Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Grandma Joan Visiting

Blueberry Picking on Estes Road





Olive Garden - Yummy!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Goodbye, Pleasant Goat

Rebecca's not interested in her Pleasant Goat DVDs anymore. She said SELL THEM!
So, if anyone is interested, they will go to the highest bidder on ebay...

Friday, June 25, 2010

Guest Appearance from the Cat



Pictures from May in our backyard that I haven't posted and more here

Friday, June 18, 2010

Princess Rivkah

Yesterday, Rebecca, Grandma Joan, and I went to Atlanta so that Rebecca could go in a mikveh. She dunked, she spoke Hebrew prayers, she's officiallly Jewish! It was pretty impressive what a big girl she was. She was only a little bit nervous when she had to speak in front of three rabbis, but hey, I would've been nervous, too!
We celebrated by going to the synagogue giftshop, then going to IHOP (she got the smiley face pancakes). Then after we drove home, she went swimming, went to gymnastics, ate dinner, and was the princess of the house for the rest of the night.
All of this doting on and attention has its price, but also its rewards. Last night at bedtime, she insisted on giving me a kiss...on the lips.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Summertime

We've enjoyed more than one week of summertime now. Rebecca seems to enjoy the more relaxed pace of summer and mix of activities - day care, swimming lessons, gymnastics lessons, sleeping late on weekends, extra naptime, and eating non-stop.
She's excited that Grandma is coming to visit for two weeks and she will go to equestrian day camp in July. She is trying to sneak in the beach and Disneyworld. I think we mentioned Disneyworld too soon, because I really think it's too hot to go in the summer. I really want to wait until December. For a seven-year old, she really is allowed a lot of the role in family decision-making!
We are so grateful for our lively, affectionate, smart, bossy, and beautiful girl! Maybe the next post I'll talk about she keeps Mommy in line...