Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bounce House

We have been toying with the idea of a trampoline for a while now, but we just could now find one that we wanted and frankly our kids are still a little young for one. So, we settled for a bounce house for the time being. The girls love it!


Remember the baby frogs from a few posts ago? Well, look how big they are now! We have a little blow up pool in the back yard and Avery just loves to swim with Fred the frog and baby sis. I think that we have traumatized him with all the swimming because now he hides from us when we try to get him out of his hole.

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July

Our holiday was nice and quite this year. My parents neighborhood hosted a block party which was complete with a water slide and bounce house, so we took the girls for a little while. We had a good time chasing Avery around and playing with our little June.

8 Months

What is new this month you ask? Well, crawling for starters. June has been itching to really crawl these past few weeks and she had been scooting and rolling but this last week she just shot off. I found her standing up in her crib the other day when I went in to get her from her nap, so I guess it is time to move the crib down. We have also got 4 little teeth on this little chomper and she sure does love to use them. Forget baby food, this girl just wants whatever is on your plate, which actually makes it quite nice to feed her. She is still just as sweet as ever and she never ceases to make us smile. Obviously she is all about her mamma:) and now fusses pretty good if I am in the room and am not holding her, but all and all, we have a great baby girl.

Swim Lessons

These last two weeks Avery had swim lessons and I am proud to say that she did great. She has always loved the pool, but I could tell at the start of this summer that her little head was starting to understand that water can be scary and that without her floaties something could happen. The frist few lessons were a little rough, but she plowed right through the two weeks and did awesome. She now swims without floaties of any kind and can jump in and swim to the side as well as across the pool without help. Of coarse, she is still just under 3 so I am always in the pool with her to help her, but we are very proud of our little fish.

Jumping Gym

For the last year or so I have been taking Avery to the local Gymnastic Academy. I think that she is still too young to take a class but they have a free play every frieday for an hour. It is the perfect release of energy for this little one and she has such a good time on the trampolines and all the other equipment they have set up.