Sunday, December 17, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
The tree fetch went very well. We found a new farm near our house that has a ton of nice trees. I love being in Oregon, where we can drive 10 minutes from our house, get some fresh air, and only pay $30 for a great big tree. No, Alayna isn't standing in front of our tree. I knew I would forget to take one of her later, and I did.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Saturday, October 21, 2006
It's Halloween again, and time for the next sitting on pumpkins photo. We actually had to find pumpkins that would hold her weight this year. She had a lot of fun traipsing around in the mud. I think next year we will make her carry her own pumpkin all the way back to the car.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Saturday, September 30, 2006
We had a wine tasting at a nearby winery in Ithaca. It was a lovely place, with a great view. Alayna and I had a nice walk around the grounds while everyone else was tasting. We had a snack on the veranda and visited for a little while before continuing the tour of Ithaca. Alayna carried Gene around in Annie's baby carrier for a while.
Friday, September 29, 2006
We went to Bryan's family reunion at the end of September. We all had a great time. We flew into Boston and drove to Ithaca for the weekend. Sorry, I didn't take any photos at the airport. The drive was beautiful with the leaves just starting to turn, no pictures here, either.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
This little girl likes to take her time going to sleep. Sometimes she gets into some strange outfits in order to relax. I think she was dancing in this one before collapsing in bed. (Yes, I put her blankets over her before turning out the lights.)
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Her biggest present in the smallest package is Maggie. We got Maggie on Alayna's birthday, Thursday, so she's been in our family for 3 whole days, now. Alayna got to pick her out at the shelter. She's a healthy, happy 9 week old siamese-ish ball of fur. The papers say Birmanx and Birman, neither of which we're convinced actually exist, but she's cute anyway.
This is what happens when you let a 3 year old dress herself. It took her three times going up and down the stairs to remember to get her underwear on, though. What you can't see are the paint spots on the pants. These are the one she paints walls in. She was comfortable, though, and I suppose that's all that matters. At least since we weren't leaving the house.
Sunday, July 09, 2006
Bryan's sister, Annie, had her first baby on the 15th of June, Roman Aaron Easter. They came down for Alayna's birthday party on the 9th of July, so he is almost a month old, here. I like the loving look she gives to all babies. But she thinks that this baby is partly her's so she loves him even more.
Alayna got her bikini for her 3rd birthday. She keeps saying that it's not the big-kid suit. She thinks the one-piece with Cinderella on the front and "Princess" on the back is the big-kid suit. She about to step into her blow-up pool on the deck, so that's why she looks impatient. The look says: "Put down the camera and open the door, Mom."
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Here is Alayna in her Ladybug towel. Yes, she is under there. She just got out of the bath, and I took some pictures for my friend that made her the towel. What's funny is that she does this after every bath. She rolls up on the bath mat, and asks me to tickle the ladybug.