shiny happy me

My mother-in-law called today and pointed out that I haven’t blogged in awhile.  That’s not the only reason she called, but she is right that I’ve been on a bit of a blogging hiatus.  It’s been about a week and a half, but I think in grandparent time, that’s like going several weeks without seeing pictures of the grandbabies!

Well, we all know what a people pleaser I am, so I’m blogging.  It finally cooled off enough that we were able to take the kids to the park last weekend.  Connor struck this pose for me.  He is really growing up!  He is absolutely loving first grade, and I am just so thankful for his little mind that absolutely loves to learn.


Logan struck this pose for me.  He is as full of life as ever, and I love that he is wearing his sock monkey shirt.  Don’t tell him, but Derek and I call him our little sock monkey…there is a striking resemblance…


And Camryn let us all know when she was all done with the park and ready to go home.


Speaking of Camryn, this is one of her newest things.  You can ask her “where’s (fill in the blank with anything under the sun)” and she does this.


I love it.  She is just getting to the most fun age!  She gives kisses on command.  She claps along with “If You’re Happy and You Know It”.  She says uh-oh, mama, and dada.  She loves to read books, and has been known to dance along with any music playing.  She loves to play with toys, and does her best to get into anything and everything.  She is turning into a full fledged toddler and I love it.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the baby stage too…but I honestly prefer toddlers.  They are way more fun!

In other news, last weekend our 20 year old hand-me-down refrigerator began to go kaput.  It could either keep things frozen or keep the fridge cold, but not do both.  So we took advantage of the good Labor Day sales, and this beauty is now in our kitchen.


I didn’t know I could love a new appliance so much!  The kids seem to like it, too.  Connor is fascinated with the water dispenser and the fact that we can lock the control panel on the front.  He compulsively checks that it’s locked by pressing the water button, which means I’ve wiped up more than a few puddles off the floor.  Hopefully the novelty of that will wear off soon, or I’ll just remember to lock it every time.  Yesterday, Logan opened and closed the freezer like 10 times, just to look inside.   Derek and Camryn are pretty ambivalent.  All Cami cares about are that her magnets are within reach, and all Derek cares about is if it cools everything appropriately.  Whatever.  Don’t rain on my shiny new appliance parade!

Funny Connor quote…”mom, before we got that new fridge, we were fallin’ apart here!”  Cracked me up.

Other than park time and the new fridge, we are just busy settling into our school routine.  Summer is fun, but man do I love the start of the school year.  It’s such a refreshing change of pace!

Hope everyone has a great weekend, and to the grandparents, I’ll try to get my blogging back on track!

3 Replies to “shiny happy me”

  1. Wow, didn’t know a phone call from me was so powerful! Thanks for the updates. Great pictures of the kids! Cool new fridge – I see why you’re excited. A guy would get just as excited over a new power tool – and he wouldn’t get to use it everyday!

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