Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
The Rockettes were Nanny's favorite, so I made a special point of showing her that performance, and she treated us to a little performance of her own. I think she's an aspiring high-kicker.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
I am thankful for (in no particular order):
1. Jambalaya. When Alla realizes she likes something she just cannot get enough. And this is real far away from turkey, so that makes me happy, too.
2. Pomegranates. They have such a short season, and this is it, folks! And having found a no-mess approach to eating them, I am buying at least one each time I hit the store. Even Target has 'em.
3. Ron. Simple as that. He just is. Amazing.
4. Plane tickets to California for my 30th!
5. Gramma & Grampa's visit this past weekend.
6. Falling asleep next to Alla this afternoon.
7. Dark chocolate from Trader Joe's. Pound plus. Nothing like it, believe me I've tried.
8. Running. Even now, even when it's in the twenties. Thankful I can do it, thankful I crave it.
10. A holiday weekend. 4 days of family fun.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and don't burn your turkey!
Monday, November 20, 2006
Lucky for us, Gramma and Grampa came to visit this weekend and Alla had herself a grand old time reading every last book she owns with them, decorating their cheeks with paper stars, and kicking down towers of blocks, which resulted in fits and fits of giggles.Our weekend was topped off by our first fire in our first fireplace. So lovely. I thought it might be a weekend thing, but I'm really aching for Ron to get home and start another one. Isn't it pretty?
Friday, November 17, 2006
It is rare to have the whole Killins clan together, so we made sure to get some good pictures. (Mental note: do this of the Coburn-Fagan-Killins clan over Christmas.) Ron and his sisters, in case that wasn't obvious!Renee and Ronna...
And the whole gang...next time Ron and I will not be in our jammies for the family picture.Happy Friday, all!
Monday, November 13, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
So, without further ado. Onto Pennsylvania. And, no, Amy, I just realized how sad it is, but we have not a ONE photo of Ron and I together. I'm terrible at that. New Year's Resolution time.
Alla and Grandma, digging in the sand, despite the cold!One of Alla's dress up things at Grandma's...fuzzy fish slippers that she loves. And Grandpa that she loves.My little one on her 18 month birthday. 18 months???
I have mentioned Alla's love of dress-up, right? Grandma got her bunches of Halloween dress-up stuff so we had an afternoon of tutus and kimono and can-can dancer!
Friday, November 10, 2006
Alla really thinks that you can't see her here. "Where Alla?" is what she says.Lots of fun was had at new parks. This is still Seattle. (Remember I said there are lots. So this is the last batch of Seattle, then we will move on to PA once you've digested these.)
I needed a shot of my brother AND Jenn, and this laughing one is a favorite. Happy ones.
Last but not least, Alla's first encounter with a totem pole was a pleasant one. Good thing. We should all have more experiences with totem poles.Happy Friday, all. You will be SHOCKED to hear we are not having pizza tonight. Nope. We are flexible. Going to a friend's for enchiladas and playing. And, Megan, I made your guacamole to bring. For those who have not tried it, hit her up for the recipe. It's divine, and the only guacamole Alla likes.
Oh, and it is no longer 70 degrees, nor did the snow show today. Double bummer.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
In that last one, the dialogue goes something like this: "Here, Ashby, try this leaf. It's much better than that other one you just ate." Love those two little buddies. Tomorrow they'll be singin' a different tune when the cold returns, and with any luck we'll be putting them in snow suits on Friday!
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Another shot on the train. Alla with her Nana and Pappi. The whole time we were there saying, "Nana house!"Just her at Nana's house. A lucky shot by the window.
Go ahead and laugh, I know you all have your secrets hiding in boxes somewhere. It's just that Mom made us go through our boxes once and for all to see what was worth keeping and what was junk. Don't you even say this should have gone in the garbage. This is Raggedy Ann with all the marker 'make-up' I put on her years ago. Mom washed her, though, and she came out nice and clean. She's now taking up residence in the Twin Cities.