Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer Beginnings

We have been busy with beginning of summer activities. This mostly involves getting the pool and yard ready. I also tutored a lot as the school year was ending. We have mostly been enjoying the sunshine.

These were the fish tacos I mentioned I would be making on our anniversary. I used some frozen mahi-mahi from Costco. I put salt, pepper, and olive oil on the fish before grilling. We topped the fish with homemade pico de gallo, corn, black beans, lettuce, sour cream mixed with a little sriracha sauce (hot sauce), and a lot of cilantro.
We made a small potty-training attempt. I went at it with the attitude of 'if she gets it great, and if she doesn't then oh well, we will try again another time.' It didn't help that I was sick when we tried. I think that is why I gave up. I also think she is too young. However, she is very into changing diapers.
She likes to change her own too (which she can't do). I have found her diaper-less several times attempting to put on a new one.
At least I can reuse these diapers. It's bad when she starts with the wipes.
We have done a little gardening too. I'll show more of our garden in another post.
I don't know the name of this plant. We've had them in the front of our house for 3 years now, and this is their best year yet. Isn't that flower beautiful? The blooms only last about 24 hours. It is also pictured below showing no blooms. If you know the name of this plant, please let me know. 
 Millie likes to run around our neighbor's yard. So I chased her with my camera one really sunny day.
We have been swimming almost everyday for over a week. Not that you can tell by this picture, but Millie loves the pool.
This video shows her excitement a little better. 
When she gets in, she says, "good job Millie," and "Millie swimming" or "I swimming." 

 We baby sat baby George one morning, and all Millie wanted to hold him the entire time.
I think they like each other. 

We had a small gathering for lunch on Memorial Day.
I tried to do a photo shoot waiting on people to come over. 
Nick smoked/grilled a lot of chicken. It was delicious.
It was a beautiful day. 
We didn't try to make Millie take a nap while people were here, but as soon as everyone was gone, Millie was asleep on the couch within seconds. Morning swimming is going to be our thing this summer.
I have said this before and I'll say it again, but I love summer! Yes it is hot, but that's what I like about it. I may have a different opinion about summer after going through this one pregnant, but for now I'm enjoying the warm sunshine and cool pool water.

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous post, Lucy. Millie is so wonderful. Her dress and bathing suit couldn't be cuter, and I love the diapering shots. She's getting ready to be a big sister!! You can see that with her holding George (who seems utterly happy to be held!)

    And your tacos look fabulous!