Thursday, September 4, 2008

First day of preschool!

Preschool started today. Before we left the house:

At school, hanging her backpack on her hook. Her Dora lunch bag is there by her head.

Right before I left. I had to snap quick, the teachers didn't want the parents lingering.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Illinois July 2008

Erin and I, and Katie and her kids went to Keyesport, IL, to visit our grandfather. I didn't take many pictures, but here are a few.

Erin at the airport:

Erin on the plane. I had my laptop and she watched a movie. Fortunately it's a short flight.


Granddad lives basically in the middle of a corn field, surrounded on 3 sides by corn. In front:


To the left:To the right:


Erin and Tabitha at Granddad's house:



Granddad, Erin and me:

Granddad, Katie, and Tabitha (Max refused to have his picture taken):


This is a photo of a photo. Granddad as a child, early 1920s. We went through lots of old pics like this. The earliest ones were from the 1840s. He has boxes and boxes of them.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

more from yesterday

we filled the parking lot with smoke.

Too loud!!




Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July

I think this one's neat - it's a long exposure. We lit a firecracker, and Erin thought it was great until it let off a big screech, and then she took off running.


The rest of these are Erin with a sparkler.






Friday, May 30, 2008

there's a party in my tummy

video

Erin got a cookie and decided to sing about it.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Erin was outside playing, even her nose got dirty.


Sunday, April 20, 2008

skating lesson

Erin had her first ice skating lesson on Saturday. I signed her up for a Mommy and Me class because she told me she wanted to go ice skating. It did not go well.

That's me holding her up, the teacher is on the right. Erin was terrified. I don't think she realized ice is slippery; she couldn't stand up and that scared her. A lot.

Lots of crying ensued.

She was not to be consoled.


Get me out of here!!

Finally, off the ice. She said, I don't wanna do that again!!! Sorry babe, I paid good money for those lessons, you're at least going to try again next week. Five more lessons to go...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

bubbles

Bubbles with Granny. The little mermaid is blowing the bubbles.




Sunday, March 23, 2008


Easter Sunday. I didn't get many shots of the egg hunt Erin had with her cousins. They were moving so fast picking up eggs, I couldn't keep up.

Saturday, March 22, 2008




Coloring eggs.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Wednesday, March 5, 2008