I’m taking a photograph of Eleanor each day until the new baby arrives, to document our last 4-6 weeks as a family of three.
Snow day! Chicago had its biggest blizzard since 1999. You went out to play in the snow after daddy had cleared a path, and you loved it! You weren’t a big fan of snow before, but maybe you just needed it to be nearly as tall as you to really appreciate it.
You love to snuggle and read books. Mama and daddy both love books too, so they’ve been reading to you since you were a tiny little baby. You sit and cross your legs daintily, and you listen with great interest through even the longest stories.
You grabbed your sock monkey and sat him down on mama’s desk chair, then ran behind to spin him around. The whole time you were shouting “wheee, wheeee!” while spinning the chair as fast as you could.
The basement isn’t done yet, but we’re getting closer. Grandma and papa came over to help bring things down from the studio so that we could start working on your new bedroom soon. There’s still so much to do and the house has been a mess with boxes of furniture everywhere.
It snowed again, so daddy and mama pulled you around the neighborhood on a sled before the sidewalks were completely cleared. And doesn’t mama’s belly look crazy? She’s less than a week away from your little brother’s due date here.
Nobody can make you laugh as much as daddy can. He knows just the right funny noises and silly faces to get you giggling. You were hiding your face behind the chair, and everytime you popped up he gasped and made a startled expression. You thought that was absolutely hysterical.