A few things Sarah loves…
•Being tickled
•Throwing and Chasing objects that roll
•Being Outside
•Playing with daddy
•Bath/Splash Time
•Mirrors ( like her uncle Matt ;) )
•Watching animals
•Going on Walks
•Long necklaces & Dangly earrings
•Sitting and playing in grass
•Toys she can stand at to play with
•Being an Airplane (aka: playing with daddy)



Parks & Rec

No, this post isn’t about Amy Poehler’s show, just a clever and accurate title for one of my recent adventures with Sarah.

My friend Whitney told us about a library in town that has story time for kids. Not only that, but they also just built an awesome new playground. We haven’t been to story time yet, but we did visit the library to try out it’s incredible park. Let me tell you, this place lived up to the hype! Not only are there activities for the kids, but there’s also a walking track, water fountains, benches, and a nice sized gazebo for some shade.

Sarah and I hung out at this one swing for probably half an hour. She loved it. I had to put a blanket over the swing because she decided she wanted to eat it, which is nas-ty!


The skies were gorgeous! So blue with nice fluffy clouds. I can’t wait until the day when we can lay on a blanket and pick out cloud animals.


She held onto the sides of the swing like a pro. Our girl was made for movement! It felt like she just rolled over for the first time. Now she’s quickly learned to sit, balance, and play all on her own.



We then had a fun last minute surprise when Stephen came to the park and met us for lunch. Sarah lights up so much when she sees her daddy. I love it :)




I love this picture. She is such a special gift!


Here’s a short video of our afternoon :)

A Day at the Park from the ringls on Vimeo.


Cool Weather Fun

Last night we had the joy of attending our first bonfire of the season. It was warm, delicious, and relaxing, which in my opinion is a great way to end a Monday! We went over to our friends Brandon & Krista’s house and got to enjoy the fire-pit they recently built. We started the night with some grilled hotdogs, which I haven’t had in forever! There’s something about hotdogs next to a fire that makes the world seem right, ya know what I mean? Plus, living out in the “country” means we get to see when the stars are beaming when the sky is clear, like last night. We also got to listen to an owl that has moved into the Henry’s neighborhood. He was a hooter too, it’s as if he was carrying on a conversation with us – probably telling us to be quiet because we were scaring away his food.

Stephen has been talking about building a good sized fire-pit in our backyard, so it was nice to see one that someone has made (cost free!!)

One for me & one for Sarah ;)


When I was at the store this week I picked up a bag of marshmallows “just in case”, and I’m glad I did so. They came in handy after those hotdogs!

Toasty & Delicious

The guys picked out some sticks for us to use. I can only eat so many marshmallows without a s’more involved. I definitely added graham crackers & chocolate to the grocery list, you know, just in case :)

finger-licking good


Just thinking about those hotdogs & the smell of that cool night air makes me ready for round 2. I love fall and winter!