Friday, July 29, 2016

Inara's Birthday Party

Rosie's friend Inara had a princess-themed birthday party.  And our little princess was moe than happy to dress for the occasion!  (This was in May - and we were STILL wearing long sleeves!)

Rosie's two best friends Bryn and Ashlynn were thrilled to see a real Disney princess had joined the fun!

Those were some great princesses - and superheros!

Princess Tiana played a little "Tiana Says. . ."

And then we made awesome princess-colored necklaces and bracelets.  Rosie made one with Rapunzel colors (or course), one with Snow White colors and one with Ariel colors.

Rosie was all about the balloons!

There was even a Princess Tiana cake!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Champion!

 Marc got Charlie a championship wrestling belt.  He likes it a lot!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


 The July 4th weekend was a cool one, and we had a free afternoon.  So Marc and I decided to head into DC for a Nationals game.  We took the Metro, which Charlie loved. . .

. . .until we went through a tunnel.

Our seats were at the top of a section, so we had a great breeze! Rosie and Charlie were much more interested in the food, though

And our vewi from the seats wasn't bad, either!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

9th of July

Our neighborhood has fireworks the Saturday after the 4th of July.  And this year, we invited a few friends over to eat BBQ at our house and then watch the fireworks.  We had so much fun just sitting around and talking, and the kids had fun playing dress up at our house and then walking just up the street - all decked out in glow necklaces - and watching the show.  My pictures of the fireworks are terrible, but it was a beautiful display!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Going Crabbing

At the end of June, we went over to Annapolis to have our first Maryland crabbing adventure.  Some work friends invited us and we had a blast.  Charlie and Rosie were very smitten with my co-worker's son Mack.  Charlie loved him SO much that he renamed one of his stuffed animals Mack once we got home and had me write Mack on the tag of the animal in sharpie!

Crabbing was fun.  We didn't catch many but Charlie loved checking the lines.  It was more simple than I expected - we tied a raw chicken leg to a string, that was tied to the dock.  When the line was taut, we would slowly pull up the string and catch the crab in a net.