Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Please Wear Appropriate Ear Protection

If you are female or a female will be able to view your screen as your read this, because they are just going to squeal at how cute this is...

I told you!

Hehehe - alright, I suppose the easiest way to do this is with a grid. Top left square is A1(even thought it's a part of a bigger picture), bottom right is E4. These shots were taken at dinner one night when little girl was in great spirits (which she usually is). It was a lot of fun. Originally we were just trying to capture a particular face she was making, but it turned into more.

A1 - Little girl concentrating on picking up a piece of her dinner.

A3 - Looking excited about what mommy has or is singing (forget which)

A4 - Hmm, wonder what I can fit in here?

B4 - Contemplative little girl

C3 - This is as close as we got to the face we were trying to capture. Her eyebrows are usually a little tighter together, but close enough. She's just usually so excited when she is making this face.

C4 - Are we done yet? Look at the curls that stick out to the right. Sneaky little things they are, or at least used to be. When she was younger they were practically invisible and would often tickle your nose when you were least expecting it.

D1 & D2 - The ancient Chinese Green Bean Torture technique and her response. We feel bad we had to resort to this, but sometimes parenting ain't easy...

D3 - Our happy little girl. She's always in such a good mood unless she's very hungry or really tired. We are so lucky to have such a mellow cutie. She's a little higher maintenance than her brother was at that age, but compared to some other baby girls I've seen, she's no problem at all.

E1 - Just looking adorable as can be! At the same time, can you see that hint of evil mischief in her eyes? This one is going to be slick...

E4 - Of course, where would little girl be without her favorite person in the world, her big brother? How many fewer photos would I have to take because said big brother keeps jumping in the shot? Many! ;-)

Hard to believe she's almost a year old already! She has been such a good baby, I couldn't ask for more in a daughter. Please God, don't make me pay dearly for it when she's a teenager!


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Monday, August 06, 2007

8 on eight

I got tagged by Mel... and yes, I do not hesitate to make use of that fact and phraseology at every opportunity I get...

So 8 random things about eighthave...

• I can make my shoulderblades stick straight out of my back, sort of like a cat. It's a double joint-ish thing that has only led to shoulders that are hard to sleep on sometimes

• I was once dragged out to sea by a man-eating lobster - it's true, I swear, he just didn't get to finish the job

• I'm an aspiring Children's book writer

• I now wish that I had followed some childhood intuitions and played the drums, so that I could now be a Blue Man.

• It wasn't strange to me that both sets of my grandparents lived next door to each other. I thought everyone's grandparents lived close together because my cousins' grandparents lived only across the street and down the road about 1/4 of a mile away from our common grandparents.

• I sometimes wonder what life would have been like if I had always lived in upstate New York where I was born, or if I had stayed in Texas, where we moved when I was 9 or 10. Don't get me wrong, I'm not disappointed in how it actually turned out here in Baltimore, I just wonder.

• I miss my dog. I had to put him to sleep in February.

• In baseball (and baseball ONLY) I'm a switch hitter and found I preferred hitting lefty after many years of hitting righty. Can't throw, draw or do much else with any aptitude left handed, though.

I'm tagging Jeope, Lew and I'll have to think of others later, because Mel got the other ones I was thinking of...