Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Formal Pictures

Maybe because my mom took us to get professional pictures as kids for our birthdays every year, I feel a compulsion to get studio pictures of my girls taken at decent intervals throughout their childhood. The last time I took them Ellie and Zelda were much younger and Susie wasn't born, and since the beginning of this year I'd feeling like it was time to get some new ones. So at the beginning of May I dressed them up, bribed them with gummies, and got some new ones. :) They did really good, and I love these beautiful snaps of my beautiful girls!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

April Miscellaneous

Here are the pictures from April that didn't fit into the other posts. :) 

Ellie checking out of the dentist's office:

And trying on hats at the store (and looking so old!):

Susie darling:

And Zelda daring: 


Wiggly baby at church that makes it nearly impossible to sit in the chapel during sacrament meeting: 

And messy baby trying lots of new foods: 

Strawberry Fields Forever

This is the third year that we've been able to take the girls strawberry-picking in the spring. Look how little they were the first year!

And now this year:

Ellie was inspecting the strawberries with her magnifying glass before she picked them.


During the fourth weekend in April Jason and I celebrated our 7th anniversary by taking the girls on a mini road trip. We went to Waco, which is only a couple of hours away from Houston. It was beautiful, and we had a great time! 

We ate at a yummy bakery (Sue and Jason are cute in this picture, but I was really taking it to get a photo of the Minion in the back): 

Hiked through a bamboo forest (okay, I didn't do this, but Jason and Ellie did, and loved it): 

Saw this awesome sign I wish I had for my front lawn: 

Saw a fire escape slide, which looks way more fun than an escape ladder: 

Played at a fun park and in a creek:

And had such a good time that Ellie fell asleep on the way home still holding her hot dog: 

Monday, June 26, 2017

April zoo visit with family

As part of Nana's April visit to Texas, we went to the zoo with her, Tiffany, and Brynn. The weather was great and it was really fun.

Ellie was being really funny in front of the camera all day; she was hamming it up and making me laugh. I love this goofball.

At the mongoose exhibit they have these cool tubes that kids can crawl through to be right in the middle of the habitat. Ellie and Zelda always love going into them, and today, since I had other grown ups with me (it's usually just me and the girls), I actually got to be on the front side of the exhibit and see them pop up! They were all so cute. And the mongooses (mongooses? mongeese) (google tells me it's mongooses) got so close to them! I didn't even realize.

Sweetie pies.