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Summer Fun


As we gear up for the move and the winding down of my summer with Claire, there have been a few random pictures that have been taken that I’d like to share.

There’s no real theme, just hodge-podge, I guess.

Anyway, enjoy!

radio2Claire loves her bouncer.  I think we’ve established that.  BUT, she loves our stereo, too.  It’s a stereo I bought with graduation (from high school!) money.  The face of it has lights that correspond with the music.  Because her bouncer is in front of it anyway, I usually put on some tunes for her to listen to and watch while she’s bouncing away.  She’s a fan of Justin Timberlake, by the way.

radio1Even when she’s not in the bouncer, if that stereo is on, she’ll watch it.  Too funny!

pigletThis is a picture of her at my Mom’s house while we were visiting Ohio.  She loved sleeping with that Piglet.  She likes it so much that Piglet rode home with us from Wisconsin to Memphis.  As I type, the kiddo is napping.  With Piglet.

bookShe’s “read” lots this summer.  She has a pretty good library going and she and I both enjoy when new books come from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

7_2jennClaire has spent some time with her cousin Jennifer.  I think they both enjoy it.  Lots!  Here’s a picture of crawling lessons.

6_23happyClaire likes it when I take our picture with my iPhone.  I’m not sure she realizes that it’s her in the picture.  Sort of like I’m not sure she knows it’s her when we look into a mirror.


usWe’ve still got some time together this summer.  It’s been fun!  I know I was nervous at the beginning of this, but folks were right when they said it’d be fine.  Though I am so happy that she has Miss Pam, BE, to watch her when I head back to school to work with 12th graders, I know I’ll miss her and our time together!!


Blissful week


Well, we’re back from our super wonderful relaxing family vacation.  No joke.  It was all of those things, and more!

Claire did a pretty good job with the long road trip through AR, MO, IL & WI.

AR7_6Most of the time, she looked like this:

JulysleepWe drove through the night and wee hours of the morning until we reached Aunt Janet’s house.  I was so happy for Janet and Bailan to meet Claire.  Meesh, Bailan’s friend, also go to meet Claire.  They all seemed to hit it off well!

JulyBailan JulyJanet JulyMeeshI remember Bailan at the age that Claire is now, and it was pretty cool to see them interact with each other.

bailanFrom Aunt Janet’s, we drove up to the Door County peninsula, AKA my home away from home.  I love it up there.  The weather, the family, the memories, and now to make more memories with Alex and Claire!  You bet!

Here’s a picture of a view that makes me grin everytime I see it in person.

JulySisterBayIt’s the hill into Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  A place that is near and dear to my heart.  I spent every summer but one up there while I was growing up.

We met my Mom and her friend Karen up at the house and had a good time just kicking back and relaxing.  It was a good break from the craziness (and heat) of Memphis and the upcoming move.

Let’s see.  We:  shopped, ate at many of the staples (Wilson’s, Al Johnson’s, Carol House, Shoreline, Wild Tomato), went to a few parks, enjoyed local entertainment (see below)

JulyKaren JulySongClaire was entertained by Karen and her ukelele.

Claire is ALMOST crawling, enjoyed the bonfires and cookouts, and LOVED the waves and water at my favorite beach, Sand Bay.

julie1We also had some fun with the big chair at Julie’s.julie2I’ll have more pictures later, but right now we’re in packing mode.  T-minus 14 days ’til the move!  AUGH!  T-minus 13 days until teachers (that’s me!) go back to work!  Double AUGH!

Until next time, enjoy this.  Feel free to submit comments with a suitable caption!