Tuesday, April 09, 2013

One very happy little girl

For months she's been asking for it.  Every time she sees one in someone else' back yard, sees a picture of one, or sees one on display at a store, she says the same thing:  "Maybe Grandpa can make that for me at my house!"  The girl has been longing for her very own playset. 

Today Grandpa is making Addison's #1 dream come true.  He's building her very own playground, right in her back yard.  She has been giddy with joy and excitement watching him work.  Fortunately, it's now her afternoon rest time, so Grandpa's little helper has come back inside so he can work a little more productively.  It's not finished yet, but I wanted to share some pictures from this morning so you can see how excited she is already. 

 Addison is trying to make sense of the instructions so she can help coach Grandpa on what to do.

First trip down the slide!

She decided she needed to eat her lunch underneath.  She got a picnic blanket and packed her lunch into a picnic basket to take outside.

The blanket looked like a cozy place to take a nap...

 Look Mom, I think my chair will fit in there!

 Why must every child climb up the slide?

Thank you Grandpa!  I love my new playground!!
Won't she be surprised to find the swing-set attached when she gets up from rest time!  Still to come: a climbing ramp and a roof.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Welcome spring!

Today is an unbelievably beautiful day. Days like this are the reason that spring is my favorite season. After church we enjoyed eating lunch outside on the patio and after changing into play clothes spent some time just playing outside. Addison has been waiting all winter to be able to have bare feet again. I don't know if you've ever noticed it, but nearly all of the Disney princesses have bare feet at least at some point in their respective movies. Addison uses that fact on a daily basis to try to convince me to let her have bare feet. Today she finally was allowed to have bare feet outside again.

Thank you for joining us Spring. Please feel free to stay a while.

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Monday, April 01, 2013

My how she's grown...

 Easter 2013- 3 years old

 Easter 2012- 2 years old

 Easter 2011- 1 year old

Easter 2010- 3 months old

Happy Easter

Three year olds can be so hard to photograph.  Thank goodness for digital cameras.  You can take 300 shots; find the 6 pictures that were actually good, and delete the rest.  How did our parents ever get a good picture of us in the days of 35mm?

During the selection process of those 300 photos, I do come across some real gems.  Like this one...

And this one...

I can't believe they need to take ANOTHER picture.  What's wrong with the 250 they've already taken!?

We're getting so close, but there's a tongue in this one.

There we go!  That's a nice smile!  Finally some good shots of our beautiful girl!