Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Limited real estate

This crib seemed so much roomier last night...

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Future scientist

Looking at this bracelet in the microscope is fun and everything, but I'm gonna need something with much better magnifying powers if we're gonna get any real data over here. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Too much summer

And we're only in May. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Cheering on the horses

Dad turned on the Kentucky Derby so we could watch horses run around in a big circle, and, well, this happened:

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Just relaxing with the dogs

Jonathan always picks the best seat in the house, so I figured I'd follow his lead. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Early college football cheer

For team jersey day at school, I wore my Ohio State shirt. I thought it looked great, but I need to work on my Heisman pose. 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Gardening lessons

I thought the April showers brought May flowers. Why do we have to plant these then? 

Friday, April 28, 2017

First sprinkler session of the year

80-plus degrees in April? We'd better make sure this thing is working so it's ready for the summer. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Laundry time

If you think loading us into the washer is tough, wait until you see what it takes to fold us after we're clean. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

We love you, Pop

We were blessed to have you as long as we did.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Coloring Easter eggs

We traveled up to Grandmom Shane's this weekend for Easter, and that meant getting out the egg dye again. Grandmom never participates in the fun, but this year Pop wanted to learn everything I could show him. 

I don't think Pop really got it. But the eggs turned out pretty. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Big and strong

Do I look like I care if it says "ages 5 and up?"

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Breakfast time

How about a little less camera and a little more Cheerios, Dad? 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Calm amid the storm

Bubbles can be so soothing.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

First lost tooth!

And I didn't even know it was loose! I had to leave a note for the Tooth Fairy because I'm still not sure when it came out, but she said not to worry about it and left me a present. 

I did have to calm Mom down because she started saying something about me growing too fast...

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Space time

I'm not saying we're headed to the moon anytime soon, but just in case...

Friday, March 31, 2017

Too much fun

Some days you just can't handle it all. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Crossing the bridge

There's barely enough room for the two of us on here. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Making blueberry bread

Just so we're clear here -- if I help bake the bread, I get to eat it all myself, right? 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Disappointing snowfall

Not enough to play in, but enough for Dad to make me work...


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Most dangerous piggyback ride ever

Don't try this at home, we're both professionals.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

1001st post

Seriously, we passed 1,000 picture posts on this blog last week. It's about time someone did a little cleaning around here. Do you see all the dust that's gathered at the corners of the web page?

Friday, March 10, 2017

Too early for spring?

I know it's still cold out, but I have all these cute dresses to show off!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Morning goofballs

We're not really surprised. We're just stretching out our faces for the day ahead. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Really, my climbing ability knows no limits. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

We need more lap

I mean, sure, there's more couch to sit on over there, but what good would that do us?

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Piano duet practice

We'll take the show on the road this summer.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Birthday cake review

We had a few different birthday parties in recent days, because honestly you can't contain a seven-year-old birthday in just a single day.

We had a traditional Batman cake at Grandmom Shane's, which was really cool because the part hidden under his face had no icing just for me.

And at Grandmom Doyle's, we had an impressive cupcake spread that had purple icing for some, chocolate icing for others and little sugar stars for everyone.

Mom said both spreads had eight candles because I needed and extra one for good luck, but honestly I think she just had trouble counting again. It's ok, sometimes it's hard to keep count and light fires at the same time. 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Happy birthday to me (part 7)

I keep getting older, but one thing that never gets old is checking in with my good buddy the big bear.

Here he is when I was just a few days old:

Here he is at my first birthday:

At my second birthday:

At my third birthday:

At my fourth birthday:

At my fifth, still looking small:  

At my sixth birthday last year: 

And here he is today:

For more perspective, here's what the bear looks like when he make a crazy face:

He's a jokster, that bear. And he's super patient to put up with this every year, especially when he doesn't grow at all. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ready for the baseball season

Our arms are rested, ready and looking good. When do the Phillies games start? 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Heading for home

Spring training started this week, so Tommy and I started practicing just in case the Phillies need some help. Tommy's form was pretty good, but my shirt choice was better for the team. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Personal style

Mom's sweater plus Jonathan's shoes equals a perfect outfit for me. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

I'm in love with any holiday that brings more of its own candy. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

All the food

Dad, can we buy an extra box of ... everything? Please?

Friday, February 10, 2017

Running in circles ... again

For the record, this happens several times a day.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Day at the Museum

Emma and I got to take Mom and Dad to go see dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum this weekend, and they were as awesome as you think. It's the first time I've ever seen a T-Rex skeleton, and that guy was scary!

The Triceratops was much friendlier. I wanted to pet him, but Dad said something about 63 million year old bones and rules and stuff. 

Emma was a little worried about the size of the dinosaurs, but she loved the skeletons of the cats and the smaller animals. But she couldn't pet them either. Spoilsports.  

Of course, when the giraffe models tried to eat her, she was a little unhappy again. 

And we got to walk through the butterfly house too. The one on the tree in front of me was the size of my face! I didn't even think about petting that thing. Who knows what a giant butterfly is capable of. 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Glamor shots

The key to pulling off a ladybug costume while wearing your pajamas is accessories -- lots of bracelets and necklaces. It's what all the big celebs do on the red carpet. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Freezing frisbee

Hot or cold, Tommy and I look good tossing those things around the yard. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Trying on heels

Nah, I don't think it's too early for this. And besides, they match my tee-shirt perfectly. 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Actual speed of children

I'll admit it -- we've been slowing down all these videos for years to make it easier to follow the kids' antics. In the interest of honesty, here they are at normal speed:

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Yoda Emma

There is no try, Dad. There is only do or do not. 

Now don't make me use the power of the force to ... hold on, I feel like we've done all this before ...

Huh. I guess it's a phase all two-year-olds go through.