Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ringing in the new year in style

Todd had the day off work for the holiday yesterday, so we decided to go to the zoo.  It wasn't raining, but it was freezing cold.  Here I am with the kids and some meerkats.  The kids are the ones in beanies, not the ones digging in the sand behind the glass.
 I promise Jared didn't spend the whole time in the stroller snacking.  That was just the circumstance that made him still enough to photograph.
It was great to have a zoo outing with Daddy!  I wish we had long weekends more often.  

 This morning, while getting his diaper changed, Jared discovered Eloise's leg warmers.  I got them for her because our floors are perpetually freezing, and she spends a lot of time on the floor.  Pants alone just weren't cutting it, and adding tights or leggings made diaper changes a hassle.  Jared kept the leg warmers on all day, under his pants.  He tells me that his legs were toasty.
Jared rocks the turtleneck, diaper, and leg warmers look.  No self consciousness here. 

Why does Eloise always stop doing her really cute things and give me the deer-in-the-headlights look when I try to catch her on camera?  Here she is today. . . 
. . . at the library on Wednesday. . . 
 . . . playing a few days ago. . .
 . . . on Christmas day. . .
 Of course, if there is one thing I have learned from parenting, it is that children never ever follow their own patterns all of the time.
Eloise is my favorite 2011 adventure.  Happy New Year! May your 2012 be as happy and full of adventure as our 2011.

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