Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Merry (Belated) Christmas!

(Artsy little Bennett took this)!

This year we spent our holiday in the Bay. It was the first time Rob and I have had a holiday at our house (in 6 years!), and though we missed being in SLO-the Markley seniors host a fabbo Christmas-it was really nice to be home and to not have to travel. Christmas eve dinner was at our house, and Christmas day/dinner was spent at The Doyles, a.k.a. Auntie Kate and Uncle Tom's. I did a slide show, but here are some of my favorite December pics.:

Here we are having dinner in our living room, because it is the only
place that the big table fit.

Christmas Wonder


"Bumpa is tickley!"

Quality time with my Auntie

Um...want one?

Little Angel

At the Oakland Zoo w/Grandpa and Noni

Family shot. Can you tell how tired Elle is :)?

Happy New Year, everybody!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Little Rockers

First off, this is Elodie's new dance move. When she hears music, she gets on all fours and rocks.

Next is Bennett's version of Frosty the Snowman. I think in this video he seems a bit stoned; it's a combination of a cold and his attempt at being cool!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

deja vu

Over Thanksgiving we were out on the meadow at my parent's house, Rob was holding Elodie on his shoulders, and as I looked at them my mind flashed back in time. I took some pictures, and I have to share what I discovered. It is kind of redundant, it seems all I do on this blog lately is share comparison pictures. I can't help myself, though, when I look at Elodie and am so often reminded of moments when Bennett was tiny. It all just whirls by, so part of me just wants to dwell on pictures and memories as much as I possibly can. I want our babies to grow up because I am excited to see who they will be and what they will accomplish, but does it need to go so quickly?

Elodie in November 2009:
(she's 9 months)

Bennett in November 2007:
(He is 12 months)






It Worked!

Oh my, two posts in one evening!

I have tried unsuccessfully over the past month to post a few different videos...for some reason this one worked-the blog liked it, I guess. This is Elodie swinging at the Brennan's house the other day. She is cracking up like she always does when she swings. Usually, she laughs from the moment you put her in till the moment you take her out-cute, cute! Also, take note of her signature growl :).

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sweet Siblings

I should have added these photos along with my last post-they were taken on the same day. I can't believe the friendship that is forming between these two. No one makes Elodie laugh like Bennett does.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Photo Shoot

O.k, I am about to post soooo many pictures of Elodie. I can't help myself! I thought she looked adorable the other day in her girly outfit, and when I started taking pictures, they were capturing her personality so well, and I just couldn't stop. And then I couldn't choose. I keep thinking, "imagine if I was a real photographer with a crazy -great camera!" So, here are a bazillion photos of our sweet, smiley, squirmy, spunky little love bug. It is a glimpse at why we are so completely taken by her!

"Did you see my pig?"


"Remember my pig?"

"I still love my pig!!!"

"My pig is yummy, and he makes me drool."

"What was that?"

"You crack me up!"

"Ahhhh, Pig."

"See my teeth?"

"I have two of them!"


Getting tired of this hat...

"Got it!!"

"...pretty tired out from the photo shoot, think I'll just
relax with one of Mom's magazines..."

"Hey, get your own!"

The end.