{p,h,f,r}: Spring flowers, little babies, and big troublemakers

Because I’ve got a ton of pictures to post, time to post them, and it happens to be Thursday!

{pretty}

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I’m not sure I ever appreciated rose bushes until this spring.  We have several well-established bushes outside our front door, and it seems like every day there are twice as many blooms as the day before.  They’re not wimpy, either; it’s hard to get a sense of scale from the photos, but most of them are bigger across than my hand.  I’m finding myself outside taking photos of them pretty often, and an important part of Maddy’s morning ritual is to go look at the blue sky and the pink flowers.
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{happy]

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After some lengthy scheduling delays, we got to take a peek at Baby Spike (so named thanks to all the people who have told us that our first child was so good that our second is destined to be a terror).  Our last ultrasound was a pretty disappointing experience, with a tech who wouldn’t let me look at the screen until the last 10 seconds or so.  This time, we got to go to the fancy imaging department at the children’s hospital, where the whole thing was broadcast on a big HD screen for our viewing pleasure.

Everything looks great, but Johnny was once again unable to determine the gender, try as he might.  He leans toward wanting to find out, and I do not, so our deal is that if he can tell by himself without professional help, he can know.  It’s amazing how the resolution is so good that they could count every individual finger bone, but the two of us totally had no idea if we saw anything or a lack of anything in the gender department.

 

{funny}

The new morning calisthenics routine never fails to amuse us (and that ponytail doesn’t hurt, either!).

{real}

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In case I ever doubted it, it has become abundantly clear that Johnny and I do not dictate all the activity of this house anymore.  Just yesterday, Maddy realized that she could suddenly reach both Johnny’s guitar and the coveted (and full) coffee mug on its formerly-safe shelf.  With the help of those admittedly-cute tiptoes she’s demonstrating above, she can pretty much reach any flat surface in the house, and it’s time to do round two of baby proofing*.

*The lazy kind, where I pretty much just make sure there are no knives near the edges of the counters.

 

Linking up with Like Mother, Like Daughter for {pretty,happy,funny,real}

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7 thoughts on “{p,h,f,r}: Spring flowers, little babies, and big troublemakers

  1. oh, tippy toes are the best!

  2. kristinabean says:

    Aww, that picture of her on tiptoes is so cute!

  3. Laura says:

    The last photo is the best – love that you captured the moment!
    The thought behind your baby’s nickname is hilarious! And, unfortunately my own experience would have to agree with ‘all the people.’ Our 1st was (and still is) easy as could be and our 2nd… I don’t even know where to start – ha! 😉

    • Holly says:

      Dang – another vote in the “first good baby was just a decoy” category. I’m hanging my hopes on the fact that my husband is the second kid, and he was apparently a great baby. I was the third, and…well…not so good.

  4. Emily M says:

    Next step: teach her this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U8pAM4VXvI

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