Monday, June 7, 2010

Memorial Day and the lake...

We had a great Memorial Day weekend and a fun trip to the lake from Monday to Wednesday. We had some good friends come to visit from Missouri and a family from our church are so sweet to let us use their lake house. The girls love it here and I love this lake. It is small and surrounded by pine trees. It is very quiet there and so nice to be out of the city. The girls are not to fond of swimming in the lake, but they will ride the jet ski. Mike and I love to drive them as well. Shadow also enjoyed a dip in the lake and loved to chase us on the jet skis. What a great time away and the weather was perfect as in the lake feels like bath water!

Loves a lifejacket as long as it is pink.
A big step for Ellie to conquer this fear.
Shadow has turned out to be an excellent dog.
Love spending time with Mike at the lake.
Mary's first swim of the summer at a crawfish boil we went to prior to the lake.

Happy First Birthday, Mary

Well, my sweet Mary turned one years old on June 4th. It has been a fabulous year with her. I feel like I really enjoyed her baby stage so much cause I know how quickly it goes by. I was laid back with her and she developed that personality as well. She has the best smile and loves people. She's yet to cry when I drop her off anywhere and will still go to whoever! She started to really crawl and pull up this month. She is everywhere now and I need to baby proof our house. She loves to be around her sisters and puts up with them pretty well. She loves the water and I am so glad cause we are spending a lot of time at the pool this summer. We had her party at a pool and it was so fun. She's a pretty good eater and is still drinking milk out of a cup. Even though nursing her exclusively for 11 months was difficult. It taught me so much about not being selfish and how to be a servant in the midst of chaos a.k.a 3 kids under 4:). These are some of my favorite pictures over the past few months. We love you, Mary