Monday, November 28, 2011

Food Coma

In honor of Thanksgiving, here are some shots of food coma hitting the family.

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Going to the park

Zaida is in town which means that Tovina gets to go to the park. It seemed cold out so I made sure Tovina was wearing her jacket, gloves, and hat. Tovina choice the scarf and mask herself. The scarf I understood. The mask confused me some but apparently it was a critical part of a well dressed outing.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Taking in a little culture

Since the entire house has been given over to Thanksgiving day preparation we had to find something else to do for dinner. Can you guess what kind of restaurant we went to?

Ferris wheel

When choosing a ride at the pumpkin fair last month Tovina wanted the one that would go up the highest.
Good kid!

We then decided to get some photos. As you can see, she started with some very Calvinesque expressions.

This was the view from the top.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Lost Cat, Found Cat, Stupid Cat

By Thursday evening I thought we might be missing something. Friday morning I was pretty sure when I noticed that only Roxanne (the female cat in our pair) came running for food. Friday afternoon Michael confirmed that Cyrano (our male cat) was definitely not in the house, not anywhere. Saturday I called the animal shelters, kennels, and other such agencies.Then I planned a route, printed flyers, and printed pictures.

Cream color with dark brown nose, ears, feet, and tail
Blue eyes
Large (18 lb)
Long-haired Male
Very cuddly

As I went out on the back porch to get the duct tape, I noticed something whitish dashing under the deck. This despite the fact that Michael had been out on the porch for the last hour moving leaves and we'd both spent time calling for him. We rallied cat food, a flashlight, and Roxanne and attempted to coax Cyrano from under the porch. It took more effort (see: crumpling and pouring of cat food) than we anticipated but he eventually came out and we took him back inside, apparently the no worse for wear.

Also completely unrepentant regarding our worry and general tenseness of the last few days. Apparently we were  not very careful about how we were rreferring to this dear household animal because Tovina has learned a new phrase.
"Stupid cat."

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Self Portrait?

As you can tell if you look closely, Ari Patrick took this picture of himself and his big sister.
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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Rolling over

Ari Patrick made his grand front-to-back roll over debut today. I was right there with him both the first and second time, which is why we have all of these great before and after shots. I also have about 20 minutes of video which takes place entirely *between* these two events without capturing either one.
He is a very sneaky child.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Lunch call

How Ari Patrick lets me know he's hungry when I am working from home.