Friday, November 21, 2008


xander and his little buddy joshy had fun playing together last week.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

This and That

I suppose it's time to post more pics of everyone's favorite Libby and Xander. The past couple of weeks have been quieter than those of October and I have been loving it. So, these are pictures from day to day life, growing and playing and even just eating...

Yes, this is yet another example of mom photographing baby's bad habits. Xander's favorite pastime is climbing, particularly onto chairs and then from chairs to anything higher than chairs. He loves it. He's gotten speedy and efficient and is no less thrilled with his accomplishment than he was the first time he conquered it.

No, Xander is not the only one who likes to climb onto chairs. Of course for some, it's not so much a challenge.
Mama's challenge is keeping her little shopper seated properly in a cart (or buggy, for my southern gals). This particular evening, Xander felt a bit more comfy reclining backwards. Oh, and you surely can't help but notice the winter coat and bare feet. Yes, it was a chilly evening, and yes, Xander removed his socks and shoes. His toes need to breathe.

We got to spend a day last week playing with our best friends, and as they headed home Libby asked that they pose for a photo. Let's face it, she takes after her mama... and her grandma... and her great-grandpa.

Sitting on a chair, rocking or not, is sooo last year.

hudson at lunchtime. lovin that grilled cheesey grin.

the crew.

i love barnabas, the big brown dog!

this is my little guy.

this is another little grinning climber.
mares inspired xander to confidence.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

get out to vote

What is "vote"? What is a "ballot"? hmmmm.
in the end, it was easier to describe the voting process with an illustration.
and as you can see: she spoke, her voice was heard, and she felt pretty good about it.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

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Making Believe

What a holiday! This year Libby and Xander attended 4 Halloween celebrations and treated around our neighborhood, in costume each time (mama even attended one without the kiddos!). As you saw before, Princess Elisabeth made a stunning appearance, dressed in her gown of pink and purple, jewels upon her head, real make-up, glitter in her hair and on her eyes, and sparkles in her eyes as she gratefully accepted much, much, too much candy. She actually told us after the first night out that she had too much candy and didn't need any more, but I think she sort of changed her mind at the other events. :) Oh, and I should mention and I think you'd otherwise notice, she didn't let her royalty go to her head. The little lady preferred her crocs or bare feet to princess heels every time. Often, she would start out in her sparkley princess shoes, but quickly shed them for something more comfortable. (If only crocs made a loud clunky noise on a hard floor. That's the mark of a truly fabulous shoe.)
Meanwhile, Itsy Bitsy Xander (who's actually quite huge these days!) dressed as a spider; this was his first costume. He didn't get any candy, but did stay up way too late 3 separate nights, and wowed the crowds when he crept across the floors on all legs. Enjoy the pics!

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