1. Spring! Eva’s tulips are in full bloom. In the fall of 2012, Eva’s grandpa planted this dogwood tree for her when she was born, and tulip bulbs along with it. Each year, the tree gets bigger and Eva does too. 

  2. Eva is finally, finally into kisses! Her kissy face is just precious. Here she is going in for a smooch with Daddy.

  3. DC’s famous cherry blossom trees reached peak bloom at the end of last week, and this weekend, we went to see them along the Tidal Basin. The weather was perfect, and Eva did lots of exploring along the water and in the grass. She loves flowers and yells “HUA!” (flower in Chinese) everyt ime she spots any, so she was busy shouting that all day. 

  4. The weather has been balmy and brilliant this weekend, so on Saturday, momma and Eva went on adventures downtown while Dad was busy playing softball. We happened upon Chinese drumming outside the Portrait Gallery, so Eva danced to the drums before we explored the International Spy Museum. We left early so we could share some yogurt together, which was the best part of our afternoon. Eva took both spoons, though. The weather has been balmy and brilliant this weekend, so on Saturday, momma and Eva went on adventures downtown while Dad was busy playing softball. We happened upon Chinese drumming outside the Portrait Gallery, so Eva danced to the drums before we explored the International Spy Museum. We left early so we could share some yogurt together, which was the best part of our afternoon. Eva took both spoons, though.
    The weather has been balmy and brilliant this weekend, so on Saturday, momma and Eva went on adventures downtown while Dad was busy playing softball. We happened upon Chinese drumming outside the Portrait Gallery, so Eva danced to the drums before we explored the International Spy Museum. We left early so we could share some yogurt together, which was the best part of our afternoon. Eva took both spoons, though. The weather has been balmy and brilliant this weekend, so on Saturday, momma and Eva went on adventures downtown while Dad was busy playing softball. We happened upon Chinese drumming outside the Portrait Gallery, so Eva danced to the drums before we explored the International Spy Museum. We left early so we could share some yogurt together, which was the best part of our afternoon. Eva took both spoons, though.

    The weather has been balmy and brilliant this weekend, so on Saturday, momma and Eva went on adventures downtown while Dad was busy playing softball. We happened upon Chinese drumming outside the Portrait Gallery, so Eva danced to the drums before we explored the International Spy Museum. We left early so we could share some yogurt together, which was the best part of our afternoon. Eva took both spoons, though.

  5. Eva thinks she’s a big girl now and wants to help out in the kitchen. Thank goodness there’s a creation called the Learning Tower, which allows young children to climb up to counter height and safely play — or help out with chores. The Learning Tower also has attachments, like an art easel, which we haven’t put up yet. But Eva loves her tower.

  6. The weather has FINALLY warmed up here in DC, so a bunch of our neighborhood friends got together for a picnic at the National Arboretum. These families all had baby girls around the same time, so Eva’s known the other girls since she was only four weeks old. While the rest of us lunched, Eva was off running around at top speed, yelling and running at the same time. Classic. The weather has FINALLY warmed up here in DC, so a bunch of our neighborhood friends got together for a picnic at the National Arboretum. These families all had baby girls around the same time, so Eva’s known the other girls since she was only four weeks old. While the rest of us lunched, Eva was off running around at top speed, yelling and running at the same time. Classic.
    The weather has FINALLY warmed up here in DC, so a bunch of our neighborhood friends got together for a picnic at the National Arboretum. These families all had baby girls around the same time, so Eva’s known the other girls since she was only four weeks old. While the rest of us lunched, Eva was off running around at top speed, yelling and running at the same time. Classic. The weather has FINALLY warmed up here in DC, so a bunch of our neighborhood friends got together for a picnic at the National Arboretum. These families all had baby girls around the same time, so Eva’s known the other girls since she was only four weeks old. While the rest of us lunched, Eva was off running around at top speed, yelling and running at the same time. Classic.

    The weather has FINALLY warmed up here in DC, so a bunch of our neighborhood friends got together for a picnic at the National Arboretum. These families all had baby girls around the same time, so Eva’s known the other girls since she was only four weeks old. While the rest of us lunched, Eva was off running around at top speed, yelling and running at the same time. Classic.

  7. Big smiles at brunch! Eva had a busy morning, breaking in her new Puma sneakers at a playground birthday party for her friends June and Graham. We followed it up with brunch. Eva’s always pretty happy about food, as you can tell.  Big smiles at brunch! Eva had a busy morning, breaking in her new Puma sneakers at a playground birthday party for her friends June and Graham. We followed it up with brunch. Eva’s always pretty happy about food, as you can tell. 
    Big smiles at brunch! Eva had a busy morning, breaking in her new Puma sneakers at a playground birthday party for her friends June and Graham. We followed it up with brunch. Eva’s always pretty happy about food, as you can tell.  Big smiles at brunch! Eva had a busy morning, breaking in her new Puma sneakers at a playground birthday party for her friends June and Graham. We followed it up with brunch. Eva’s always pretty happy about food, as you can tell. 

    Big smiles at brunch! Eva had a busy morning, breaking in her new Puma sneakers at a playground birthday party for her friends June and Graham. We followed it up with brunch. Eva’s always pretty happy about food, as you can tell. 

  8. Eva goes on walks every day, and she means it. Jinhua says Eva insists on walking — and running — on her own, without a stroller, so they go on long walks like two old friends. Except Eva’s only 1.5 years old, and she looks like she’s half the size of her nanny.

  9. Eva returned to a new session of Music Together class today, a program she took part in last summer when she was about 9 months. Now she is much bigger, as you can see, and we were stunned to see how she towers over the kids who are also one-and-a-half. Momma’s cool with it, because Eva’s finally big enough to wear her toddler-sized Tom’s shoes. Like grownup Tom’s, every pair purchased means a new pair for a child in need.

  10. Eva went to her friends Estela and Kalila’s house to play on this rainy Saturday. Kalila, who is four, just loves playing with Eva and trying to force her into various situations. Here, Kalila dresses Eva up in a cape!