Tuesday, July 04, 2006

It's Hot!!!

The temperature just keeps rising here in Alberta! +32 today and they say warmer tomorrow! We desperately need some rain - the yards and gardens are powder dry. Much of the hay is put up, way earlier than normal in these parts. When the rain starts, it won't know when to stop, I'm afraid. Extreme weather is coming our way, I'm sure.

I had to do some shopping for our trip today. I got runners, sandals, new suitcases and some stuff for Meadow including a foldup stroller, a Snugli (so she can go for walks in the morning with her dad!), sleepers (she has such long feet that her little toes are curled up in the ones she has!), a little denim dress and pink baby sunglasses!! It was FUN shopping for a baby - I see this could become a habit!!

When we went to visit Naomi and Jerry tonight, Meadow had just finished her bath, which went much better tonight. The first day she screamed through the whole thing. We sat outside on the front lawn and she slept happily in Grampa's arms the whole time. This is her favorite position with her hand up beside her ear! She has such an expressive face - she's forever raising her eyebrows or twisting her mouth. I could just watch her for hours! (sigh)

Off to finish some laundry and get piles into the suitcases. We leave on our Asian adventure in 2 sleeps - or 82 hours, as Mel wrote today!!!

Stay cool and enjoy some ice cream - I had key lime with fresh raspberries from the Marble Slab Creamery today!! I highly recommend this ice cream shoppe - check if there's one near you.


  1. And so the shopping begins!! You will have sooooo much fun - especially shopping for girlie things!!

    And btw... that pose? I think she's practicing holding a phone... just wait 10 years! :D

  2. Meadow is so adorable!! Crystal, shopping for babies is TOTALLY addictive!! And just think, soon there will be another one to shop for!! Yeah. Enjoy every moment! And I can't wait to hear all about your trip!!

  3. Ooooh, she's changing already!!! She looks so different in this photo! It sounds like you got her some adorable things!
    Can't wait to see you on Thursday!

  4. Thanx for the recommendation about the ice cream. We have one of those not too far from us but I have never actually tried it - now I will have to.

    Meadow is soooo beautiful. I can see how you can sit for hours and just hold her and watch her. Sometimes I miss that my kids were that little. And shopping for little girls is SOOOOO much fun - no matter WHAT the age.

  5. So cute!! Yup the shopping has begun. Enjoy!!