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It’s almost July!!! We’ve been so busy already this summer and I feel like it has just begun!
We’ve been to the beach once and it was fun…kind of…Lily HATED the sand! Like HATED it…she clung to me like a koala bear the entire time we were at the beach. So I’m praying that she is over that before our vacation in July!
Other than that, we have been outside pretty much everyday, playing in the yard and hanging out on the deck eating popsicles, going for walks, and going to my pool at my parent’s house as much as we can!
We also had the best day at the petting farm in Urbana. It was soooo cute and it was a great way to do something fun with the kids (and be socially distant). Lily LOVED petting the animals, especially the sheep and goats, turtles, and “piggies”. She was afraid of the baby chicks, the cows and the horses so we just stayed back and looked at them from a far, but it was really fun.
Oh, and if you can’t tell by that bottom photo…she’s the boss 😉
We love it so much though!!
It’s strawberry season! A lot of farms in our area have been advertising that their strawberry patches are ready, so Lily and I went and had a blast!
Lily LOVES strawberries, she calls them “berries” and begs fro them everyday. My husband also LOVES strawberry anything so I was ready to pick a lot!
We went to Glade Link Farms in Keymar, MD and it was so pleasant. Lily and I had my cousin and her 1 year old daughter with us so we were allowed to pick in the same area.
Lily and her cousin Laney were so cute picking the strawberries and loved carrying around the little bucket, but once Laney figured out she could eat them….the girls went CRAZY! Lily had a cute little pink dress on that quickly turned bright red with strawberry juice; she looked like a chipmunk with her cheeks full of “berries” and her lips and face was covered in red juice. But, it was way too cute, and trying to stop them….yeah right! Those two had so much fun picking and eating them and then they decided its faster to just eat the strawberries right out of the buckets that we picked, so the buckets took a little bit of a hit, too.
It was something fun to do with little toddlers! I was a little nervous that they would be too young and not understand and want to run around instead of pick, but they were all about it!
I can’t wait to go back to pick blueberries and flowers soon!
<3 Katie Ryan
18 Months is a BIG half birthday! Celebrating my baby halfway to two years old is a crazy thought!
Time really does fly…the days are long and the years SO short.
So, i’ll tell you about Lily at 18 months… she talks non-stop! She’s a big talker! I’m thinking it might have something to do with her Mom talking for a living…just a guess 😉
She repeats everything we say. She understands what we’re saying and she can pretty much tell me what she wants and when.
At her 18 Month doctor appointment on Monday, the doctor said he was “very impressed” with her speaking! Yay!
She is running, which means my husband and I are running FASTER just to keep up with her. Her favorite thing to do is “go outside” and run around our house, climb the big hills and find the “tractors.” She is obsessed with tractors or lawn mowers. She is so funny…I think we made a big deal about my husband mowing the lawn one day and watching him, so now she loves watching all of our neighbors mow their lawns, too (they probably wonder why we’re watching them, but oh well!).
Also…if you can’t tell from the pictures I post on my Instagram or Facebook, she is tall!!! This girl has LONG legs and is growing out of her clothes so fast! Speaking of clothes…she is also a serious shoe lover (also probably gets that from me….oops!!), we have to try on each pair of her shoes everyday. She even likes to put on her snow boots and walk around the house in them!
She is the sweetest baby in the whole world, too. She gives out kisses all day long and tells us “I love you, Mama or Daddy!”
I just can’t get enough of her!!! <3
Katie will be sharing the story of becoming a new mom!
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