do you ever have a day that you wished would never end? yesterday was one of those days for me. holy smokes, it was great! christopher had an unexpected day off and we soaked up every single minute together. i thought i would share a few (ha!) shots from our picnic at the park by our house. we packed up our lunches and gathered lilacs and daffodils, ate, drank and enjoyed all of the goodness that a spring day has to offer.
last weekend we got a bike trailer for harper and we went on our first ride with it last night. after being initially terrified of being strapped in, as soon as christopher started pedaling, she was squealing, "wee!" it was the best way to end a glorious spring day.
p.s. can you believe how green it is here? we live in the mountains for goodness sakes!
our afternoons lately have been spent collecting lilacs, pinecones and rocks and drawing on the patio. harper sits and colors making the cutest little circles all over the sidewalk. i am requested every. single. time to draw our dog livi, ben and a turtle.
we have a big weekend in store. christopher has the whole two days off and we are going to be planting some seeds in the freshly tilled garden and visiting our pals in the mountains. i can't wait!
thinking of this little one today.
hey there, friends! my smarty pants husband had the clever idea of making a photo wall on one of our blank walls and i thought i would share how we did it. we ordered all 8x10 prints from here when they were half price. (you can do any size or shape though!) the great thing about hanging photos like this is that they are super easy to change out!
hope you like it!
just a few snaps from yesterday. she was not at all interested in having her picture taken. luckily there was a cute dog across the street to distract her.
we had a lovely easter. church was attended, eggs were hunted, bellies filled with goodness. life is great.
every night before bed, harper pulls out a photo album and looks at photographs of her grandparents, uncles, great aunts, and all friends and family involved in her first year. it is a comfort to her to see their faces and see herself with them.
every night before bed, i go through my phone and look at the daily (okay, more like monthly) photos. i try to memorize what harper looked like at a certain moment, how she reacted to a situation, etc. i really want to remember all of these little things, but the fact is, i can't.
about a month ago, christopher got out the video camera and we watched old videos of baby harper cooing and being a cute little chubby thing. i couldn't help but cry. not because of her sweet little sounds or awkward movements (that probably contributed) but because i couldn't remember what had been recorded! and it was only a year ago!
so, every day i take way too many photos and post more than enough on instagram. but, at the end of the day, i have little memories of our days together, that i can cherish until i am old and gray.
(photos taken last night while we waited for daddy to get home)
wishing you a very happy easter with lots of chocolate filled eggs!