Tuesday, August 18, 2015

july and early august...

i've been wanting to post this past month and time has gotten away from me.  life here is busy. alas, it was a wonderful month, one where summer finally arrived.  we went to a baseball game and made it two innings, which i'll call a success.

we went to sunflower farm to see some goats.  jasper, your mind was blown that a goat could lay on a table...
maeve, you and i snuggled ladybug and princess leia (or princess layer as you called her) who were just a week old.  you liked the babies, but couldn't believe when the goat seen above started trying to eat your hair.  and i've realized that there are few things in life as wonderful as watching new baby goats jump around...
 
you two hit up little beach in new harbor for some treasure collecting...
jasper, you've changed so much this month.  more words, a body that is changing, and a real curiosity about everything.  you love water play...
and wet t-shirt contests.  you win buddy, you win...
 
if left to your own devices, you'd subsist exclusively on berries...
 you and your buddy samuel are both on the move, seen here visiting the chickens...
 you ask multiple times a day for me to light you a candle.  "nan-dnah"
 you love pushing things around at school and sweeping the parking lot...
miss maeve, our dear friend christina captured this picture of you this month at royal river park.  you look so grown up.  it should be noted this is one of the few times you've let me put anything in your hair as far as clips or ponytails….
you've started wearing dresses.  i loved this morning where you had your oatmeal for school, a fancy dress, and your red keds sneakers on...
you've been very into letters this month and having me spell things.  you can spell both your name and jasper's name.  i found you with the magnets the other day and you had gathered all the letters for old jasper.  go maeve!
 oh this face…
speaking of faces, we went to the clam festival again this year and you stuck your head in the hole.  just like last year you went over and looked through from the front to the back.  and then convinced you to try it this way...
we had a special mama and maeve night out.  we went on the slide again this year, which you didn't like…at all…not quite captured below was gasping for air by the second bump and full tears at the bottom...


to calm down you did some modeling at the booth before things opened up...
 
and on our way home we noticed the sun setting and low tide at sandy point, so we pulled over and had some fun...
the light was perfect...
 
soon you stripped down and started splashing in the water, but not before a quick picture to remember our night together...
 and then i captured this picture.  you were 938 days old on this perfect night...
 the next day we went to the clam festival parade.  you found a front row seat in your stroller…
and then your buddy august joined you, which you really loved.  the fact that you guys shared a bag of chips made it even more awesome for you...
oooh and speaking of treats, you had your first marshmallow with the wnek girls.  you really liked it and loved getting to toast it...
together we took some adventures this month.  we went to deeding oaks park and explored the splash pad...
and we fed the ducks, while dressed as a strawberry...
we went to new harbor for a long weekend and it was when all of the blueberries were perfect and poppin'...
we picked so many and jasper you loved every bite, no surprise…


we went for a boat ride to an island...
jasper, you found your life jacket too bulky and didn't really like the ride...
but we got there, explored, and collected treasures...
on the ride home we had a sleepy passenger.  jasper, you fell asleep in the midst of eating...
maeve, you enjoyed driving and saying "hammer down"...
the next day you got a bug bite or had a reaction.  your eye swelled almost shut.  i took this picture when we went to the ER...
which you loved.  climbing on a bed, crayons, stickers, a bracelet...
the next day we had a special morning donut visit from nana and popsie.  and we did some bubbles, too...
we spent time with second cousins emerson...
and megan…
this month the every sweet christina took a bunch of pictures of us.  here are just a few of my favorites…in dad''s childhood wagon...
in the dinosaur tree...
oh you two...
seat dropping on the trampoline...
looking so grown up...
laying like the teenagers on the end of the float...
and to close, a sneak peek into our crazy world.

i've said it before, and i'll say it again…it was a wonderful month.  and being your mama is a gift. an exhausting and elating gift. xo.
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