Tuesday, December 30, 2008

STL CHRISTMAS


On the way to Grandma's house. Violet doesn't like the last hour of the drive.


Jackson & Violet


Sharing...kinda.


Giant riding ladybug.

Grandma & Violet. video
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Friday, December 26, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

CHRISTMAS MORNING




Since Violet loves to bounce we got her a Rody. He's inflatable and can be inflated at different levels depending on the size of the child. We also have a base for it that turns it into a rocking horse.

She insisted on riding with her new stuffed baby.
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

KC CHRISTMAS


My first Christmas.

Look what I got...paper.

Christmas Eve dinner.

Opening gifts.

Violet & Lauren

My new big girl chair!

Reading in my new chair.

Thomas & Grandma

MERRY CHRISTMAS

& HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Monday, December 22, 2008

YOU'LL BE MISSED


1928-2008
The fondest memory Chris and I have together of Grandpa is when Violet was born. We shared this today and I thought I'd share it here too. The day Violet was born Grandpa came to the hospital to visit. He had a pretty bad cough and as he entered the Maternity ward he began coughing and was immediately confronted by a nurse. The nurse told him he could not go back to see the baby unless he put on a face mask. Grandpa looked at the nurse and told her 'I'll put on the face mask, heck I'll put on a diaper too if that means I get to go see my great grandbaby'. Of course this got quite a laugh out of the nurses. Chris not only got his talent but his sense of humor as well. What I like about this story is that it involves Violet and we can share that with her as she grows up. It is a shame he won't be around as she gets older. A great man will be missed by all .

Friday, December 19, 2008

FLASHBACK FRIDAYS


Robyn, Karen and John.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

LUV THE BOX



Still loving the box. Especially rides around the living room.

Monday, December 15, 2008

VIOLET IN A BOX


1. Violet tries to get in the box.

2. Violet tries to eat the box.

3. Violet goes for a ride in the box.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

XMAS IN THE PARK


We drove through Christmas in the Park at Longview Lake this evening. Violet screamed the whole time. It was very enjoyable. I did manage to get these shots on the SLR by slowing down the shutter speed and of course no flash.

PLEASE DON'T PEE HERE.



After our big day yesterday we went out to dinner to celebrate Chris's 33rd birthday and then came home and Violet made a snow cake.
We had some snow tuesday night and last night I brought some in to let Violet play with it. She wasn't quite sure what to do with it. I think the dogs were more excited about it than she was. Willow loves snow. Especially if you make snow balls and throw them for her. She goes crazy.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

SANTA #2



Much better this time around.
We had a big day today. All of us had our eyes checked. Violet's eyes are great. Our eye Dr. offers the InfantSEE program. Our pediatrician recommended it and it's free for 6mon-12mon olds. She did great and didn't fuss once. I was expecting her to be fussy when they dilated her eyes but she was fine. I on the other had hate having that done. I got such a bad headache I got sick to my stomach and had to take a nap.
After everyones nap we decide to go see the santa at OP Mall. A much better set up. I love this photo. We had them take photos too, but the ones I took turned out so much better. I'm not a super fan of the staged, looking at the camera photos. This is a great candid shot!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

WARM & TOASTY


It is officially time to haul out the heavy duty coat and hat. I bought this coat last February for $5. It was a $35 OshKosh coat I found at BabysRUs. Love a deal and figured it was only $5 so if it didn't fit her when the time came, I wasn't out a whole lot.
Luckily she doesn't fight putting it on and doesn't have a problem with hats. She's still not sure about the mittens. She just tries to eat them.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

SANTA


We heard that Santa and his reindeer where going to be at Heartland Nursery yesterday so we decided to check it out. No smiles out of Violet. She didn't warm up till we were about to leave, as you can tell from the second to last photo. She looks so smug.


Saturday, December 6, 2008

FEAST OF ST.NICK


Today is the Feast of St.Nick. And for those who think I'm making it up go here. Violet got a stuffed squirrel and little car in her stocking from St.Nick(us) as well as some books from St.Nick (Grandma F).



Of course she enjoyed the paper more.

Friday, December 5, 2008

FLASHBACK FRIDAYS


I won't delete the last post so here's a new one.
I didn't manipulate this photo. Johns head was just big.

FLASHBACK FRIDAYS

Thursday, December 4, 2008

TIME OUT MAGAZINE


Just found out from the guys at Luv-able & Hug-able that my birdie Sweetie made it into Time Out NewYork magazine and online.

OUR STUFF

LEPREPOLLO

That's Chickenhare in Italian. So if you're in Italy stop by any liberia and pick up a copy.
LUV-ABLE & HUG-ABLE

The Luv-able & Hug-able show opens this Friday at Gallery Hanahou in New York. There are tons of awesome people participating. There is a pre-sale from Dec 1-4. You can see my work plus everyone elses that is available.