We managed to reach the strawberry picking farm at JUST the right time… these strawberries were like absolutele candy. 

Lil had a blast picking the berries and was even pretty good about not stuffing her face until we’d paid.  Well, PRETTY good.


of course, what better way to eat your bounty than in the comforts of your own inflatable pool…


Girl’s Best Friend

July 9, 2012

Variations on a Theme

July 9, 2012

My girl is a beach girl… a water girl…

Thankfully, we live very close to Lake Mohegan, which is a wonderful and family-friendly place open to the residents of Fairfield.  There is not only the beach and lake, but a great playground and…

A sprinkler park!

Lil LOVES this sprinkler park..

And of course the beach, too.

The little girls in the pictures with Lil are the two little girls in our neighborhood… one across the street, one next door.  Three girls — a blond, brunette and redhead — all within 3-4 months of each other age-wise.

I think come teenage years, we may be looking at a whole different kind of neighborhood watch.

While we were in Maine, we had a little photo shoot.  It was Steve’s Mother’s Day gift to me… since I am the one always behind the camera, there is very little evidence that I exist in our family’s photos!  So this was our effort to restore the balance.

We hired a friend of mine who happens to be local to the area to take these, and I think she did a great job.

Of course, we did have to let Daddy into some of the pictures, because we are, after all, a family!  🙂


July 9, 2012

We took a short vacation with Grandma and Grump to Ogunquit, Maine.

Mommy ate a lot of lobster.  Daddy did not.

Lil didn’t eat any lobster either, but she DID have a blast playing on the beach.


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I was up super early this morning and took a drive downtown to place a picnic blanket and chairs in a great parade route spot.  We packed a picnic breakfast, Steve bought Lil a flag and we enjoyed watching the parade very much.

Lil loved waving her flag — she looked very patriotic!

She also brought her cymbals along so that she could join in with the marching band.

And of course, bubbles.  Because no summer day is complete without them.

The news predicted this weekend to be a washout… yeah.  CT weathermen once again proved they have NO idea what they are doing.

There were a few parts of the parade Lil did not enjoy.  She wasn’t so big on the Shriners in their tiny cars.

This is the toddler equivalent of  “What the…. ”

The parade was actually super long, what with every little league team, brownie troop, etc. marching… not to mention both the high schools’ and middle schools’ marching bands.  After the first hour and 15 minutes, Lil was starting to get pretty spent.

Steve had reached that point within the first 30 minutes.  Un-American!  Oh.  Wait.

Once the parade starting getting a little kitchen sink-ish… starting with the Ukrainian American Club of Fairfield (??)… Lil popped up and declared, “I done.”

Happy Memorial Day!

We went over to visit Courtney and Carter today and Lil took a turn on their trampoline.

She had a BLAST… and Courtney and Carter defied gravity!  Of course, they calmed it down when Lil was on it… but when she wasn’t — they were flying in the air. 

So fun!

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