So this photo challenge is kicking my butt a little bit. Not the actual picture taking part – that’s easy. It’s the filing, organizing, and editing portion that is so time consuming. We’ve been really lucky to be on vacation for the last few weeks (my husband is a college professor and has summers off), but it makes sitting down and completing these tasks every night a challenge for me. Which is why, yet again, I’m presenting you with another two week recap. At least the road trips make for some great variation in the pictures!
4th of July at Grandma and Papa’s house. I’m not sure what it was this year, but it didn’t even feel like Independence Day. At least Little Lady managed to stay up and watch the city fireworks.
It was probably a good thing that 4th was mild since the next day was my little sister’s graduation party. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Denver in Geographic Information Science. Pretty damn cool! Her custom beer tap reads “Drink to Forget Student Loans”.
Playing outdoors in a party dress. She’s going to be just like her mama.
For my mom’s birthday present we made her a set of faux cemetery fencing (she and my sister are also Halloween nuts). I love this picture of the work in progress. Anybody else getting excited for Halloween?
This moment captures a huge parenting milestone – Little Lady’s first trip to the zoo! She is obviously thrilled to see her current favorite animal, “Ellies”, in person. I was a little emotional that day thinking about all the wonderful memories I had there from when I was a kid.
End of the day at a splash park (right before Little Lady fell asleep). Somehow I was the only mommy in a swim suit, running through the water. I felt like I was getting weird looks from some of the other women… I guess I’ll save that topic for another post. I sure had fun!
Right before we went camping, we bought Little Lady her own sleeping bag. She insisted on trying it out in the living room.
I adore this picture. My dad is laughing at Little Lady as she eyeballs the cakes and pastries we brought home for my mom’s birthday. Side note: I don’t think there’s ever been that much dessert in our house at one time.
We took time off from packing up for some Play Dough action. It would be the perfect activity for her right now if I could get her to stop feeding it to the dog.
The beginning of our camping trip in Flaming Gorge, Utah. If you’ve never heard of the place you should check it out. A gorgeous red sandstone canyon dotted with pine trees rises up from the reservoir. You can just make out the lake from our campsite.
For the most part Little Lady loved being outside for a week straight. Whenever either of us needed a break, we’d hop in the Suburban for a while.
Wait, you don’t bring your Margaritaville machine camping? A frozen mojito was perfect after a hot day on the lake.
Asleep at the wheel with her Daddy. While the water isn’t exactly super warm here, it does feel good to jump in or go wake boarding.
A trip to Flaming Gorge wouldn’t be complete without a stop for ice cream in Dutch John. This was definitely the first time Little Lady enjoyed eating it. She certainly had her pick of flavors from everyone.
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