The other week after some "badgering," I posted a blog entry about my nephew, Jordan. Well, I decided that I will dedicate a blog post to each of my nieces and nephews. Today it's Kristin's turn. The photo above is Kristin at Lakeside Park, it's one of my favorite pics. I like the reflection of the water in the background.
About two weeks ago when the kids were here for a visit, Kristin and I went for a bike ride on the nature trail. During our trek we discovered tons of chipmunks, "Chipmunk City" as Kristin called it. I counted 12 chipmunk sightings and Kristin counted 11 chipmunks. And no, they were not the same chipmunks. We only counted them on the first half of our ride, we didn't count them on the way back. Those chipmunks are so cute, but they can give you a scare when they dart out directly in front of your bike. Yikes! We also saw some gold finches flying around. It was a nice day for a ride.
There are a handful of bridges throughout the trail and here Kristin is standing at the first bridge.
On our ride back we stopped by a bench to take this photo of us together. Thank goodness for self-timers and benches.
Kristin playing on the playground at Lakeside Park ~ June 2009
While Kristin was here, she was interested in helping me make my Petite Purses. I asked her if she'd like to decorate her own purse and take one home with her. I think she ended up making three purses and she's going to use one of them for her American Girl doll.
Kristin with one of her Petite Purses with her American Girl doll wearing the pretty dress that she bought at the American Girl sale that same week. I think the dress outfit was only $7.00 or $8.00.
Here's Andrew holding one of Kristin's Petite Purses.
A close-up of her purse she decorated. Didn't she do a great job?