Monday, July 12, 2010

Adventures of Summer

Summer has really been a whirlwind. We celebrated my brother-in-laws 40th birthday with a very successful surprise birthday party! I can't believe Angela actually pulled that off! I have gone to Atlanta twice for portrait sessions. BellaRose had one week of swim lessons, morning art camp, and then another week of swim lessons. I am thrilled to report that SHE CAN SWIM!!! It truly is amazing. I am not going to leave her alone in the pool or anything, but she can actually swim.
Hollings will be turning 5 months old in 2 days! We are still trying to get her on rice cereal. She is not real into yet, but we are trying. She can now put her feet in her mouth just like her older sister did. It is actually one of her favorite things to do as she is doing just that as she sits in my lap while I type. She is becoming more and more animated everyday. She is also turning out to be a lover of water too, as evidenced in the pictures below!
So now here is a series of Summer pictures. The first ones are of Worth's Grandfather Mountain adventures with the girls while I was in Atlanta. It looks like they had a blast.

Summer fun, playing in the sprinkler!
I jumped through it too with all my clothes on but you don't want to see any of that!

Hollings first tries with rice cereal.

We went down to Curtis Creek with the girls when we got home from surprise party. They had a blast. Hollings loved being in the water. After we left the creek we went to the pool and Hollings played in there as well. What a big girl. Of course you all know that BellaRose had a blast. She even experimented with peeing in the woods, lets just say she does not have the whole idea down yet, but it was a good thing we were near water to clean off :)

I asked BellaRose to put her arm around Hollings, and she did, but would never look up, she was too occupied with her rock stacking.


Becky Swann said...

That first picture startled me, like I was watching BellaRose and all of a sudden a huge bear was behind her! I hope someone told her:)
Hollings looks super cute in that bathing suit! I love it! I am really loving how BellaRose put her arm around her haha! Like this is good enough!

Adam and Annie said...

I can't believe how much Hollings looks like you with her coloring!! Also, I would have liked to see the picture of you running through the sprinkler... =) Looks like a fun summer, and there's still lots more to go!!!

Annie Singletary said...

here i am. sorry i missed this post. the girls are precious. this summer as definitely been a fun one. br is such a great swimmer, we are so proud of her over here. so glad you guys have had such awesome adventures as a family. the girls will remember those memories so well!

Niki said...
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Niki said...

Cute girls! Seeing that bridge live this weekend gave me a better appreciation for how brave BR is. Worth too.
She is a great little swimmer! I was so impressed with her last week. We need some more pool time soon. I also love Hollings swimsuit. She is just so sweet.

Margo said...

Those pictures are so sweet. What a fun filled summer so far. So proud of BR!!

Heidi King said...

Ahh well, Hollings, I put my foot in my mouth a lot too...I didn't grow out of it..haha. My fondest memories of when I was little was with my daddy on Grandfather mtn. I love that Worth is a field trip sort of dad! Who is taking the pictures if your not there?