Elliott’s cousin Lucy turned 1 a few weeks ago. We couldn’t make it to Ohio for the party so I wanted to have something here for her when they came to visit. I couldn’t think of anything off hand so my best friend Google came to the rescue. I didn’t want to buy Lucy toys because I wasn’t sure of what she had at home, so these picture plates from Sarah + Abraham were absolutely perfect. And of course I had to get one for her sister and one for Elliott! They were even more adorable than I could have imagined when I got them! They products range from plates to journals to chore charts and more, so if you’re looking for a unique gift you should definitely check them out. Oh, and as a bonus their customer service is excellent. 🙂
^^^babies that can crawl and stand are hard to take pictures of!^^^
When I asked Dean what he wanted to do for his first Father’s Day he said he just wanted to keep it low key. So we decided to take a trip to the National Zoo in DC on Saturday. I recently took Elliott to the Baltimore Zoo and wasn’t very impressed so I didn’t have high expectations for the National Zoo. One of the problems with being spoiled by the Columbus Zoo, I guess. But I was pleasantly surprised! The National Zoo was clean, easy to get to by Metro, laid out well with lots of nice exhibits, and best of all, free!
^^^showing Elliott the elephants^^^
^^^taking a little snack break^^^
^^^always on the move these days^^^
^^^this seal was pretty amazing, jumping and twirling in the water in response to a little girl tossing up her hat on the other side of the glass^^^
^^^hitching a ride^^^
^^^love him! (please don’t mind Elliott flipping the camera the bird :))^^^
^^^my 2 favorite guys^^^
^^^happy father’s day!^^^
Happy Father’s Day Dean!! You’ve been a fantastic dad to our little guy and we both love you lots!
1. E’s daycare school photos. Hilarious!!
2. Our new juicer. We’re doing a 5 day juice cleanse starting tomorrow and I’m a little nervous. Wish us luck!!
3. E cheesing.
4. He’s everywhere these days and has been pulling himself up on his knees. This also means he’s been falling over a lot and bumping his noggin.
5. The best toys are usually the simplest things.
6. Enjoying breakfast outdoors.
7. Homemade berry lemonade popsicles
8. Not too sure about swinging.
9. This is probably why.
10. My fancy baby.