Archive for April, 2007

another faire day…

jon wanted to hit his angel sword booth yesterday at scarborough so jasper and i grabbed our stuff and ran out the door with him…it is getting hot here and though 83 degrees isn’t really hot, it is still hotter than what we have been experiencing…i am absolutely dreading the texas summer!!! it was a nice and lazy faire trip – jon did his sword stuff while the baby and i staked a claim under a tree to enjoy the breeze and the shade…

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nana, papa and a book…

 jaspers nana came to visit us over the weekend and we spend a great sunday evening wandering around the main street art festival in downtown fort worth…nana also brought some easter presents for the lucky baby and one of them was this very cute snow globe with bunnies in it and big flakes of glitter instead of the traditional snow…very pretty when shaken…thanks, nana!!  mom, here is jasper gnawing away at the snow globe you got her!! she doesnt quite see the sparkles inside the globe yet but she seems to like the sensation of the weight and the smoothness of the glass…oh, and the darling easter basket has been given prime real estate on her window ledge…it makes me smile just to look at it 🙂

arnetta, jasper keeps trying to chew and mouth the cypress knee bunny you sent her but gets very upset with me when i dont let her…i dont want her to ruin or eat the paint on it and i think i am going to have to put it out of her reach!!  i really am going to have to put some kind of display shelf up in her room for all the little knick knacks…wait, did i say I will put up the shelf?  i meant jon…silly me 🙂

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right before jaspers bath, we declothe her and let her run around for a bit sans cloths and diaper…her butt is soooo cute!!! and, man, does she MOVE (the speed of baby has got to be some kind of equation to rivel the speed of light) once she isnt impeded by diaper or clothing!! anyway, here is her papa getting attacked and molly frogged by an almost naked baby…

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jasper has become proficient at reaching things on surface tops so i have had to clear off the coffee table of our  stuffage that has gathered over the years…the surface is now more clean than it has been for years…it is almost disturbing to NOT see books and remote controls and coffee mugs and all the debris that generally haunts our coffee table…however, i still forget sometimes and leave something on there which means she pulls it down to explore as soon as i am not looking 🙂  she seems particularly interested in library books, i guess cuz of the scrunchy sounds the plastic protective covering makes?  anyway, i dont know how she manages to move these heavy books but she does!!

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jaspers sunny room…

she has a big window in her room and when the late afternoon sun hits, the room is filled with light and shadow…she likes to explore the blocks of sunlight on the floors and walls and i find it interesting to see how fascinated she is…

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she has become quite the stander-upper (yeah, that IS a word) and has since moved on to what they call “cruising”…which is walking while holding on to the furniture…

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she has also begun to develop quite the collection of bruises as she gets bolder and braver…every day it seems she adds a new bruise and mom was teasing me about having to keep her at home for a bit to let some of them fade away…of course, HOME is where she gets them all so she might be safer if i kept her away from home!!! each bruise has a story, let me tell you, and jon gets to hear about each one when he gets home…the bruise news headlines!!

duncans birthday party…

duncan (heather and davids son) turned 5 this week and they had his bday party at the neatest little park…it was filled with little fountains, bronze sculptures, bridges, trees and a small walking path…the weather was perfect, if a bit windy and we all enjoyed ourselves…jasper lilith was passed around and responded well to everyone and enjoyed her first taste of sherbet…she liked it 🙂

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swinging…but not in the rain…

the sun broke through the clouds today so we made an impromptu stop at the nearest park…took to the swings and enjoyed ourselves before the park filled with after school kids…who are maniacally energetic right after they get out of school – you gotta bob and weave once they are loose on the playground…

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standing tall…

…i know, i know, i already posted today but!!  i just thought that i would share some picts of jasper standing…by herself…without me holding her…without me helping her up…without assistance in any way…i think you get the picture…

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here she had her face pressed up against the glass and was blowing raspberries and bubbles…amusing herself and me in the process…

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finally!! taking a little break to enjoy the scenery…

scarborough faire or bust…

we had some gorgeous weather on sunday so we hightailed out to the faire and had a great time!!!  we went some friends and wandered around, ate turkey legs and hung out in the grass…we got jasper lilith a darling little pair of fairy wings that she wore with great restraint – didn’t try to tear them off or play with them once we got them properly positioned…she and her tiny wings were a hit with the scarborough crowd – you wouldn’t believe how many compliments of the cute “fairy baby” that we got :)…

if i ever had any doubts that there were GOOD people in this world (and on the days when traffic is bad, you start to wonder), well, my good faith was restored…and this is why:  in the process of a couple of hours, i lost one of jaspers shoes (my fav pair) AND her fairy wings (which i took off when she was sleeping)…lost both of them…looked around and didn’t find either…went to the lost and found, just in case, thinking that maybe i would find the lone shoe but the wings were bound to have been found and, well, appropriated…lo and behold!!!  the sun shines down upon us and the wonderfully sarcastic man pulls out both her shoe and her wings!!!  i almost hugged the guy!!  and, this is the impressive part to me, the guy said that each item was turned in separately!!  good people out there – very cool…

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this is jasper lilith trying out her brand new wings…a bit of flying never hurt anyone 🙂

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jasper just woke up from her nap and is being tickled by jon…aka, papa…she seems to like it!