Friday, August 13, 2010

Dearest Eleanor

You are now 2 years old. I cannot believe how quickly two years has passed and how much you have grown and changed from a tiny, precious newborn into such a beautiful, joy-filled little girl. Eleanor you bring such joy to our home. Your daddy and I love you so very much and are so thankful to be your parents.

You are still our little Kamikaze and have several battle wounds to prove it. Your shins are bruised, your knees are skinned, and your elbows as well. But those owies rarely slow you down. To say you keep us on our toes is an understatement, but we wouldn't want it any other way.

We love to hear you say "I luff you" and can't get enough of your hugs and kisses. You are very generous and numerous times a day we hear "want some" as you offer us whatever it is you are eating or drinking. You are also very sensitive. It bothers you when other children cry and you will quickly run to the aide of your friends with a gentle hug and a reassuring "it's ok." Just recently you started telling us to "be careful." I am afraid you might become a little worrywart like your momma, but I love your gentle spirit.

I cannot wait to see how much you continue to change and grow in this next year.

We love you to the moon and back!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Splash Park Fun

A few weeks ago we found a splash park near our house and decided to try it out. We had a blast. It takes Kamikaze about 10-15 minutes to warm up to the idea of running under the water but as soon as she does it is non-stop action. One of her favorite things to do is drink the water from one of the little fountains. I think it is gross and it drives me crazy but she doesn't seem to care. Here are some pictures from yesterday's trip to the splash park.

I "firsty" Mama


LOVE those curls

Friday, August 06, 2010

Coming or Going

Yesterday was NOT a good day. I woke up with pink eye. I lost the keys to our mailbox and storage closet. I think I threw them in the dumpster with the trash. I then dozed off on the couch and spilled an entire diet coke all over me and the couch. Of course I attempted to make dinner for my family only to mess up the recipe. Thankfully some friends called and asked us to meet up with them.

Today has been a much better day. I can actually remember whether I am coming or going!