Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday Snapshots- Marley (A memory of summer)

 February comes, and the winter begins to feel as though it will never draw to an end.  This is the time to look back and remember the blistering hot days of summer, with it's green grass, popsicles, and plastic blue swimming pools. 
These photos are from last July.  My cousins Rachel, Joy(@ Our Family of Four), Doug, Nikki, Ken, and their children came to visit.  We ate until we were all stuffed, watched a movie, and wandered onto the back deck to enjoy the children playing in the splash pool.
Marley stole the show with her darling antics, enchanted by the water, and obsessed with the red car.  She kept trying to drive it, but being so small, she slipped through the foot hole in the bottom over and over.  She would just last there quietly, looking like the victim of an auto/ ped accident, until one of the adults stopped laughing long enough to come to her rescue.

Erik (Isn't he perfectly adorable with those blond curls?)


Joy, Tristan, and I come inside for some relief from the intense heat.  I was about 14 months pregnant at the time. (It felt like it anyway)  Man I was chunky!

Isn't family the best?  I love having cousins!  I only wish we all lived closer growing up.  I was in Utah, while my Mom's side of the family lived in Michigan.  I'm just glad they come out here to visit once in awhile.

Looking back on these makes me even more anxious for spring to arrive.  I can't wait to get out and garden, and take the kiddos for walks to the park.

I'm going to take a deep breath here, and try to enjoy this moment.  Jack is screeching in his crib.  The snow is half- melted outside, and I'm thinking I need to get up and make some hot cocoa and let my kids drink it by the fire.

Happy Sunday.


purseblogger said...

Ahh, I cannot wait for summer! Love it.
And you are so NOT chunky. Please.

Ruth said...

Cute post! Joy looks like your little sister in that picture of you two's almost creepy. :) And you're lucky you're done with babies (well the baby is totally worth it) because I'm feeling like a chunk these days. I think my bottom grew this past week...lovely.

Crystal Escobar said...

Aw, summer. A distant memory. Cute pictures!
I agree with Lauren. P-lease! :)

Debbie said...

That Marley is super cute. LOVE the pic where she is lying under the car sorta like "When Toddlers Attack" or "When Toddlers Get Attacked".

~Dana said...

Fun memories!