Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 28: Indoor Playground

My Clarky has the sweetest little baby face.

Elise zipping down the slide. She LOVES slides.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 27: Playground

It was hot this past Sunday. Clark just wanted to relax in the shade.

Until we finally went to the playground, Elise spent the whole morning asking to be taken somewhere so she could "go down a slide, please!"

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

May 25

Saturday, May 26, 2012

May 23 and 24: Babies Awake, Babies Asleep

May 23

I'm very proud of the fact that our kids love to read books-- even Clark!

Sometimes Elise asks to listen to music while she eats a meal. Here she is picking out some music before lunch was served:

May 24

Clark napping in his reclining baby chair:

Elise almost never sleeps with her head at the top of the bed and her feet toward the bottom:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

May 19 and 20: A Wonderful Weekend

May 19

On Saturday, Elise's music school had a family day celebration. The kids had a great time. They got to dance, play instruments, sing songs, and roll hula hoops. Here is Clark dancing with a scarf:

Elise got to take home a balloon from the family day event:

May 20

On Sunday we went to Wakulla Springs for the first time. All four of the kids were beside themselves with joy when they realized that they would get to play in the (cold, cold) water. This was Clark's first trip to play in a body of water bigger than our bathtub. Clark was very happy splashing in the water and digging in the sand.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 16 and 17: Kids Being Kids

May 16

Now that Clark is big enough to stay awake and pay attention for baby story time activities, he enjoys being in attendance:

Elise, however, has her quiet and/or shy moments:

May 17

Clark and a beach ball (this picture reminds me of how I looked in the final days of my pregnancy with him):

We have been growing a potato plant as a little family science experiment, and Elise especially loves studying and checking up on it. Of course, when I asked her if she wanted to take a picture with the plant, she made her favorite "funny face" for the camera:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May 14 and 15: The Dynamic Duo

May 14

May 15

Elise has been asking, "I hold my little baby?" Meaning Clark. The irony is apparently lost on her that Clark is nearly the same size as she is...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 12 and 13

May 12

Clark chilling out at the farmer's market on Saturday morning:

Elise flying her first kite! This experience would surely make the top 10 list of Elise's Most Adorable Moments. She took off running with that kite, squealing the whole way, and I don't think she would have stopped until she fell over from exhaustion if we didn't yell at her to come back. It was so cute.

May 13

I'm the luckiest mommy ever and here's why:

Monday, May 14, 2012

May 11: Clark is Growing Up

I'm still not used to seeing Clark sitting up by himself:

Clark's two little toofies:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

May 10

 Clark has started trying to play along with the activities during Elise's music class:

Elise, Caleb, and Ingrid are all fascinated with diggers and earth moving vehicles lately. Elise was overjoyed to see this hulking construction machine outside of her music class the other day. She wanted me to take a picture of her standing near it:

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 9th: May Showers

Clark's first shower with Daddy! He wasn't as enthusiastic about the shower as Elise was when she was little, but he wasn't scared, either.

Elise joined in the shower, too, and even helped to wash herself:

Elise LOVES the water. Swimming lessons will be starting soon and she's already talking about wearing her bathing suit and going back to the pool. All four of the kids will be taking swimming lessons this summer. What fun!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May 8

Elise often sleeps with her legs propped up on something. The other night I checked on her and she was sleeping on her back with her legs straight up along the wall.

Happy Baby Clark:

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

May 7

Clark can sit all by himself now:

Elise likes playing the keyboard:

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

May 6: Our 5 Year Wedding Anniversary

Happy anniversary to us! Elliot and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary on May 6th. Of course, with four tiny children we didn't have much time or opportunity to make any big plans. We did eat delicious cupcakes and drink champagne after the kids went to bed, though, and that's good enough for me.

Five years! And now here are pictures of two of my beautiful children. Clark:

 Elise (who is obsessed with The Very Hungry Caterpillar right now) asked that I make her a cocoon out of her bath towel:

Monday, May 07, 2012

May 4 and 5

May 4

May 5

Elise driving us to the duck pond on Cinco de Mayo:

 Clark enjoying the scenery:

Saturday, May 05, 2012

May 2 and 3

May 2

Grocery shopping. Elise likes to help:

Clark likes to sleep:

May 3

Another day where Elise screamed "No Mommy!" when I asked to take her picture and then either hid her head or made a face every time I pointed my phone in her general direction:

"Oh, hey dude. That's pretty cool. A skeleton. So, where are you going trick or treating tonight? Wait. It's not Halloween! AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!"

Clark crying at my doctor's office. If you look closely, you can see a blurry white blob on his gums-- baby's first tooth!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

May 1st

Elise playing in her tent:

Clark sitting up by himself for half a second until he got excited, moved too quickly, and fell over: