Tuesday, September 18, 2007

3-2-1 We have Liftoff

Sunday night on the way home from church we had quite the little discussion about the moon, and travel to the moon and outer space in general. Libby hadn't heard of space shuttles or rockets before, and daddy mentioned that we might be able to watch a video of a space shuttle the next morning. As promised, Libby was introduced to space travel via the world wide web, and she was fascinated! We watched videos of inside space shuttles and even Neil Armstrong on the moon. Her favorite though, was a 2 minute video of a shuttle lifting off and she watched it no less than 10 times throughout the course of her breakfast. Here she enjoys a bagel and some fascinating educational material. "Can we watch it agaaain?!!!"
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Family Visit

Last weekend we had visitors! We took a group shot of the extended family. See mama, daddy, Aunt Brett, Uncle Mason (holding Bocephus), Tara, Barnabas, Grandma, Libbs, and Granddad (holding Izzy). Not pictured: Macey and Mader, Brett's doggies.
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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Family Photos

Little Xander is due in just 4 weeks and the three of us who are anxiously awaiting his arrival spent an evening posing together to commemorate the end of the era of mama, daddy, and libby. Our friend Angie (Ella Bella Photography)photographed us and got some great shots. These are those we've chosen for our home collection - we hope you enjoy them!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Day at FunPlex

Thanks to the generosity of daddy's firm, we enjoyed an afternoon at FunPlex a couple of Saturdays ago. Libby experienced an amusement park for the first time, and I think it's safe to say she would like to go again. She even got to go on one of the rides by herself! Her poor emotional mama was so happy and sad to see this little big girl off on a ride without needing the assistance of her parents! And, aside from the water park, that little train ride was probably the highlight of her day.
Her first request was the merry-go-round.

She and daddy peer over the edge while we soar above trees in the carousel.

I love the contrast between this picture and the next. Here she is, all loaded up in her little train car, ready for the ride. She doesn't know what to expect, except that in theory, it should be fun. She looks pretty serious though, as she inspects her car and finds the button that plays music and lights everything up.

You might have to click on this picture to see it larger so you can appreciate the delight showing on her little face as she comes around the corner from the small loop, sees her parents and realizes she's really having the time of her life. So cute.

On her final lap she gives us a sweet smile. Of course this didn't turn out to be her final lap because after she came out to us, she informed us she'd like to ride again, so back on to the ride she went -- this time as the caboose. The caboose car was even better, and we shot some video, but the second time around the novelty and excitement had waned a bit and she handled the ride like an old pro rather than a gleeful toddler.