Sunday, October 17, 2010

Chillin with my homies...

This week was fun, Carys and I didn't have anything scheduled at the beginning of the week, so other than running errands, we just had fun at home.  I decided to let Carys paint one afternoon and she loved it!

Other than tasting it, she wasn't interested in doing much else with the brush,

so I let her dive right in and finger paint.

She was a little more interested in playing with the plate of paint than actually painting the turtle, but she was having fun, so that's all that really matters!

And who needs toys when you have a nice big box to play with!  She spent a lot of time pushing this around the house, filling it with toys, and then climbing in and emptying it out!

We had our playgroup on Wednesday and swim lessons again on Thursday.  Carys really loves both, so it's been a lot of fun, and it's really nice to spend time making new friends.  I'm so glad she finally likes her swim lesson.  She still freaks if I try to put the water wings on her, so as long as we steer clear of those - she's happy!

On Friday we met our friends, Aunt Jen and the quads, at Blake's Orchard for some fun on the farm.  The kids loved checking out the animals. 

The quads all call the bug, Baby Carys, and they are all so sweet with her.  Alyssa and Addison were giving her hugs and she loved it.  She would walk up to them and lean in - then they'd wrap their arms around her.   

After checking out the animals, we went on a hayride.  Carys got a little antsy the last couple of minutes, but other than that she loved playing with the hay and pointing out all the pumpkins we passed.

We already picked out pumpkins last weekend with Daddy (I'm a little behind in my posts), but Carys still had fun checking out some more on the farm.  She was trying to pick these big ones up, obviously they were a little too heavy for her, but she was still trying her hardest - grunting and all!

We had so much fun at the farm.  We love hanging out with the quads!

This weekend was really chill.  Scott was on-call last weekend and had had two weeks of working some pretty crazy hours, so we were very happy to have him home.  Yesterday, while Carys and dad played, I ran some errands and hit a mom-to-mom sale.  I scored a nice coat for Carys and some cute play outfits, so I was really happy.  Then today, the weather was beautiful, so we went for a nice, long walk downtown.  

Checking out the Coast Guard cutter Hollyhock.  

Carys loves going up and down the slide, but she also loves making a big dirt pile at the end too!  I try not to freak about her getting dirty, but it's really hard!

She was ready to jump right in to the water, but Dad was keeping a super, tight hold on her!

We came home and did some yard work, had dinner and then chased Carys around the house before bed.  She finally figured out that she should run away when we chase her.  Before she would just get so excited, she'd turn around and give us a hug when we tried to catch her.  Now that she gets the concept though, there's no stopping her!

Hope everyone had a great week! 


  1. Omgoodness! She is adorable! I can't wait till my daughter can paint :) She is precious! You have such a beautiful family, looked like a great day :)

  2. What a cutie! I can't wait until my daughter can walk and play like yours :)