#1 – the rare “Arched-Back Warbling Toddler”. A migratory, seasonal bird who appears close to nap time or when the mother bird’s raisin & juice supply runs out.
#2 - The “Crested
Blue Green-Belly Beetle”. Long since thought extinct, this rare-colored Beetle once roamed freely through the streets of Reston, Virginia. Scientists had located it’s cousin of the bluer variety, but this is indeed a treat to have a sighting of the green specimen. This pic does little to settle the long-running feud between the 2 theories as to which variety originated from the Old Trail Drive location.
The more I look at this picture, the happier I get~ Seriously. Seeing these 3 bright, joyous ladies together makes me realize how lucky we all are to be connected to each other.
Just a quiet weekend night at home for Hollis Caroline with a bit of singing and dancing around. Now, this is just a tad more volume than usual, due to a recent fruit smoothie intake (natural) sugar rush. Can’t wait to see how *real* cake-and-candy sugars effect young HC!
ps. Judge not my helicopter parenting mode when HC pulls herself up onto the coffee table. I imagine most parents would’ve taken her off the table to begin with, but at that moment, she appeared to be experiencing too much joy to get in the way of. I suppose this will make a good analogy throughout Hollis’ life and I look forward to finding the right balance of helicopter v free range parenting ;-]
A beautiful, half-dressed tree, a Gram-made banner, gift wrapped bubble wrap, and Hollis’ owl hat all made for a memorable 2013 Xmas.
Click the image below to view the full 50+ pic chronological slide show of Hollis’ first year. Meticulously prepared and curated especially for looped playback during her birthday party.
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