Tuesday, July 28, 2009

first word!

Aside from the universal "mama" and "dada," which I don't think really count, Libby has spoken her first word: Cat.

We spend lots of time identifying Toshie and Gilmore, so this isn't a big surprise, but I personally thought "dog" would come before "cat." A few weeks ago we asked Libby where the dog was, and she pointed to Gilmore. Then she started making a "doh" sound. But that was about it.

Then, this weekend, Toshie walked into the room, and she pointed and said "cah!" The next morning, she was looking at a book and made the same noise; sure enough, there was a kitten on the page. Then she pointed to a vintage poster of 2 cats in our living room and said "cah" again. And the deal was sealed when my mom brought her a tiny little Gund cat that meows when you push its belly Saturday night (she's holding it in this week's chair photo). She loves this feline friend and now goes around saying "cah" all the time. And she's still working on "dog."

With our love of animals, I guess it's pretty fitting that our kid's first words would be "cat" and "dog." We'll try to take video and post it soon. It's too cute!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

happy birthday daddy!

Kevin's birthday was yesterday, but we're celebrating all weekend, starting with an ice cream cake and yummy take out last night. He and Libby just left for the mall and a little retail therapy, and we're going to a party tonight (Nonnie is babysitting Libs). And Libby and I plan to indulge his love of going to open houses tomorrow. Happy birthday weekend!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

finally caught up

We've been running way behind on getting our pictures edited, sorted, captioned, and uploaded to our gallery, but I've got it all caught up. Take a peek at what we've been up to when you have some time.
Here are a couple more recent shots for a preview.

Libby & Mommy at Grandma & Grandpa Whitman's

Libby wearing the jacket and hat that I wore as a baby.

Swinging at Aunt Katie & Uncle Matt's.

A little practice walking at Grandma & Grandpa's.

Happy 4th of July!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

happy birthday sarah

Thirty four years ago today, one tiny little girl came into this world.
And while she's always been small on the outside, her heart couldn't be any bigger.
I love you so much, Saree.
Happy Birthday.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

miss independent

In honor of our nation's Independence Day, Libby has decided to declare her independence from getting her photo taken. For ten months, we've been able to get her "chair photo" with little difficulty -- this week was a different story. Here are a few of the shots that didn't make the final cut, but did make us laugh out loud in the moment. We're still not thrilled with this week's final selection, but we didn't have much to choose from.

Happy Fourth of July!!