Sunday, May 31, 2009

No words necessary

(except maybe click on this picture to enlarge!)

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Our annual summer kick-off!

Today we celebrated Memorial Day exactly the way we did last year-- at our wonderful community pool (click here to reminisce with me!). All 3 girls loved it and didn't want to go home. Bryan and I didn't think that Emma would be too impressed, but she wiggled and wormed her way off of our laps and into the water so many times that I finally took off her cute outfit, tugged on a swim diaper, and dunked her in. I think it's going to be a fabulous summer!

I could just eat them up!

Hannah and Emma simply adore each other. Big sister fusses over baby sister every chance she gets, and Emma loves it! This afternoon they were on my bed and I snapped several (okay, maybe 39) shots of them together. Hannah had just had a bath, so her hair was wet. And speaking of HAIR, check out Emma's head!!!
This one is blurry, but I just love the look on Emma's face.Don't stop, Hannah. Gimme more kisses!That's better.Love.Emma smiles biggest when Hannah talks to her...

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Yesterday my mom turned the big ___. We had a party for her here at our house, and it was really fun! Everyone was stuffed and she got great gifts... what else could you ask for in a birthday party?

Gram, Pop, Emma, and Delaney (Hannah was much too busy to pause for this photo!)

Hannah and her beloved cousin Tyler

Delaney and Julia--an equally adored cousin!

Everyone fit in our dining room. (Barely! )

Even Emma squeezed in. She played happily the whole time.

My brother Chip, his wife Alison, and my Uncle Roger and Aunt Bunny

World's GREATEST husband... he got the food ready AND cleaned up the kitchen afterwards. Thank you, Bryan!

Gift time! Some of the goodies were a digital photo frame, great seats to an upcoming Phillies game, a new purse, a digital camera, and tons of cool jewelry.

Aunt Pat has been my mom's best friend for over fifty years. Her mom, Mrs. Shay, joined us for the celebration.

Happy Birthday, Mom. We love you very much!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Playroom fun

SnugglingEmma sure does love playing with her sisters!
Would you like some tea?

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Adventures at the aquarium

Hannah's class took a field trip yesterday, and I was able to go! We traveled by school bus to Camden, NJ, to visit the Adventure Aquarium. Although we only had a short time to tour the place, we had a fabulous time and saw lots of cool aquatic life. Hannah's class. The Philadelphia skyline across the river is beautiful.

My camera is nothing fancy, but I sure got some good shots! Check out this fish!

And yes, this eel is real! (ew!)
Hungry sealsCute African penguins-- I didn't even know that penguins live in Africa!
Hannah and her sweet friend, Molly. We spent the morning with Molly and her mom.
Not quite sure she wanted to do it...
...but my brave girl did finally touch the jellyfish! (ew!)

HipposI just looked back at my comments about these photos and had to giggle. There was a time in my life when I aspired to be a marine biologist. I guess it's a good thing I didn't pursue that!

What a terrific day! Thanks, Hannah!