Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Tovina was impressed with the faces that Daddy could make...
...and had to try them for herself
Clearly it was great fun.
Here you can see them reading together
And here is T describing the Big Honky Bear... ur... I'm pretty sure she means Big Hungry Bear.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I'm guessing not a lot will get done today.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Here are the kids all drawing between lunch and cake.
Tovina felt very strongly that she must put it on herself and leave it there all after noon!
Tovina managed to eat 2 pieces.
Tovina... or you would be able to except that she jumped in and sang it before we had a chance. There is a longer version on YouTube where you can actually hear the rest of us join in.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Well, when we went to get her out of her crib, instead of being all excited and ready to come out and play and eat, she grabbed her pacifiers, laid back down and said, 'I'm sleepy!'
Luckily she now seems back to normal and is her previous rambunctious self with way more energy than her parents can muster in the morning - just the way it should be.
Monday, August 17, 2009
After greeting Grace a few (hundred) times, we noticed that a band had started playing across the street and were covering some pretty catchy tunes. So we all joined in. You can see Tovina really getting down with Barb, Zaida, and Baba.
We've got all kinds of video from the event in short bits below. There are also longer versions of most of these broken into parts 1 2 3 4
Jumping with Grace
Dancing with Barb
Dancing with Baba and Zaida
Friday, August 14, 2009
To give you that I'm-really-there sort of feeling, here is a video of her playing
and for more you can go here and here
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
There are LOTS more photos to come, but for now, here is Tovina with:
Jayden - only 6 months old
Hannah and one of the polar bear sculptures at the zoo
Giving a goodbye hug to Matthew
Sharing some love with Mika (who is a wonderful dance partner according to T)
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Can you guess what the issue is?
Tovina is happy. Zaida is happy. Why isn't Mommy thrilled?
'Cause that is soda that Zaida just gave to Tovina and she will clearly no longer be fooled by my, 'You won't like Mommy's drink.'
He claimed that he thought Mari had given Tovina soda last year though it is clearly water in the picture. Mmmm hmmmm.
Ah well, I knew it wouldn't last forever.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Here is Tovina enjoying enough icing to satisfy Aunt Mari's need for a baby smeared icing face. uh..
change that to a icing smeared baby face.
Yes, much better.
And here are general pictures of Tovina enjoying her evening. There are lots of other pictures with her and cousins but those will be for another evening when I can get organized enough to label pictures.
In the meantime... Here is T enjoying some blocks. You may also notice some really adorable pigtails.
All in all, I think T was happy with her day. Lots of running around. Lots of food. Lots of family. Lots of love.