Friday, September 16, 2011

A few updates

Hi everyone!  Sorry it has been a while since our last post!  Meanwhile, it has turned to fall here in Minnesota, and as much as it is sad to see the summer end, the crisp fall air is very refreshing!  We have been staying busy with lots of playdates with Summer's friends, jogs with  Rachael and daughter Adry, trips to the library for both books and baby story/song time, Bible study, tutoring, and lots of home projects and yard work.  Because the previous owner of our home was a landscaper, our yard had MANY MANY MANY MANY mulch areas literally COVERED in plants and weeds.  This year we decided to try to minimize our future work load by pulling out many of our plants and turning quite of few of our mulch areas into grass.  This has turned out to be quite the task, especially when combined with all of the trimming and weeding of the plants we are keeping!  Our goal is to get as much of this done as possible before the leaves fall, because then comes the large task of raking.  However, I am kind of excited for the leaves to fall this year because I think it will be fun to play in the leaves with Summer!

Lately Summer has been developing quite the personality!  She definitely shares her feelings with me ;)---when she is excited about something you can tell.... limbs moving, eyes sparkling,  excited sounds and breathing....!  And when she is mad you can tell.....the tantrums have started!  We had our first public tantrum in Walgreens today when I told her she couldn't something!  At 13 months she is exuberant, a talker, in constant motion, never boring, and I couldn't love her more!

Here are a few videos of Summer since I haven't been very good at taking pictures lately!  The first is of her reading me her library books.  The second is of her playing with daddy.  Enjoy!



Jill said...

So cute. I love how her hair stood up in the breeze as Daddy pushed her on her car. :)

The Baum Family said...

The tantrums are tough!!!! :) I love hearing her little voice chatting as she looks at her books!

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