Sunday, July 20, 2008

Catching up

It may just be me but I always feel like I am trying to catch up here. I swear we don't really do that much, but before I know it half a week and all it's occurrences have passed. Summertime does bring more photo opportunities, but still. It seems like I have to smush together so many different things into one post to regain my footing and catch up on time. Not that this will stop me from serving up a mishmash once again.

The MR has been getting lots of quality outdoor time lately. My parents have a wonderful backyard and there are several great parks nearby that the kiddo is just in love with. We went to one this past Friday when I was so lucky as to get off of work early.


His favorite parts of this particular park is the swings and the bark chips. He likes the swings for their swinginess and the bark chips for the eating, yes I said eating. Poor kid puts a handful in his mouth and then tries to extract the offending chips with a still bark covered hand. You would think this would deter him from a repeat act, but you would think wrong.

I think it is also important to mention that my child has a milkshake addiction. There is a local chain of fast food around here that uses all local produce and has THE best milkshakes ever. MR is enjoying the remains of my fresh raspberry shake above. As soon as he spies the cup he will toddle over and smile sweetly, knowing full well he will be sharing the dregs of our drink. Once he gets his hands on the cup though he is all business, and he doesn't take kindly to any direction or correction in how best to use the straw in this situation.

And last but not least, we went to another wedding this weekend. This should be our last for this year, which is good because I can only get so much mileage out of one dress. We ended up not taking the kiddo with us as it was a five hour drive and to the wedding location and we didn't really envision that going over to well with our 15 month old. We had a great time and were glad to share in our friends day, it had been a long time coming for them as the groom was one of the many whose deployments to Iraq was extended consequently missing their original wedding date.

Coming up this week: Our anniversary and house hunting!

3 comments:

Pregnantly Plump said...

How fun! I think Little Elvis and the MR would be great friends. Little Elvis also loves swings and anything with a straw. He flicked milkshake on the back of the passenger seat this weekend. He also has the same fascination with and taste for bark.

Kristi said...

I love summer, because after a long winter (at least here in NY), it's fantastic to let the little ones outside to play. Love the pictures, especially the milkshake shot. Nice picture of you and your husband at the wedding too.

Soupy said...

Happy anniversary!!!! and...LOVE the pics- and I know what you mean about the summer going by too fast - it's sad, isn't it?? The milkshakes sound SO good, I'd want one! :) He is sooooooooooooooooooo damn sweet to see!