Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend

Our Easter weekend began Friday with an egg hunt, Addie's first.

She knew exactly what to do, grab an egg and put it in the basket.  When the hunt was over she enjoyed some of the fruits of her labor.

Grandma's Birthday/Egg Dying
Saturday, we celebrated grandmas birthday, with lunch out to Dukes Chowder House.

Followed by sun bathing and Easter egg dying.

A Sunday Brunch
Easter Sunday was celebrated with a family brunch.  The food was delicious, I would post pictures except I was way to busy enjoying the meal to stop and capture the moment.  Our tummy's were stuffed like Thanksgiving dinner, everyone had to relax and digest their meal before heading out to watch Addie enjoy an egg hunt all to herself.

Note the face she makes when grabbing an easter egg.
Reaching out to the egg, because baby girl wasn't about to step out onto the wet grass.

Once both hands held an egg, the hunt was pretty much over.  She refused to surrender her found treasures to the Easter basket and instead preferred running around the yard tapping the eggs together.

Not even a fall could take away the joy created by those two little plastic eggs.

Ok, so aunty joined in on the egg hunt too.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Discovering Ice cream

When the cold touches your tongue for the first time the sensation can send shivers down your spine. You stop to think, what just happened?  Do I like this?  Then it hits you, the sweet flavor of the icy treat takes over your mouth.

and BAM!  You're hooked.

You dive into the bowl with your spoon, shoveling each bite into your mouth barely giving your taste buds time to savor its creamy splendor.  When the mounds of ice cream have disappeared you hold on to the hope that a bite still remains in the pot somewhere, and if you try hard enough you will find it.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day Trip

Every April a tulip festival is held up north, I've always wanted to go and this year we finally made the trip. A much needed family adventure.  Waking up early this morning we loaded up the car and headed out, I must admit I was pretty giddy about the whole thing.  There's just something about road trips that brings me back to my childhood. The act of heading towards a new destination creates this excitement that builds as you get closer and closer.   I love that I now get to share this with my daughter.

Baby girl fell asleep during the drive, which left her somewhat groggy when we first arrived to the fields. Once she took in her surroundings she bounced back in full swing and was soon off exploring the scenery and keeping her parents on their toes.

Poor flower didn't stand a chance.

Her little pointer finger was very busy today.

I'm so glad we went this year, the flower displays were gorgeous, just what I needed to practice my photography.   I'm trying to shoot in manual now, and am still learning which f-stop/shutter speed combination I need for the best results (tips appreciated).

We're back in our cozy roost, the tulip festival has left us with new family memories and dirty knees to clean, but we'll leave that for tomorrow.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

What we've been up to

Getting our Park Fix
Another sunny day at home means going out to the park.  A quick leg warmer adjustment and she was off and running.

Enjoying Swings again.

Opening Easter presents a little early.
Stepped outside today to let Addie walk around in the yard, but the cold and rocky ground just wasn't making the experience enjoyable for her.  So light bulb moment, we decide to grab the sandals we had bought as part of her Easter gift. Two steps and a stumble later she was so over the idea of walking in shoes and wanted nothing more than daddy to pick her up.
Mismatched socks, it's kind of becoming her trademark.

In hopes of distracting her from the shoes and to encourage her to walk more we broke out Easter gift #2, bubbles.

Mission accomplished.

This face means its time to go back inside.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Evenings at Home

I love quiet evenings at home.

Thumbing through our favorite book.

Tupperware hats.

Dancing to Bones theme song.  Now this girl LOVES the theme song to the TV series Bones. Every time she hears it she breaks out dancing. It started out at first with just a little tushy shake and has now turned into a whole production of leg kicks, arm swings, snapping fingers and head bobs... it's a must see.

Evening dance sessions with dad. You'll never guess what they were dancing to, listen here.

The face she makes when mommy cuts in and tries to steal a dance with her.

That's right, they were dancing to 80s Ninetendo music. What?