Three Year Pictures

Our awesome neighbor, Travis, took some great pictures of Erin!

You can view them all here:




Erinisms, Year 4

“Yogurt makes my teeth pretty.”

“You can barely see my toes!” [in a bubble bath]

“I am exciting!” (when she’s excited)

“I’m gonna take my privacy” (when she goes potty by herself)

“Look at your pretty hair, Daddy!”

“Could you please leave me alone?” (I wasn’t exactly sure how to respond. She was so polite about it)

“You forgot me some socks!”

(pointing to a lighthouse) “It’s kinda like a rocketship!”

“I’m getting really really bigger!”

(when Matt kissed me) “Aww Daddy, that was sweet.”

Wanting to watch a tv show about a sleepover: “I want the good-night-over one!”

(when Matt brought us flowers) “That was so nice of you, Daddy!”

“Griffin’s bothernin’ me!”

(adding the letter “L” to words for some reason): “Blankelet, slinkly, floor flixed”

Her interpretation of cheese doodles: “noodle chips”

When asked when her birthday was for the 100th time and after responding correctly for months, she got bored and started switching it up. “October 6-9! October 46!”

Her pronounciation of “hamburger”: “Hangabuh.”

“I want to go to the ball when I grow up. And wear a pretty dress and dance on the stage. A lot of mans will be there.”

Infant in Arms


you really save a lot of money on plane tickets this way.



Birthday Weekend


event called “Touch a Truck” where kids can ride on all different types of vehicles and equipment

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Botanical Gardens

Erin’s party at the Little Gym:


birthday high five

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And a little party at snack time (munchkins catered by yours truly) at school on Monday:

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Three Years Old

In the snap of the finger, our lovely girl has gone from this

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to this

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to this

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8 Years of Marriage

= bananas foster



Dance Party

Friends had us over for dinner last weekend, and we all had a blast. Erin was greeted by their 5 and 11 year old daughters with a homemade card and princess book wrapped in princess paper. So beyond sweet. Then they all disappeared and played together for hours!  The adults were hanging out on the porch as it got dark, and the girls appeared in dress-up gowns and other more bizarre costumes. A dance party ensued. Erin stayed up until 11:00 and was a trooper.  When did she become more of a kid than a baby?

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