Dirt Bike Track

May 5, 2018 | Hobbling around towards the end of this pregnancy means we are limited a bit on the weekend activities…which is fine, and D has been just INCREDIBLE taking over a lot of the things that E needs.  One of the things I really wanted to take her to do was a ride on this pump-track at a local park.  I’ve seen kids on it, and while there may be some steep hills I had a feeling she would just love it.  WOW did she ever!  There were some spills, but not once did it stop her/cause tears…she wanted to keep going, and managed to get faster with each lap.  That sweaty-face took a quick snack break, and then she was back at it!  It was the longest I’ve seen her “balance” (in the gaps between hills) and she was really sad to leave.  But I know we will go back this Summer sometime!

Cell phone pics/videos

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Maternity Photos

April 16, 2018 | After numerous reschedules hoping for the flowering trees, I finally decided that no matter what we were going to take them on this day. The location has special meaning, because it was where I spent a lot of time after our loss a year+ ago. I thought that it would bring everything full-circle to capture this pregnancy in the same physical place that brought so much heartache before.  But it still worked…even though the trees weren’t flowering, a nearby tree was, and it was a lovely sunny-day for photos.  I love them…and this lovely life we have created.

Yoga Pics + Haircut

March 5, 2018 | I began bartering some photography work with my local yoga studio…and of course the first day they need photos is Mommy-Day (Monday). But they told me to just bring her along, and it would be totally fine…so I did!  She wanted to be IN the photos, and just a part of all the happenings. It was pretty cute…especially her photo-bomb peeking under the curtain! I was even roped into posing for some pre-natal poses…but I love that I have some of her doing yoga with me!

Fast-forward to that night…and we take our eyes off of her for a few minutes and I catch her with scissors behind the kitchen table. Glad I caught her when I did, and the damage was minimal. We think she was influenced by a trip to the barber with Papa the previous Friday…but it’s a right of passage anyways…??? Crazy kid!

Last Dance Class

February 21, 2018 | Well, E did like dance, but wasn’t really interested in continuing. Which is fine, we really need to start swim lessons and I don’t want more than one obligation per week! But the last class was parent watch-week, so we actually got to be inside the classroom which was awesome. I’m the nerdy parent with my big camera, but…sorry-not-sorry! Maybe she’ll come back to it one day, maybe not. I’m just glad she tried it!

Snow Fun!

February 4, 2018 | A surprise snow of several inches means E is at the window begging to go play outside. She actually did shovel for a little bit, but she prefers to throw snow at D’s phone/face…or push him into the snow… 🙂  I watched/laughed from the window and had to bust-out the camera (and new 135MM lens). Her joy was infectious!

G Kid Event & Luminary Walk

December 2, 2017 | D’s company puts together a kid event each year at an arcade, where the kids can meet Santa and we walk out with a printed photo or two. E was super excited to talk to Santa this year, and the fact that we were going to a “party” made her extra excited. The noise level was a bit insane, but it was a pretty good morning.

After a LONG nap (for E and I), we decided to head to the Luminary Walk. Hot coco was the ticket to convince E. It’d been a few years since our rough experience when she was a baby, and now that the event is over multiple weekends we figured let’s go! The car made it about a mile out from the entrance when traffic backed-up. Dave was NOT thrilled about the waiting, but we really had nowhere else to be so I convinced him this was happening… 🙂  After 20-minutes passed to get in, we were finally walking to the event.  This year they spread the gnome houses out a lot, along a much wider path, which fixed the biggest issue from the time we went before!  E walked most of the time by herself, was INFATUATED with the Opera-singing-Santa, downed her warm-cider, and ran to every light feature she saw. Pure heaven for this busy toddler. We ended up walking out to the car singing “Jingle Bells” while E had the hiccups… 🙂

ETA: Dave didn’t bring a coat, and regretted it IMMEDIATELY.  That night, E decided to vomit everywhere at 3 AM…joy!