Sunday, August 28, 2011

Week 02.40 - To the Top

"We are going all the way up THERE?"

We took advantage of some free passes to Wild Mountain in Taylor's Falls.  They have an alpine slide, water slides, go karts and a small water park area.  Paige was able to ride all of the rides, as long as she went with Valerie.  She really like going up the chair lift to the top of the alpine slide, and of course the water slides.

Bonus Photos:
"Go Momma!"

I managed to grab this shot while driving another go kart.  Probably not the smartest thing I've ever done.

"I like the waterfall slide."

They had a very fun water slide, it was set up to simulate going down a level of rapids with small pools in between.  It was Paige's favorite.  We must have gone down it 15 times.


Nothing like a giant chocolate chip cookie.

Week 02.39 - Keep Cool.


Nothing says summer like a trip to the pool with your cousins.

Bonus Photos:

"I can't even finish vacuuming before you get this place dirty!  What am I going to do with you?"

"I'm making my owner macaronicheese."

"Click, take a pic!"

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Week 02.38 - Abracadabra!

"A pinch of this, a smidge of that, and BOOM!"

Ok, so she isn't actually in a Disney movie, but when she is playing with her sand and water table, she sure goes all out.  Now, if she could just figure out how to have a broom sweep up the mess...

Bonus Photos:

"It's Dora AND Diego.  Amazing."

Paige had a super fun visit to Nickelodeon Studios with friends.  And, as luck would have it, Dora and Diego made an appearance...and her day.

"Let's go play Daddy.  Enough of this break stuff."

"Ib neeb my gobbles tdo seeb ubnerwaber"

Friday, August 12, 2011

Week 02.37 - Big Girl Bed

"Look it, look it. It's may Big Girl Bed."

Paige has officially moved into her Dora themed big girl bed.  She is super excited about her ladder and that she has a nice big Dora comforter.  Every night she manages to get out at least once and bring her slew of books in with her.  It works out really well, because there is a lot of open space below her bed to store all of her things.  

Bonus Photos:

"Hola, this is Dora's house. Welcome Barbie."

"Here I go!"
Paige figured out that she could go faster down her slide by using her kick board.

"Me do it."
Paige did a good job of helping me put her Big Girl Bed together.  It only took about 4 hours, and 1 near complete dis-assembly, but we did it.

"I love bath time."

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Week 02.36 - And the Wall Comes Down

"I'm ready for my big girl bed.  (and if you don't let me, I am going to scream, cry and kick for hours)"

Well, Paige is officially on her way to a big girl bed.  We took the side of the crib off, so she can climb in and out of it.  The first couple nights she didn't realize that she could get out of it herself, without us.  Alas, that was very short lived.  As soon as she realized she could get out of bed, she instantly rounded up pretty much every book she could grab and decided that she needed it in her bed.

Bonus Photos:

"A, B, C, D, E, F, G..."

Paige is getting pretty good at the alphabet and putting the letters into her puzzle.

"OK Momma, stay still, and I'll jump!"

Paige just loves walking across our backs and then seeing how far she can jump past our heads.  I highly encourage this behavior (because it feels like you are getting a back massage!)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Week 02.35 - Sun Dresses and Spaghetti.

"I'm hungry Dada.  Is Uncle Bryan married yet?"

Well, Paige was all dressed up for the Rehearsal for Uncle Bryan and Aunt Mandy's wedding (she was a flower girl), and she was hungry.  To my surprise, she asked for "Spaghetti.  Ia bag!"  So she snacked on cold spaghetti in a bag.  She was a trooper during the rehearsal, but was too afraid to walk down the aisle with Ayden.  In the end, she did a great job at the wedding, and danced into the night (she stayed at the reception and danced until almost 11:00).  I didn't have a chance to take any pictures on the wedding day as it was quite busy (I was ushering and running the sound board), and my camera battery died before we got to the reception.  Maybe if we are lucky the photographers who shot the wedding got a nice shot of her. 
We spent the week before the wedding up at the cabin helping get everything ready, and we sure were busy.  Luckily Paige did manage to have some fun. (she always does).

Bonus Photos:
"Don't tell Uncle Bernie that it is actually battery powered, this is fun!"
"I'm Bambi!"
"I'm building a BIG mountain!"