Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New Perspectives

My daughter likes to look at pictures on my phone, and this weekend, after a few minutes of flipping through them, she said, "Mommy, you have a lot of pictures of me!" Understatement of the year.

On Monday she decided she wanted to turn the camera around and take some pictures -- like a gazillion. What follows are the selects.

Sunroom with tomato crop (and finger).

"Belle" the creepy doll head ornament that my mom felt bad for and won at a Chinese auction. 

Curious George 2 starring Kayla the elephant.

Did you know:? The Man with the Yellow Hat's name is Ted!

Mom's belly at 30 weeks.

New pink heart sandals!!!

She is at once fascinated and offended by the whoopie cushion that came home with us in a goody bag.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Stopping To Smell The Daffodils

After a glorious Easter day...

We really got pumped for outdoor weekend adventures. Heading down to the beach for some impromptu rock collecting and digging had us pinching ourselves that we now live so close to the beach -- and promising to take advantage of it more often. 

This weekend we went inland and visited two state parks. We hit up our old stomping grounds, Cheesequake, so the little one could visit a play ground she used to love. We forgot that it was also the windiest playground in America. 

Today we went to historic Allaire Village to ride their antique train and investigate all the old timey stuff. Not everything was open, but we did get to watch the blacksmith, the carpenter, the laundress, and most importantly (to me) see the daffodils. They also had lollipops and funnel cake! All members of the family were pleased.