on september 29th, my little pumpkin turned two! her big brother & big sister were so excited to buy her a dolly & princess dress up shoes. we had her favorite food (pizza & mac-n-cheese) and then blew candles (of which her piggy tails almost went in the flame as she leaned to the side)!
i have called her my little pumpkin since the day she was born, as we went to my favorite place, the morton arboretum, to induce labor by walking her out. every fall they decorate the arboretum with tons of haystacks, pumpkins, and gourds, and so when she was born just 4 hours after leaving the beauty of nature it seemed appropriate to nickname her that (plus, she had NO real name for 2 days, but that's another story...)
here's one of my other most recent favorite pics of her.
here she is at the arboretum at age 1.
and here she is with grandma and a little pumpkin of her own when she was just one week old.
we love you pumpkin-poos! you are such a blessing & delight to us!
grace & peace,