Tuesday, August 25, 2009

How to build a LEGO dog, by Audrey, age 4 1/2

First put the collar on your head:

Then you put the body on your collar:

Then my feet go on my body:

I'm happy now. My feet are all repick. (Ellen's note: she didn't explain what "repick" means):

Thursday, August 6, 2009

more summer photos

After Mary and I got back from the Galapagos, we spent July 4th in Belleview with Mom and Dad, then went to visit the Orlando cousins. All of us girls went to Cocoa Beach together. Audrey had a great time playing with her cousins in the water, but Mary was so exhausted from all the traveling that she slept the whole time.

On the drive to North Carolina, we stayed one night in Fernandina Beach. This time Mary stayed awake long enough to enjoy the water and sand.

We visited the fort before leaving Fernandina Beach.

Mary spent a week at Girl Scout camp riding horses, swimming, canoeing, learning archery, and NOT being homesick at all!

The day after Mary got back from camp, we drove down to the Charlotte area for Scott's company picnic weekend at the Carowinds amusement park. They've got roller coasters and a water park with wave pools and water slides. Mary found a couple of rides that didn't make her sick. Audrey was just tall enough to go on the rides the next step up from the baby rides, which was fortunate, because she LOVES LOVES LOVES roller coasters.

The park straddles the border between North and South Carolina, and one (maybe more) of the roller coasters goes through both states. Here are Mary and Audrey straddling the border.