Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lola's big week

Well, of course, the biggest part of last week was Amelia's arrival. But life continues.

And someone made a promise to a 2-year-old a couple of months ago that she would be getting a swingset for her third birthday.

Since new babies tend to bring visiting grandparents, Ray got some much-appreciated help as he and Grandpa Roma spent Friday night and all day Saturday installing the swingset in the backyard. A few week early for her birthday, but it is here.

Lola woke up Sunday morning and instantly asked Ray, "My swingset all done?"

And she was thrilled to learn it was. She was less thrilled to see the rain. But it soon dried out and Sunday became an outside play day.

"I don't need to go to the park anymore, Daddy!" she announced while swinging. "I have my own swings!"

One of my favorite features is a mini picnic table set up on the lower part of the tower portion. A great place for outside lunches or coloring or whatever.

We already have developed a routine of spending our mornings doing inside play and chores and spending afternoons/after-nap time outside.

We're having a blast.

And Lola has been showing off her pumping abilities, which makes it easy for this mommy to be outside caring for a newborn while simultaneously watching her preschooler play on the swingset. I don't need to be right there to push her. She can do it all herself. Such a big girl...

I owe a post or two devoted to sweet Amelia. I'll get there. Mainly, know this: She is super sweet, super easy and super quiet. We are all in love.

She wasn't very impressed by the swingset, though...

- Bethany :)

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