Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I'm beautiful

Aubrey was throwing up and running a fever yesterday. Today she's not quite back to normal, but is feeling much better. She was chatty again this morning and was singing when I ran to get my phone to video her. She didn't realize I was recording at the beginning - and as you can see she's pretending to talk on the phone about her golden broom. Then, when I ask, she sings her song, which we will call I'm Beautiful, again for me.

She cracks me up.

Saturday, July 13, 2013


Mmmm, summer dinner.

Yesterday, we soaked up the summer sun and played in the pool. Then, last night, we had burgers with BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, onion strings and bacon. Oh, and local corn on the cob.

Tyler loves corn on the cob, and I think he may have eaten 3 ears. Here's my goofballs after dinner. Tyler had no idea what I was laughing at. And, clearly, Wayne is impressed with the mess. ;)


Lately, Aubrey has become quite vocal of her love of girly things. From when she was able to talk until recently, her favorite color was blue. Now, she'll usually say pink or purple. Quite often, she talks about buying things at her "pink store." (Her make-believe store). She wants to be a mermaid. And she mostly wants things decorated with rainbows and hearts.

This week, she announced to me that she wanted a birthday party the next day. She wanted a rainbow-heart cake. I thought it was cute and I thought it'd be fun to make her a little cake for her 1/2 birthday. But, a friend was raving about j.raes cupcakes. So, I ordered her a cupcake instead.

This picture was taken right after we picked it up. We had to sit down to look at it again.

It was a chocolate cupcake with strawberry frosting, sprinkles, hearts and glitter. A dream cupcake for my little girl. ;)

She could not have been more thrilled and happily polished the whole thing off.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

4th of July weekend

Last Saturday evening, a dear friend of my parents passed away. The silver lining is that we were unexpectedly able to spend some time with them this weekend. They flew in Wednesday evening and though they were exhausted from an exceptionally long day, they were good sports and we had dinner and a few fireworks before calling it a night.

Not sure why, but they're wearing biking helmets. I guess Aubrey's usually looking for a way to accessorize.


Tired Dad. :)

Thursday, we enjoyed the day together. We went on a long walk by the river, starting at the Keeper of the Plains.

Then we walked along the river, along Veteran's Memorial Park...

With a stop at the playground and by Exploration Place.

In the evening we played mini golf. Mom - why did I not get more pictures of you!?!

We ended the evening with ice cream and fireworks, of course!

We enjoyed a little time together again yesterday afternoon before they had to fly home. We're all happy that we'll be heading their way soon. It made the goodbye a little easier.

Monsters University

Monday, we all went to see Monsters University. This was Aubrey's first movie in a theater, Before the movie, she was so excited, she was shaking.

We shared popcorn and drinks. Aubrey was a big fan of the buttery popcorn, and preferred not to have to share. So, she was thrilled when she could the bucket.

Other than a couple of bathroom trips, she did a great job of staying seated. And, the movie kept us all entertained.  It was a fun way to spend a cool summer evening. :)