John and I got some couple time this past weekend when we were able to go stay at the Westin Kierland for two nights. My parents came into town to watch O for us and they (or my mom really) wore her out. Or maybe it was the other way around. Probably a little bit of both. John and I had a wonderful time. We ate, laid by the pool, read, slept and ate some more. Though we were in the heart of North Scottsdale we did not venture off the hotel's property. It was awesome. Of course, we still returned home exhausted but refreshed.
With all that is going on in our lives I didn't want to forget getting new pictures of our first baby. The summer has been busy on and off. In June we had O's birthday and a birthday party for two other kids. The pictures below are from Mavic's birthday (his sister is Emma, who is about 2 1/2 weeks younger than O, and whose party was the one where we went to see Sesame Street Live). After last year we weren't sure if O would be at all interested in the pool, but we have now learned that our daughter is a fish. She loved it!
She still isn't interested in putting her face in but we'll get there
Our 27 month old is starting to become very independent. She loves to take pictures of herself and others and has finally decided that she is going to smile for the camera again.