We've had a busy few weeks, though not much was actually done. Daisy started eating solids a few days shy of her 6-month birthday. She had been reaching for our food for a while (more like lunging), so we mashed up some avocado for her to try one day and she grabbed the spoon and shoved it in her mouth. I guess it's not too surprising that this baby loves food. :) She has tried avocado, banana, carrots, peas, sweet potato, and rice cereal so far and has loved everything but the carrots (which she'll still eat if mixed with peas).
I love that the kids choose to sleep in the same bed. It's sweet. The other night they put up some blankets to create a fort bed.
My friend Michelle came over last weekend and we made lavender macarons for a friend. I had leftover lavender-vanilla buttercream from the project, so I made a batch of Earl Grey-flavored macaron shells the next day and called my combination London Fog macarons.
It's been snowing a lot lately. The boys have discovered an excellent sledding hill in an empty lot behind our neighbors' backyard and have gone sledding almost every day for the past week. They come home with all kinds of scrapes and bruises, but it's worth it for the thrill! Isaac offered to shovel the driveway for me after one snowfall. It was a lovely and unexpected break from that chore.
Elinor has finally started letting me put her hair up more often. I never get over how cute she looks with her hair in pigtails!
This Thursday evening Collin's grandpa passed away. We'll be doing a separate post for this, but wanted to mention it here. Here he is with Grandma at our wedding. What a classy couple! We'll miss you, Grandpa!