Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Summer in Wisconsin

Down here in Texas, it is still a hot summer.  Sara Beth enjoys going outside in the back yard to dig in the flower pots, but it is not something that we allow for very long, because she will likely get a heat stroke if left out for too long.  

To combat this pressing issue, and also to see my aunt and grandmother, we went up to Wisconsin for the week.  Aunt Sue has a great backyard for Sara Beth to run around in.  She would run back and fourth across the deck and lawn exploring.  We gave her some wheelbarrow rides too.

As soon as Sara Beth got out, she wanted to push us around in the wheelbarrow.  She was able to move the plastic container as long as it was empty, but she needed an extra hand from me when Heather got into the cart.

After days full of running around, we would give Sara Beth a bath, and get her ready for bed.  Her Great-Grandmother helped her read some nights, and Sara Beth always gave her a good-night kiss before going off to bed.

My aunt found a little cowgirl hat, and while Sara Beth looked very cute in it, she didn't want to wear it long enough for us to get a good picture of her in it, so the best we could come up with is a picture of her preparing to take the hat off.

We visited the beach several times while we were up there.  While the water was frigid by normal standards, Sara Beth went in several times up past her waist.  We had to pull her out once we began to worry about her catching hypothermia, but she cried to be put back in.

The second day, we brought some sand toys for her to play with while safely sitting out of the water. 

 Every time we went on the sand, Sara Beth found buried rocks that she wanted to collect.  She even found a large egg sized rock; we told her it was a fossilized granite-arous rex dinosaur egg.

The last evening that we were there, we went over to visit my cousin Gretchen and her husband Steve, and baby Landon.  Sara Beth took a while to figure out how to act around a kid smaller than her.

She did learn really quickly that a good way to get a little snack before dinner was to go by her Great-Grandmother.

She also discovered the neighbor's dogs before dinner.  After eating a brief meal, she went back to the fence and proceeded to begin trying to climb over it.  Heather had to get her before she got too high.

1 comment:

Jill Siewert said...

Too bad she had to leave the dogs behind when you went back to Texas....or did Sara Beth manage to smuggle one in her suit case?