Jim's mom and Clair came to visit Friday afternoon. They brought Stella Pirate's Booty (which you can see in her smile). Above Billie Jean's left shoulder you can see where Stella put her baby in "time out".
I plopped on the floor (these last few weeks of school have been exhausting) and Stella backed right up and just sat on my lap. She's been doing that quite a bit lately and I LOVE it! Again... a mouth full of Pirate's Booty.
Saying, "NO" when her cousin tried to show her the correct way to play the instrument.
She LOVED the swing on the deck at my aunt and uncle's house. Nona would push her and she'd squeal, "WEEEE". It was past her bedtime and she seriously considered napping right there.
We were there to celebrate her new cousin's baptism. My aunt and uncle just brought Emily home from China a little over a week ago. She was interested in Stella, but wasn't a fan of Stella trying to touch her... this is her removing Stella's hand.
Yesterday was a BEAUTIFUL day. She helped dad rake.
Made me chase her down the neighbors driveway countless times. It's tough to get a good picture while bent over chasing your 1 1/2 year old and praying that she doesn't fall and scrape up those darling knees. Check out that mischevious little face.
Here she's pulling "weeds" just like Mama. (fistfulls of grass were being removed)
Loving her little shovel, wearing the sunhat that Dad got out for her. (It's last years and made her look like Gilligan.)