Saturday, June 28, 2008

Pop-Pop's Visit and Other Miscellany

So we're a little behind posting some pictures. This is a catch up post: pictures of a great, but quick, visit with my dad on his way out to Portland, and....other Leah stuff (of course).

Chillin' with Pop-Pop...

I think Eric's face in this picture is the funniest...

Enjoying her ball popper a little too much...?

In the wake of our bibliophile. This little girl cannot get enough books (she won't stay on one page long enough for me to read a story to her, but it's still encouraging to see her excitement)!

A Marilyn Monroeesque moment in front of the humidifier...

Our little yogi in her "Downward Facing Dog"...

"And I do my little turn on the catwalk..."

Hmm...I'm sure there's some trouble I can get into around here....

I hope Booby isn't waiting to have his diaper changed...

Eric did a great job refinishing a dresser for Leah's room.

Is it every too early to learn how to open a bottle of wine? I think not!

Boo's favorite...goldfish and cherries!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Horine Visit (Foxtrots Together Again)

Pete, Beth and Jackson came to FWB for a friend's wedding. We have never met Jackson (although we feel like we've watched him grow up on the blog). We BBQd at the Buttie "homestead" and enjoyed the company. We (re)met Mary (who was pregnant at the Buttie wedding while I fact her daughter, Amirah, was born three days after Leah), and Anne Marie (who is moving from Omaha to FWB within the next couple weeks). We set up the camera to take a group picture, but unintentionally set it to take continuous shots instead of one shot. None of us were planning on it, thus the laughter when the camera took seven consecutive shots. The kids didn't seem to notice. They did enjoy playing with each other however.

Jackson hitting on Leah...we'll have to keep an eye on this one! Those parents...questionable....!

The new dadas with their beautiful children on Father's Day

Thursday, June 12, 2008

A Visit to the Gulfarium

We took a trip to the Gulfarium the day after Leah's party while my dad, Kate, John and Karen were in town. I can't believe we've lived here for 7 years and haven't yet gone. It was fun, and they had some impressive animal shows. They had a dolphin show, a sea lion one and a "multispecies" show...which was a sea lion and dolphin together. My favorite was the dolphin show. Man are they smart!

Later that night we all went over to the B&B my dad and Kate were staying at and hung out on the beautiful back porch right on the Soundside. It was a very Southern style back porch and even had the bench swing. We celebrated Leah's birthday and having family in town by drinking the wine dad had given me for Christmas a couple years ago. He gave me my "birthday" wine which was a bordeaux from my birth year...1975. It was really good, and I'm so glad we enjoyed it with such good company! Leah then took her first walk in the ocean (well technically the Soundside...which was better because it's more calm). It was so cute!

Dad got her an ice cream...which she thoroughly enjoyed.

At the B&B...

While at the B&B, a little boy..relieving himself...on a palm tree. Right out in the open for all to see!

Travel day. John and Karen brought her a NY Yankees shirt which we left on for dad (Red Sox fan) to enjoy!