She’s One!

April 2, 2014

It happened two weeks ago but…life.  So, here’s a quick peek at our newest toddler!

DSC_0080No, really, isn’t she the cutest?


She’s been our earliest in the mobility department (excepting her actual birth, haha!).  First steps at 11.5 months, with serious choosing-walking-over-crawling firmed up a week after her birthday. She’s an explorer and a climber.

Her words include “oh-oh” when she drops something intentionally,  a breathy “hiiiii” when she sees you or peeks around a corner, “Dadadadada” whenever she spies Aaron, “Maaaaaaaaamaaaaaaaa” in tears from the crib, “Ssssssssss” for Silas, “Shh” for Asher, and lots of mimicking sounds.

Generally in a good mood, she’s always elated to see her brothers.  She loves them to pieces and they feel the same way towards her.  I foresee lots of wrestling and fort-building in the future.  Adeline is still a Mama’s girl (nursery settings are finally manageable but she cries the minute I walk in, assuring me I was missed), but she’s strongly attached to Dad and loves to cuddle with him and her blankie.

She weaned in the last week or so, and without a fuss.  Sigh.  But it was becoming a battle with biting as her weapon and, well, that thick creamy cow’s milk just tastes so good.  I’m enjoying the new freedom and Aaron can now put her to bed.

Adeline enjoyed a cake at her cousin Liam’s birthday party to celebrate turning one.  And then her parents promptly left her with family as they rushed Asher to Urgent Care to get stitches in his forehead.  Oh, that boy…

We love our little girl!  Happy belated birthday, Adeline Elizabeth!

Rock Creek Park

June 12, 2013

We had the annual church picnic this weekend.  Rock Creek Park is always a good time, and this is about the only weekend we make it out there each year.  Seriously, it is an oasis in the city and I always forget about it!

DSC_0058 DSC_0065 DSC_0095 DSC_0101 DSC_0134 DSC_0166DSC_0118I seriously cannot get over the way Asher poses for pictures.  What a goober!

Learning Things

June 11, 2013

Awww, look:

DSC_0052DSC_0054Just like her big brother!

Because She’s So Cute

May 19, 2013

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Since Last We Spoke

April 13, 2013

Pardon me while I return from my longest blogging break to date.  This, err, she happened: