Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Little Pink Baby

What a sunny few days we had last week! (or was it week before last?)
It was warm enough to dress Aurora in her summer duds even at 7am before taking her to Sarah and Demitri's. Here is Aurora at the park with them, enjoying some sun on the way to the library.
She's working on her base tan so she doesn't burn when it REALLY get sunny out.
(Thanks to Gary's sister, one of Aurora's adorable Auntie Lauries, for the headband.)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hello, Friend!

Aurora's babysitter and photographer extraordinaire took some photos of smacky this week.

Isn't she genial?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Take Your Baby to Work Day

Aurora's babysitter's son has the flu, so Aurora and Gary are staying home today, taking walks, playing, drinking milk and working.

Gary's teaching Aurora his skilz, so I may come home to a revamped computer network and a new terabyte backup system for my desktop, all installed by my brilliant Junior Sys-Admin Aurora Luna.

Probably not, but a girl can dream.

Aurora got off the couch herself this morning, Gary reported. What a clever baby! I'm glad she's decided to go down feet first now instead of head first. It's much less stressful on everyone that way.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sports Commentator, Aurora Luna

Here are a couple more photos from last weekend at Lents Park.


This top photo shows Smacky staring at Arlo and Gary playing frisbee, and one of them was probably going for an amazing catch. Can you see her taut anticipation?



It looks like he made the catch, as Smacky expresses with her smile of joy at the sheer athleticism of it all.

(Then she begins to vigorously chew on her turtle, which you saw a previous post.)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Roses Reach for Her

Thanks to Gary, we know that one of the best ways to put Smacky to sleep is by taking her on a stroller ride.

Since the weather is getting better (hallelujah!), she and I are able to walk more, which is helpful on the weekends.

On Saturday evening, Aurora and I walked to Joann's and I posed her by the flowers. Not the greatest composition but there she is, and the beauty of the roses pale in comparison to my darling daughter.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunny Sunday

Even though we went out to lunch and everyone was thoroughly stuffed afterwards, Aurora still found room to chew on her frog toy at the park this afternoon.

It was so warm and sunny that I got out Auntie Laurie's hat for protection for Smacky's nearly bald head.

Gary and Arlo worked off their root beer floats with the help of their frisbee. I worked mine off by lounging in the shade with Smacky. And Smacky lifted and chewed, lifted and chewed, and built up her arm and jaw muscles.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Going to the Doctor, Tra La La

Aurora and I went to the doctor yesterday for a rash she has around her mouth. She ended up getting a couple of immunizations, too, but before that we had fun looking at all the decorations, practicing walking, and sitting in the comfy chair.

This picture's fuzzy but you can see how shocked she is at how far modern medicine has come these days.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Shoppin' at Goodwill

My mom and Aurora and I went to Goodwill last weekend. I'll reveal our toothy new friend at a later time, but here is Aurora enjoying her pint-sized shopping cart.

Luckily the carseat fit beneath the basket, otherwise Smack would have had to carry it or worse yet, SIT in it. Horrors!