Well hello, first item of business–thanks for all your love on my post before last post. I got a lot of comments and messages and you know, that kind of thing keeps a blogger going so just remember that 😉 and p.s. i have finally replied to all of them.
And now, we just had a really good day today, and some of you have been indicating that you are missing the little lady a whole lot (not us. . . mostly camryn. . . .we get it) so how about I just do a huge child photo dump the likes of which I try to avoid and this blog hasn’t seen in months?
We went to the Crown Center, this huge shopping center that is basically all catered towards kids, and partook of all of their free activities. (and someday when we have funds there is also legoland, an aquarium, crayola cafe, etc.)
This was the hallmark Kaleidoscope exhibit. Basically a huge fun craft zone where they let you loose for 50 minutes and tell you to “let your child direct their own creating.” Which immediately conjures images in my mind of overbearing parents who want to micro-manage craft time, but then you get in there and there are just a ton of different stations with different supplies but no real “project”–paper cut into shapes, markers, puzzle pieces, yarn etc. My instinct was immediately to say “hey camryn let’s make this into a hat ok?” or “let’s string these and make a necklace.” But I forced myself to let her direct the creating. And. . . .
camryn learned how to use scissors and just wanted to cut and cut and cut and cut this red paper. and then there was a 2 minute painting break, after which she found some number cutouts which she also wanted to cut into pieces. Creating or . . . destroying?
who does that ginormous belly belong to???? then a “save the world” exhibit all about recycling and eco friendly practices. here is camryn shopping local then we jumped in on what we didn’t realize was a private tour for a girl scouts troup at a fudge shoppe. it was rad. the guy flipped that fudge all the way up to the ceiling. he was very entertaining. and later we made s’mores in the firepit that tanner labored so long and hard on today in our backyard! Camyrn is clearly stoked about the whole thing earlier that day, digging the firepit and then here’s just a whole ton more from earlier in the week one of me! starting to feel huge. 24 weeks 4th of july waiting for fireworks. dancing to the band for those of you without instagram. . . from the top of Liberty memorial. beautiful view of the city! she dressed herself this day. and insisted that she needed her striped pants on over the striped leggings. and we pick our battles around here.
the end. we love our happy girl!