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July 21, 2014

It was Fun...

We kicked off the summer with Vacation Bible School. Libby actually went to two - one at our church and one at my parent's church. I worked in the four-year-old classroom. It was hard work taking care of 13 - 15 secret agents every night. 




 The last night of VBS we had a closing rally and invited parents and friends. Without warning, Georgia Kate jumped on staged and danced along with all the big kids. Can you spot her? Front and center with sunglasses on! She's got spirit! 


Not long into June, I helped host a baby shower for my Sister-in-Law. (Since then, she's had her baby - pictures in future post.) That makes four girls on the Parkman side of the family. Fun (read: emotional, crazy, trying) times for years to come!




Three cute guests: Brentley, Cayden and Libby.


The hostesses with the Mom-to-be. 


More summer updates are on the way. 

July 16, 2014

Birthday Celebration

Georgia Kate turned two in early June. But because we had such a busy week the first week of June, we chose to host her birthday party the week following her actual birthday.

We planned a swimming party and invited friends and family. It rained for the first 45 minutes of the party (thanks southern, summer weather) so we improvised and played inside while the men grilled dinner. 





 After everyone ate, the storm passed and we were all clear for swimming.







Then it was time for cake and ice cream. 


This was her face when everyone sang to her. Excited and a wee bit shy.





Fun with friends. 




And a few presents, too!


Including this pink Mini Cooper. Excuse me while I cruise!



We had a great party with lots of friends and family. Georgia Kate is loved by many. 

Happy 2nd Birthday, Georgia Kate!

July 15, 2014

Where DID she go?

Hi faithful blog readers...reader...anyone still there? Hey, you! 

I bet you thought I gave up on the old blog? No, I did not. Normally bloggers get busy and put off working on new posts because life takes over. But that actually wasn't the case this time. I have a personal lap top (as opposed to posting from my work computer) and it was acting up this summer. No blogging for me.

But, great news, I sent my computer to the tech doctor, got a few things spruced up and now we're back up and running. 

Over the next few days I'll be posting updates from our eventful summer. 

Speaking of summer...it's been great, busy, relaxing, (yes, both) HOT and a lot of fun so far!

We've enjoyed a dance camp,


Had doctor's check ups,


Played outside...a lot!



Been cute, 


Dressed up for Bunco,


Ate ice cream from an ice cream truck, 


Celebrated friends getting married, 


Been cute again (I know, but we can't help it), 


Teed off, 


Survived Six Flags,


Logged many, many hours in the pool 


And spent some wonderful quality time with each other.


I tell you it's been a busy couple of months! 

Thanks for not giving up on me and the blog. I'm here, sputtering lap top and all. Check back often for full posts on our summer activities. 

June 05, 2014

Georgia Kate is 2!

 Two years ago (a day early and on her own timeline) Georgia Katherine joined our family. Even though I remember life before she came along, I don't know what we'd do without her. She rounds out our family and I thank God for the opportunity to raise her and call her my daughter. 

At two-years-old she:

 Talks...a lot. She has started forming short sentences.
She LOVES her sister - "Sissy" or "Bibby"


She loves to "Go Outside!"
She makes hilarious noises for most all animals.
She loves to sing and do motions to songs. Her favorites are Wheels on the Bus, Itsy Bitsy Spider and Let it Go (from Frozen). Girl can shake her booty, too!


She can count (missing a number here and there) from 1 to 10.
She loves to give High Fives and Fist Bumps.
Her favorite TV show is Bubble Guppies.


She asks to "culla" (color) all the time. 
She is fascinated with side walk chalk and bubbles.
She can scale the ladder on our swing set and gets a kick out of going down the slide. She loves to swing.


Eating is her favorite! She gobbles most all food put in front of her. 
She is a great sleeper. Once she's in her crib she tells us, "Night, night or Bye bye" and she sleeps all night.


She is a precious soul and her big blue eyes get me every time. 

Happy 2nd Birthday, Georgia! You are loved and wonderful!

June 04, 2014

Cooperfest Beach Trip

Each May for as many years back as I can remember, we've trekked to the beach Memorial Day weekend. We join a BUNCH of our friends, take over the beach in front of our condo. It's chaotic, it's fun and we call it Cooperfest. This year was another successful trip. Here are a few pictures from our weekend:














We enjoyed the three-day weekend and it's always a great way to kick off summer.