Saturday, March 31, 2007

Spring Suprise

Well we finally had a weekend at home and Nick suggested that we check out the Seattle botanical gardens. We were surprised to learn that Bellevue also had a botanical garden and so we headed off to check it out. I am happy to report that the Bellevue gardens are much nicer than the Seattle park. We gave the macro lens a good workout and here are a few a my favorites.

Nick and I both agreed that this was the coolest flower to be found (see above). Unfortunately the identification card was missing so we dubbed it the harlequin flower.

Thursday, March 29, 2007


Well there's just nothing like a good old fashion fling yourself on the floor arms waving foot kicking tantrum. As poor Moira has become more self aware she has discovered that sometimes there are things that she can't have and that is apparently very frustrating. I keep thinking things will improve as her communication skills develop but I have a feeling I'm in for more than one public meltdown.

Itty Bitty Kiity

In addition to our families two legged members we also has a dog, kess and two cats loki and chaos. Chaos is generally afraid of everyone and as a result even people we've known for years are sometimes suprised to learn that we have two cats. Chaos's one true love is small spaces with a particular devotion to boxes. If you set a box on the floor he will eventually go in it. Once Moira had dumped all of her toys out of this one chaos found that he fit quite nicely.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Boxers and Bunny Ears

Well who knew that boxer shorts could be so much fun. Moira has taken to gleefully flinging Nick's boxers out of the laundry basket and then parading them around the living room. With Easter just around the corner I couldn't resist getting some bunny ears for Moira to wear. She seems to think they're hilarious when we wear them, but doesn't care for them much herself.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Daily Cuteness

Well we haven't been up to much. Moira is still just taking a cautious step here and there, but no real walking. We're headed to Bellingham this weekend for uncle Bo's birthday and for a flyball tournament in Canada. It should be a busy weekend, but it will be nice to see everyone. Moira has recently discovered that she can crawl much faster when she carries things in her mouth. Maybe Kess has been giving her pointers.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Moira's Birthday

Well we made it through the first year, and Moira had a great time charming all her guests at her first birthday party. With all of her grandparents in attendance there was plenty of love to go around and everyone got a little cuddle time.

(from left to right Ross, Keron, Dean, Desta, Paul, Judy, Moira, Will, Laura, Mel, Heidi)

Moira even managed to get into the present opening a little. . .

and unlike most babies she was very dainty with her cake, perhaps she didn't want to get her dress dirty.

Well the last year has been simply amazing and watching Moira grow into the sweet little girl that she is has been pure joy. How soon we forget the difficult nights and replace them with smiles and giggles. I look forward to many more birthdays and really appreciate the love and support of our family. Thanks so much for hosting the party grandma Juju it was lots of fun.

Thursday, March 01, 2007