Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Maggie is finally starting to show an interest in books. This is a
picture of Maggie showing her Auntie Laura that the definition of
"reading" does not necessarily include words but how fast you can turn
the pages.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I would be remiss not to mention...

Gary's first First Place victory last weekend! According to him, it's the first thing he's ever won in his life, so it was a big day indeed.

Race photos courtesy of Tim Speciale.

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far...

This is currently the only thing she can pull herself up on. I love that she's 8 months old and will sit and play with (er, in) her dollhouse by herself, totally amused for extended periods of time (a relative phrase). Definitely 100% girl. Definitely her mother's daughter.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Blueberry Afternoons

Recently I've had multiple people tell me to enjoy having only one kiddo. Even though I always know this, and try not to take this season for granted, it's always nice to be reminded to enjoy the little moments I have with her each day.

The other day I was in the middle of emptying the dishwasher when she woke up from her nap. I really wanted to finish cleaning the kitchen, so I put her in her seat and gave her a snack while I wrapped things up. As we both ate our blueberries and cheese while I worked around the kitchen with the sun streaming through the doorway and a breeze floating through the house and Maggie talking and humming to herself (as she usually does while she eats), it was one of those Moments that I wished I could bottle up to have forever.

I truly love my days with Maggie. Don't get me wrong, I know that our family will only continue to get more fun as it grows...but for now I enjoy only having to tote one person in and out of Target, only having to push a single-wide stroller, only worrying about one night time schedule (or lack thereof), still having one extra arm, and being able to sit down and have a conversation about "yayayayayayayayayayayayayaya" while eating blueberries and cheese.

Hey, if you can't put it in a bottle, a blog is the next-best thing, right?

Le Tour de Gary

Who says you can't throw a theme birthday for a 28-year old?? The cake left MUCH to be desired (it was supposed to be a yellow jersey...oops...), but the podium girl was pretty cute.