Friday, August 27, 2010

The Day in Pictures

I wouldn't say this is quite as dramatic as the last time I posted a Day in Pictures, but these are some of the things that are keeping me (and Maggie) busy lately.

I wouldn't say that Maggie is naughty, but she definitely has a mischievous side to her. Lately this side has been coming out a lot more. For example, most of these pictures were taken just today. And I should say that I did NOT do anything to set these up. I found her in all of these situations.

Desperate for something to throw to her in the backseat on our way home, but running low on toys in the diaper bag, I gave Maggie this granola bar to play with. SEALED. When we got home, I found it peeled open just like this. (How did she do that???) But instead of finding her with chocolate smeared all over her face like you would expect, she was gingerly picking off tiny pieces with her thumb and forefinger. I was laughing too hard to scold her. Well, guess she's had her first chocolate now.

Again, I say that I did NOT put her in this position. I turned around to throw something away, and here she was. This girl is FAST.

Caught in the act.

Maggie continues to LOVE doors. Today she figured out how to shut mine. After a few minutes stranded in the hall, I convinced her to let me back in the room.

Giving herself a kiss. Naturally.

Today she decided that it was way cooler to stand in the cart than sit facing me. I wish I had a picture of her after this as we were walking through the store - she was standing like she was at the helm of a ship, waving to everyone we passed.

Thirty minutes before Gary was due to get home, I went into the kitchen to start cleaning up from Maggie's dinner. Hearing the ever-so-susupicious sound of NOTHING, I raced into the room to find this. She was literally laying on the floor propped up on one arm making a pile of wipes as fast as she could on top of herself. We immediately left for a walk.

And this is life lately.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ode to a Garden, Part II

I was loading some pictures from my camera onto my computer this afternoon and came across the BEST PART of the Ode, and I forgot to include it in the previous post!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ode to a Garden

This is for my mother-in-law, who was a bit miffed that I failed to mention in Maggie's 10-month post that the beautiful purple hydrangea in the picture was from her garden.

Needing some more photography practice, I decided to take advantage of the gorgeous evening light one night last week to capture some shots from around the yard...because really, the hydrangeas are just the beginning...