Monday, June 23, 2008

Catching up again

So it occurs to me as I'm sitting at the computer eating my post swimming lessons salad from BK (we probably shouldn't tell Matt how much dressing coated lettuce I've been flinging around, 'kay?) that some of you are probably going through Mallory withdrawal. Sorry 'bout that.

First, yep, we've started swimming lessons. Mommy got smart this time and signed up through the local YMCA for indoor lessons instead of the ones we tried last year at an outdoor pool. That was just too flippin' cold for all parties involved. Mallory is having a great time. The Y has a zero-depth pool, which is really cool (I mean warm), so there really isn't the shock of jumping right in. Although, speaking of jumping, she really does enjoy jumping off the side into the water. She also will blow bubbles on occasion - however, she's still not super fond of putting her whole head under water. Lots of spluttering when that (accidentally) happens. I'm hoping I can get Matt to come along at least once to document with pictures, so we can share some of our fun. Stay tuned.

Last weekend, we spent most of the days at my sister's house. It was cousin Joshua's 2nd birthday on June 8th (he picked an easy to remember day - our anniversary) The whole clan was down for some fun, including pizza at a local pizza place that also had a few arcade type games. It wasn't quite Chuck E Cheese, but with $4 gas, that's quite okay.

Mom and Tessa stayed at our house Friday night. They arrived a bit later than planned due to unforeseen restaurant issues, so Mallory was already in bed by the time they showed up. However, she was very excited to get to break the fast with them Saturday morning.

I then made use of the extra hands staying at my house and eating my cereal, by roping them into helping decorate Mallory's room. A friend of mine had recently had an Uppercase Living party and I ordered a set to put on Mallory's wall above her crib. Tessa courageously faced the spider in the corner and between the two of us (okay, she did more) we managed to get it on the wall without major complications. Note to self: swirly letters...not such a good idea. I'll remember to get a pic one of these days so you can see how cute it is.

Then we all got ready to go.
Off to Kasey's house for fun with all the party guests. First, a little chase with Grandpa.

Then, some quality rockin' on Mr. Fish. Hmm, I had a bus driver in elementary school named Mr. Fish. Strange how these memories pop up, isn't it?
Then, my brother, Tyler, actually thought he might be able to sneak in a nap. On the livingroom floor. Oh my. Do you recognize those cute little legs sticking out in front? Nope, not mine!

Finally a cute picture of the silly-ness that was the norm for the day. I still have pictures of the party, but I don't want to push my luck with Blogger tonight. And besides, my mom said I didn't have to share all at once!

p.s. If you'd really like to see some more cute pictures without the waiting, check out my sister's blog - she's got lots!


Jay said...

Great pictures, that last one had me laugh out loud! Off to check out your sister's blog. Yay!

tessa said...

haha love Mallory's cheese mustache!! If I didn't have cereal(that I worked for :D ) in my hand it kind of looked like she was telling me that I couldn't have any of her chips.
Hahaha that last picture is a good one super funny!

g'ma hanson said...

If you look very carefully, you'll see what Mallory is having for breakfast....

Amy said...

OK, so you still only pay $4 for gas! LUCKY! I love Mallory's skirt! It has been way too long since we saw recent pictures of her- she looks like she has grown up a ton!!

Anna said...

OH, goodness, that last picture is too adorable!! I love it!