Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Little blonde wisps

I took this photo of the back of Emma's head a few days before Christmas. It reminded me of a similar photo I'd taken of Madeleine's head in early 2008. I love love LOVE those little baby curls of hair.

Madeleine at her school Christmas party

Meeting Santa and Mrs. Claus -- FAIL

A few days before Christmas, we took the girls to our neighborhood club house so that they could meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. As you can see, Emma was not exactly thrilled with the whole prospect.

Maybe we'll have better luck next year!

Outtakes from the Christmas photo session

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Our Christmas Elf

Here's Frank and the girls at the Marietta Diner. A great place to eat (as has been attested on "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives"), but always a busy madhouse!

Thanksgiving in Illinois

We spent the week of Thanksgiving visiting family back in Central Illinois. Madeleine was very happy to see all of her cousins again, and Madeleine's aunts were happy to finally meet Emma!

Below is Madeleine playing cards at the hotel with one of her cousins, Brooke:

Swimming in the hotel pool. Despite her face here, Emma loved the pool:

Madeleine having a great time swimming:

Here, let me squint for you again, mommy!:

Aunt Rachel feeding Emma a little snack (undoubtedly a piece of cheese!):

Madeleine helping Grandma Sue and mommy rake the leaves:

Emma opening her birthday presents from Grandma Sue and Paw-paw:

A contemplative Madeleine:

When we got back home after Thanksgiving, it was time to break out the Christmas pajamas!!:

I may have posted these before, but what the heck, I'll post them again!