May 22, 2012

Spring Forward

Spring has flown by. The Harding household has been busy, but we are finally getting a little breather.  Probably the most exciting event that occurred in our home was that our sweet little sunshine girl, Adeline Elizabeth, turned ONE!


 We had a fun ABC themed birthday party. Our guests included lots of Charlottesville friends and almost all of our family. Addie's aunts, uncles, cousins, grandmas, grandpas, and even great grandparents drove down for the party. It was so fun to celebrate our little girl surrounded by everyone who loves her most.

Between the end of March and beginning of May, John was especially occupied preparing for his second round of finals.  Addie and I filled our time with a trip to the beach with family and lots of day trips and play dates with friends. 

 She didn't care for the ocean much, but she loved the pool!

We went strawberry picking with some friends in Charlottesville. Addie loved finding the strawberries and eating them up! She was such a mess by the end of the day, but it was worth it because it was so much fun. 

In early May, John finished up his finals and we packed up for the summer. He has a job with a firm in DC for the next 10 weeks. He had one week off before work started so we made the most of it with a quick trip to New York for a musical, some kayaking, and lounging around. We loved getting to spend some quality time together! John especially loved hanging out with Addie because she really is changing so much each day. She seems to have an opinion about everything (for better or worse) and might just be taking after her mother with her strong will!

Here are a few more shots of our little lady.