We started Fourth of July with a boat ride. We toured the lake and went down to the dam (where all the brave people jumped into the cold water -- myself not included), enjoying the scenery all the way. Sophia enjoyed staring at the waves behind us as well as trying to keep her eyes open as the wind blew in her face.
Ready to drive the boat....
On the way back, Sophia tried desperately to stay awake -- she was standing up and falling asleep at the same time. Eventually she gave in and fell asleep in my arms.
When we got back to the house, we managed to take off the life jacket, change her diaper, and lay her down -- all while she stayed fast asleep. We had a great time in Arkansas -- and so did Sophia!
We spent Fourth of July weekend visiting Keith's family at their lake house in Arkansas. The ride down was great -- Sophia was pretty happy most of the trip because she had a pacifier to play with -- something she normally only sees during naptime or bedtime. Instead of heading directly to the lake house, we spent our first night/day in Little Rock. We had big plans for lots of sight seeing -- which we ended up changing because it was too warm.
Sophia poses next to a figure at the waterfront park.
We'd hoped to see the Peabody Ducks but settled for a statue instead.
After settling in at the lake house, we headed out the next day to Hot Springs. The old-fashioned toy store was a big hit, as well as the multiple fountains, and stroller ride.
By the end of the stroller ride, Sophia fell fast asleep. We had to take a picture as an ambulance flew by with sirens blaring and Sophia didn't wake up -- or even stir -- very rare for our light sleeper!
Sophia loves strawberries -- and fortunately we planted quite a few last year. Instead of running for her swing she now runs to the strawberry patch and gasps excitedly -- as if she's surprised they haven't disappeared. Tuesday evening Keith could hardly pick the berries fast enough for Sophia to eat them.
Sophia's aunt and uncles gave her an inflatable whale swimming pool for her birthday -- last Thursday we filled it up. Sophia had a blast! She took a little while to decide it was okay to sit, but then she began splashing like crazy. I'm sure we'll be spending plenty of time in the pool this summer!
Sophia loves helping her parents (especially emptying clothes baskets and unfolding clean laundry) and copying our actions. Today I was putting dishes away and turned around to find Sophia taking her clean clothes from the laundry basket and putting them away. Wrong room, wrong shelf, but right idea.
We celebrated Earth Day by spending a lot of time outside. :) Yesterday, Keith taught Sophia how to blow the seeds off of dandelions -- so she spent a good portion of time today hunting for dandelions she may have missed.
On Saturday Sophia and I drove to Circleville so Sophia could participate in her first Egg Hunt. We picked up my mom (Grammy) on our way. After all the kids in Sophia's age range lined up along the fence, we were told everyone could get 11 eggs -- and then they blew the starting whistle.
Sophia loved carrying around her basket and gathering eggs. So much so that when it was time to open the eggs she was pretty upset -- and then she realized there were goodies in the eggs. Yum!
wow this is really out of date!!
Keith -- Hello, I am a cardiac sonographer at SFHC, ultrasound physics instructor at WU, and a CPTA at Key Rehab. I grew up on a farm outside of Bern, KS. I am an avid KU Jayhawks fan and also like the Royals, Chiefs, and Cubs.
Sherri -- I'm officially a stay-at-home mom now that Sophia has arrived. I grew up on a small farm outside of Circleville, Kansas. I love scrapbooking, reading, watching KU win, and recently started sewing.