Monday, June 22, 2015

Summa Time!

It was pretty warm with about 187% humidity this weekend. I think it's safe to say summer is here in mid-Missouri. If it ever stops raining we might get to the pool...or mow our lawn. But for now we just decided to improvise. Ron had to go to an event for work on Saturday, so the girls and I made the most of the sunshine and had a "water day" in the back yard. The sandbox that grandma Kim gave Ryleigh for her birthday doubles pretty well as a pool. The girlies had a great time!

Marin is convinced that her big sister is the coolest, funniest person on the planet. Here's a little video of her laughing at her big sis spraying the hose (and then trying to eat my phone):

Ryleigh wasn't even really doing anything that cool; she was just using the hose to fill up a bucket. She definitely has an adoring fan.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Conversations About Bears

Last night we went on a walk through the wooded area near our house. Ryleigh and I had a conversation that went something like this:

Ry: "What if there was a bear in the woods?"
Me: "Bears don't really live around here."
Ry: "But what if they did?"
Me: "I don't know, because they don't"
Ry: "Where do bears live?"
Me: "Far away from here, in the mountains. Let's just be quiet for a while and enjoy our walk."
Ry: "But mommy I need to talk..."
<brief pause> 3...2...1...
Ry: "But, what if a bear came out of the woods and bit my arm like this?" (grabs her wrist) "Can you imagine that? What would you do?"

Ry was cheesing and I told her she could just relax and she didn't have to smile. So, we ended up with this.