We spent the holiday weekend with many of our extended family members in NJ. It's an annual tradition we have, where we all travel up to my aunt's house and stay there, barbecuing and gorging ourselves all weekend. It was lots of fun, as always. Here are some highlights:
Despite our potty training plans, we made a last minute decision to venture out in public for the Farmers' Market this weekend. It was a little hot and humid, but a good time nonetheless. We bought strawberries, apples and kettle corn and ate them on the spot!
Yes, this look like a muumuu, but I needed a huge flowy dress to cover up the large plastic training pants Sophie was wearing.
We decided that this weekend we were going to put Sophie through potty training boot-camp. No diapers except for naptime and bedtime. Friday was a disaster, she went through 8 pairs of Batman underwear and was constantly wetting the floor. She just couldn't hold it in. Today, was the complete opposite--we switched to waterproof training pants and she only had one accident right before bedtime, when she couldn't pull her pants down fast enough. I hope she gets the hang of it before I send her to school on Monday morning!
Today turned out to be a perfect evening to let Sophie romp through the fountain at Fairfax Corner. She had a blast. While we were there, my parents surprised us by showing up to play with Sophie. I think they had just as much fun as she did!
Spotted over at Anthropologie: Seed bombs...throw them into your garden, and watch a mixture of butterfly and bird-friendly wildflowers grow (choose from 3 combinations). At $6 a pouch, this would make a great party favor when combined with these 99 cent pots for budding gardeners.
What a fun Saturday we had! The weather was absolutely perfect, and we were out and about early in the morning. We visited the Reston Fine Arts festival, where we strolled around looking at interesting artwork and eating junk food. Then, after a nap at home, we had my cousins come over for a casual barbeque, which lasted until near midnight! To me, there is no better smell in the summer than charcoal grilling.
These days, I ask for a smile and she gives me weird poses.
I am addicted to tart frozen yogurt.
Michou's little helper
The kids were not cool with this realistic biker man.
Asleep with a book and a chicken tender in hand..that's MY daughter.
After nap, sitting at the table with the big kids.