Monday, June 20, 2011

happy summer!

Well, it's officially summer at our house! I just picked our first tomato from the garden. What a beauty!

And, judging by the looks of those vines, there'll be plenty more where that came from!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

happy one month, mabel!

smilin' . . .

chatting with big sister . . .

smiling at each other . . .

Friday, June 10, 2011

strawberry day

Hey, all! We had a hot, fun, summer-y day! After Brant left for work, I packed up the girls and took my first trip alone with the two of them since Mabel was born. Deep breath! I can do this! And off we went to Arendtsville to pick strawberries! (Mabel only screamed for about a half-hour of the drive.) We met up with my parents, who had already filled a bunch of baskets. After spending a lovely morning outside in the sunshine, we went over to this awesome restaurant, The Apple Bin, for lunch and then headed back to my parents with all the delicious strawberry loot. We all played for a while--Mabel was sooo content at my parents' house. She was an angel the whole afternoon. Then we got all packed back up to come home!

And if only you could smell them too . . . mmmm :)

A lovely day. And cute little Mabes is exhausted . . . 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

we love our Mabel!

Maybe a little too much!  :)