Here is a picture of Liberty, her Cheetah blankie, and her trash truck. Yes, the Gilbert City Recycle Truck driver stopped in front of our house and handed Liberty this foam trash truck toy - it pays to rush outside and wave to them!! They have always been so nice to us as we watch from the sidewalk, the driver always does extra CLAW movements for us before he picks up our bin:) and he honks the horn! To say the least, Liberty loves her trash truck and wanted to snuggle with it during this reading session:) She is also a huge Eric Carle fan all of the sudden - demanding MORE MORE MORE after every reading of Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? and The Very Busy Spider.
I went a little camera crazy while getting Liberty ready for a birthday party. I got her this cute blue dress thinking she would wear it next summer (size 3T?!?! HELLO!). But she rocked it and I kept thinking of the song Devil With The Blue Dress. A few family self portraits turned out cute...
Then we went to Kayla's 1st birthday party and played and played. (sorry the pictures in this album are not so great).
With the extreme heat advisory warning in Phoenix, we decided to escape up to the high country and stay with my sister for a couple nights! Hello 85* high and 56* low! It was my first road trip solo with Liberty and our first time staying at my sister's house - it was a TON OF FUN! Liberty just played and played and played with cousin Charlie, ran around OUTSIDE (what a concept!), and even got to see both her grandparents (BONUS!).
Liberty had a great date with my parents - we all trekked to the SEA LIFE Aquarium at AZ Mills Mall. We saw all types of exotic fish, crabs, eels, stingrays, sharks and the adorable sea horses! Liberty had a blast checking out all these animals she's only read about before today and it was so nice to visit with my folks. XOXO
We interrupt snacktime to bring you...Liberty dancing! She's very into music (which Cameron and I understand - we both come from musical families) but Liberty is also very into DANCING - which Cameron and I don't do. Here she is listening to a song Uncle Andy sent - and she debuts a new robot-like move. Enjoy!
Each year in July we go to Pinetop to remember my Uncle Willie and see all his family/friends at a memorial golf tournament. My cousins Natalie and Robby are growing up so fast and I love that Natalie is a mini-Angie and Robby is a mini-Willie. This year we rented a cabin with my parents and Kelly/Doug/Charlie. It was great to be in Pinetop again and see the *almost* entire extended family. My camera didn't have any battery left so Kelly was nice enough to let me play paparazzi with her camera - man we've got cute kids!