Liv's 3rd birthday is approaching fast and furiously - this coming Sunday. Yikes. Liv is having an early b-day party at Mrs. Durkins, and will be bringing these sweet treats to all of her buddies. Speaking of buddies, whenever we are doing errands in the neighborhood Liv insists on driving by Michael Golden's house. Can you say stalker? Just kidding. About the stalker part.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Many of you have heard that Steve was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He's been doing great, on oral medicine that is already improving his blood glucose levels. Making some changes in what we eat for dinner has been easy, and my favorite food blogs have made it easier, with plenty of fantastic vegetable recipes. Tonight I made a Mediterranean salad from smittenkitchen.com - even Liv ate it!
Sunday, June 28, 2009
These two managed to polish off nearly a whole bowl of guacamole.
I think this was during "Mr. Roboto" - Liv and Esme are the self-appointed pint-sized back up dancers.
Nothing says appetizing like a hot city street.
The kids are enjoing "cookies on a stick".
On Saturday, we had the pleasure of celebrating Ryan's recovery and the neighborhood who came together to help make it possible. It was a gorgeous summer day - there was live music, a jumpy, and plenty of tasty food. The Bleskins joined us, and Esme was the hit of the party. At one point, she was doing karaoke to Bon Jovi, with the crowd cheering her on. The only words we could catch were a shout out to her younger brother: "Emmett Joseph." A good time had by all!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Ah, the life of Riley.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Our next door neighbor Cara graduated from 8th grade - which basically meant that Liv and her pals were in the jumpy for nearly 3 hours. I caught them sitting like this together - and could not let it pass without taking a photo. Mick is the little blonde boy, next to him is Issac and then there's Liv and Sam.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Liv's fortune cookie from dinner said something about how she has a "strong awareness of self." I would have to agree with that. In fact, she's had it from day one, when she smiled when she was cozy in her Dad's arms. Last night we went out for ice cream, and while Liv was skeptical about the toppings, she ended up loving every last bite.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Francesca graduated from 8th grade this past week, and we went out to dinner to celebrate. Liv was very well behaved - could have been that she felt a lot older with her red lipstick. Speaking of older, it's hard to believe Francesca will be in high-school next year!
This past Tuesday was Steve's birthday. Olivia was beside herself with excitement, and tried to talk me into getting him a hot dog maker and a jumpy gym. Hmm...both of which sound more suited to a 3 yr old than a 34 yr old, don't they? Although I'm not quite sure how many toddlers are asking their parents for a hot-dog maker.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Liv and I hit up our local park in DG, it wasn't really pool weather.
I apologized to Liv for dressing her in an outfit that wasn't really conducive to climbing. She said: "you're not kidding."
Look at this face. My best pal.
We shared an apple as part of lunch.
Now the fun really starts - Liv and Esme reunite after both had a chance to rest up.
It is possible Liv overdid the "pony ride" thing with Esme.