Sunday, May 31, 2009

a walk to the playground

This is from a few days ago - I love when she falls asleep and has her hands turned like this - the other one was the same way. So sweet :-)

Ryan and Kate have been enjoying their wagon rides together - I'll have to work on getting smiles on camera. It's really adorable when Ryan starts tickling her and I'm pulling a wagon full of giggles :-)

Always the climber . . .

Kate got to play a lot today (more than just the swings) and she really enjoyed it!

They both LOVE the swings!

Does she look nervous?

Dada, copying his little girl :-)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

hush little baby, don't say a word

we have our own nest of mockingbirds!

The first pictures of the 3 eggs were taken on May 20th. The pictures of the baby birds were taken today, May 30th. The last picture shows the scotch broom bush that they chose for the nest. It still hasn't fully bloomed - but they have good taste in bushes :-)

We aren't exactly sure when they hatched, but it had to be in the last 2 days.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Click Here to see some pictures from Katie's 1st birthday party.

Click Here to see pictures from a photo session today.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

awww :-)

Katie got an early birthday card in the mail today.

The inside of the card says "Who's the cuddliest, giggliest, darlingest, wiggliest, sugar pie under the sun? It's the lovable, huggable, cute-as-a-bug-able sweet baby girl turning 1"

And I thought, "wow, those words describe Katie PERFECTLY!" I might be just a tad biased though :-)

teeth, baths, and baseball

Here is Katie's best shark impression, thanks to Ryan and his tickling. This turns out to be a great view of her current teething situation - the poor girl. She really only has those 2 bottom teeth, but you can see 4 (or maybe even 6) that are very close to pushing through on the top - all at once. She has been a doll about it though!

a few more post-bath pictures from tonight . . .

Here is a reluctant 2.5 year old posing with FeFe, one of the Iron Pigs mascots at his first baseball game. That was Sunday, May 3rd, our 6 year wedding anniversary. In the rain. Katie was a trooper in her Ergo carrier with Daddy, but Ryan was less than thrilled most of the time. It was a long day, but I'll happily take rain on any May 3rd as I fondly remember the gorgeous weather in 2003 :-)

Sunday, May 3, 2009