Thursday, August 9, 2012

a little taste of lately

fun with friends...and stickers
pizza and the opening ceremonies of the olympics
sitting on a really big bench
if you have trouble sleeping, snuggling with daddy and watching the olympics is just what you need.
emma's first piggie aka "joystick" (she wasn't cooperating for a very good picture)
logan was giving his toys a bath. it didn't take long for my whole bathroom floor to be covered in water (no surprise there). lots of toys in a little sink. so we moved him to the bathtub where he played happily for almost an hour. when emma woke up from her nap she joined him and i was able to sit (on the toilet) and make my shopping list! giving his toys a bath was such a hit that we did it again two days later. i think we'll be doing this a lot. especially as it gets colder. 
we don't have ac (ugh!) but about a month ago we got this big swamp cooler that has helped keep us cool. and the kids find it really entertaining to stand in front of it when it's on full blast! emma especially loves it.
that's a "hug" in case you couldn't tell ;)
we got rid of our tv programming 2 years ago and because we had an old tv and no digital converter box we didn't even get local channels. but with the olympics coming up, we decided to finally invest in a new tv. we love it and dave and i have been watching the olympics every night! it is so inspiring! i'm still not used to having tv and so i never turn it on during the day, but a few days ago logan turned it on and diving was on. he is quite intrigued by diving and pretends to be a diver. he uses the coffee table as his diving board (luckily he just jumps off it and doesn't dive) and he pretends to be a diver/swimmer in the bathtub! 
logan has long loved sitting at our desk and listening to music and watching the slide show of our family pictures. and now emma has joined in! she will walk up and pat the chair, which is her way of saying, "lift me up onto the chair." right now the music of choice is the mickey mouse clubhouse pandora station. 
yesterday i walked in to find emma reading books in her room. i love this sight!
logan wanted to take pictures with our camera. it's pretty heavy and big for a little guy but he did pretty well. it's fun to see things from his perspective.
fun at the swimming pool and playing in the sprinklers. with food of course!
my sister and her family are moving to utah (and i cry every time i really stop and think about it). we were at their house helping them pack and josh was great to build a train track to keep the kids entertained. 
emma loves the water! she had a great time at the splash park yesterday and kept putting her face in the fountain. everyone thought it was so funny.
life is good!

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