Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Grandma's Visit

Margaret/Jay's Mom/Grandma came to visit us for a few days last week. She tirelessly watched Kira while Jay and I worked on house projects. Oh, and she helped with the projects during Kira's nap times! Needless to say, Jay and I are very grateful, and Kira LOVED spending so much time with Grandma!

Friday, July 16, 2010

"Let the wild rumpus start!"


As you can see, Kira has officially become a toddler this week. Walking is now her primary mode of transportation. In the words of Max from Where the Wild Things Are, "LET THE WILD RUMPUS START!"

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Yum Yum

Can you guess what we did today?My mom, Kira, and I visited Hillside Orchard Farms and picked over 9 lb. of blackberries. Kira didn't actually help pick 'em, but she helped eat 'em!
Do you see Kira below? You get extra points if you can spot my mom picking berries!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fourth of July Weekend

Happy Fourth of July!Each year, my mother's side of the family gathers at my parents' lake house to celebrate the 4th. There were 28 people this year! We eat too much, have loud sing-alongs, swim, and just generally have a good time. Kira, being the social child that she is, had a ball.
We started off with low country boil on Friday night. Have you ever had a meal with no plates and no silverware? It was awesome!
Then we had a luau on Saturday night complete with outfits!This is my immediate family (minus my sister-in-law Crystal).Don't you love my nephew Chet? What a cutie!Then on Sunday we roasted an entire pig. The pig has become something of a tradition, and it is always soooo tasty. While the pig roasted all day, there was a pretty epic wiffle ball game. My grandmother Baba batted and got an RBI!
Walking update: Kira often stands up on her own and takes free-form steps but not more than 2-5 at a time. So she's walking, but she's not really comfortable with it yet. She's making progress, but it is S - L - O - W. She loves walking while holding onto your hands as demonstrated by Kira and her Uncle Jeremy below.
So I hope your weekend was as fun as ours was!

Oh, and did I mention that Kira and I are staying at the lake with my mom through next weekend? It's a hard life we lead...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Jay's Birthday

Yesterday was Jay's birthday. So we celebrated with...
Birthday BreakfastBirthday Bike Ride
Birthday Coffee
and Birthday Braves!
Kira did not actually get to participate in Birthday Braves. She stayed with Pop Pop (my dad) while Jay and I cheered the Braves on to victory!