Wednesday, June 14, 2006


The Dad of the fellow who owns the property came to mow the lawn while we were there. He said that as soon as he came with the lawn mower, Tia got up from where she was sleeping and went right over to Emily and sat down as though she was guarding her - how sweet!
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Emily on the lawn outside the trailer eating a container of blistex
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Emily and the hot dogs helping me take pictures
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The trailer we were staying in
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It was so hot outside, so I gave Emily a bowl of water to play with.
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over it went right away
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what fun!
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Yuck, it's wet!
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This is in the little bathroom of the 24 foot trailer we stayed in when we were at Ben's preceptorship in Morden. It would get so hot in there that I would put an inch of water in the bathtub and Emily would crawl in and play for a while
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And helping me dry dishes - emptying a drawer to look for a dish towel
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Yes, what did you need - eggs?
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Oh, the purpose of these pictures was to show you her very first curly pony tail (shows better in the last picture)
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One of her favorite things to do is get things out of the fridge (okay, play in the fridge, but she sees me do it, so she zooms to the fridge as soon as it is open)
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She's standing on her own for short periods of time now - she'll be walking soon.
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Getting ready to go swimming at the trailer park pool.
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Being her ever adorable selt :)
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Look at how dirty the water got when she sat in it with her filthy pants (she got wet and dirty while helping me wash the van)
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Emily knew right away what the water was for. :)
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long time no blog

Well, it's been exactly a month since I've written and I can't believe how much things have changed. It seems so warm today and yet it is only 79, so I'm thinking the humidity must be fairly high. Emily and I may just have to go to the trailer park pool this afternoon if this keeps up. :) She enjoys swimming and has the most darling little swimsuit you could imagine. She is growing into quite the little girl who wants to do everything her Mom and Dad do - which was a part of our plan, so it's great to see it's working so well ;). I keep thinking she's getting excited about something - having a bath, playing with the hose etc - because they are fun things to do and she just wants to do them, but it is neat to see that she wants to do them because I am doing them. The other night I tried to have a quiet peaceful bath and instead a little child crawled her way down the hall, pushed open the door and then climbed up to the tub to hang her arm in and give me huge puppy eyes because she would love to have a bath. I ignored her for a while, and then finally decided to put her in. Well, it ended up it wasn't that she wanted to play in the water, because as soon as I got out so she could play, she wanted to come out also. And when I was washing the van yesterday, she got right in there with her clothing on and got muddy and soaking wet. I gave her a large tub lid with an inch of water to play in and it wasn't fun for her because I wasn't playing in it, so she ended up coming back over to me to help me vacuum out the van. And last night when Ben and I were putting together the cargo carrier for our van, guess who was standing in the middle of things holding the 3 inch bolts for us and talking away a hundred miles an hour. It is so neat to see her interest in doing everything with us.
Well, I've been fairly busy since we've gotten back from Manitoba. I weeded the foot high grass in my flower beds, mowed lawns, cleaned house, sorted tool shed and so on and it will soon be time to leave again for our trip to British Columbia. After the past 4 weeks we are sure ready for a little break!
We left Mocha and Frank in North Dakota as we knew we'd be back in 2 weeks and it takes them 2 weeks to settle down every time. Poor cats would have been stressed out for the entire 4 weeks, so we figured we'd just leave them there till we come back down July 1st.
It is almost time for Ben to come home for lunch, so I'd better get the pizza in the oven. Emily sure enjoyed it last night and while she didn't know about the crust (she is definitely a carnivore!), she sure loved the meat and cheese. Signing off
Heather, Emily, Tia, and Becky