Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My well-read daughter

This is how I found Miriam yesterday morning. She had woken up and was sitting quietly on her bed, reading. And no, this isn't posed!


Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow!


Well we got about a foot of snow and Miriam was so excited about it! She was just mesmerized by looking outside at all of it. We took her outside last night when it was just starting to cover the ground and she thought it was fun to watch it fall. Well, we woke up this morning to a winter wonderland! The second she saw it she wanted to go outside, she kept saying "outside, yes, snow, outside, yes!" So we ate a quick breakfast and got her all bundled up. We don't own any super cold gear for her since we rarely need it, so no gloves or hat or ski-type stuff. So a pair of tights, 3 pairs of pants, a onesie, 3 jackets, and 2 pairs of socks later she was outside! Well as you can see it didn't go so well



After that we figured that she would not want to go out at all anymore, no snow for Miriam. Well, at about 4 this afternoon after her nap she asked to go outside again. So we dressed her up and tried for a second time. This time was better! She was still hesitant about it all and she just wanted to walk up and down the sidewalk where the snow had melting a bit. We were only outside for about 10 minutes and she said, "cold, all done." 


To see the rest of the pictures click here.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Playing in the Leaves, or not

We raked up a pile of leaves for Miriam thinking she would LOVE it. Not so much. She was worried about them getting stuck to her clothes and in her hair, such a girl she is! Despite the non leaf love we got some cute pictures. If you would like to see all of them click here.








Thursday, October 30, 2008

Its a girl and her name is Nora!

Well, baby #2 is a GIRL and we picked her name! Nora! No middle name as of yet, but we're working on it. We had the sonogram this week and she is growing and developing perfectly. She really showed off way more than Miriam did at her sonogram. We saw Nora yawn, suck her thumb, move a bunch, and though at moments she looked a bit like Skeletor she was super cute! We are just thankful that she is healthy and perfect, she apparently has a "boy heartbeat" of 130-ish but that is normal the tech said. Here are some sonogram pics!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Miriam washes her hair

Miriam has started to help us wash her in the bathtub...she particularly likes to wash her hair!



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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Cat tolerance test #1126A

Miriam's changing table often doubles as Nixon's mid-morning napping spot. When it's time for a diaper change, he usually protests by refusing to move. So, we simply lay Miriam down on top of him. What amazes us is how long he tolerates her squirming, squealing, fur-grabbing and other cat irritation techniques. Sometimes he'll last the entire diaper change and then continue with his nap. I suppose it's something of a victory.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Squeaker Shoes!!!

Well, these are a huge hit! Nana Claire bought Miriam some Wee Squeak shoes and they are fun! The squeaker is easily removed (by an adult) when we are tired of hearing the squeaking. For anyone who is curious, the squeaker is located on the side of the sole. They are really well made shoes too. Enjoy! And please excuse my disastrous house.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Miriam at the playground

Saturday we took Miriam to the playground for the first time! We have been to playgrounds with her before but it was just for the swings. This time she was really able to climb all over the jungle gym! This child has no fear! She went down the slides all on her own many times and then slowly realized that they were a bit scarier than she thought. The first couple of times she just went for it and then gradually she got a bit more timid. But, she really enjoyed herself. It reminded Mike and I of the wonders of small spaces, climbing, and tunnels. I guess we forget these small wonders as we grow up.

For all the photos you (the Nanas) can visit our new and improved shutterfly site

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

sesame street

i am loving this new season of sesame street! i always appreciated how they included celebrities and bits of humor that only adults will catch. the new season started yesterday with "texas telly and the search for the golden triangle of destiny" (a take on indiana jones) complete with a giant boulder. loved it. then to top it off feist sang "1, 2, 3, 4" but changed the words to actually be singing about counting from 1 to 4. then as i woke up this morning i discovered neil patrick harris as the shoe fairy! so far its genius. after watching the dr. horrible series (back when it was free) i have found a new love for the old doogie, he's hilarious!

sesame street is not allowing embedding on youtube so you have to go over there to watch these clips

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Nana Claire's front porch

Our first visit to Augusta since Christmas. Miriam is now 14 months and officially a "toddler."


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Miriam playing at Regency Mall


Yes, Augustans we have a Regency Mall here in Richmond, VA. It feels weird saying we are going to Regency Mall, strange I know but this mall is alive and thriving! Its not the best mall in town but its one of two that have indoor play areas. Our nice malls are all outdoor malls and it was 100 today! So no outdoor mall for us today. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

miriam's new chair and walking

please oh please excuse my messy house! mike, it will be cleaned before you come home (mike is the tidier half of this marriage) and she has been carrying around mike's keys all around the house lately, i don't know why. she seems to pick a toy/object to be obsessed with for a week or so. last week it was the little giraffe that came with a "little people" set one of our friend's gave us. 

by the way, she is watching sesame street which she loves. there is a skit with bert and ernie and ernie sings a song about patting your head and rubbing your tummy and she will pat her head along with the song. so every time she sees ernie now she looks at me a pats her head! too cute! she also really loves elmo's world. i was feeding her lunch yesterday and elmo's world came on and she could hear the theme song and wanted down from her highchair to go watch it. i promise i don't have the tv on all the time, just sesame street. although its on during breakfast, lunch , and dinner! i don't need a dvr because its always on!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

We moved!

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