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My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

april {in an instagram}

1. At the beginning of the month, we took a family road trip to Atlanta to visit my brother and his fiancee, as well as my friend Josie!  We couldn’t resist a trip to the Georgia Aquarium, and I loved this pic of Caroline with the jellies!
2. I posted a picture of this banana toast on my annieseats Instagram feed and one follower gave the best caption EVER: “Sad banana is sad.”  Can you see the frowny banana seeds?  HA!  I crack up every time I think of this now.
3. SO glad it’s time for evening walks around the neighborhood again.
4. Now that Caroline has gotten big enough, she loves walking hand in hand with me when we go places.  And it melts my heart pretty much the entire time.  I love walking with my girl.
5. She also knows how to get down with some Trader’s Point mac and cheese.  Enthusiastic eater, for sure!
6. My guy may be growing up, but he still likes to cuddle.  I can’t resist that sweet face!
7. Pretty spring magnolia at my childhood home.
8. I’ve always adored these pretty little violets that carpet our yard at home.  They look so beautiful in the spring time.
9. I baked these tuxedo cookies for a couple’s 25th wedding anniversary and absolutely loved how they turned out.  Thanks Sweet Sugar Belle for the fantastic idea!
10. I was able to attend a family picnic field trip with Andrew’s class and oh my gosh, we had so much fun!  I’ll never be too old for parachute.  Never.
11. He loved smelling the pretty daffodils on campus.
12. One day I missed my homemade morning coffee and decided on an afternoon pick-me-up from Starbucks.  The barista added a little flair to the name on my cup to make it what I’m pretty sure is the best caption ever on an iced coffee.  (Get it?)
13. Still crushin’ on ranunculus.
14. Silly goose.
15. The kids had spirit week at school and one day was “When I Grow Up”.  That day Andrew felt like being a “builder guy” and Caroline had no clue what we were talking about, so she was a chef.
16. The poor girl caught a stomach bug and missed a couple days of school.  One evening when I came home this was all she wanted to do and cuddled with me for two hours straight!  I don’t like her being sick, but I loved every minute of this.
17. Happy to see me after work while she was still home sick.  Most enthusiastic greeting ever!
18. I reused a shoebox, some wrapping paper and toilet paper rolls to make this marker holder for the kids.  Fun way to reuse from Pinterest, and Andrew has been loving the heck out of this!
19. My good friend Gail recommended this book to me, and as a fellow knitter I couldn’t resist.  It’s our current favorite bedtime story.  So precious.
20.  There are no words for how happy I am that this is our dinnertime view again. Warm weather FTW!

Most of these images are from my personal (private) Instagram account.  You can follow my public stream here: user annieseats.

  • Emily Clark

    I saw the sad banana: Hi-larious!!!! Love the Starbucks comment on your cup; creative people make me smile. So I was pretty much smiling the whole time I read your instagram. :)
    Thank you Annie, and happy Spring!

  • http://www.facebook.com/annie.davis.332 Annie Davis

    About your #12 instagram post….I am too an “Annie” and I love, love when people make Annie music references! I get the “Annie are you ok” and “Annie Wait’s (Ben Folds) the most! Rock on to the Annies of the world!!! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/mariam.metwally.9 Mariam Metwally

    Omg i’ve never viewed a banana like that HAHA! Oh and if there’s peanut butter under there, it’s a winning breakfast! Mm peanut butter and banana! Your children are beautiful Annie! :)

  • pamela

    “Are you OK, Annie?” just gave me my first laugh of the day :) Love these monthly updates – you and your family are adorable!

  • Lydia

    I love these monthly instagrams. They are a lot of fun to look at! And your kids are adorable! =]

  • http://twitter.com/tinnedtoms Jac -Tinned Tomatoes

    Looks like a fun month!

  • annieseats

    Thank you so much :) And I’m glad you enjoy them!

  • annieseats

    Right?! I totally crack up every time I think of this now. And of course there is peanut butter under there, and a drizzle of honey on top. Breakfast of champions :)

  • http://twitter.com/HBHarvest HalfBakedHarvest

    Can’t believe April is over! Looks like you guys had a fun month!

  • katherinelynn_04

    Extra Yarn is really cute. I purchased it for my best friend’s children a few months back and they love it.

    Have you seen Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf by Alana Dakos (yes, that Alana Dakos)? It’s very cute, about a little girl learning to knit. Even better is the fact that there is a knitting pattern for the scarf in the back and all of the knit pieces that Annie wears in the book are based on Alana’s patterns, so you could make them for your daughter.

  • Caroline L.

    These pictures literally show the best of Spring! Those pretty flowers and happy babies :)

  • annieseats

    Ooh, thanks for the rec!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kelsey.morgan.756 Kelsey Morgan

    I love seeing all these moments. “Are you okay, Annie?” Priceless.

  • http://twitter.com/VickiBensinger Vicki Bensinger

    I love it when you post all these photos. They always make me smile!

  • gailwerner

    The Annie are you OK shot? How did I miss that on Instagram?!!! LOVE! And YEAH for Caroline loving Extra Yarn! I think the color combos in that book are just the perfect swirls of a shade called “heaven”. xoxo