|Addise was a flower girl in the wedding I officiated. Judah was the ring bearer.
Here she is in her traditional Ethiopian dress...devouring a lemon.
|Unprompted cuddles. Maybe one of my favorite pictures of all time.|
|So. Much. LOVE.|
|We got an annual membership to the "monkey zoo" down the street from our house.
A 5-minute walk and we are surrounded by animals, learning, and fun.
|Our association pool has been frequented this summer. Though I'm not thrilled to be in a bathing suit weeks after having a baby, I've chosen making pool memories with my preschoolers over vanity. Good choice.|
|Last summer my older Ethiopian had never been in a body of water larger than a bathtub. Pools freaked him out. This summer he is running and jumping into pool (with floaties), blowing bubbles, and toying with arm strokes. That's my boy!|
|Tiny toes emerging like a Houdini act from his swaddle.|
|Learning to love the activity gym.|
|"Ride da horsey, mommy?" If I had a dollar for every time Addise asked me that question.
Here they are with my momma at the zoo.
|Camping out with the birdies at the zoo.|
|Come on. They're just the cutest. It's really not fair.|
|His model face.|
|There's nothing like a naked baby.
Can't believe this chunky baby came out at 4 lb 5 oz.
|Staying up past bedtime watching the Olympics' Opening Ceremonies.
Our first Olympics as a family.
|His giggles and smiles are addicting.
Asher is living into his name's meaning - HAPPY!
|Vintage Addise. Such a lady.|
|Brian's parents visiting us and meeting their newest grandchild.
Hanging at the beach was a must for my island in-laws!
|Testing the waves. The waves won moments later.|
|Sand. Sand. Sand. We find you in her hair for days to come. Curses, sand.|
|No words. Only love.|