Thursday, June 25, 2009

smiley pants

Lunch and totally soaking yourself in the fountain, a perfect afternoon for an almost one year old :)

Once Leah's feet hit the ground, she darted over to that fountain, and her white outfit was done.

Leah's buddy Kyle joined her at the fountain and it seemed like she was on a mission to soak him as well.


Here is a little video :)
Leah was so into soaking everyone, I could not get her to look at me!
love my twubble maker

Monday, June 22, 2009

water park and daddy

Vin drools every time we drive past the water park. In fact, he has been talking about going for at least 6 months. Lee and I finally took him there for father's day. He was in heaven watching Leah mingle through the play area, sneaking off to go down a waterslide, trips down the lazy river, and smuggling food into the park... a perfect father's day trip.

love that leah bug

Friday, June 19, 2009


Leah and I were invited to join some friends at The Phil for Kindermusic. It is twice a week for the next three weeks. Today was our second time there, and I think Leah liked it even more this time :) The Phil is such a beautiful setting... I could not resist snapping some pictures in the tree filled grassy area, it was calling our names!

In the program, the kids are encouraged to explore music, friends, and insturments. The instructor has this bear she uses to sing hello and goodbye to friends with. Leah is obsessed with it!

Leah even was sung to today, mostly because she would not leave the teacher alone about the bear, so it worked out well ;)

The kids just play with each other. I think it is the coolest thing to see them socialize.

Today we pulled them around on sheets and in laundry baskets. It was cute.

This looks like a game of dodgeball, but it isn't.

I love the time I get to spend with this kid. She is so fun!
I love when she gets up from her naps... Vin says I get bored without my buddy to play with :)
love my bug!

Sunday, June 14, 2009


We went to Ft. Myers Beach the other night. It was one of those perfect evenings. Walking by the beach, dinner at a beach front restaurant, and more walking and shopping. Leah was feeling much better and she was all smiles all night :)

They had these fabulous photo areas. Leah was so funny, she was hysterical as Vin put her head in each one, I think she screamed in delight with each one!

Aunt Jen playing it up :)
Tuna, being a tuna

And.. a beautiful sunset, perfection.

love my summer bug

Friday, June 12, 2009

11 months

All this quirky goodness oozes out of Leah these days. At 11 months (today!), she has such a personality, I love documenting it. These are new and fantastic things that make me want to pull my hair out and laugh at the same time!
Exhibit A: Leah covers her ears now. Mostly when I talk. When I say "no" or "don't feed that to the dogs" or even "time for a nap" the hands go over the ears.
Ear muffs.
Exhibit B: I love the little clip. Color coordinated with her outfit, it sweeps that lock of hair out of her eyes and into a perfect little style, that is soooooo Leah :)
Exhibit C: Why does she need to feed the dogs everything? The concept of that-might-not-be-good-for-them is a bit much for her at 11 months. However, this is one of those laugh and pull my hair out moments. So cute, but... might need to stop.

Exhibit D: Leah pulls off EVERY cookbook I have on the shelf. When I pick them up, she pulls them right off again. The only one that she manages to pick up and tear around the house with is the Italian one (this was on her own, not strategically placed)
Exhibit E-Z: Still quite the artist, now she actually holds the chalk and colors with it! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, that!

I love how she tears off walking, cracks me up!

she still eats the chalk sometimes, but I swear she does color with it too.

As you can see from the evidence, she is oozing personality and I did not fudge it when I said some things make me want to laugh and pull out the hair at the same time :)
11 months old today.
How can this be?
30 more days and she is 1!
The countdown begins!
love my leah bug

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

sick of being sick

This is a sad little post. My Leah Bug is sick. Not just ordinary-cold sick, but needs-a-nebulizer sick! It started on Monday last week, throwing up, and morphed into a horrible cough and stuffy nose and a bad case of "punk"This makes me want to cry, she is actually used to this thing now. No more screaming about it, she just takes it, and is ok with it.
Lee still manages to make a mess and turn the house upside down though, no cold could hinder that! Now that she is walking, the mess is endless. She seems to be feeling better, the face says she is refocused and ready to go.
I think by Saturday she should be ready to roll.

I love that sicky bug.