15 December 2009
22 November 2009
15 November 2009
The pictures below were take (of Chris' grandsons) at Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.
13 November 2009
After leaving New Mexico, we brought Willow to Phoenix, Arizona, to meet two of her three big brothers (and her two nephews, i.e., our grandsons). It makes us heartsick to live so far from them all. Matthew is on the left, and Gregory is on the right. They both loved her, and ... vice versa.
11 November 2009
L to R: daughter, Willow, Mom M, and Joan (ha ha ha ... posted in her pajamas!)
02 November 2009
Poor Gus got a terrible laceration across one of his paw pads. it was a Sunday night, so I grabbed the First Aid box and wrapped it tightly. I was focused on the paw, and realized afterwards that she was putting bandaids all over Gus. Isn't that PRECIOUS !!! P.S. $1,000 for this little mishap: the cut was very deep and the first set of stitches failed (because Gus took off the bandage several times a day, despite wearing a collar).
Willow is sucking the insides out of all the heirloom cherry tomatoes (thank you Sue).
28 October 2009
30 September 2009
An August afternoon was spent at a nearby petting zoo with our friends Elizabeth (mom), Elanor, and Nadine (and some curious white-tailed deer). What a becoming nose!
Our three kids exploring at river's edge.
Not too much time yet for making things for Willow. I was able to squeeze in some fabric painting onto one of W's shirts: I used her "chops" (from China, carved with her name in Chinese symbols). Love, Mom (one teeny heart next to the symbol for my name).
24 September 2009
County Fair farm animals make us happy
08 September 2009
20 August 2009
I should also mention that she's been learning words at pre-preschool: "no" + "no way." For example, "Willow, do you want to go inside"? No way. "Willow, lets put on our pajamas"? No way. Of course, her response makes me clue in to the fact that I am not asking the question in the correct format for conversing with a toddler. Here are some photos over the past couple of months....
Hanging out along the banks of the St. Croix.