birthday tradition, year 1?

We thought we might start a birthday tradition

by taking a picture with the birthday person on their birthday

in front of our favorite neighborhood business.

Sounds like a great idea to me, especially with the likely side effects involved.

(Hint: the side effect is eating ice cream.)

(Photos taken Apr 22, 2013.)

evie’s first trip to the zoo

My parents came down right before Evie’s birthday and we all went to the zoo.

All of the tulips were out and it was gorgeous.

Michael with a little monkey on his shoulders.

Looking at the white tiger

and a little uneasy next to the siberian tiger. Only a piece of glass between them!

Waving “hi” to the gorilla …

… and the gorilla, slightly acknowledging us.

Grump.

Evie loved getting pushed in the stroller.

A little owl, Gizmo, that we got to meet.

Silly girl wanted to cuddle with a bag of chips.

Happy girl :)

When she saw the lion, she growled.

She likes lions. We’ve called her our little Eve-lion ever since she was born.

Evie, me & Papa

Evie & her grandparents :)

Chimp & his mama.

We had such a wonderful day. Evie clearly enjoyed the zoo. We will definitely be going back frequently!

(Photos taken Apr 20, 2013)

 

 

goofing around with daddy

I live with two very silly people.

They like to be silly together.

They communicate with their smiles, laughter, tickles and bright eyes.

She thinks he is the most exciting person in the world.

Their joy is contagious

and that’s one infection I don’t mind passing around our house.

(a pause for a serious thought)

(and back to Daddy.)

They are the loves of my life.

(Photos taken Apr 13, 2013)

 

Happy Easter!

j/k.

(but for real.)

We were in Toledo for Easter. Evie got her first visit from the Easter bunny … he brought yogurt melts, books & plastic eggs that wobbled.

Cuddling with her Papa.

Chris & Carley were there too :)

Chris taking it up a notch.

Carley, a notch higher.

aww, a nice pic of Carley & Todd. (hi Todd.)

Todd, our Christmas and Easter brother.

More Papa snuggles.

Love, looove this pic of me and Mom.

:: snuggle snuggle ::

3 generations of girls

Don’t we all coordinate well? Not planned at all. Serious. I didn’t even realize Evie and I were both wearing navy with white polka dots until that morning.

So I’ll post one of these pics here, and the rest in a separate post. They’re that good.

I think Evie likes C+C.

Chris probably told a joke (note how he’s also laughing).

Us!

Back at home, that evening, posing with her bunny ears & the Easter basket grass.

Going to the park.

Always studying everything around her.

:) She loves all new bits of independence … crawling by herself on the playground included.

Peeking at Daddy.

Happy Easter, baby girl.

(Photos taken Mar 31, 2013)

beat.

Sometimes, you just have one of those days

when you come home from work

and can’t move a muscle.

(Photos taken Mar 14, 2013)