Monday, June 22, 2009

Visiting Grandma & PawPaw - Part I

Penelope and I arrived last Monday in TX at Grandma and PawPaw's! Yea! We're having a great time. There's so much fun stuff for PP to do - swim in her little pool, slide, swing, lots of flat grassy area to walk and explore in. She loves Kiki and Scooter and giggles when she sees them. There's a rocking horse for her to play on and steps to climb. We're having a blast.

It took a little bit for her to reconnect to Grandma and PawPaw, but she's becoming BFFs with them real quick now. Below are some pictures of some of the fun activities we've done. Enjoy - there will be more to come!

This is my nephew, Gauge. He's a super cool little dude! Penelope just adores him and is already saying his name! Gauge spent the night last night and is great with PP. They're such good friends that she even tried to give him a kiss without being asked.

Here's some pics from McKenna's 4th b-day party this past Saturday. She's one tough, funny gal. We had a great time watching her run in circles all day and entertain us. She's really sweet to Penelope and PP lets her hold her already.

Here's snapshot of Scooter and Kiki - Scooter loves giving kisses and Penelope loves getting them.

Here's Penelope swimming in her little pool at Grandma & PawPaw's. She had a great time in it.

Grandma didn't believe that Penelope actually sat in a high chair to eat (I kinda let her snack on the run except for lunch and dinner).

Here's another shot of McKenna's party. Granny had a great time watching her grandkids and great-grandkids play. And we really enjoyed getting picked on by Grandma and Granny for our parenting styles =). Love you, Gran!

Here's PP playing outside. She loves all the space available to roam around.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Swimming, Chocolate, & Flossing

We spent a wonderful weekend in Calistoga for Carlos and Miranda's wedding (congrats again!). Penelope was really great the whole time and got to meet lots of sweet new friends. While there, she swam for the first time and was super adorable in her new swimsuit! She's going to be a pro at the pool by the end of the summer.

It was hard to get a good picture of her in her suit, hence the goofy one below.

Tonight, she somehow found a rogue chocolate chip without Mommy seeing with the results below. It was pretty cute.
When I flossed tonight, she seemed really interested in it, so I gave her a piece of floss (Grandma, you might want to stop reading right now and skip the video). She immediately started "flossing" her teeth. I tried to get it on video, but didn't get the better attempts. In the short clip below, she kinda flossed her teeth, then attempted to get mine. She's such a blast right now - this age is so fun! We're really looking forward to our summer travels that are coming up. I've got 3 more days of school, then we take off for TX a few days later - yea! We'll see everyone really soon!