Sunday, July 17, 2011

Amira is 2!

This weekend we celebrated Amira's second birthday!

Friends and family came out to Castle Island for a barbecue.

We sang the Happy Birthday song.

She loved her cake!

And her new wagon!

And after friends left, she chilled with a new book.
Thank you to everyone that came and made the day special!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Day at the Beach

We went to the south shore today to enjoy our first day at the beach this season. We dug a hole, Amira climbed in it. We sunbathed, and sand blew on our blankets. We jumped over waves, and never felt too hot. Amira made many friends, and we left before high tide washed away our blanket. Finished it with fish at Jake's fish market and ice cream at DQ. Indulgent and perfect!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Orchids, Peonies & Sunflowers

Continuing with the theme, flowers and faces...

In these I am drawing the flowers first and the faces second, so hopefully the image of the flower comes through the portrait. The last one illustrates how tired I am of looking at my own face-when will Amira be able to pose for me?

Staying up late to see Fireworks

We were in upstate NY for the weekend. My hometown hosts a Steamboat fest each year, with fireworks to follow. So we stayed up late waiting for the show to begin.

As soon as the show began though, Amira's little heart started pounding and she took off running. We listened to the show from inside my parent's house, settled into bed and went to sleep.

We spent a lot of time napping together this weekend, which can be just as good as fireworks.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Some time at the Park


Ahhh! Skin burn.

I need to learn to slide like an expert.

Luckily I have a good teacher!

Amira is an expert at having fun at the Park!

Now on to our long weekend!