It was time for Lexi to have her bangs trimmed. As you can see in the "before" picture, we have been combing them off to the side, but they still got in her eyes and it bothered her - so, mommy gave her a bath, washed her curly hair, and combed it so she knew exactly which hairs to cut for bangs. Lexi was so good and sat really still in her high chair while mommy took the comb and shoved hair down in her eyes. Then her eyes followed the scissors as mommy cut her straight, wet bangs. Then it was done! Of course with the hair being wet and mommy knowing full well that the bangs would curl up as soon as they dried, they were WAY too short (as you can see in the "after" picture)! Oh well, I guess they will grow. Also, to all of those Saris family members out there... do we have a new "CHOCOLATE FACE" in the family (again look at the "before" picture)???
Well, we were supposed to go to the Columbus Zoo on Sunday, August 17 with Abi, Brett and Izzy Fry, but had to postpone until the next Sunday... So we went to the Cleveland Zoo instead! It was a great day - the weather was perfect and the animalswere out and about. We saw everything from bears to flamingos to elephants, and even the seals were swimming around. Mr. Polar Bear was tired and sleeping as you can see in the picture with Lexi and mommy. Lexi wanted to walk most of the trip, but did ride in the wagon for a few up-hill climbs. It was really good to have some quality family time. Needless to say, Lexi was tuckered out and slept on the way home (the whole 1/2 hour from Cleveland Zoo to our house). For more Cleveland Zoo pictures, see the Kodak site.
The very next weekend, just as promised, we loaded up a picnic lunch and headed out to Columbus for the day. We met the Fry family at their house and took off for the zoo. It was a scorcher (that means REALLY HOT!), but I think both the girls had a good time. After lathering them both with sunscreen, we set out for the animals. After riding in the wagon for awhile, they both wanted to ride the boat, so Abi and Bethany took the girls on the boatadventure while the daddys watched the wagon. We saw kangaroos, otters, manatees, and lots of reptiles (eewww). Izzy even had the courage to touch the Rat Snake they had at the touch-n-feel booth (not Lexi, though - she's too much like mommy). We feasted on a great lunch of tuna and egg salad sandwiches, pasta salad, grapes, goldfish, and lots of water! It was really great to spend time with the Frys and we hope to do it again soon. The camera was left in the van while we were in the zoo, so the only shot I have is on the way to the car with the girls in the wagon. Hopefully I won't be so forgetful in the future.
Our last month has just been busy busy busy. Tate and Lisa's "Last weekend in July" party was crazy and fun as always. There was lots of good food and it is always so nice to catch up with all the relatives. Lexi of course loved the pond (and especially the slide). She also managed to spend some quality time with G.G. Eileen and Grandpa Bud.
Yes it's true... Kaitlyn is now officially one year old! It is so crazy how time flies. The weather was perfect, the cake was cute, and Kaitlyn was just adorable!! She ate her cupcake like a champ and even got a little messy (which is unusual for her - she is usually VERY messy!) Matt and Brittany hosted the whole clan (both sides of the family) at their home in Perrysburg.It turnedout well - everyone brought a carry-in dish. Kaity did take a time-out for a nap, but woke rejuvinated and ready to go.
It is alreadygetting hard to remember things Lexi was doing at 12 months. I know the time has also flown by for Brittany and Matt. Well, I am sure you are just dying to see more pictures of Kaitlyn on her birthday, so go ahead and click on the Kodak link and enjoy.
We met at the University of Toledo while completing our pharmacy degrees. We got married on June 18, 2005 and shortly after that adopted Banky (our puggle) in July. Alexa joined our family on November 22, 2006 just one day before Thanksgiving. Then Jillian arrived on April 28, 2009. Finally, Allison came on January 2, 2012. We all thought she would be a December baby, but she had other thoughts! Our 3 girls are wonderful and keep us on our toes!