Even though he's far away, Uncle Ian sent the sweetest gifts for Alice. She loves her new Montana state tee.

She's got this sitting-up thing down-pat.

We finally went back to the "garden". I made the really rookie mistake of telling Everett we were going as soon as he woke up, and since they don't open until 10am, it was about three hours of off-and-on meltdowns when I'd have to say "well, not yet, soon, soon..." I should know by now that toddlers don't do well with anything that isn't immediate. But we finally got there and it was very much worth the wait.

Luckily we also have our own little slice of botanic-heaven in our backyard. We're out there almost all weekend these days.

...when we're not at the playground.