Happy Easter Sunday!
I hope you got to wear a very sparkly dress, get an Easter basket, sit through adult church, soak up some sunshine, and celebrate Jesus being alive.
I think I understand Christmas a little bit better this year. There was a Mary and a Joseph and a baby Jesus and some animals and I think an angel. And something called a manger. I’m not sure what that is, and I don’t think baby bother uses one.
It is a good story and I’m glad we celebrate it every year. I’m also very glad little bother joined us to celebrate this year!!
I turned two on Sunday.
I woke up from my nap to find that mom and dad had set up a party!
Some of my favorite people showed up, and I opened presents, blew out candles, ate a cake, and wore my birthday girl hat.
It was a great birthday!
So, thanks to everyone who came, and for all the gifts! It has been a great year! Can you believe I am two?!
I visited the little island of Nantucket when I was just a baby, and I promised Aunt and Uncle KandK that I would be back, whether they liked it or not! So, during our travels in the Far East, we hopped on a ferry and zipped over the ocean and joined all of dad’s family at KandK’s little island home. It was a wonderful four days of little island life.
KandK have a beautiful home with a big yard and big flowers.
The whole family gathered together, and ate clams cooked many different ways.
We visited multiple beaches, saw lots of boats, shells, seaweed, and even a lighthouse.
The sunset on the beach the last night was certainly the most special part of the trip.
Then it was time to hop back on the high speed ferry, feel the wind in our hair, and head back to America.
Thanks for a wonderful visit to your little island, KandK! Don’t worry, I will invite myself back again sooner rather than later!!!
My family knows how to adventure, and I don’t meant merely trail rides and mountain lakes. This photo memorializes a day of tram rides through the sky, picnics in the rain, hand feeding chipmunks, hiking and rock climbing. It was fantastic.
Our family gained one small fluffy chipmunk on this adventure. Little guy knows this is a family to hang out with.
Grandma likes horses. So we all took her on a trail ride.
And by “we all” I mean these people.
And by “took her” I mean Grandma showed everyone what a horse woman she is while everyone just tried to keep their horses on the trail.
….oh… but actually, I have to admit… this is what my trail ride looked like.
Maybe someday I will be the horse woman Grandma is, but for now I’m still a bit too small, and mom couldn’t go because of the “Little Bother Situation”, and dad just wanted to throw rocks in the lake with me.
But, it was still a great familyventure.
Today was my first Thanksgiving! Last year mom was so bummed I didn’t arrive by Thanksgiving… (but I did come on Black Friday, which mom joked is dad’s favorite holiday.)
From what I can tell, Thanksgiving starts with snuggling with dad and enjoying that he is home from work.
Then, later, snacks are set out while there is a lot of cooking going on in the kitchen.
Then the food is served in heaping piles on your plate.
Then after stuffing yourself with cucumber salad you lounge around the table…..
….. and then watch football with grandma and grampy.
Mom and dad said that all these things are nice, but the point of the day is to remember how much we have to be thankful for…. so I am thankful for momanddad, Twizzle, Cheerios, all my grandparents, and rubber duckies.
My cousin Ty had his birthday party at a place called the aquarium. It is a place with a lot of fish behind glass walls.
Cousin Ty got to put on a suit with flippers and swim behind the glass. We stood in a glass tunnel and watched him.
I thought the fish were very interesting, as was watching Tyler swim, but the best part was banging my hands on the glass and shouting.
Mom says I can go swimming at the aquarium for my birthday someday if I want to. She laughed and said that it will be the first of many things I will want to do just because Cousin Ty did it. Apparently he does some very fun things. But, for now, happy eighth birthday Cuz.
Yesterday we went on a family adventure to the art museum. Here I am in front of the museum.
“What is this, a museum for ants? How can children view art if they can’t even fit inside the building? The building needs to be at least…. three times bigger!”*
Well, I am relieved to tell you that this is just a model of Liebeskind’s famous building. It is actually much bigger, much more wacky and full of a lot of art.
My favorite painting was The Violin by Lichtenstein. Mom read into that a bit too much… I just liked that it was black and white and interesting. I didn’t know it was of a violin until she told me the title. I am probably not the only one.
*No, I have not seen this movie, it would be inappropriate for someone of my age.