Tuesday, August 31, 2010

State Fair

Last Saturday, Maisie and I hit the State Fair. It was crazy, and fun, and crazy fun. We saw all kinds of animals, rode the rides, ate delicious junk food, danced to African drummers, and basically had an awesome time. I didn't take as many pictures as I should've, but these will give you a good idea. Enjoy!

We didn't take pictures on the giant slide or on the tilt a whirl, but I think you get the idea. All in all, it was a great day!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hectically Happy

The last couple weeks it has been uncomfortably hot and humid. This hasn't stopped the girls from racing from one place to another, with any downtime whatsoever requiring copious amounts of Dora the Explorer (Ella adores Dora, but is terrified of Swiper), graham crackers and a record number of baths (for them, I'm trying to cultivate an exotic aroma and don't want to ruin it with unknown variables like water).

To beat the heat they go to the Children's Museum 2-3 times a week or play and swim at the playground...

...or go the zoo (Maisie at the Bird Show and Ella in the Den of Angry Goats).

There was also a bbq with a bounce house and swimming pool, probably Maisie's favorite event altogether, this summer.

God I'm worn out.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I really love this picture.

This is Aaron's and Maisie's feet, at Grandma Liisa's house. I love that Maisie and her daddy are clearly so close, that their feet are right on top of each other's.

I also love that you can see Maisie's webbed second and third toes. That's something that she - and Ella - got from my side of the family. My maternal grandfather, as well as both my mom's brothers, had or have the webbed toes. It's so cool - this recessive trait that both my girls have (Maisie on both feet, Ella on one) that links them back to my grandfather and beyond.