We spent some time this weekend trying to take a picture (or pictures) for our Christmas cards. These are the outtakes. We hope you enjoy them.
We took Nora & Colin for a hike (well, a walk really, it was a paved trail) today on the Sawyer Camp trail along the Crystal Springs reservoir. The temperature was a grueling 70º, the Sun was beating on us relentlessly, the gentle breezes nearly mussed our hair. This December weather is going to be the death of us.
The stroller is Colin’s special happy place but he still wanted to get up for a while and show off what he can do!
Our little Texan found his big sister’s howdy, kitty hat and decided to wear it. Sorry about the dim light.
Nora’s absolute favorite thing to do is to curl up with a good book! It’s a little awkward for Jen and me to have to tell her to put her book away at the table or to stop reading while we’re trying to get out the door since, frankly, we’d rather be reading too.
Here she can be seen enjoying an alphabet book about dinosaurs. These specific pages are about Xiaosaurus, which she tells me grew about as tall as a person (but, of course, never met a person because we hadn’t even evolved yet), and the Yangchuanosaurus which apparently lived 75 million years before the famous T. Rex (who lived 65 million years before us).
He spends his Sunday afternoons climbing over the furniture. So far he’s mastered the chairs and play table. Recently he’s added the very exciting “pull the doll house over to the table and climb that” option and is reportedly working on surmounting the sofa. Why? Because it’s there!
His other favorite activity, when not eating, is to pretend to eat. He gets the play dishes from Nora’s tea set and sits at the play table with the knife and fork. This kid loves to eat.
Actually, no, I lie. This isn’t the absolute first time he walked, it’s more like the third. The first walk was longer but he was wearing nothing but a diaper at a time. The second walk was shorter and ended in crying. But the THIRD walk! The third walk was clothed and short and ended not in crying but in off camera giggling. Go watch!