Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sugar and Spice

Sugar and SPICE, (and everything nice . . . ) That's what little two-year-olds are made of.

Fire Station

We had a fun little trip to tour a fire station this morning. I love that Persy and I get to do these activities together. It makes me feel happy that I get spend so much time with her because I love watching her discover the world. The firemen let the kids climb into the fire truck and look around the ambulance. We were about to finish the tour when they got a call and had to jump into their trucks. It was pretty exciting!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Birthday Morning

Persy turned two last week and we had a wonderful day together as a family. We went into her room with singing, balloons, and a birthday crown. She was jumping up and down with excitement.Running around overjoyed

The shower of balloons that have littered our house for days now

Felt birthday crown that I hope to use for years to come

We opened presents right before we went to the aquarium. Gabe stayed up late putting together this darling wood kitchen from Ikea. She has loved preparing "snacks" for us and stirring "spices" into her dishes.

Joint Birthdays

Persephone and Gabe have their birthdays just one day apart, so they will forever be sharing birthday celebrations. We decided to spend Persy's day with just our little family and took the full Saturday to be together, (a rare treat!) We went to the Aquarium and then out for pizza that night. It was a simple and perfect afternoon!
Looking at the sharks in the aquarium. Persy loved the penguin exhibit and was pretty excited about touching the sting rays and star fish. She is a real animal lover.

Blowing out the candles on the birthday cake- Persy got pizza for her birthday and Gabe got lasagna the next day. We ate on Thomas the Train plates that Persy picked out from the party store.

Look Who's Two

Friday, June 11, 2010

Children's Art Festival

Persy and I spent a fun morning doing various art projects at The Children's Art Festival in Springville yesterday. Her favorite projects were the paper mache balloons, card making, and sidewalk coloring.

Grow it Yourself

I teamed up with a couple of my close friends at the Community Garden this year. It's going to be a lot of work but I'm already salivating over the thought of peas, beans, melons, tomatoes, beets, lettuce, leeks, potatoes, corn, pumpkin, peppers, eggplant and more.