time! Of course, we are Steeler fans too. :) BUT we root for Michigan as Anthony and his family are Michigan fans. But I root for OSU too when they're not playing UM.

Kristin said...

Awww! Molly is just the cutest thing ever!! You found the perfect shirt for that bow! :) You're is hard to find the perfect balance for little ones. That's neat that there are classes for her around there though. Hope you have a great week, Kate!!

Tina said...

cute cute cute. Is there any better description of your daughter. Ok, there are probably ALOT of vocabulary words I could have used....but that is what first came to mind. hehe

PS. I did a photo edit on one of these pictures.......come by and let me know your e mail address so I can send it to you.


Sarah Robbins said...

Oh her pictures were just totally adorable! I LOVE the tutu!