Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Its been pretty rainy lately, but here is what we have been up to:

-Playdates with awesome friends!

-mall playzone
 *For the first time we brought Summer's doll stroller to the mall and she had fun pushing "Berry" around the mall since it was too rainy to go outside!

*Summer has been checking out books all by herself for months now, but I finally snapped a picture today!

*Colton had fun walking all over!

-putting in our vegetable garden
*Dodging rain drops, we put up the fencing and Summer helped us pick out our veggies (two kinds of tomatos, two kinds of peppers, corn, peas, watermelon, strawberries, cantelope, cucumber, and pumpkin) and we got them all planted.  Nice to have rainy days for that!

-replacing our old 1960's green toilet and 23 year old microwave (both finally bit the dust!)
*Paul is an amazing handyman and successfully completed both!

-Summer learned her phone number, address, quite a few Spanish words, and she can buckle her own carseat
*We met a new friend (Ms Edita and her daughter Chile) at the mall playplace and they spoke Spanish.  I chatted with Ms. Edita for a long time while Chile and Summer played.  Afterwards, Summer wondered what we were saying because she couldn't understand the Spanish.  Since then, she has been very interested in learning Spanish, so we have checked out books and DVD's from the library as well as watched quite a few youtube clips during breakfast!  Some favorites of ours are clip 1, clip 2, and clip 3.   Here is a little video of a bit of her Spanish.

*Summer has been noticing numbers on houses, so we decided to start talking about addresses.  I also thought it would be good if she learned her phone number, so we sang it to the tune of Mary had a Little Lamb and she learned it after a few weeks of singing it :).  Here is a little video:

-Colton has been walking much more, and will now walk even without an end destination in mind!

Reading with Daddy

Giant Cookie with Grandma and Grandpa K (while Mommy and Daddy were at Bible Study)

Family walk after dinner


Jill said...

That little sweetie is so bright. Her memory always amazes me. I just love her expression when she's thinking as she looks up at the ceiling. :) Thanks for the peek into the Tommerdahl household. Sometimes the "everyday" is extraordinary! And, as for that giant cookie, Colton was all boy and stuffed a large piece into his mouth while Summer daintily broke off small pieces and ate them. :) So much fun!

The Baum Family said...

She definitely does have a great memory!! So cute. :)

The O'Connor Family said...

Wow Summer!!! Great job with your spanish and address and phone number! What a smarty!!

Jessi Brink said...

Go Summer! What a smart little girl Kel! Teach me your tricks :) I can't wait to have the whole summertime with my girls and teach them all day long! Love hanging out with you guys!

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