Wednesday, June 29, 2011

July Already?!?!?

Phew...what a week! We have been busy, busy, busy!!!

Tuesday started with Elle's first trip to the salon for a haircut. Nothing drastic, just a little "shaping". Here is the before shot.

Capes on and ready....

Yeah, I'm not so sure about this lady mom....

Snacks cure ALL...

We ALL survived, thanks Marie for being so patient! I love her new bangs - we no longer have to look like Pebbles everyday!

After Elle's haircut we headed to Gramma and Grampa's, we haven't been there since Christmas. With Gramma here every other week during the school year, it had been while since we made the trip.

Elle quickly made herself comfortable! Wood chips are so fun to play with and eat!?!?

Elle had her one year pictures taken by the lovely Erika Krause (Van Roy) Wednesday morning. Here are a few from our "sneak peak", check the rest out at

Thank you so much for your patients Erika, can't wait to see the rest! Thanks again, and see you in August!

After pictures, we went to Thornberry (were our wedding reception was) for lunch and then Daddy and Grampa went golfing. Elle took a quick spin on the golf cart!

Gramma did a great job of "baby proofing" their house and while doing that found a few of my old toys for Elle to play with. It was too cute watching her play with the cabbage patch dolls. She would give the baby her pacifier (only if she had one in her mouth too). Feed the baby her bottle (only when she was done).

Elle loves to play in water, we had put this bucket out for Paisley and Elle thought it would be fun to pick it up and dump it out....

So we decided to put on her swimsuit. Gramma and Grampa don't have a pool, but who needs one when you have a Rubbermaid tote? She splashed and played for about 30 minutes - it was a hoot!

After her dip in the pool, Grampa thought we would get Elle "geared" up for camping. They watched John Denver and the Muppets go Camping. Adam and I loved the Muppet's as a kid - Elle enjoyed them too!

Gramma and Grampa surprised us with this new buggy for Elle. We have been looking and debating on what type of bike trailer to buy. Grampa found this one on Craig's List, it is like BRAND NEW! We are so excited to use it in Door County this year! Thank you Gramma and Grampa, we love it already!

Of course we had to take it for a trail run.

Sink baths at Gramma and Grampa's!

All babies need stroller rides, even cabbage patch dolls and your toy doggy. First you put the baby in the stroller...

Then you push the baby...

Be sure to stop and check on the baby....

Then you can keep going! So stinkin' cute!

Gramma and Grampa have this fake cat (which Paisley loves too) and Elle had to check it out.

She had to get up close and personal to make sure it wasn't a real cat! ;)

We got home Thursday afternoon and moved all of the furniture and stuff out of the basement so the carpeting could be installed Friday.

Friday morning (well ALL day) the carpet was installed. So glad to have that behind us! Thank you Grandma Maureen for all of your help last week. You were a life saver!

We managed to sneak out for an evening and went to the Twins/Brewers game. There was a little rain delay - 2 hours later, the game started. We didn't get home until 2:30am - YIKES!!!

Adam and Amy joined us for a night of fun! It turned out to be a nice night and the Twins won!

There was a fireworks display following the game!

Sunday afternoon we headed over to Finley's Gramma and Grampa's house. We went for a boat ride and Finley was sure to take care of Elle. He is going to be such a good big brother to Hadley! Thanks for the invite Finley (Heather, Debbie & Dan), we truly enjoyed ourselves!

Sunday morning Elle and I got up early and headed to Menomonie for our first 5K. It was a hot one, but all went well and Elle slept for 3/4's of the run/walk! The twins were troopers too! Thanks Auntie Amy for the invite, glad I could do my first 5K with someone!

With only a little nap during the race, she needed a little more sleep. Elle grabbed a quick nap on our way to Freedom Fest.

When she woke up, we visited the animals. There were baby pigs...
Cows, (not pictured)a Zebra, baby skunk, otter, fainting goats, Alpaca and chickens.

What a fun filled week! Another busy week ahead...

AND - Elle turns O.N.E. next Monday!!! Seriously where has the time gone??????

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