Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Read some books!

Ellie reading her books...she is never happier than when she is on her chair, "reading" her books...all of her books. We average 3-4 before each bedtime/naptime - with specials like "babies" and "we're going on a bear hunt" so ingrained in my head that it doesn't matter her rapid page-turning (the rhyming helps with the memorization...)

independent yogurt feeding the other day. epic fail.

St. Patrick's Day! Celebrating our proud Leonard/Fogarty Irish heritage!!

Spring skiing snow day! If only we were actually skiing...sigh....but we still had fun outside, despite the trials of restrictive waterproof layers, poorly designed toddler snow boots, and a fiesty 16-month-year-old who refused to wear her gloves.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I'd like to live, under the sea

We have been taking more walks outside (whether its warm or not...can only handle so much cabin fever). Animals and books are regular hop-ons, and Ellie loves our walkabouts. Now that its spring, she has become quite interested in all of the birdies (*tweet....tweet) flitting about. 

 Ellie and lambie, her plushie sleeping buddy that is quite well-loved.

 Superhero capes aren't just for boys.

 Gratuitous photo shoot for Mom in a ruffle romper I made her. She tried to take her hairband off in about 10 seconds, but she looked cute!

Our trip last saturday to the aquarium with Daddy. We had a fun time seeing the fish and the penguins -- even the otters, who were disappointedly sleeping (albeit cutely) .

Gaming with Dad. She will sit like this for 20 minutes before she starts to demand Shaun the sheep. Who knew Battlefield 3 was engaging for toddlers?

New spring outfit from Nana. Mr. Crocodile goes....SNAP!!!