Saturday, July 31, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Talkin' With Daddy

In Slow Mo

Pull Up- Stand So Proud- Fall So Fast- Just So Mad
(we enjoyed the salt-water pools on the top decks a lot!)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Beachin' It

Her verdict is in: she definitely likes the water! Not the sand, and not really the shallow water, but being in deep with Mommy & Daddy, where she can splash and "swim," yes indeed!

Clutched Tightly

We bought her a little Mexican-style dress in the Playa del Carment market, and from the minute it was bagged, she clutched it in her little hand and didn't let it go, not even in her sleep! Does she know it's for her?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

With a New Furry Friend

She go as much a kick out of the little towel-animals every night as we did.

Paradise Beach (Cozumel Island, Mexico)

While Mommy, Daddy, GB, Tia Anna & Uncle Colin scuba-dived, she enjoyed Paradise Beach with her Nina, Tia Nicole & the rest of the clan. She was well cared-for; I saw it myself when I popped in to give her some lunch half-way through the day!

Monday, July 26, 2010


Checkin' our our cabin aboard the Elation. Note her hair after being in a humid & very warm customs line for 2 hours.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Amadora de Moras (Blackberry Lover!)

(there are 2 frozen blackberries in the mesh feeder) that bib is pretty much toast...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Towers at the Children's Library

E & Mommy walked a few blocks downtown to our Main Library (my favorite of all the branches I've visited). It was a HOT day upper-90s, but our new jogging stroller has an awesome swiveling shade so Eowyn stayed covered, and we both had hats & water bottles, and didn't mind the heat at all! Must be that Guatemalan blood comin' out... Anyway we cooled off for a while in the Children's Section, and E really liked this soft tower/block set. She learned about knocking towers down for the first time, and had so much fun!! Now I can barely get one block atop another before I have to say "boom!," as she's smashed it gleefully to the floor. Ahh, the marvels of gravity...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

First Story Time

We went to Toddler Story Time with Jenny, Jane & Ryan. Eowyn did really well and seemed to like all the clapping and moving best! She also started gnawing on the carrot they were supposed to use as a paintbrush, which was great because she is a TEETHING TERROR today!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Snack: Frozen Peas

In an effort to entertain the Wee One during dinner prep, I gave her some frozen green peas. Genius. They entertained her for a solid half-hour, and I think she even ate some of them! (I did find a ton in her seat, though)

" I like these, Mommy!"

Monday, July 19, 2010


A friend is letting us borrow these overalls until E outgrows them... I love them!!

Little Reader Already!

Her first-ever prize from a Summer Reading Program; a little green stachel filled with coupons for all sorts of goodies and places! She immediately began chewing the strap, in total bliss, just as I'd predicted to the librarians. :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

First Balloon

A lady at Kroger asked me if she could "please give her her first Kroger balloon?" as we were leaving the store. I figured Eowyn wouldn't really care much, but would probably get a kick out of the string at least. Yep!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sewing with Mommy

We've been sewing for the past 3 days, mending, making bows, and yesterday, making a new stash of taggy blankets to give as gifts. Eowyn couldn't be happier, playing with my fabrics, tape measure, ribbons, and empty spools. Such very large colorful messes to be made!

She's also quite taken with the mirror on our closet door. You can see the smudges where she had just kissed herself. Oh yes, and note the new bow (probably the biggest she'll ever wear)

We've been listening to Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince on audiobook as we work... can I count that in her "Summer Reading Program" for the library? =D

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Top Porch Topper

We went out on our second-story balcony (our "top porch") to enjoy the sunshine after nap. She looked like such a little lady, dancin' around up there! Pardon the dirty shirt; you moms know how clothes and cleanliness goes as the day progresses.

Monday, July 12, 2010

New Old Outfit

"This sun is bright, Mom!"

Mommy's newest kick is recycling and redeeming clothing. For example, this onesie was a stained and ratty long-sleeved onesie. (the sleeves were used as pirate leggings) I added lace "sleeves," and a bow over the stained area. I made a matching hairbow out of ribbon scraps and my favorite headband material, pantyhose. Ta-da! I got several compliments on her outfit!