The Lazy Days of Summer

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I really do feel like we’ve been a little lazy these past few weeks.  I’ve actually enjoyed it immensley.  I came to a complete hault after my trip to Louisville.  Molly’s wedding was great!  Well planned, neat things for all the guests.  They had the wedding and reception on Friday night and then on Saturday, they had a picnic in the park, complete with a kickball tourney!  I wish that I could have enjoyed it more and really participated in the festivities, but I was sick the entire weekend with some flu-like thing that decided to hit about 4 hours after I landed in KY.  Go figure.  I didn’t even really get my fill of the girls weekend I was looking so forward too.  Now we’re gonna have to plan something else to make up for it.  If only money really DID grow on trees…

We’ve settled into July without much commotion (or celebration for that matter), which is ironic because we had a few reasons to celebrate.  Sean’s birthday was the 3rd (Happy Birthday, Sean!), and July 4th came and went without even seeing any fireworks.  I think I was still tired from my KY trip and I didn’t feel like doing much at all–unfortunately for Taylor. I told her we were going to see fireworks and then when the actual time came, I couldn’t get myself to fight the crowds.  Every time we leave the house now she asks if we’re going to see fireworks. Its so sad.  Can somebody please get this kid a fireworks show–her parents stink?!

She has been filling her time with other activities, though.  I really enjoy this age, she says things all the time that just make me laugh.  The other day I had to put her in timeout because she tried to hit me (the bad thing about this age).  She cried the entire two minutes and when Craig went to get her, she said through her crying “It’s great to see you, Daddy!” It was sweet and pitiful and pretty funny, too!  It was hard not to laugh.  She’s also very supportive of us and our efforts to do just about anything.  She often says, “Great job, Mommy!”  or “Wow, that looks great, Daddy!” or “I like that dress, Mommy!  Its great!”  She likes the word “great”…

Anyway, that’s enough wasting time for now.  Here are a couple of pics I took with my phone while we’ve been out and about…

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a little artwork she did while I was driving along oblivious to anything, I guess.  By the way, where did the pen come from?…

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Don’t know if you can tell that well from the picture, but her hair is standing on end.  Every time she would go down the slide, the closer she got towards the bottom the more hairs stood up. I missed the shot where there was a perfect circle of hair sticking out from her head, but oh well.   The lady next to me thought it was totally hilarious for some reason (I mean, it was kinda cute, but she was, like, letting out serious guffaws)…so I thought I’d take a pic.

Also, the very large picture above (that I couldn’t thumbnail for some reason) is her first swim lesson.  She loves learning how to swim and thinks she’s pretty great at it.  Craig said the other day, “So…before she couldn’t swim and was afraid to go under water, and now we’ve paid to have a child who still can’t swim but thinks she can…and so wants to dive in head first every chance she gets?  Isn’t that worse for us?”  Huh.  We’ll see….