Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Playground

Horsin' around

We went up slides . . .

and down slides.

The best was the swings!

The water fountain was pretty cool too.

I'm not sure who had more fun, Nick or Moira. Of course dad was showing her how not to properly use the playground equipment, but niether of them came away with any permanent injuries. Moira loved watching all of the big kids run around and was quite excited to go on the swings. Luckily the park is within walking distance so we'll have to go back.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Sheep Herding

As if flyball and frisbee weren't enough I also like to train Kess for sheep herding. We went to check out a new trainer with some folks we know from flyball. We had a nice time even with the rain. Of course Kess preformed beautifully after I had prepared everyone for the worst. Next time it will be my turn to give it a try instead of the professionals so we'll see if she reverts back to her old tricks. While I didn't get any pictures of Kess here's a nice one of her teammate Stella May.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Seattle Arboretum

We spent a lovely afternoon at the Seattle arboretum. The sun came out for a bit and all of the azaleas and rhododendrons were in bloom. Moira had a great time looking at all of the flowers with grandma Judy. Moira's favorite was a field of hyacinths which smelt as lovely as they looked. We look forward to going back the next time the sun is out. It's has been wonderful to track the progress of spring as different things begin to flower across the city.

Friday, April 20, 2007

A Day at th Zoo

Moira and I headed out for the zoo today. We both had a good time, and I got a chance to drag out the telephoto lens. Moira kept herself busy eating cheerios and watching all of the kids run around. The only animals she seemed remotely interested in were the elephants and the emus. The weather was great and I was happy to spend some time in the sun. Here's some of my favorite pictures.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Moiras pals one year later . . .

Moira had her friends over for lunch today so we decided to get an updated photo.
5 months old
Ava, Bradley, Abbey, Moira, Nicholas

13 months old
Aria, Moira, Bradley, Ava

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Splish Splash

Well somehow we managed not to take any bubble bath pictures, that is until today ...
In other news Kess and I went to check out what being a competitive disc dog is all about (you can't call them frisbee dogs because it's trademarked). We met a really nice group of people who get together to practice and train. Everyone was really impressed with Kess and not so impressed with my ability to throw the frisbee. So they were nice enough to offer to throw it for me at competitions until I can improve. So Kess will compete in her first competition mid may in Mt. Vernon. Nick's even agreed to come check it out, but I had to promise he'd learn to throw the frisbee ( err.. I mean disk) like a ninja.

Friday, April 13, 2007

At long last . . .

Well just when we thought our nervous nelly would never strike out into open territory she started walking. Moira has never liked pacifiers but she dug this one out of her toy box and apparently it was just what she needed to steel her nerves. Luckily the video camera was nearby and though I missed the first solo flight I was able to capture several bursts of sustained walking.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Fun in the sun

We had a wonderful spring day today. We headed back to the botanical gardens to enjoy them with Grandma Judy and Auntie Terri. Thanks to global warming we had record breaking temperatures 78 degrees! With a little help Moira was running all around and giggling in delight. We llok forward to many more sunny days.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Emma's Birthday

Moira's friend Emma turned one today so we headed over for a little celebration.

Emma's a real cutie with beautiful blue eyes. She's also quite the chatterbox and is happy to keep a running comentary for everyone.

The kids still don't really play together, but they do enjoy stealing toys from one another and poking, pulling, and pinching at eachother. Emma wasn't to sure what to make of Moira.