We had a pancake brunch with our friends who have three gorgeous little girls. Ciel is only a few months older than Alice, Naomi only a few months older than Everett, and Simone is the oldest and sweetest and most beautiful thing ever. Everett was so mesmerized by the girls, for days every morning he'd ask if his "friends" were coming over, and he insisted on watching Tangled for several weeks straight.

Alice is at the age where nesting cups and bowls and tupperware are the funnest toys.

Alice is so affectionate. It's hard to walk by without her asking to be picked up, and when you do grab her, she squeezes so tight. Her hugs are deliberate and strong, her kisses mighty sloppy.