Dad wore Evelyn part of the time and she really enjoyed the front-facing view. You know what else she really enjoys? Hugs. Mom got too near her and Evelyn needed to share the love. She normally likes to pat Mom's hair or arm, but she kept a nice long grip this time.
Sara, Laine, and I all took turns holding her. She helped Laine and Sara pick out yard decorations. She helped Dad do some business on the phone....on a tractor.
|They're just enjoying some milk and farming implement-browsing.|
But here's a picture of her enjoying Sara's bracelet and another act.
|Violins really get her attention.|
Then Levi came into town and we ate at Five Guys! She just ate baby food, but made a good effort to steal my bacon cheeseburger.
She also really enjoyed catching up with her Aunt Laine...when she wasn't starting at those boys behind her.
Sara was just biding her time until we went to Books-A-Million. Once we got there, she held Evelyn for well over an hour. She let that sleeping baby sweat all over her (and she really dislikes being warm) and then she bought her a Fancy Nancy book about Easter.
|Levi knows he'll never get to play with Evelyn while her aunts are around.|
I don't have any pictures of our trip to the bookstore, but at least I have this:
This is my new favorite picture and it perfectly sums up our day, which was really, really, fantastic. Evelyn skipped all kinds of naps (with the exception of her brief rest at the bookstore) to enthusiastically bask in the attention of everyone and was the happiest baby you've ever seen.
I'm calling the day an absolute success. She loved the flowers (which Laine let her touch before she noticed the dozens of signs saying "Please do not touch!") and she loved the music and she loved the company.
I can see why.