Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Walking and Whatnot

It has been mentioned to me by a couple of people who read my blog and have seen Rory recently that she is most definitely walking. This is contrary to what I posted about a month ago. So, in keeping with updating you about my kids...hey, Rory is walking! She really started around her 1 year birthday, but it was never anything consistent. She would take some steps, then fall back to her hands and knees and crawl her little heart out. However, as time progressed, she began walking more and more and though she still crawls occasionally, Devon and I have marveled at how much she is really walking almost all the time now. It is a lot of fun to see her grow up like she is, yet she still looks so tiny walking around!

Other than that, nothing too exciting has been going on in the life of the Casady's. We are loving the summer and warm weather, hanging out with friends and family and just enjoying life. We spent some time with our friends Niki & JP Friday night. They were house-sitting for the Mitchell family, so we got to play with their new puppy, Suki, which the girls loved. As you can see, Cami wanted to wear her fairy princess dress for the night, and who can really blame her?

Saturday we went to the Cherry Hill Festival for a couple of hours. We ate free hot dogs and drinks provided by Cherry Hill Dental, browsed the stands of local artists, let Cami jump in the bounce house and saw my sister as Johnny Banks again. No pictures this time around, but let's just say Cami was still not loving her Aunt Jordan in that costume.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Twin Lakes & Twilight

Wednesday the girls and I went swimming at Twin Lakes with our friends Erica & Ava. The girls had a great time, so I'm sure we'll be going back many times this summer. It's a great place for little ones...basically a huge wading pool with waterfalls and slides. Of course, all the pictures I took were during break time.

Thursday we all went to the Twilight Festival in downtown Columbia. We went to see Jordan dressed as her bank's "mascot". As you can see from the photos, they weren't exactly into their Aunt Jordan as Johnny Banks. So, we grabbed some candy and went to the kid area. We took a horse-drawn "carriage" ride and Cami had a great time jumping around in the bounce house.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Weekend Fun

This weekend we got to spend time with our good friends, Tim & Lindsey and their family at their lake house on Goose Creek Lake. We have spent several weekends there over the past few summers and have loved it each and every time. It's just a relaxing time spending the day in the lake, on the boat or playing with the kids on the deck and this weekend was no exception. The kids spent time in the kiddie pool, which is getting a bit crowded with the growing families, but they love it. We also took the boat out a few times for skiing and riding the intertube. Devon got up on one ski which was awesome! Unfortunately I don't have a picture of it. As for the intertube, Cameron rode for the first time last year and definitely wanted to do it again, but we thought we'd see how Rory would like it as well. This turned out to be quite the adventure. Devon got on with both girls and we were going really slow, but then decided to speed up a bit. When Tom (Tim's brother) tried to ease up the speed, the intertube took a nosedive and the girls went overboard. A little scary for me watching from the boat, but Cami did so well keeping her head up and holding onto the intertube while Devon kept Rory's head up and then grabbed Cami. Tim dove in to help as well. Rory was a little scared, but it didn't seem to faze Cami at all. She was telling stories about it on the boat and was eager to get back on the intertube. I was very proud of my brave girl! The rest of the weekend wasn't quite so eventful, but just an enjoyable time with friends. We're already looking forward to our next Goose Creek vacation.

Rory playing in the pool

Tim & Lindsey's daughter Reese "driving" the boat

Cami, Rory, Reese, Summer & Ty (Tim & Lindsey's niece and nephew) squeezed into the pool at one time

Cami with Summer & Ty on the golf cart

Devon with the girls before the "swim"