Thursday, June 28, 2012

May Photos

You guys! I am almost getting caught up to present day with photo uploads!  May photos (totally out of order):

Our neighbor (two doors down) Penny has become Edie's BFF.  The two of them hit it off immediately and cannot get enough of each other.  I just pray it stays mutual because having what is essentially a next door neighbor playmate is awesome.  Plus it brings me a wave of nostalgia like no other because I grew up with the same thing across the street and Kristin and I are STILL close friends.
Cutest tutu swimsuit rumps ever.
Eaing pozole soup post dip in the kiddie pool.  Please note that it was sunny and warm on this one day in May and then pretty much never again. Summer has yet to appear in Seattle.

Watering the flowers in Penny's yard.

And washing the car.
Just decorating Dad's shoe.  I love that Jeff allowed this.
 Edie came home from daycare super proud of her creation: A Silly Crown.  Apparently they all made one and Edie even personally cut out all the accessories to her crown.  Here she is making a silly face to go with her Silly Crown.

Kills me.  Seriously.
Arranging flowers in bud vases.
Coloring with Grandma Fifi.
Ladder climbing is totally safe for toddlers.  And fun!  PS she's wearing her Silly Crown.
We made fancy yogurt parfaits one morning and Edie was SO into sprinkling all the different layers into her glass.  There are more photos from this event, but I have morning face so they are not suitable for public viewing.
Dancing to Yellow Submarine with Grandma.

This is often how we dress for the grocery store these days.
Morning hijinks.

This is that upside down rhubarb cake that I raved about in May.  It's seriously killer.  I made it like 4 times in as many weeks.
Girls night out!  In honor of Amy's engagement we all had a drinks night in Greenwood.  I say it every year, but I'm very lucky to have these ladies in my life.

 The remainder of these photos are from Mother's Day, which was also the day after I returned from a week long business trip.  Edie and I spent the day bonding over raspberry finger hats and outdoor picnics. This was the one other sunny day we've had so far this year in Seattle.  I think the photos of Edie and Penny in swimsuits were taken the day after Mother's Day.

Dinner picnic (with Jeff too) at Volunteer Park.

April Photo Dump

The remaining miscellaneous photos from April (most are either us in Mexico, which were already posted, or Easter - ditto). Let's start with this masterpiece, shall we? 
Ah, toddler morning hair.
Temporary tattoos are a daily event around here.

Oh Maurice.  He was doing so well back in April, we really had no idea how quickly he'd fail in the end.  I'm just grateful it wasn't a long, slow decline.
I think these three photos of her in a pj shirt and no pants must be from when I was on a business trip?

The last photos here were taken on a particularly sunny Sunday in April when we took a family trip to the Montlake cut to feed the ducks, watch the bridge go up and then to the newest Red Mill for burgers in the sunshine near the Locks.

Easter 2012

Playing catch up again!  Photos from Easter this year in which Edie freaked out and loved every second of it.  In which we also celebrated my 33rd birthday. It's not immediately apparent from these photos, but my parents, Jeff's aunt Wendy, his sister and husband and all three of us joined Jeff's parents at their house for Easter lunch so that we could all watch Edie receive her Easter basket and help with the egg hunt.

Dying (and eating) eggs at Grandma Fifi and Grandpa Mustache's house.

Our finished work.
Playing on Jeff's old swing set.
Aunt Wendy made these awesome deviled eggs!
Ham with my Mom's scalloped potatoes.
And Kathleen made this amazing carrot cake.  Those are fondant carrots that tasted like almond!  And pretend bunnies nibbling on them.
Edie woke up, found all of these accessories and put them on herself.  Then she made everyone wear a lei for the rest of Easter.

 The big hunt.

Easter basket goodies.

Uncle Javi does... magic?  I'm not sure, as I don't think I'm the one who took this picture. I just love how enthralled Edie is.
I think this is where Edie said she was making a Christmas Tree using easter grass? 
Edie's favorite toy was Grandma's wind-up chick that pecked at sesame seeds on the kitchen table.
And lastly, my birthday wish.