Friday, June 24, 2011

First Father's Day

Words can't describe how lucky little Rinny is to have such a great daddy. He really loves her so much. He even said golf isn't very important to him anymore... wait WHAT??? If you know Mark you know that is TRUE love right there. I wanted to make his first Father's Day extra special. His big present was a new camera, which he is loving! So, bye bye blurry/fuzzy pictures! Hopefully our pictures from now on will be much nicer. We spent Saturday at the lake with Mark's family. It was a nice time visiting with everyone and celebrating Baba's birthday.

Sunday began with me and Marin making a special breakfast for Daddy!

We enjoyed some time at the pool after that. This girl LOVES to swim!

Then we went to the zoo. Marin was just amazed the whole time. I don't think she blinked the entire time. Her favorites were the macaws and the crazy squirrel monkeys that were quite active.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Big Week

I LOVED my first week as an official stay at home mom. Summer has started and I am taking next year off from teaching, so Rinny and I can play! Marin had a BIG week of learning last week. She learned to crawl!!! She has been trying to for such a long time, and I think watching her cousin Cameron inspired her to take her first few steps. She has also gotten really good at sitting up from laying down. She does it over and over. It's so funny to walk into her room and see her sitting up in her crib looking back at me. She also learned how to clap her hands and wave. We have gone swimming everyday and she loves the pool. She actually kicks her legs and looks like she's trying to swim. Marin's top teeth are starting to come in (the reason for all the drool), which I'm hoping doesn't change her sweet smile too much. When I ask her where the fan is, she looks up at it right away. It's amazing how much she has done in just one week.
Playing in her room and practicing her crawling

Always trying to get the camera
She still loves the walker
We hung this swing on our front porch, and she has so much fun in it.
She is always worn out at the end of the day.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Golf Debut

I have to apologize for the lack of blogging lately. Life was a little crazy in May! The end to the school year is always tiring and hectic, Mark just started a new job for which he has been out of town quite a bit, and our Nanny left for Europe while I still had two weeks left of work. Thank goodness Mark's mom was able to help us out with Marin and I had a few days I could take off work. Everything has settled down now and SUMMER is here!

A few weeks ago we took Marin to her first golf tournament! The Champion's Tour was held at Shoal Creek this year. Of course we finally get to move to Ross Bridge and then they move the tournament. Anyway it was gorgeous out there, and the weather was wonderful. Marin was a perfect angel and was sure to not make a peep during play. Hopefully, she'll be playing in some golf tournaments one day!