24 March 2012

Cherry Blossoms

The cherry trees that surround the Tidal Basin are in full bloom, so we decided to meet some friends and check them out. The blossoms were absolutely stunning. I didn’t realize that there were so many cherry trees! We took hundreds of pictures, and Lincoln kept saying, “Look at all the flowers!”

Here’s picture overload:




These two are always so excited to see each other! I keep thinking that Lincoln is going to forget about Norah, but he never does.


They were so cute frolicking in the falling petals. I saw some strangers taking pictures of them too. (Now that I think about that, it’s a little weird.)


Lindsey and me with the new babies.

DSC_1029A family picture.


After the Hickses had to go home, Jonathan decided to rent a paddle boat so that he and Lincoln could go for a ride. Conan and I had to stay on shore, but Lincoln had a blast in the boat.


16 March 2012

Blessing Day

Jonathan blessed Conan with his dad at Church on Sunday. We were a little rushed getting there since there were too many of us to fit into the car at the same time, but we made it and Conan was a perfect prince during the blessing. Riding in the car seriously knocks him out.





15 March 2012


It’s been a while since I posted, so these pictures are a little old (two weeks), but I thought they were too cute not to be posted. Lincoln sure loves his little brother (sometimes more than others)!



01 March 2012

3 Years Old

Lincoln celebrated his third birthday this week. Conan sort of complicated any party plans we may have made, so it was a pretty low key birthday at home, but Lincoln didn’t seem to mind at all.

My mom got to be here for his birthday, so that was a special treat for both of them. She got Lincoln some “Dinosaur Train” toys that talk to each other and they were definitely his favorite present.



I made a simple basketball cake for the birthday boy and he loved it! He was so excited when we sang to him and he really tried to blow out the candles, but needed a little help from Daddy in the end. While Jonathan was cutting the cake Lincoln kept yelling, “It’s my birthday! That’s my birthday cake!” This little boy is just becoming more and more fun each day! I can’t wait for his 4th birthday!





In non-birthday news:

Lincoln has been demonstrating his big brother skills lately. Conan hates being put in his car seat (even though he falls asleep moments later) and always cries. While I’m getting shoes and coats Lincoln rocks the car seat. It is the sweetest thing. He says, “Oh, Conan’s crying… better rock him.”


A few months ago Lincoln was riding his tricycle and the handlebars and front wheel came off. After we got the pieces home I told him that Daddy would fix it when he got home, but the tricycle sat on our deck in pieces until a few days ago. Lincoln decided to take matters into his own hands and fix it himself. It really only needed to be snapped back together, so Lincoln was able to do it all on his own! He’s getting so big!


We were so happy to have my mom come and help us for a week! Lincoln loved getting to spend some time with his Grandma and I loved having an extra set of hands around to help with Conan.