Fun and New

Maggie has been participating in all sorts of Fun and New Activities. 
1. Car attachment on Cart at grocery store thingy - Uncle Andy insisted we find this Cart thingy (I'm not sure on the correct term) because he felt Maggie would enjoy it. He was right, she did enjoy the ride, however I did not enjoy steering, it was like the 18 wheeler of Carts. 
That's a relaxed and happy kiddo :) - nothing sadder than the day you out grow the seat in the grocery cart and have to walk around to shop. 

2. Horse Therapy - Oh She Loves it! When we arrive at the barn she starts to do her happy dance. Freckles is the horse Maggie rides. Her head is so small we had to adjust the helmet and put toilet paper in the back so it wouldn't slide into her face. But my little girl is so happy on her horse, nothing could bother her.
too cute for mere motherly bias
While she is riding I joke with her that she's practicing for the Olympics or the Rodeo. I'll ask - Maggie are you the rodeo queen? she laughs and waves like the true Equestrian Princess she is. I love how comfortable she is. No fear - simply joy


H2O fun

This past week when it was warm and summery (today's high, 59, feels more like September) we decided to explore the new water park at the zoo. 
Which is a double feature - Water and Animals -SCORE!
The combination of water sprouting from the ground and the sprinkling overhead is pure magic for a 3 year old. For Andy too - who, of course, was the utmost helpful uncle. 
This picture made me SO happy!! I was simply clicking away with my iPhone hoping to just get an image in focus and to my surprise when I looked through my images - A perfect mid-jump, in focus picture of Maggie practicing her awesome jumping skills. Kudos to Apple for creating a great camera phone!
If there was a medal, purple heart or Nobel peace prize equivalent for outstandingly patient uncle - My vote would be for Andy. 
It was a fantastic 30 minutes well spent. 
Even the Sunburn on my arms and chest was worth it for the enjoyment of watching them play.


July 4th

Our day started out lovely and sunny. Andy and Maggie had a splash in the play pool. And we threw around a baseball in the spirit of American Pride!
By 3 however... Alert Noah we need to borrow his ark
It was pouring like crazy and the street was flooding
We bought these fireworks at a local church. My favorite part was reading the warnings :)
Maggie enjoying Veggie Tales while waiting for it to get dark - Pure Focus!
Big claps for the pretty explosions yeah America!!
The fireworks were so pretty just like this little girl