1. On Sunday, Eva attended her friend Allegra’s 3rd birthday party in Glen Echo Park, where Allegra’s friends were treated to a puppet show at the playhouse in the park. Then, the group got to go outside and enjoy a farm-themed bouncy house and ride the carousel. Eva loves jumping and anything involving spastic movement, so she loved this party and wore herself out. She came home and took a four-hour nap. On Sunday, Eva attended her friend Allegra’s 3rd birthday party in Glen Echo Park, where Allegra’s friends were treated to a puppet show at the playhouse in the park. Then, the group got to go outside and enjoy a farm-themed bouncy house and ride the carousel. Eva loves jumping and anything involving spastic movement, so she loved this party and wore herself out. She came home and took a four-hour nap.
    On Sunday, Eva attended her friend Allegra’s 3rd birthday party in Glen Echo Park, where Allegra’s friends were treated to a puppet show at the playhouse in the park. Then, the group got to go outside and enjoy a farm-themed bouncy house and ride the carousel. Eva loves jumping and anything involving spastic movement, so she loved this party and wore herself out. She came home and took a four-hour nap. On Sunday, Eva attended her friend Allegra’s 3rd birthday party in Glen Echo Park, where Allegra’s friends were treated to a puppet show at the playhouse in the park. Then, the group got to go outside and enjoy a farm-themed bouncy house and ride the carousel. Eva loves jumping and anything involving spastic movement, so she loved this party and wore herself out. She came home and took a four-hour nap.

    On Sunday, Eva attended her friend Allegra’s 3rd birthday party in Glen Echo Park, where Allegra’s friends were treated to a puppet show at the playhouse in the park. Then, the group got to go outside and enjoy a farm-themed bouncy house and ride the carousel. Eva loves jumping and anything involving spastic movement, so she loved this party and wore herself out. She came home and took a four-hour nap.

  2. Eva’s really loving it out on the soccer pitch, when she actually focuses for long enough to train. She has practice every Saturday morning, and we have to do our best to get her to focus long enough to actually play soccer instead of go hunting for snacks.

  3. Eva’s vocabulary in Mandarin and in English is exploding; she’s bilingual when it comes to the most common words. Eva makes everyone read books to her, but only nanny May can read in Chinese, so here they are going through a series of Chinese children’s books that teach daily activities, like eating, bathing and going to the potty.

  4. Back to school! It may be Eva’s birthday, but she still had to go to class and learn about cars and circles. Today we visited an exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum featuring race cars (no photography allowed). After, Eva worked with a small tool set to learn more about circles. As you can see from the background, the classroom offers quite a tableau. Good times.

  5. A day after her owl-themed birthday party, Eva insisted on wearing another shirt featuring her favorite feathered friend. This time we went to the U.S. National Arboretum for a picnic and walk through the gardens. Eva discovered bumble bees and peppers — and had a generally fabulous time.  A day after her owl-themed birthday party, Eva insisted on wearing another shirt featuring her favorite feathered friend. This time we went to the U.S. National Arboretum for a picnic and walk through the gardens. Eva discovered bumble bees and peppers — and had a generally fabulous time. 
    A day after her owl-themed birthday party, Eva insisted on wearing another shirt featuring her favorite feathered friend. This time we went to the U.S. National Arboretum for a picnic and walk through the gardens. Eva discovered bumble bees and peppers — and had a generally fabulous time.  A day after her owl-themed birthday party, Eva insisted on wearing another shirt featuring her favorite feathered friend. This time we went to the U.S. National Arboretum for a picnic and walk through the gardens. Eva discovered bumble bees and peppers — and had a generally fabulous time. 
    A day after her owl-themed birthday party, Eva insisted on wearing another shirt featuring her favorite feathered friend. This time we went to the U.S. National Arboretum for a picnic and walk through the gardens. Eva discovered bumble bees and peppers — and had a generally fabulous time.  A day after her owl-themed birthday party, Eva insisted on wearing another shirt featuring her favorite feathered friend. This time we went to the U.S. National Arboretum for a picnic and walk through the gardens. Eva discovered bumble bees and peppers — and had a generally fabulous time. 

    A day after her owl-themed birthday party, Eva insisted on wearing another shirt featuring her favorite feathered friend. This time we went to the U.S. National Arboretum for a picnic and walk through the gardens. Eva discovered bumble bees and peppers — and had a generally fabulous time. 

  6. Happy Birthday, Eva! Eva officially turns two on Monday, so 25 of her friends showed up at the local park for an owl-themed birthday brunch and playground fun. 
Eva really lit up when the group sang her Happy Birthday and she realized she was the center of attention. Later, her classmate Emma’s brother, Barney, encouraged her to open her presents but she is saving them for later. Happy Birthday, Eva! Eva officially turns two on Monday, so 25 of her friends showed up at the local park for an owl-themed birthday brunch and playground fun. 
Eva really lit up when the group sang her Happy Birthday and she realized she was the center of attention. Later, her classmate Emma’s brother, Barney, encouraged her to open her presents but she is saving them for later.
    Happy Birthday, Eva! Eva officially turns two on Monday, so 25 of her friends showed up at the local park for an owl-themed birthday brunch and playground fun. 
Eva really lit up when the group sang her Happy Birthday and she realized she was the center of attention. Later, her classmate Emma’s brother, Barney, encouraged her to open her presents but she is saving them for later. Happy Birthday, Eva! Eva officially turns two on Monday, so 25 of her friends showed up at the local park for an owl-themed birthday brunch and playground fun. 
Eva really lit up when the group sang her Happy Birthday and she realized she was the center of attention. Later, her classmate Emma’s brother, Barney, encouraged her to open her presents but she is saving them for later.

    Happy Birthday, Eva! Eva officially turns two on Monday, so 25 of her friends showed up at the local park for an owl-themed birthday brunch and playground fun. 

    Eva really lit up when the group sang her Happy Birthday and she realized she was the center of attention. Later, her classmate Emma’s brother, Barney, encouraged her to open her presents but she is saving them for later.

  7. Eva had a bit of a fever this morning and all she wanted to do was cuddle and roll up on the couch. Our furry black cat, Caesar, did the same.

  8. Eva enjoyed another wonderful week at her museum school, which takes place in and around the Smithsonian’s many national museums and galleries. On Monday the students conducted their first class experiment. As Eva’s teacher, Miss Emily writes, “After reading The Three Little Pigs, they tested different building materials to see if they would keep our little pig dry in his house by pouring water over the different materials. We discovered that tissue paper and straw were not quite up to the task but stone and metal kept our pig safe and dry. I loved watching the kids intently observe the process, I had lots of little helpers!”

  9. Eva’s Dad left town this weekend for New York, so Eva snuggled with him before we dropped him off at the train station. They look a lot alike. 
Then, Momma met friends at a beer garden so Eva came along and ate pretzels with her friend Nigel. They split one but it didn’t seem like enough for either of them. Eva’s Dad left town this weekend for New York, so Eva snuggled with him before we dropped him off at the train station. They look a lot alike. 
Then, Momma met friends at a beer garden so Eva came along and ate pretzels with her friend Nigel. They split one but it didn’t seem like enough for either of them.
    Eva’s Dad left town this weekend for New York, so Eva snuggled with him before we dropped him off at the train station. They look a lot alike. 
Then, Momma met friends at a beer garden so Eva came along and ate pretzels with her friend Nigel. They split one but it didn’t seem like enough for either of them. Eva’s Dad left town this weekend for New York, so Eva snuggled with him before we dropped him off at the train station. They look a lot alike. 
Then, Momma met friends at a beer garden so Eva came along and ate pretzels with her friend Nigel. They split one but it didn’t seem like enough for either of them.

    Eva’s Dad left town this weekend for New York, so Eva snuggled with him before we dropped him off at the train station. They look a lot alike. 

    Then, Momma met friends at a beer garden so Eva came along and ate pretzels with her friend Nigel. They split one but it didn’t seem like enough for either of them.

  10. Eva’s new au pair is doing a great job keeping her entertained and learning during the day. Today Eva went on a play date with her new boyfriend, Samuel. They held a birthday party for Mr. Potato Head, who turned four, apparently. Meanwhile, Eva practiced her new fish face pose (hopefully Samuel didn’t notice) — and, then, a goodbye hug. So cute. Eva’s new au pair is doing a great job keeping her entertained and learning during the day. Today Eva went on a play date with her new boyfriend, Samuel. They held a birthday party for Mr. Potato Head, who turned four, apparently. Meanwhile, Eva practiced her new fish face pose (hopefully Samuel didn’t notice) — and, then, a goodbye hug. So cute.
    Eva’s new au pair is doing a great job keeping her entertained and learning during the day. Today Eva went on a play date with her new boyfriend, Samuel. They held a birthday party for Mr. Potato Head, who turned four, apparently. Meanwhile, Eva practiced her new fish face pose (hopefully Samuel didn’t notice) — and, then, a goodbye hug. So cute. Eva’s new au pair is doing a great job keeping her entertained and learning during the day. Today Eva went on a play date with her new boyfriend, Samuel. They held a birthday party for Mr. Potato Head, who turned four, apparently. Meanwhile, Eva practiced her new fish face pose (hopefully Samuel didn’t notice) — and, then, a goodbye hug. So cute.

    Eva’s new au pair is doing a great job keeping her entertained and learning during the day. Today Eva went on a play date with her new boyfriend, Samuel. They held a birthday party for Mr. Potato Head, who turned four, apparently. Meanwhile, Eva practiced her new fish face pose (hopefully Samuel didn’t notice) — and, then, a goodbye hug. So cute.