Miss Maryn Amelia is 14 months old and loves the summertime just as much as her momma! We are having such a great time swimming in the pool, riding waves at the beach, going to baseball games and spending lots of time with friends. She is such a funny little thing and is always trying to make us laugh. When she Skypes with Grandma and Poppop, she goes through all of her tricks just to get a rise out of them....she makes her 'funny face', points to her head, ears, eyes, nose, mouth, toes, belly button, teeth and hair. She'll blow kisses at the computer screen...I'm starting to think that she really believes Grandma and Poppop live in the computer. Actually, even though they live a 13 hour drive from us, Grandma has seen Maryn every month of her life except for last month...and I know it killed her! I think that's pretty impressive!! They are coming to 'help' daddy take care of M while I am gone for 4 nights!!!!!! I don't really like thinking about it, I get anxiety thinking about leaving her! But, I am sooooo excited to see my 7 high school/college friends...we are heading to Florida and I am giddy about it. I love this little girl more than I ever imagined possible and my heart is definitely going to ache but I think a weekend with my girls is just what the doctor ordered.
Always happy...my little ray of sunshine
check out her tan lines in the fat rolls of her arm:)
I lather this girl in sunscreen and reapply multiple times, she wears a hat and sits in the shade but some how she's got a golden tan.
This is her 'funny face'
This has been the month of 'friends'
M is such an awesome sharer and will offer her toys to anyone who will take them...it makes me so happy to sit back and witness her interact with other children. We got to babysit Paxton while his mommy got a haircut and boy did we have fun!
She's constantly hugging her 'babies'
"Hey kid, you're in my chair!"
A wagon ride, watching the geese who hang out at our pond and crap on our jogging path!!! I need to let Bode run them off!
Paxton is 2 months older than Maryn and the sweetest little boy I've ever met, seriously, such a sweetheart.
Then we were off to the beach to hang out with Ashton, Cate and Ella.
Maryn's peeking around the corner to see if Cate was alright. Any time she sees a baby cry she looks to me to make sure everything is ok.
Her absolute favorite thing in the whole wide world....."a dog"!!!!!!!!!!! She says this about 50 times a day. A dog, a dog, a dog....
Sharing with Ashton
My friend Christine told me about Philadelphia Chickens , a book/CD by Sandra Boynton, the author who wrote some of our favorite books like Snuggle Puppy, Let's Dance Little Pookie & Snoozers. I pass on the recommendation...it's adorable and Maryn loves the music.
And here's a couple of Philadelphia chicks themselves! My moms sisters came down from the Philadelphia area to celebrate my aunt's 60th birthday and spent a day with us in the pool...of course!
Aunt Maria, Nanny and Aunt Kathie
Aunt Maria pulled EVERY SINGLE toy out of her toy basket and had them scattered on my family room floor.
But, she taught M to put them all away:)
Thank you so much Aunt Rena and Aunt Kathie for coming to visit, we had such a fun time!