Bike Riding

I'm pretty sure that Summer may have found it's way here....Finally!!  We have had some nice days lately, and i'm sure hoping they stick around =) 

This morning Brian and I went to camp for a bit.  Just basically for a drive for a bit.  Anything to get out of the house for a while! ha!  As soon as we got out of the car, the black flies swarmed us.  So unfortunately we didn't stay long at all.  But it was still a pretty drive.



It's pretty beautiful there that's for sure!!

After Emma go out of school we decided to take her on a bike ride.  Well, she biked and Brian and I walked.  I'm thinking I may invest in a bike this summer =)  


We have a really awesome bike trail in our town.  I'm not exactly sure how many miles the entire thing is, but it's long I can tell you that much!  We walked probably just over a mile or so.  



We opted to take the trail to the University of Maine.  The trails are awesome.  Paved and they are super smooth. 





I had planned to put Alyx in just the stroller, but she had other plans of sleeping instead.  So she stayed in her carseat =)






The views on the trail were pretty awesome too!









Emma did awesome and had a blast!  I can't wait for us to go again...maybe next time i'll have a bike to ride =)  
And I actually dragged my good camera out with us to get some good pics!  But the rest of the pics are from my phone!




Emma missed the Selfie because she was too far ahead! haha



Alyx enjoyed playing in the grass in our front yard this afternoon.  She's not too sure what to think of the grass quite yet =)

After dinner Emma went out in the backyard and picked me some Rhubarb so I could make a Rhubarb cake.  It's my grandmothers recipe and it came out so good.  Not quite as good as hers though.




That's all I have for now!  Hope everyone has a great Friday tomorrow!!!

Bike Riding

I'm pretty sure that Summer may have found it's way here....Finally!!  We have had some nice days lately, and i'm sure hoping they stick around =) 

This morning Brian and I went to camp for a bit.  Just basically for a drive for a bit.  Anything to get out of the house for a while! ha!  As soon as we got out of the car, the black flies swarmed us.  So unfortunately we didn't stay long at all.  But it was still a pretty drive.



It's pretty beautiful there that's for sure!!

After Emma go out of school we decided to take her on a bike ride.  Well, she biked and Brian and I walked.  I'm thinking I may invest in a bike this summer =)  


We have a really awesome bike trail in our town.  I'm not exactly sure how many miles the entire thing is, but it's long I can tell you that much!  We walked probably just over a mile or so.  



We opted to take the trail to the University of Maine.  The trails are awesome.  Paved and they are super smooth. 





I had planned to put Alyx in just the stroller, but she had other plans of sleeping instead.  So she stayed in her carseat =)






The views on the trail were pretty awesome too!









Emma did awesome and had a blast!  I can't wait for us to go again...maybe next time i'll have a bike to ride =)  
And I actually dragged my good camera out with us to get some good pics!  But the rest of the pics are from my phone!




Emma missed the Selfie because she was too far ahead! haha



Alyx enjoyed playing in the grass in our front yard this afternoon.  She's not too sure what to think of the grass quite yet =)

After dinner Emma went out in the backyard and picked me some Rhubarb so I could make a Rhubarb cake.  It's my grandmothers recipe and it came out so good.  Not quite as good as hers though.




That's all I have for now!  Hope everyone has a great Friday tomorrow!!!

Second Grade Night

It's Friday!  The weekend begins in a short 7 hours! 
Last night we went to Emma's school for her 2nd Grade Portfolio night, and then a short concert after.  They had 2 portfolios put together of basically everything they have learned this year. 

 
 
And of course Alyx had to watch too!!
 
 
I cannot say enough good things about Emma's teacher this year.  She has been an amazing teacher.  She's funny but strict at the same time, and Emma just loves her.  Her communication with parents at home is awesome as well.  She keeps parents in the loop about everything that goes on in school and if Emma was struggling with anything.  I'm going to miss her next year!! And I think Emma will too!
 
The other day I was putting groceries away in the kitchen and Emma said she would watch the baby.  I went into their room and they were both laying on Emma's bed =)
 
 
 
Emma said she was reading and writing to Alyx =)  Although by looking at Alyx's face...she doesn't look too happy!!  haha 
 
 
Lastly, Alys has on an infant hat that is rolled down.  Hehe =)  Still happy though!
 
I'm not 100% sure what our plans are for the weekend.  Brian works tonight into tomorrow morning, so i'm sure he'll sleep a good part of tomorrow.  The joys of having a husband who works overnights.  =/.  Sunday we are going to celebrate his dads birthday with a BBQ.  Lots of yummy food to be had i'm sure!!
 
 

Second Grade Night

It's Friday!  The weekend begins in a short 7 hours! 
Last night we went to Emma's school for her 2nd Grade Portfolio night, and then a short concert after.  They had 2 portfolios put together of basically everything they have learned this year. 

 
 
And of course Alyx had to watch too!!
 
 
I cannot say enough good things about Emma's teacher this year.  She has been an amazing teacher.  She's funny but strict at the same time, and Emma just loves her.  Her communication with parents at home is awesome as well.  She keeps parents in the loop about everything that goes on in school and if Emma was struggling with anything.  I'm going to miss her next year!! And I think Emma will too!
 
The other day I was putting groceries away in the kitchen and Emma said she would watch the baby.  I went into their room and they were both laying on Emma's bed =)
 
 
 
Emma said she was reading and writing to Alyx =)  Although by looking at Alyx's face...she doesn't look too happy!!  haha 
 
 
Lastly, Alys has on an infant hat that is rolled down.  Hehe =)  Still happy though!
 
I'm not 100% sure what our plans are for the weekend.  Brian works tonight into tomorrow morning, so i'm sure he'll sleep a good part of tomorrow.  The joys of having a husband who works overnights.  =/.  Sunday we are going to celebrate his dads birthday with a BBQ.  Lots of yummy food to be had i'm sure!!
 
 

Monday =)

Happy Monday!  And not only is it Monday, but it is also my Friday!  I know crazy schedule I have =)
 
We had a good weekend, although I worked Friday-Sunday days.  I am sooo in love with working days now.  I worked nights for almost 11 years, and switching to days was seriously a huge adjustment.  But I wouldn't go back to working nights now for anything!  I absolutely love getting home at 3:30 in the afternoon, cooking my girls supper, giving them baths, and hanging out in the evening before bed.  And last night I got to witness this for the very first time ever!!
 
 
 
Miss Alyx sat up by herself completely unsupported!  It lasted maybe 15 seconds or so before she toppled over, but I was super proud of her!! 
 
 
 
 
 
We're having some difficutly in the rolling over department.  If she is on her tummy she can roll over no problem.  But if she is on her back...forget it.  She's not quite sure what to do with that arm of hers when it gets stuck.  Haha  Nothing i'm worried about because she does try, it's just that darn arm!!  No crawling yet! 
 
Happy Monday!




Monday =)

Happy Monday!  And not only is it Monday, but it is also my Friday!  I know crazy schedule I have =)
 
We had a good weekend, although I worked Friday-Sunday days.  I am sooo in love with working days now.  I worked nights for almost 11 years, and switching to days was seriously a huge adjustment.  But I wouldn't go back to working nights now for anything!  I absolutely love getting home at 3:30 in the afternoon, cooking my girls supper, giving them baths, and hanging out in the evening before bed.  And last night I got to witness this for the very first time ever!!
 
 
 
Miss Alyx sat up by herself completely unsupported!  It lasted maybe 15 seconds or so before she toppled over, but I was super proud of her!! 
 
 
 
 
 
We're having some difficutly in the rolling over department.  If she is on her tummy she can roll over no problem.  But if she is on her back...forget it.  She's not quite sure what to do with that arm of hers when it gets stuck.  Haha  Nothing i'm worried about because she does try, it's just that darn arm!!  No crawling yet! 
 
Happy Monday!




Update

It's Saturday...but it's my Monday.  Uggh.  I love when I have weekends off, but oh well!  We had a good last couple of days.  Thursday we took Emma out of school a little early and went to Bar Harbor.  My MIL had a doctors appointment there so we drove her...and it was nice to leave town and go to the ocean =) 


 
 
It's so hard to get a really good picture of both the girls! haha
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bar Harbor is such a "tourist" town, but we love it.  We try to get down before the tourist season begins.
 
 
 
 
Alyx had such a huge smile on her face, but she was covering it with her arm =)
We ended the day with dinner at our favorite place, Green Tea.  I'm hoping that Alyx will love chinese and sushi as much as Emma does!! =)
 
Yesterday consisted of grocery shopping....and cleaning Emma's room.  Oh my word that child can destroy a room in no time.  And then when it comes to picking up...forget it, she is nowhere to be found!! It took me 1/2 of the afternoon to do, but I got it done and then for some reason decided to spoil her with new bed sheets and a blanket.  Yeah she is totally spoiled that girl!!
 
 
 
She's so happy just hanging out in her carseat and shopping with me =)
 
 
 
 
Anddd, we had AWESOME temps yesterday!  I wish it could be that temp every day of the week =)
 
Happy Weekend!!!
 
 
 

Update

It's Saturday...but it's my Monday.  Uggh.  I love when I have weekends off, but oh well!  We had a good last couple of days.  Thursday we took Emma out of school a little early and went to Bar Harbor.  My MIL had a doctors appointment there so we drove her...and it was nice to leave town and go to the ocean =) 


 
 
It's so hard to get a really good picture of both the girls! haha
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bar Harbor is such a "tourist" town, but we love it.  We try to get down before the tourist season begins.
 
 
 
 
Alyx had such a huge smile on her face, but she was covering it with her arm =)
We ended the day with dinner at our favorite place, Green Tea.  I'm hoping that Alyx will love chinese and sushi as much as Emma does!! =)
 
Yesterday consisted of grocery shopping....and cleaning Emma's room.  Oh my word that child can destroy a room in no time.  And then when it comes to picking up...forget it, she is nowhere to be found!! It took me 1/2 of the afternoon to do, but I got it done and then for some reason decided to spoil her with new bed sheets and a blanket.  Yeah she is totally spoiled that girl!!
 
 
 
She's so happy just hanging out in her carseat and shopping with me =)
 
 
 
 
Anddd, we had AWESOME temps yesterday!  I wish it could be that temp every day of the week =)
 
Happy Weekend!!!