Tuesday, May 27, 2014

11 Months old

It's hard to believe we're only a month from this guy turning 1!  It's always amazing how quickly that first year goes and how much babies grow and develop in such a short amount of time. I'm glad I've taken these monthly pictures in his room this year, but he's definitely gotten more and more difficult to photograph in this way over the past couple of months!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Rainy Day Fun

 Addison has been dying for a good old rainy day to test out her raincoat and boots and jump in the "petals".  (No matter how many times I try to correct her, she consistently pronounces puddles as petals.  It's her thing, I guess.)  She finally got her chance this week!

Then after rest time we decided to invite Daddy to a tea party.

We used Grandma Foster's old tea set (and her quilted place mats too actually) and Addison dressed for the occasion.

Graham crackers, strawberries, and grapes went nicely with our tea.

Ethan wanted part of the action as well!

Zoo day!

 The Gafford family got out to enjoy the gorgeous weather and our zoo membership this week!

 Poor Addison... Mommy was a little late on trimming the bangs apparently!

 Somebody liked the walrus!

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Hello Summer!

 Today was..... GORGEOUS!
We spent nearly the whole day outside.  It was truly fabulous.  Enjoy a few pics from our day...

 Well look-y here!  Ethan's got himself a blue swing now!  No more pink swinging for this little stud-muffin.

 Showing off the top teeth this little guy's been working on for the past couple of weeks.  It's a rough life growing 4 new teeth all at once. :(

 Ethan and Addison playing princess pool party.  The life of a little brother to a princess-loving big sister...

 This is his new face that he's been making a lot lately.  Cracks me up.

 No caption needed... just cuteness.

 It got hot enough that after nap time we broke out a sprinkler.  And I ACTUALLY got Addison to run through it several times!  This was a significant accomplishment.

Ethan thought it was pretty fun too!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

First Bike Ride

 We took the kids on a bike ride this evening.  This was Ethan's first ride and Addison's first time with a companion back there.  Normally I wouldn't post 5 pictures of basically the same thing, but I had to make an exception tonight.  Each and every one of these were so uniquely special to me I just couldn't decide.  Clearly you can see that Ethan wasn't so sure of the bike helmet.  Once we got going he left it alone and he and Addison held hands most of the ride.  Melt my heart!