Monday, July 8, 2013

Long weekend festivities

The weekend went by too quickly! I thought we'd spend most of it indoors relaxing but as is typical of our weekends now, most of it was spent doing different fun activities.

On Wednesday, we were given a 2 hour early dismissal so I came home and hung out with baby girl. Here she is making her cheesy face while I was trying to watch a movie 😄.

We were playing peekaboo. She loves that came and it always gets her smiling I think it's cause she is so curious.

On Thursday, hubby and I went for a walk. We also celebrated her first July 4th. She enjoyed her walk so much, she slept through it :-).
We are getting a patio put in but since it wasn't ready, we used the George Foreman grill for our burgers and hot dogs. They turned out quite yummy!

On Friday, while hubby went to help a friend move and JOE was out, I decided to finish up my first DIY sewing machine project. Here is a dress I made for J. It isn't the best but it is wearable. I think I need to view a few more You Tube clips to get a better handle of the sewing machine. The thread kept breaking. THAT in itself was frustrating and annoying. But it is done now :-). Perhaps I should read the manual it came with. Hmmm...perhaps...

Here she is trying to get up the stairs. So glad she isn't coordinated enough yet to climb the stairs. We are still debating on whether or not to put a gate here. We have one at the top of the stairs and I slipped on it this morning. Almost broke my neck. Not sure it is safe for adults!

In the midst of all the festivities, my baby girl turned 8-months yesterday! I can't believe how quickly the time is FLYING by! I love her so much and now can't even remember what life was like prior to her. I truly do feel blessed to have this happy baby in my life. Even on her worst days, she's still smiling. Love that about her!

Turning 8-months was quite a milestone. JOE made her first trip to the Baltimore Aquarium. We had a blast. She enjoyed looking at the fish and tapping the glass. My social butterfly wanted to chat with them but they weren't very chatty!
Here she is being carried around by her dad.

We went with JOE's second cousin (hubby's first cousin). Here are the dads carrying their babies. The baby on the left is a couple of weeks older than JOE. We think they'll get along great once they are older. For now, they were both kinda figuring out why there was another little person in the mix :-).

We found Nemo! Yay!!! I was more excited than JOE. 

Sleeping shark! Yes I know...turn off the flash next time :-). I just got so excited, I didn't want to miss the shot.

And here we are. We have matching hair styles. Yes, that was done on purpose. I braided one side of my hair and left the others side alone with some waves. Then put one side of JOE's hair in a clip since she wouldn't let me braid it :-).

After all was said and done, we went out for frozen yogurt. YUMMY!!! Now, that's how I like to cool down. Its been sweltering HOT here.

Long day and good baby equals sleepy baby. Overall, an awesome weekend that went by too quickly. 

Hope you had a nice weekend!


  1. What a fun weekend you guys had.

    Happy 8-month JOE, you are growing so fast little girl

    My favorite is the mommy-daughter matching I want a girl now :)

    1. never know! ;-). Girls are fun but so are boys. JOE is starting to get her hormones I think cause she is definitely starting to be more "willful" about things :-).

  2. lovely... she is so fast, at 8 months she is already holding onto things and walking, brilliant!!!

    1. Thank you. She isn't quite walking yet. Just takes a step here or there bu she can pull herself up and is comfortable using the object to move around.

    2. She is fast. My daughter just turned 6 months on sunday, she is not sitting yet, she does sit tho but her balancing is not there yet. we are not even talking about crawling but she moves about with her walker.

  3. Looks like a great weekend..and i love the two babies sweet! how is she 8months already? i can't wait to meet her...she is too cute! the hair style...adorable...i am with Peg on wanting a girl too!

    1. I know right? The time truly is FLYING by too quickly.

      Looking forward to us all getting together soon.

  4. oh my goodness she just keeps getting cuter!!!!


  5. what a fun weekend!
    and she is gorgeous! those eyes .. that smile ... so pretty!

    you look fabulous too! so relaxed and happy.

    can't believe how big she is getting.


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