Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happiness is.... Sweet Autumn

The past couple days, we have had the pleasure of having Autumn stay over with us while her mom and dad are in Sarasota for their anniversary. She came over Sunday morning and she'll go home today. She is so comfortable in our house and while she does miss Mommy and Daddy, she has fun while she is with us.

On Monday, we went to Grandmommy's house for a 4th of July cookout. That evening we went to Crystal Beach for sunset and fireworks. There were a few dogs there, she made the rounds to pet them. She LOVES dogs! She loves to play in the water and run through the sand. We saw some of the fireworks and she loved them, too - especially the pink ones.

At the beach!


Yesterday I didn't take her to school, I kept her with me. I worked for a bit and then Grandmommy and I took her to Dunedin Sprayground. She had TOO much fun there. It was a hot day so it was the perfect outdoor activity for her. She met a boy who was probably 9(??) and they laughed and played and had fun. It was adorable watching him keep an eye out for her and go down the slide together. He tried to get her to go down on her tummy and every time she said she would but never did. There was a lot of laughing and giggling. When we were leaving, she saw him running around the sprayground and she said "that's my boy!".  She also said that he's going to be her boyfriend.

Autumn and her boy

Last night we watched Barbie movies. Mike had to run out for a bit and she kept asking if he was going to come back. When he did get back, she sat next to him and watched the end of her movie with him. So sweet...

Watching Swan Lake with Uncle Mike

My favorite times would have to be in the mornings when she first wakes up. She comes out of the room with the cutest smile on her face and just talks and talks. She loves to help with Scarlett and Blue and Ozzie. She is quite the little helper.

Breakfast smiles

I adore Autumn and I am so glad she has so much fun when she is with us. And I am so thankful that Nick and Jenna are so comfortable leaving her with us. It makes me feel really good.


  1. It is a nice thing when people think you can bear the responsibility of taking care of their children! You sound like an amazing pseudo-parent :) Autumn is lucky to have you.

    I love surrounding myself with kids too! Your pictures are lovely.

  2. Awww...she's adorable. I'm so glad she had a great time with you - and that you had a great time with her.

    I have to say that pic of her with Uncle Mike is absolutely PRECIOUS!!!

  3. She is adorable! :) What a fun few days!!

  4. It sounds like you had a perfect weekend. I'm sure you have a lot more pictures to scrap...I can't wait to see them.

    I can tell how much you guys love her through your pictures. She will be very grateful to have you guys in her life as she gets older and learns how much you really love her.

  5. Thanks Joanna - she IS adorable. =) We are so blessed to have her as our niece.

  6. Thanks TeeJay!! I do have ALOT of scrapbooking to do. Autumn and time spent with her makes such fun pages. =)