Thursday, July 10, 2014

July in Review

The girl chose this sturgeon as her carousol animal.  She's just so fun now that she can think on her own and do stuff.  Two years old is really great!
 Glasses are her big obsession as of late.  She snags them whenever she gets a chance, and its a little heart wrenching to take them away from her when she thinks she's so fancy and belly laughs with how silly she is :)
 We gave it our most valiant effort to make it to Seattle for the 4th of July.  We were at Terminal 5 for a total of 8 hours last Thursday... trying to get on any flight or connection to Seattle.  Between the holiday weekend and hurricane Arthur we just didn't make it.  It was especially painful since we were the only ones not going to be with the Tanners, and since I'd worked really hard all week to make it possible- sewing bedding like crazy, doing laundry last minute and timing our milk perfectly for the weekend away.  Oh well.  We win a lot and lose some.  This was a lose.
 Scott came to wait with us for about the last 2-3 hours.  She always has a better time with Dad around.
 Oh just one of the crowd. 
 We ended up at the Brooklyn promenade for the 4th of July.  Watching between two buildings and blocked by a tree, but ya know, we saw color.
 That night cityscape made it all worthwhile.
 Oh, and watching Tatum in amazement.  That made it worthwhile too!
 The rest of the weekend was pretty low key (remember, we had no plans to be here) so a picnic in Bryant park and hemming lots of Scott's pants was in order.  I think we did 6 or 7 pair, it was quite the sewing fest for a girl who doesn't consider herself a tailor. 

 She loves cars and dinosaurs.  Don't know what to say.  We made a track for the first time this week and it was a big hit!
 Betcha thought we would forget about Scotts helicopter within a week of Christmas. Am I right?  Well, you're wrong.  It is still one of our best toys.  Tatum talks about it all day long in anticipation of when Daddy gets home to play with "Copter, Daddy's toy."
 Beach day!  My little mermaid had such a blast at Coney Island.  It was so fun she made me want to take her once a week!  
 We went with some friends, Amina here is just Tatum's age!

 And our other friends brought about 15 dinosaurs to the beach!  Heaven!

All in all, a great July!


Jessica Holly said...

she's so darling Steph!

Jessica Holly said...

she's so darling Steph!

Heather said...

Tatum is SO adorable. She looks like me when I was her age.

Stef, we missed you guys SO much! Thank you for making the valiant effort for eight hours at the airport. That darn summer storm. Did you stay up all night before sewing in preparation to leave? Dedication. Love you.

Tara said...

Wow, you put in quite the effort to get to Seattle! if it makes you feel any better, my family has whole family parties allll the time that I miss.

My little girl loved trains and balls and cars at that age too. It was perfect because our boy was all equipped with toys when he came along!