Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I'm glad I got to be with you here in our nation's capital

Our trip to Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland was back in April, but I wanted to share a few pics. We had an awesome time visiting Mena and Miguel, The Nevins and The Volkmanns and have already started a list of the things we didn't get to do for next time!

We'll always have Yuma 
Casa Blanca
Monumental Moment
Dad, Lincoln is so boring
View of the capitol from the Newseum
The Girls

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

10 and 11

It seems we've gotten a bit behind on our posts! Our little pumpkin has turned 10 and 11 months, and the weeks are flying by! Soon she will be 1 - can you believe it! Every day it seems she is doing something new. She loves to eat, and likes just about everything - so much so that she steals food from the other kiddos at daycare. She is crawling everywhere, pulling up to standing on everything, and has recently started "bear crawling," a sure sign she is getting ready to walk! She has said her first word, baby, and has also said "hi" and "bye" and she sure is trying hard to say "dog" but it usually comes out "dah." Speaking of dogs, she loves Scoop and just lights up when she sees her. When I take her to school, if she can see the dogs at the homes across the street, she giggles and waves at them. She dances now, and plays peekaboo with her blankie. She is just so much fun!

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Pumpkin's first Easter was a lot of fun. Her great Aunt Louise and Uncle Bill left her an Easter basket the night before, and she had lots of fun with the wrapping on Easter morning.

In the afternoon, we met friends Julie and John at Aces Ballpark for an Easter Egg Hunt before the baseball game. Pumpkin had no interest in going after the eggs and instead started crying when we walked toward the eggs in hopes that she would follow us.

Once settled on our blanket on the grass, though, she enjoyed her first ballgame.