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Friday, July 1, 2011

Fun in the Sun!

Since our pirate party, Madelyn and I have been laying low and trying to beat the oven-like temperatures outside.  Just because we have been playing low key (no week long pirate party decorating and cooking marathons) does not mean we have not been having fun!

We went to a wonderful shady playground in Mooresville early one day with our friends and climbed like a monkey with Henry...

We played in a "spooky tree fort" (so named by Maddy) with Nick.  I am sure Nick is saying "Madelyn, don't be afraid, I will protect you from that spooky spider web because I have these awesome super hero workman goggles"...

We have also been thoroughly enjoying that Grammy had hand surgery and is out of work for a few weeks!  We went to our very first theater movie, Cars 2 (and loved it!!).  We were too busy watching the previews (I believe she thought these were the main feature) to smile for any pictures.  Notice the massive bucket of popcorn???  What you cannot see is the giant cherry Icee and bag of candy next to her, Piggy and Lighting McQueen...they were hungry apparently....

We went on several mall shopping excursions to get clothes for Grammy to put on more easily with only one hand- too bad Captain Hook doesn't have a line of clothing for the uni-handed... Madelyn, however thought these mall trips were for ice cream, the Disney Store, riding elevators and escalators, and lunch with Grammy.  We somehow even found a wonderfully air conditioned and padded play land...I have to say, better than riding the outdoor escalators up and down repeatedly in the hot sun at Carolina Place...




We even found out that water from the fountain at South Park is very cooling on hot days and it has benches in the shade for Mommy and Grammy!






After hot morning activities, we southerners like to stay indoors in the heat of the afternoon!  We love play-doh time with Grammy...


(she is showing you her pizza that she made for Daddy...you can see it can't you??)

We also cooled off with an at home movie afternoon and some dancing with Daddy...like the Cinderella Castle playset on the coffee table from Grammy??...we like to recreate our movies as we watch them...




We also have been doing a lot of potty training practice while we have no where to go and the hot weather means running around in a bare bottom is not so offensive.  We have to be fully weaned from diapers before we can start school again in the fall...and we WILL be starting school again in the fall!

While the photos of me, nearly 30 years ago, learning to potty train have taught me one valuable lesson - NEVER PHOTOGRAPH YOUR CHILDREN ON THE TOILET (it is never cute nor funny when you grow into a teenager or have these photos shown to your future husband and in-laws....no names mentioned...MOM)- I could not resist photographing our partner in crime in his wonderful waiting location at Mr. Nick's house...


Thank you, again, for reading!  Stay cool and have a wonderful Fourth of July weekend!

Kristin and Madelyn

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