Friday, May 29, 2009

Here are a few more pictures from our visit with grandpa. This is now the face we get from Ellery when we ask her to pose for a picture. . . this reaction is one I would expect from a 5 year old boy, not my dainty little 3 year old!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Last week, we went to visit grandpa at the nursing home. He has been there for about a month and we are hoping he can come home as soon as he is rehabilitated. It has been quite difficult on grandma as she is spending most of her days at the home. After 62 years of marriage, they are still very much in love and we were fortunate to capture this tender moment between them!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Dane is going through a lovely phase where he eats, and then proceeds to throw what he does not finish. This is typically directed at my face or head, which makes for an interesting evening when we are having spaghetti night at the Libby house.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

If you should feel so inclined, the rest of the pictures from our photo session are on the website. Go to: , click on the main site, then click on client lounge, then type in lovely libby for the password.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A few from my birthday celebration. Do you think Dane likes cake??

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Last weekend, we headed out to the desert for a couple of days. I am always fascinated by the beauty. . . .the dry weather, barren mountains and extreme heat all lend to this lovely place with unique flowers, cactus and "brown" mountains. The temperature was quite warm(around 100 degrees), so we spent a great deal of time in the pool. Dane was unsure at first, but eventually grew comfortable and enjoyed the water. Ellery was born part mermaid, so she was in her element!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Last weekend, Dane FINALLY started walking(at 14 months of age). This was a bit concerning to us, as Ellery started at 10 months. All the same, he is walking, but only very slowly and quite cautiously. As you can see from the pictures, he feels the need to keep his arms held out straight for balance. . . .no daredevils here!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day! We spent our day in Orange County with Darin's mom, grandma, aunts, uncle and cousin. We had a lovely brunch and then went to visit grandpa. I spent some time alone shopping and even got in a run by myself--heaven!! As indicated by the pictures, having a relaxing lunch with small children is nearly impossible!

Monday, May 04, 2009

On Friday, I took the children to Legoland for a few short hours. Several reasons I love Legoland: 1. Proximity to our home 2. Rarely as crowded as other theme parks 3. Lots for both children to see and do 4. Clean!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Last week, we had some pictures taken by a professional photographer for Dane's one year portrait. Follow this link, click on the blog link on the left, and scroll down for a peek at some of the pics: I researched many photographers, but was most impressed by her great flare for lovely pictures that are not "staged".