Monday, April 26, 2010

April in Photos

Some pictures of what we have been up to this month:

One of us has been making mischief whenever possible, climbing up stairs as soon as we pull her down from them, eating the cat's food, and pulling every object within reach off of all our tables. Her favorite targets? Cell phones and remote controls, of course.

Finn has discovered a love and talent for giving his sister (very wet) raspberries.

Lots of playtime with the play kitchen ("Housekeeping," as we refer to it).

We spent a Sunday afternoon (right before Lucy's tummy troubles started up) at a local winery listening to bluegrass music, eating good food, and drinking good wine with good friends. The kids had a blast!

Eating strawberries in a white shirt - whose idea was that? OK, mine, but the outfit was just adorable! Not even OxyClean has been able to work it's magic on some of those stains, though, so it may not have been worth the fashion sacrifice...

We started Lucy's birthday celebration early by taking Friday off to go to the National Zoo (along with half of America, apparently). This is how we announced her impending one-ness to everyone, photo taken post-zoo. We have very few photos (one, actually) documenting the trip to the zoo because SOMEONE (Lucy) was cranky for much of it. Oh well, Finn had a good time at least!

The view of the living room before we brought Lucy down to open her presents on Sunday. The tent/tunnel were a gift picked out by Finn, the pink pottery barn chair was a gift from Grammy and Bumpa to match Finn's. Lots of fun things for a little girl! She, of course, wanted nothing to do with opening any of the presents until she had her morning bottle. That's my good eater!

Testing out the new chair.

Vamping for the camera (or grinding her teeth, it's a toss up).

Finn may have had a selfish motive or two in picking out the tent/tunnel present for Lucy. Not that I blame him, it looks like fun. I wouldn't know, as I'm sure these "birthing hips" of mine would never make it through.

Lucy's birthday cake, made from the Duncan Hines strawberry cake mix (pink! dairy-free!). I tried my hand decorating it a bit, to limited success. Oh well, it's the thought that counts, right?

Tring cake for the first time, a little unsure of whether she will like it...

Oh, wait, yes, definitely likes it...

A lot!

My beautiful baby, can't believe she's one year old already!

Before I know it, she'll be a teenager. God, no!


  1. What great pictures!!! The kids are so cute. I love the one of the three of you!! I am still in disbelief most days that we are actually parents. The pictures hammer that point home quickly enough!! Can't wait to see the next installment.

  2. Poor M - what happened to a picture of the proud Daddy? Your living room is giving me angst - just the thought of having one of those tunnels is horrifying to me! Great pictures

  3. You did a great job with the cake! Don't sell yourself short. I love the pictures of Lucy and Finn interacting. Totally makes me want to have another. Shhhh. Don't tell Jeremy.

  4. Cuteness! What a great smile little Lucy has. And that tunnel is pretty darn cool.