Dexter is my friend's 8 week old Bichon Frise. We had the pleasure of his company this week while they were on vacation. Such a cute puppy! He brought a lot of joy to our home and gave us all a great puppy fix!
Monday, August 1, 2011
As I mentioned a few posts ago, we've been slowly accumulating backyard patio furniture. This weekend we added a picnic table!!! Those of you who know Kevin and I know that we are neither crafty nor handy but we have aspirations of becoming both. Kevin built this table himself with plans we found on www.ana-white.com. I'm so proud of him! He still has some sanding and finishing work to do, but the point is that we have a picnic table that only cost us $75 to build and now we can enjoy meals in the comfort of our own backyard! And not sitting on the ground!!! We will eventually make either two benches and two chairs or one bench and four chairs to go with it to complete the set, but until then we have our $8 plastic patio chairs from Target. Whatever works, right? And just for the fun of it, there's a few more pictures of my babies there too, just in case you forgot what they look like! :)
Anslie's little friend, Cassidy, had a birthday party a couple of weeks ago and at her party she invited some of her farm friends. Cassidy's grandma and grandpa have a farm with lots of animals and they brought a bunch to Cassidy's house for her guests to participate in a petting zoo in the backyard. Anslie loved all of the animals! There were a bunch of kids there Anslie's age, most of them girls, and they all loved carrying the chickens around. Cassidy's mom joked that the girls were carrying the chickens like they were accessories, living hand bags or something! Ha, ha! The girls had fun swapping the chickens around and comparing colors. So cute! Anslie's favorite chicken was of course the biggest one, which was made even more funny because she is by far the smallest of all of her friends!
We have had a very busy summer and pictures are worth 1,000 words, right? Here are a few slideshows of all of our summer-y adventures!
We actually washed our cars a couple times this summer! Of course the kids loved playing in the water!
We visited the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla for the first (and last) time...
I took the kids to the Wild Animal Park a couple of times...
We went to visit Kevin's family in Chicago where we:
*Went to Lego Land
*Went to the Chicago Children's Museum and Navy Pier
*Met up with some old friends at the park
*Celebrated Zachary's 1st birthday
*Had lots of fun in the sun with Grandma and Grandpa!
Zachary learned how to walk...and Kevin learned how to videotape...:)
And my cousin and her best friend stayed with us while auditioning for American Idol and had an 80's dance party with Anslie!
As you see, we've had quite a full summer! We have had ups and downs and lots of fun! And even though I have been horrible about updating this blog, I haven't actually missed a beat! Enjoy!!!