We've been busy soaking up all the family time we can before Daddy leaves for his long trip. Daddy has also been busy working on the lawn (having been away for 5 weeks made it a big job), fixing our fence that was damaged from a wind storm, packing his bags, and as I type he's recording videos of him reading books for the kids. Here are some recent snapshots--
Derek at the park. The swinging lasted about 30 seconds before it started to downpour! Good thing there is a covered picnic area there.
Alex had a blast at the local carnival.
We had a little birthday celebration for her as well. This is the message she has for all the people who sent her clothes for her birthday. Just kidding!! She was goofing around and saying that she is just one year old. After we took a picture we showed her the right finger to use. :)