Tuesday, June 30, 2009

nuestra caminata

en su barco

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

in colorado

astrid's first camping trip slightly disastrous

Marilee and Sterling's ward had a camp out a couple of weekends ago and we thought it would be the perfect camping test run for Astrid(for some reason we haven't had a chance to take her until now). She had a great evening with her cousins but the night was just not her piece of cake. Once she finally fell asleep at 11pm, she was up every 20 minutes screaming to get out of the tent. She would push the sides and motion that she wanted to get out (claustrophobic?). At 2am Arthur suggested we go home, to which I agreed, since it felt like the night was lasting forever. As soon as I got out of the tent with Astrid and sat by the fire pit, she was out.
Looks like we need to experiment in the yard a bit more or get a bigger tent.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

on their way to becoming a household name...

our little garden

We've loved having a garden this summer again because Astrid has actually been able to enjoy it.
There's nothing better than tiny dirt-filled Crocs.
It's been a bit of a challenge to teach her not to tear the leaves off of the plants (she can't quite grasp photosynthesis). When she would tear a leaf, I would cry, pretending to be the plant and would tell her that it was an "owie" for the plant. Now she tears the leaf and cries for the plant and gives it a hug. It's actually kind of cute.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

3 years of love and 33 of life

Yesterday Arthur and I celebrated our anniversary. It was perfect. We got some Dodo and walked across the street to the park and had a picnic. Afterwards we went down to the pond and fed the ducks with Astrid. The weather was perfect and I could have stayed all evening. I love being with my family.

Tomorrow is Arthur's birthday...Siegfried's and a movie of Arthur's choice. I can't wait!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Lex is married...for real

Our family (minus Daddy, who was in the Dominican Republic)

Luke and Marcos with Karissa

Karissa and I
While Astrid and I were visiting the family in Colorado, Lex announced that he and Karissa were getting married...the next day. It was a big shock to everyone but the two seemed very sure of what they were doing. On Monday, May 18th they tied the knot. We went to a nice restaurant downtown for dinner and had a nice and very small service at the church (Karissa has only been a member for 5 months). Their plans are to visit eachother as frequently as possible (since Lex will be touring all summer) and to get sealed in the Mesa Arizona temple next year.
Congratulations Lex and Karissa!


Nana had so much fun having Astrid around.

Astrid having a little fun with the sugar.

Astrid loved playing with Jack and Jake.

En el barquito que le compro Grammie.

Dandole huggies a Nana

Astrid found a way to get outside.

Con su Tio Cuca