Friday, June 27, 2014

7 Quick Takes Vol. 3

Tuesday afternoon, we arrived back in Delaware after a weekend away in New Hampshire followed by a week in Massachusetts visiting my family.  This week's 7 Quick Takes are a peek into our trip.


We started out our trip with a weekend at East Hill Farm. I did not expect the level of bravery and comfort that Liliana exhibited around the farm animals.  She was terrified of one of the dogs we encountered while there, but had no problems hanging out with one of the goats that had gotten out of its enclosure.


Note to self: Trying to get children to pose for photos generally does not bear good results.  It does, however, cause lots of frustration for the adults.


I love that we take this trip on Father's Day weekend.  It is a great way for all of us to relax and the kids enjoy all the quality time with Daddy.


While we were in Massachusetts, we got to meet my sweet nephew for the first time.  Little Ish still insists on calling him Baby Treeline--the name he came up with when my sister was pregnant; I think it shall remain his blog alias.


I love this photo of my father with Atticus.  The two of them became good buddies during our visit.


One of my uncles gave Little Ish a Tigger lunch box.  The next day he insisted on a picnic lunch so he could try it out.


Little Ish wanted a Ninja Turtles cake.  Thanks to my brother, he got his wish. I'm grateful that he has artistic abilities, because I could not have pulled off a Ninja Turtle cake unless I put action figures on the top.

Linking up over at Conversion Diary!

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Little Ish turned 4 today.  All day he kept looking at me with this sweet smile and a sense of awe saying, "I really am 4 years old, Mommy".  Happy birthday, Little Ish!  You really are four years old.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

{pretty, happy, funny, real}--At the close of Spring


This past Saturday, our family was invited to attend a year end formal dance.  The kids had just as much fun climbing trees as they did joining in the dancing.  Liliana had a particularly fun time dancing the Virginia Reel being carried in the arms of a charming young gentleman.  Little Ish's favorite part of the night was playing musical chairs.


Watching Little Ish with Atticus really warms my heart.  He is just so incredibly sweet with him.  It is very clear that he has one goal in mind when he plays with Atticus; he wants to earn a smile.  Often he gets both smiles and all out belly laughing in reaction to his antics.


 So the quality of this photo borders on abysmal, but it cracks me up.  This is the expression Liliana dons when she wants to say something really important or exciting--pure toddler exhuberance.


Atticus has a new place at the table during dinner.  If we lay him on a blanket on the floor, he screeches.  If we hold him, he squirms.  If we put him on the table on his belly, he watches with [mostly] quiet interest as we eat.  

Linking up over at Like Mother, Like Daughter

Monday, June 9, 2014

5 Months

Atticus was 5 months as of last Monday.  It took me until Saturday to take some photos to mark the occasion.  His current tricks are rolling over, trying to scoot, blowing raspberries, and drooling--okay, maybe drooling isn't a trick, but I never knew babies were capable of creating puddles to be splashed in by their 2 yearold sisters.