Below are our favorite things to do in the summer:
1. Wear whatever we want to walk to the store to get popsicles when its 100 degrees out (including shorts that are too small, rubber rain boots, and a pajama shirt).
2. Going to Circus Smirkus to eat popcorn and to see acrobats and clowns**.
**and promptly leaving the Circus before the first act when the announcer promised to have the Big Bad Wolf eat any children that were not quiet. Thanks, that was enough to frighten Charlotte away from the circus forever.
3. Enjoying the A/C indoors while Jammin' out to the latest hits on the headphones.
4. Getting rid of mom for a night by sending her out to Portsmouth with Kelly and Lisa. (note this was the only acceptable picture for a family blog).
5. York Wild Animal Kingdom with Dad and the girls:
6. Playing with Zoe, getting licked.
7. A Ronan family reunion Clambake with brothers, sisters, uncles, nieces, and cousins we have never met (and yes Charlotte Ronan has a cousin Charlotte Ronan).
Charlotte Ronan with Maeve
8. And last but not least. Painting. Lots of Painting.
In addition to all the fun things we like to do in summer, its important to note Maeve's progress. She is now calling Shelby "Shelby" instead of mom. She clearly says Thank You and More Please. She also has proven to be a math whiz. She can count to 10. Yeah, its a little creepy and I didn't believe it at first, but she can zip right through her numbers. I think I am going to try and teach her how to count cards. Vegas here we come!
****Shelby would like to add some stats on Maeve since this is her very short baby book. Maeve now weighs 19 lbs not as heavy as most people think. She is 29 inches long in the 10% for age and 4% in weight for age.
She is talking up a storm she doesn't just say a few words. She communicates with us completely. There is not question about what she says. She will say 1-3 words at a time and if you don't get it, she makes sure you do at some point. This kid can talk. I think we are going to be in trouble when she is 3. She is quite articulate.