Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bedtime Shenanigans

"The moon is up, it's getting late, let's get ready to celebrate! It's Pajama Time!"

This darling little girl gets so funny and hyper right before bedtime. Could she get any cuter? I think this little stay up late ploy is ingenious. The above picture was taken after we went to a late night movie in the park. Gabe taught her to sing, "I wanna rock and roll all night, and party every day." She was jumping on the bed and belting it until nearly midnight and we were all laughing our heads off. (Normal bedtime is 7:00 p.m. but with a late afternoon nap she is a party queen.)

Friday, July 22, 2011

San Diego

We spent a busy and super fun 5 days in San Diego again this month for the Utah Bar Convention. The best part about going to the bar convention each year is that we get to hang out with about a dozen other close friends and their families.

Digging at the Beach

Jumping in the water at Sea World

Waiting to see a show at Sea World

Gabe and Persy at the incredible San Diego Zoo

Butterfly Awry

Sometimes my mothering ideals fall short of the mothering realities. For the last two years we have ordered caterpillars and watched in awe as they slowly transform into butterflies. It is one of those delightful hands on science lessons that I always dreamed of sharing with my daughter. This year, after a month of patient waiting we finally saw our dear little painted ladies emerge from the chrysalis. Persy was just as fascinated with the life cycle as me and I foolishly let her lay on her belly one day and watch our butterflies while I did a little cleaning. When I came back to check on her two minutes later I was alarmed to see her smashing down the butterfly container! When asked what on earth she was thinking she shamelessly replied, "I died them!" Needless to say, I was not a happy mother and our science lesson of the day turned into a rather solemn affair.