September 8, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
We had a great family weekend. Lots of adventures and quality time together. That’s what three day weekends are for, right?
On Monday, we had every intention of going to downtown Louisville for the Labor Day Parade. It is their 76th, which I find fairly impressive for a town of this size.
Sadly, the parade coincided with morning nap time. Olivia’s, not ours. We joined up with the fun at the Community Park though. There were vendor booths, live music, a kids play area with climbing walls and bounce houses, and a….splash pad!
You remember #32, don’t you? You know, “Take Olivia to the splash pad on Pearl Street Mall once she is walking. (Any day now.)” Well, my friends, that day has come. I know, I know. It’s not Pearl Street Mall. But, with only 16 days left of summer, I’m going to take what I can get.
Besides, homegirl is a walking machine! Bonus: she loves bath time. Obviously, when you combine those two things you get a child who will race into a splash pad all giggles and splashing.
This was about as close as she got on her own two feet. Even in Daddy’s arms she wasn’t quite sure at first.
She warmed up to it eventually, but never really toddled around like I was expecting.
Ah, well. There’s always next summer!
Category Family, Front Range | Tags: baby,Colorado,family,Labor Day,Louisville,Olivia,splash pad,summer fun list | 5 Comments
August 30, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
This blog has been very Olivia-centric of late. It is her first birthday, and as her mother, I think the heavy rotation of posts about her is totally justifiable.
If, however, you are here for posts on food, crafts, hikes, or other random occurrences in our life, well just hang in there. Our regularly scheduled programming will return shortly.
Category Family | Tags: babies,balloons,cake,celebrations,family,first birthday,friends,gifts,ice cream,kids,Louisville,Lucky Pie,Olivia,party,pizza,presents,Smitten Kitchen,Sweet Cow | 12 Comments
August 19, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
It has been quite the week. If had a place like this, I would be there, most likely napping.
Maybe some people watch this and see a guy riding a bike. I see art.
We live in Louisville. It’s awesome times ten!
These look fantastic. I would strongly advise against reading food blogs when you’re hungry. It’s pure torture.
Olivia takes her lunch to daycare. I think we need to find some bento boxes. A lunch box is just so passé.
I’ll be back later this weekend (hopefully) with more details on the excitement of this week. Thanks for sticking with me, friends!
Category Links, Uncategorized | Tags: bento boxes,best small towns,bike,Colorado,links,Louisville,lunches,snickerdoodle bars,toddlers,video,weekend reading | 1 Comment
July 27, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
Category 1,000 Word Wednesday, Front Range, Photography | Tags: bench,Colorado,grass,Louisville,meadow,open space,outdoors,park,photography,tree | No Comments
June 11, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
If I was asked to do this, the picture above is the one I would choose.
My mama is in town. Tim and I had our first date night in forever. There was a spoon solo. We love our little town.
Oh la la! This blogger is giving away a trip to Paris. Considering we still haven’t properly celebrated our first anniversary, this would be an awesome way to celebrate the first and the second.
Nutella is Tim’s go-to breakfast. I wonder how this homemade version compares with storebought.
At some point, we will have some really difficult conversations with Olivia. They will probably be a lot like this one.
In case that homemade Nutella doesn’t work out…a spread made from cookies. It isn’t sold in Colorado yet. If you live somewhere it is sold, could you send me some? Pretty please?
Category Links | Tags: Biscoff,childhood,Colorado,giveaways,Louisville,Nutella,Oh Happy Day,Olivia,parenting,Paris,photography,talking | No Comments