In June, Kyle's grandfather, Grandpa Bowman, passed away and we traveled to Ohio for his services. This was my second trip to Ohio where Kyle grew up and Emma Claire's first. Kyle's mom asked me to take some photos at the graveside service for those who were not able to travel. I captured the above photo after the service as Emma Claire laid flowers on Kyle's grandmother's grave. Emma Claire's middle name (Louise) is after Kyle's grandmother and mother. I thought the photo captured a sweet moment we can share with Emma Claire as she is older and learns the significance of her name.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Over Memorial Day weekend, we took Emma Claire on her first camping trip to Jordan Lake. Kyle's entire family went and we had a great time. Emma Claire adores her cousins (both sides) and she had a great time hanging out with Tyler & Lane. She absolutely LOVED camping and has been asking to go back. Needless to say, this was the first of many camping trips I'm sure.
I was nervous about how she would do sleeping in the tent. At home she will say "Mommy lay down two more minutes" but her first night in the tent she told me "you go out the door".
|Running around in the tent|
|Dirt cakes with Grandma|
|She caught her 1st fish with Grandma's help!|
Posted by Whitney at 10:13 PM
This year was our first year picking fresh strawberries. We went to Porter Farms one day after school. Emma Claire honestly didn't get as much into it as I thought she would but she did actually try the strawberries and will now eat them which is more then she did before we went. We enjoyed it though and I found a simple & amazing recipe that we will be using for years to come.
Posted by Whitney at 9:56 PM
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
For a special treat, we took Emma Claire to ride the train at New Hope Valley Railway. Our friends, the Kings, came along with us. The ride takes about an hour including time for them to move the steam engine from one end of the train to the other to pull you back. Emma Claire loved it and stayed propped up on the window sill for the entire train ride. Several weekends later she asked in the sweetest voice, "you take me to ride the choo choo train today?"
Posted by Whitney at 6:54 PM
On Easter Sunday, we started the day out getting dressed up for church. Emma Claire was actually able to wear the same Easter dress as last year. Being little has its perks! After church, we headed over to Grandma & Pop's house for an Easter egg hunt with her cousins. I wasn't sure how she would do but she caught the hang of it right away!
Posted by Whitney at 5:36 PM