Friday, May 21, 2010

Dora the Explorer

We visit the library a lot. Mary's gotten into the habit of playing on the computer there every time we go in. She loves to play the "Dora" game~

Her bangs are pretty cute~

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Mary had an appointment with her endocrinologist, Dr. Minutti, today. She is right on track. She's tipping the scales at 25.13 pounds, and 26 1/2 inches tall. Sam is always so good about keeping Mary company at doctors appointments~

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Babe in the Woods

The boys participated in a "Wilderness Survival Workshop" at Fullersburg Woods today. It lasted a couple of hours, which gave Mary and me time to explore the forest preserve and visit the really great visitor center~
The first thing the guides did was to point out poison ivy, which I took a picture of, because I never knew exactly what "if you see three, leave it be" looked like. I took a picture for reference. I suppose I could have looked in an encyclopedia...
We had a picnic lunch and then headed home to cool off for a bit before Sammy's game tonight. The boys were thrilled with the flint we purchased - the handle was made of a deer antler. It will be fun to start fires in the back yard!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Just a Trim

The boys were celebrating their friend Cole's birthday at Magiquest today, and although I vowed not to give Mary bangs, the fringe obstructing her vision coupled with her reluctance to keep a barrette in her hair for more than five seconds, compelled me to take her into a local salon for a little trim. She was excited until they put the cape on her~
Of course that old beauty shop/doctor's standby worked to quickly calm her down~
She liked it more and more as we went on~

She looked so different to me as soon as the bangs were cut. So much older~
It's cute. She's cute~
And her daddy and brothers were pleasantly surprised when they saw her~
In case it's not obvious, Mary picks out all her own clothes :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Little Mascot

Mary has probably been to over a hundred of her brothers' baseball games. Although not many in her winter coat~
All the boys love her. As soon as we showed up tonight she ran in the dugout and they all wanted "knuckles" ~

Friday, May 14, 2010


Mary loves to swing. The minute she gets seated, she demands "underdog". There is no too high or too fast for her~
We all had a lot of fun at the ROCK park day. The older kids played tag, while Mary swung, and said she needed to go the bathroom what felt like eleventy-billion times. Good thing she's cute~

Monday, May 10, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010


I've just figured out how to keep Mary's hair out of her face. She's a good sport while I'm putting them in, but she pulls them right back out within 15 or 20 minutes.

Sunday, May 2, 2010