Monday, August 19, 2013


Kate is a BIG fan of doggies these days! We see them a lot because everyone has a dog in Colorado (except us... John doesn't care for hates dogs). They're all over our neighborhood so our walks are filled with Kate woof-woof'ing to the dogs she sees/hears. Or just to loud cars or airplanes that she thinks are doggies.

On our last Old Navy trip, Kate discovered the talking doggy bench. She was in love...

Mommy, look!!!

Kisses! Because I kiss everything now! Even though Mommy is kinda grossed out at the moment! 

Woof-woof! (Kate's woof is a closed-mouth woof... which comes out more like "boof")

Mom says we have to go now, but we'll come back soon... cuz we like to shop

Love you, doggy!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Lake Vacation

We drove out to Indiana last month to see my family and have our annual lake vacation. This week always means lots of water time & boat rides, smores & yard games, late night cards & laughs with my sisters and their hubbys. It was such a great week filled with lots of great memories.  

Kate looooved playing with her cousins - they were really sweet to her and they all got along so well!

The lake water was pretty cold this year, and our "prima donna" has only been in warmed swimming pools.  I spent awhile trying to convince her that the cold water was fun... and then just gave up and let her sit at the shoreline, where she was quite content thank-you-very-much.  

Pontoon boat rides (John was our cap'n)
Morning snuggles
Rainy day games
Bocce ball
Sunrises over the water

A big highlight was leaving the lake to join Papa and the Lions Club for the 4th of July Parade.  Papa drove the Lions train and reserved the front 2 cars for his grandkids.  Pretty dang cute.