Thursday, June 23, 2011


We have a wilderness center near us that has lots of trails and activities for people of all ages. We decided to check it out one warm afternoon. Aurora loved being able to run ahead on the trails.
But she started to get tired after about 3/4 of a mile up and down through the hills. Thankfully Daddy has strong shoulders to carry her on. :)
She was completely preoccupied by all the leaves on the trail. She either wanted to carry them or throw them off of the trail.
She found quite a few "treasures" on our little hike: a stick, leaves, a feather, and a rock. We had to limit her to one of each.

And, of course, a little video....

That's all for tonight!
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Rain!

Aurora was fascinated by our first warm summer rain. It took her a couple tries to get out into it, but once she did...she got soaked!
Her favorite part, however, was the big puddle that formed on our sidewalk. Even though this rain was several weeks ago, she still talks about "Aurora's puddle." :)

And a deluge of videos for your enjoyment...

If you're having trouble understanding her, don't worry, you're not alone. ;)

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ahhh... Misunderstandings! 2

I was telling a story to Wil at dinner about a sales clerk who made a comment to me about my pregnancy (she guessed I was due soon--I wish!) and I said that she "really stuck her foot in her mouth."

While we were still laughing about it, I turned back to Aurora to find her chewing on her big toe. She stopped for a moment when she saw that I saw her, exclaimed "eat foot!" and resumed her efforts to chew on her toes. I was trying to figure out why she would ever chew on her toes when Wil exclaimed, "Yep, you're got your foot in your mouth, too, Aurora!" Then we just about died laughing. Aurora was quite tickled that she got us to laugh so hard. :)


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pool Fun!

Earlier last month we set up the kiddie pool for the first time. The water was cold, so Aurora wasn't too sure about getting in.

She loooved splashing in it.
Dipping various parts of her body into it. :)

Wet hair!
She finally managed to step into it...

And even practiced her kicking!

But all this fun must come to an end...When she managed to empty the whole thing, she wasn't pleased that I wouldn't refill it.

Somehow she thought that stripping would help her cause. :)

After letting her express herself a bit, we took her inside to find a diaper. :)

Oh, the trials of being 2 years old!
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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Aurora's Bed

Sleepy head--'cause Aurora waking up is just precious. :)

And we finally decided to try lifting her bed up off the ground.

 She was absolutely thrilled!

Yep. :)

The best part, of course, is that she can scoot under it. What a novelty!

Someone's growing up. *sniff, sniff*


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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Technical Difficulties

UPDATE: It is all fixed. ~Wil

None of the links related to our blog on our main website,, appear to be working correctly. The individual blogs will direct you to a post published on January 30, 2010 and the archive links will take you to February 2009. To read the most recent blog post (and any others) go here:

Sorry about this, we will try to fix it as soon as possible. Blogger (who hosts our blog) has been updating some things and apparently reshuffled links. Oops! :)

Aurora and Radishes

Have I told you about Aurora and radishes? No, of course not. We only just pulled our first one within the past week. 'Tis a strange and unexpected friendship...

Strangely enough, she not only held onto the radish after that first little taste, but continued to nibble on it.

So far she's been the only person in our house who's gotten more than a bite of a radish from our garden. At this point, we're getting only one ready one every 2-3 days and those go straight from the garden to rinsing to Aurora's hand, where it stays until it's been nibbled all away. :)

They're also an easy plant for her to help pick when one is ready. All in all, it works out well because neither Wil nor I really like radishes by themselves. Once we get more than one at a time, we can have a salad with them, but for now we're happy to let Aurora have her special treat.

Every time I see her nibbling on a radish, I think "Grandpa (her great-grandpa Bob) would be so proud!" :*) I sure hope he gets at least a few little glimpses of us from his spot in heaven.