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Monday, December 20, 2010


Vi likes to climb into her bucket if blocks, and then cram as many blocks as will fit in with her. I've no idea why.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Playing w MaMa PaPa & Tade

Thanksgiving aftermath

Vi finally goes down for her nap. We had a wonderful dinner here, sixteen folks fed total. Cooked my second turkey ever, and it was great, but to be honest, we're all more interested in the sides anyway. Tons of leftovers.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm cute

...and I know it!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Peekaboo me!

Here's Vi playing peek-a-boo with her reflection. She has a little
friend to play with. :)

Good morning!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hiking with Violette

Aunt Rose and I took Vi for a short hike this afternoon. She had fun, and really loved the hydration pack.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Zoo day

Took a day off to go with Janie and Violette to the Denver zoo. Much fun, but we're all a little wiped out.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake

Vi got a Strawberry Shortcake toy which smells like, surprise, strawberries. Vi thinks it has a flavor, too.

And the aftermath...

First pig tails

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Today, on my way back into the office from lunch, I took a shortcut and attempted to hop over a low (~3 foot) cinderblock wall. I say attempted, as I didn't quite make it. My right toe caught the wall, toppling me forward, with my left shin acting as the pivot point as the rest of me tipped forward and over. Luckily for my hands, my iPhone, which I happened to be carrying, took the brunt of the damage. Screen is nice and shattered. My shin is a mess. Ripped my jeans open, and I've got about eight inches of ugly scrapes along the front of my shin. All of this of course happened in the view of three co-workers, who were all very concerned, and no doubt silently questioning my judgement. Awesome!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Yoga lunch

Lunch & yoga at the same time!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tounge out

Got some teeth coming in. She stocks her tongue out a lot to sooth
those sore little gums.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Big dog

Vi has a new friend!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Here's Vi figuring out how to eat with a fork for the first time.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Grape hole

Oh, so this is what the hole in the middle of the table is for!


Signing to ask for more.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Salty the otter

This is Salty the sea otter. Grandma Bonnie brought him back from
Alaska. Vi carried him all over the house this morning and gave him
lots of hugs. Thanks Grandma!

Daddy's girl

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sick again

What started as sniffles this weekend has turned into a really nasty
cold. All 3 of us are miserably sick. Come on universe! It's no longer
cold season. Give us a break already! Every time Vi is sleeping
well, she gets sick and we go back to square one again. So

Jean skirt

Best baby pose ever!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

11th Anniversary

On this day 11 years ago, I married Scott. He's the love of my life,
my best friend, and now the father of my child. I love you with all
of my heart dearest!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

She didn't cry

A possibly life-changing event happened tonight. I put Vi in her crib,
left the room, and she rolled over, cuddled with her Tigger, and sang
a little song. No crying or screaming or jumping up and down. She just
went to sleep. For the first time in 13 months, bed time was a
pleasant and easy experience for all involved. *sigh of relief*

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Pasta baby!

Car seat

Vi gets to ride facing forward like a big girl now!


Vi loves dogs!

Monday, June 28, 2010


Eating one of her favorite foods at lunch time. Tomato!

Backpacking trip to Blue Lake


You can find the rest of the pictures here.

Friday, June 25, 2010


I haven't been in twenty years or so. Going this weekend with a friend who's in much better shape than I. We'll see how this goes.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Taste of Fort Collins

It is cold and rainy, but Taste of Fort Collins is still a good
time. I need to go to Brother Mel's BBQ more often.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010


On her 1st birthday, Vi discovered leaves.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Happy 1st birthday Violette!

Well, you've survived a whole year with Janie and I as your parents, which is no small feat. Thank you for being the most awesome, cutest, most fun little kid I could have ever hoped for. Sure, you're a lot of work, and Janie's tired all the time, and life in the last year is completely different from how things were before. But despite missing being able to sleep in on weekends, and all the diapers, and the occasional screaming fits (mostly yours), your mom and I are happy that you're here. This morning, when you clearly said 'Hi daddy' when I came into view, I don't know if you know what you're saying yet. But it's amazing to watch you learn and grow on a daily basis, and I'm happy to be a part of it.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Say Rose


Playing with thr fountains at City Park Pool

1st cupcake

Here's baby Vi enjoying her first cupcake at her first birthday party.
I can't believe it's already been a whole year!

Friday, June 4, 2010


It's official! She's walking. Yay Violette!

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Not so sure about swimming pools. Fun to splash, but not quite sure
about sitting in it. Had lots of fun at Junko & Joe's house!

Grampo @ grad

Grampo and baby Vi at Auntie Rose's graduation. Congrats Dr. Montoya!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Rice rusk

Vi loves her rice crackers

Thursday, May 20, 2010

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