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Busy Saturday

IMG_9560IMG_9564IMG_9565IMG_9568IMG_9751IMG_9752Saturday Gavin and I headed off to Touch A Truck. I realized that all too soon he will have outgrown these types of events. Riley and Keith had a Daddy/Daughter fishing morning with her Daisy troop.  She caught her first fish and we had her trout for dinner.


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After all the excitement of yesterday,  we were planning on a morning at the Botanic Gardens with friends today.  I can’t even begin to describe how much fun it is to have all of these girls together or how difficult it is to get a picture 🙂  We strolled through the main garden before heading over to the Children’s garden for some running and water play.  Bridges are tons of fun, as is the stream and after getting properly wet Riley loves to be ‘wrapped’ up.

We kept thinking it was awfully hot,  no wonder…check out the temperature. 

Turns out all that heat and fun was so invigorating Riley didn’t want to nap but was in a great mood so she helped Keith and I pick out new shoes and we even ventured out to an early dinner.  Here she is trying on my old shoes and enjoying her first steamed mussels.  That’s my girl!!

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The Stinger is out

Yesterday we had an eventful morning that started so nicely with a visit to the Leanin’ Tree  museum with friends.  We toured the Western Art gallery and then went out to the sculpture garden for a snack and to peruse the sculptures.  Unfortunately,  Riley got stung by a yellow jacket on the tip of her middle finger.  As this was her first sting and despite the ice I put on it from our lunch, it was swelling fast and into her hand (Keith later commented that she had a Michelin Man Finger),  we tabled our picnic plans and headed straight to the pediatricians office and met Keith there.  The best news from the doctor was that the stinger was out and some instructions to reduce the swelling and relive the pain.  Riley’s right hand was in pretty bad shape but we managed a left-handed picnic in the living room after we got home.  And true to her healing she was all better and ready to go this morning.

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Railroad Museum

Trains, trains, trains everywhere.  I thought we could try something new today.  The railroad museum was fun but I think Riley will enjoy it even more when she is a bit older.  The HO scale model in the basement was spectacularly detailed and it was very interesting to check out the engines and cars outside. We even found a lovely park nearby for our picnic.

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I ran across a set of travel watercolors and thought we might give them a try.  They were quite a hit.  Check out Riley’s “boo boo sticker”,  we’ve been using stickers for those not quite band-aid worthy boo boo’s.


  And I can’t remember why Keith got the headset but this was too cute to pass up 🙂

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5 little girls

We had the pleasure of spending the day at the zoo friends.  It is always lots of fun to see all our little girls together, even if it is nearly impossible to get their picture 🙂  We rounded out the morning with a ride on the carousel (Riley’s obsessed) and a fantastic picnic lunch.

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Sunday Fun

We went for bagels this morning and then decided to spend a little time with the butterflies, and Rosy of course.  Check out the cute layer cake skirt I whipped up for Riley. 

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