^^ I picked the best tulip out of the bunch! I could kiss those cheeks all day long! ^^
 ^^ That sky looked like a painting right out of Andy's room from Toy Story, ha ^^
 ^^ Twinners!!! ^^
 ^^ Those little overalls, pigtails and high tops were the star of the tulip festival. Everyone kept stopping Zoe to get a good look. She's just so funny! And she was all about those puddles, rocks and chasing after birds. We ended the day with her face planting in a puddle of mud! Luckily she was a good sport about it. ^^
 ^^ Playing peek-a-boo through the tulips. ^^
 ^^ She's so pretty! ^^
 ^^ Always holding rocks, and throwing them, and showing you. My future geologist. ^^

Before typing this up I was looking at our time at the tulip festival from last year (here).  I remember envisioning back then how fun it would be to see Zoe walking around the tulips for the next year. I just can't believe we're here already! 18 months new and the cutest out of the bunch! She is all about rocks, mud, birds, and chatting up a storm. I love when she puckers her lips and drools while she's talking to you so serious like, pointing in every direction. And the older she gets the more and more she looks like her daddy. I love it! I was staring at the two of us in the mirror this morning and just sat there thinking, where am I in this little girl? Her hair and eye color is all me. And that sassy personality she has is mine too. But boy, is she sweet and sensitive like her dad. Oooohh, I could just squeeze her! 

Story time: While we were packing up the car heading out for the festival we were looking everywhere for Zoe's iPad. We rely heavily on that thing for long car trips (Moana and Trolls are always on repeat). *I know, I'm one of THOSE moms that let their babies watch TV. Judgement free zone over here* I looked for it in all the typical places and was driving myself crazy. I hate to lose things. Finally after 20 minutes of searching Eric confesses that he remembered moving the iPad around and thought he might have left it on top of the car and drove off with it the other day. Panic mode set in because basically that thing could be anywhere. And my parents had JUST given it to us. AND our neighborhood roads were being repaved that morning. I quickly got on our neighborhood Facebook page and wrote asking if anyone had happened to see an iPad laying around in the road the other day (amongst the torrential downpour). After about two hours I received a message back saying in fact that they had found one that morning RIGHT before the pavers came and that it was still working, despite the rain. HALLELUJAH! Long story short, there are still good people in the world. And our neighborhood is awesome! 

See you next year tulip festival!


  1. The tulips (and your family) are stunning!! I'm so glad the iPad was safe. No judging over here -- Phoenix screams on car trips. I'm waiting for the day when a movie will keep him occupied.

    1. It's only movies that have a lot of singing. But even still she only lasts for the first 30 minutes or so. But it makes a huge difference! You'll get there soon!


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