Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Life moves pretty fast...

Graduation Day -- although there were no spontaneous parade numbers or Charlie Sheen to make it half as exciting.. (does anyone else see the irony that he was playing a drugged-out teenager in the police station in Ferris?)




That's me... front and center, thank you law school choir. 



Wore red shoes. Didn't really care if they were appropriate or not.


Getting hooded. Felt like a Jedi.










And...of course....my favorite study partner.





Monday, April 25, 2011

Eleanor's First Tea Party... and other adventures

 

It was Mike's idea actually (although my execution..who knew you could learn to make a tricorn hat off of youtube? see...I knew that black foam I got on sale at Michael's would come in handy someday). While it was a personal struggle to bypass an opportunity to dress Ellie up in pink decadence...this did have a larger comic effect.



some photos with our fabulous photographer friend Mel

And....the promised nursery pics (I had to wait for a day when it was clean...let it be known in full disclosure...it will never look like this again...)










Ellie with probably her favorite toy, an ostrich beanie baby given by Grandma Suzie. I think the draw comes from the pointed beak -- which looks suspiciously like a nipple.


Dad babysitting. Apparently, our definition of "quality time" is different.


Yeah. She's totally out.


Daddy-daughter nap. I love these shots because my own Dad is such a devoted evangelist for naps -- in all shapes and sizes.


Sunday pic. Mom decided it was time for spring. Fake it till you make it, I say.



Lest you think my daughter is giggles and sunshine all the time. Uhm, no. She has what parents like to affectionately call "personality". She can cry... and scream with the best of them.


Not happy!


This is the closest I've come to capturing her perfect "frown" she does with her downturned lip...its pretty much the cutest sad face you'll ever see.

Walkabout the neighborhood.


Cheeks.


Some naked time on the bed.

Rolls. Love it!!

 Another sunday pic.


Dad put her in the bin. I've never put my child in a bin. She is trying to eat her way out.



Our 5-month picture. 


Is just starting to sit up...she can hold this for a few minutes now (meaning she is putting yoga gurus to shame the world over with her far over she is leaning)




Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spring Break -- woo!

We visited Palm Springs last week to see the Ratelles/grandparents there. It was warm, it was sunny -- Eleanor got to romp around almost naked. She loved it.

We visited the Air Museum on a particularly scoring day -- the kind that makes you wonder if a place like Palm Springs is really such a great locale for aging folks and even more aging air conditioning units. Mike loved it (like he wouldn't?). The sun was wonderful.

On a personal note -- I have now posted 100 entries on this blog -- which I find somehow satisfying. And -- I have officially passed the bar...which means someday I too could have my bulbous head on a bus with a snazzy slogan like...one call that's all. Something to look forward too. Cheers for the sun.

I've been playing around with lightroom quite a bit, if you can tell by the shots. The best thing -- all of these are still saved in their original non-trendy-I think I'm a photographer now that I have a DSLR-format. Excellent.