These are from our New Hampshire trip, too. Ingrid loved the disc swing.
We had lunch at Grammy Audrey's before we drove to New Hampshire a few weeks ago. Willa gets cuddled while Ingrid eats her out of house and home 🙂 Our girls love visiting Grammy! Ingrid even added a few pieces to the hall puzzle while we waited for the elevator when we left. 🙂
Like we couldn't predict this! Willa is looooving her Daddy lately. In one of these pics, I can clearly see her future "GO AWAY MOM!" face — very similar to the one that Ingrid's perfected over the years. My girls are so lucky to have such a great dad.
Ingrid is very expressive — when she cries, she CRIIIIIIIEEES and her whole face turns just about inside out. Her “mad face” looks just like Dave’s (who also has the very expressive face, it’s like they are made of rubber or something). Also, in the hubbub of getting ready in the morning (always a crazy time) Ingrid has started having conversations that come from left field, like while I’m racing around to get my stuff together or get her breakfast or change Willa I’ll hear “mama mama mama mama — will you draw me a piggie and cut it out for me?” (Um, no. Eat your cereal.) Yesterday’s was “mama mama mama mama — why does Jerry sometimes close his eyes a little bit?” Jerry is our dear friend, the father of the much beloved Finn, and we had been at their house the night before. “What do you mean ‘close his eyes a little bit,Ingrid?” “Like this!” she said, and proceeded to pop out the most dead-on impression of Jerry’s incredulous face that I’d ever seen.
This fall, we repaired and repainted our picnic table! Ingrid also had fun with sidewalk chalk. (Note the rainbow order of colors — she knows how to draw an accurate rainbow these days, and loves doing it.)
Dave had to work so it was just me and the girls at Amy's wedding. Thanks to Audrey for holding my camera when she wasn't holding my baby!
Ingrid and Finn have been hanging out since Finn was tiny and Ingrid was a gigantic 18 month old towering over him. The age gap is meaning less and less as they get older, and here Finn tries to give Ingrid a flower, and eventually kind of gives up in favor of browsing the gift table.
Ingrid had so much fun at her first wedding. She’d been talking about it for weeks! Here she is, dancing with the bride, and the bride’s little sister (who has been to all of Ing’s parties) and Willa is dancing with my friend Audrey in the clip, too. Dave had to work, so thankfully there were lots of people to help hold the little one!
Ingrid (and the rest of us) had so much fun at StoryLand! We arrived when the gates opened and didn’t leave til 15 minutes before closing. She is very into nursery rhymes, so loved finding the characters to her favorites all over the park. While she was nervous about the antique cars (that move at a snail’s pace) she LOVED the roller coaster. We can’t wait to go next year!
I put all the photos on flickr with descriptions, but here’s a slideshow to start: