Archive for May, 2007

again with the eggs…

jasper has the weirdest little laugh…it has only been in the past month that she has really started to laugh and, man, does it just slay me!!!

the quality isn’t that great – the image had to be rotated and it squished everything in the process…can’t figure out how to fix that yet…but still, her laugh is unsquishable!!

our very own little pirate…

with her very own booty…or is that bootie? 

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the orange egg…

judy gave jasper a pile of plastic easter eggs to play with and she likes to bang them together and/or try to cram them into her mouth…they are twice the size of what her bitty mouth is capable of (for all that it is a wilks mouth) but she still tries!

here jon and jasper are passing the egg back and forth between the two of them…it is highly amusing to us all 🙂

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served up on a platter…well, tray…

jasper likes to play with my collection of trays and since they aren’t breakable, won’t hurt her and keep her busy while i cook – i let her…her papa got in on the play by putting jasper on one of the trays and pushing her around like she was in a sled – of course, she loved it and then somehow the basket ended up on her head and well, the camera came out…how could it not?

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step one: the exploration of the basket…

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step two: the approval and wearing of the basket…

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step three: the usage of the basket – perhaps it facilitates the aerodynamics of the tray sliding? or perhaps it just looks good 🙂

we love the zoo…

another perfect day at the zoo – i couldn’t have ordered better weather!!  it was cool and breezy so jon took the day off and we hightailed it to the zoo…we hit all of our favorite spots, ate a picnic lunch and just wandered around enjoying ourselves – jasper fell asleep in the stroller while jon and i watched the chimps for over an hour – we were pretty fascinated and highly amused at their antics…oh!!  i noticed that jasper is starting to actually pay attention to the larger animals if they are close enough and moving – she was quite focused on the zebra!!  that was a pretty cool thing to see – now we might have to start slowing down so she can see the animals instead of just meandering around ourselves…i can’t wait until she gets excited about her favorites – that will be cute to see…

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like two peas in a pod, huh?

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lollipop, lollipop…

jasper lilith has discovered the joys of hardened sugar in the form of a lollipop!!  as in, now that she knows that she LIKES the candy on the end of the white stick poking out of her papa’s mouth, she WANTS it…she will share (and by share, i mean bogart YOURS) but who are we kidding?  she really just wants one all to herself 🙂

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here is where jasper is sharing…

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and here is where she is most certainly NOT sharing…

mother’s day times two…

mom came over to arlington on mother’s day instead of us going over there…so no swinging on the swing while watching the horses, but that is ok 🙂
we had a wonderful day, just the girls…we took mom out to our new favorite place to eat breakfast, enjoyed the food and each other’s company (stuffed jasper full of my israli rolls and grits) and then went back to the house for a lazy day…jon took some great pictures of all of us but mom has most of them on HER camera – which means i won’t get them until school is out and she has some downtime – only one week left, mom!!!

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arnetta and barbara, we missed you!!  her gram and mimi should be in the picture too!! 

may i borrow your toothbrush?

i have one of those battery operated toothbrushes and jasper lilith loves loves loves to play with it…she is fascinated by the vibrating factor and then once i turn that off, she just likes to use it as a drumstick – both the eating and the playing kinds…and when i give her two brushes?  well, watch out!!  she pounds with them, chews on them and doesn’t let them out of her sight…those two toothbrushes are my go-to “toys” when i need something to keep her attention in the morning…

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pretty baby at the modern art museum…

so it was hot and muggy today, bleh…so we spent it indoors at the musuem…it is free on weds. (how cool is that?) and i like to go when it is only a couple of hours away from closing to miss all the people…i always get wrapped up in the building more than the collections, i love those concrete walls, the sense of light about the place and the wrap-around reflection pool but the permanent and visiting collections are always solid too…

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Can you tell that is water?  Most of the building is surrounded by a shallow infinity pool and all the walls that touch the water are glass – between the play of the light on the concrete walls and the surface movement of the water that you can pretty much see anywhere you look – well, it is a relaxing and hypnotizing effect…if jasper would let me, i could sit and just zone out while watching the water and the walls…i really could…

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jasper, of course, was wonderful – a woman made my day when she commented on what a “happy and sweet spirit” jasper had…awww!!!  jasper lilith hung out with me and kept up a running bubble-filled commentary on our tour – i did eventually have to take my sunglasses away from her – a musuem is not exactly the place to act out your animal the muppet drum scenario and, man, she was pounding away!!

we wandered inside until closing and then skipped to the kimbell musuem across the street and wandered around the outdoor sculpture park for a bit too…

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house days and dog days…

it has been alternating between hot and rainy lately…the storms have been pretty intense and i am flat out tired of all the tornado warnings!!  we had some out of town friends that came to visit and we all spend a great night at leigh’s house hanging out and catching up…i wish i had taken a picture of jasper playing with a jump rope – she was enthralled!!  of course, playing with it means putting as much of it in her mouth as possible but still – she kept at it for a surprisingly long time :)…everybody there had children so it was a houseful of people both large and small!!  i was impressed with how well jasper lilith handled kids running around, over and on top of her while she played on the floor – she took all the activity like she deals with it every day…of course, she got passed around to all the women but she has always enjoyed that process!!  who wouldn’t?

she did so well in the evening too…went down easily even with all the noise (and there was TONS of noise between the music, the adults and the kids)…she slept in the pack n’ play in a back room and let us hang out until, well, around 4 am…she is such an adaptable, easy going baby!!! 

we have been going walking when the weather permits and hanging out at the house when it doesn’t…tomorrow we will either be going to the zoo or the modern art museum depending… 

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the dogs stay outdoors when it isn’t raining and jasper likes to watch them through the back door…they like to watch her too but i think, in their case, they are wondering why the door isn’t being opened by that tiny person…

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this coming weekend is mother’s day so happy mother’s day to every momma out there!! jasper and i will be heading out to nana’s country place to spend the day with her…it will be a day of three generations chilling out on the porch swing – all girls, of course :)…very cool…