Friday, April 25, 2014

picture overload

You've been forewarned.

The truth of the matter is that I'm just too lazy to break these up into separate posts.  But.  I happen to think that my daughter is the most beautiful thing in the entire universe [I'm not even biased], and I wanted to post just a few of my favorites.  [And maybe soon I'll post some of my favorites off of Tim's phone.  Which I don't have right now.]

Ellie's first real park experience.  She was very serious and contemplative about the whole thing.

Ultimately, she must have decided it was fun, because she has loved every trip since. 

Ellie likes to think she is a good helper.  All day, every day.  And truth be told, I've never had so much fun having so much "help."

Best buds.

 Tim told her to smile and this was the face she made.  Love that little stinker.

Look at that face.  Just look at it.  It's a wonder I get anything done. 

She's so mischievous these days.  It's the funnest thing ever. 

Here she's probably off to eat some toilet paper - her new favorite food. 

"Hmm...what can I get into today?" 

Model shot.  With Elmo. 

This picture gives me hope that she'll be a good big sister.  Someday.  [This is not an announcement.]

She really is the sweetest. 

And the silliest. 

Wow.  A picture that isn't of Ellie.  Who knew I even had one of those?  This is one of my college roomies, Jana, at her bridal shower.  She randomly had a family bridal shower in Utah, which was perfectly perfect for me.  "I love weddings!  Drinks all around!" 

Oh, those eyes. 

 Tell me she isn't the most beautiful thing you've ever seen.  [If you want a nice, swift kick to the gut, that is.]

Another trip to the park.  Tim and our nephew fished at the pond whilst Ellie and I went down the slides. 

Ellie's two favorite activities at the park: going down slides and playing with wood chips.

Tim and Spencer, the, ahem, master fishermen. 

Kids and their newfangled ways to wear bras.

After a successful Easter dinner at our house with the fam, I made Tim and Ellie go outside and take pictures with me. 

 I've never loved anything so much. ^^

Life is good.

It's, oh, so good.