Archive for October, 2007

jasper lilith a la mode…

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jasper lilith learned a new trick this weekend – you will have to watch closely, she does it at the very beginning…and the little minx wouldn’t let me video her doing it after that! 

a day in the park…

the weather here has been fantastic and we are taking advantage of it as much as humanly possible!  we meant to go to the zoo this weekend but it closes early now that fall is here and it has gotten hard to get to during our lazy weekends…so sunday was a bust for the zoo and then we decided to go to the botanical gardens instead but that fell apart too  (we are so not into rushing around to get places on the weekends – lazy and meandering is what the three of us are!) so instead we headed to one of the parks around here and spent the evening wandering around…jasper chased dogs, we chased jasper and all of us had a grand time 🙂

this is the face that jasper makes when she sees something far away that she has to have…and then there she goes! 

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here is where jasper lilith is trying to determine why her papa has the same colored toenails as her mama…why is that, jon?

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when we go to the mall or shopping, i try to keep jasper close while still letting her walk around so she has learned that she can stay out of the stroller if she “pushes” the stroller with me…it keeps her interested for awhile but eventually she starts to peel off and explore enough that i eventually have to carry her or put her back in the stroller…however, jasper pushing her own stroller (with a little help from her mama) seems to be quite the crowd pleaser 🙂

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big blue dog…again…

so here is the rocking blue dog that i finally brought in from the porch! now that it is getting a bit chilly, i went ahead and pulled the toy inside so jasper could play with it anytime she wanted and man, i am glad that i did! she loves this thing and even though it is almost twice her size, she still lugs it around with her from room to room 🙂

here is the little monkey multitasking…why just rock when you can look in drawers at the same time?

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and here is a video of jasper doing what she does best – standing on things…oh, and peering down her pajamas…

looksee, wendy!

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our friend wendy bought the cutest outfit for jasper lilith on her birthday – this picture is of the tights and the sweater…i love those tights!   

peep-eye…

jon threatened me when i said i was going to post this but i decided it was worth it…how could i not share this video when both the man and the cub look like they are having too much fun?  wait, is there such a thing as “too much fun”? 

nah…

a birthday outfit…

mom, it is finally cool enough that i could put that darling jean dress that you got her for her birthday…she had on those little leggings, too…such a cute outfit!

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the edom art festival experience…

well, it is cold and rainy right now but this past weekend was a beautiful weather weekend!  jasper and i spent saturday with nana at the edom art festival…the festival is on the small side but you can definitely tell it is a juried show and by a very discerning panel no less – there were some gorgeous ceramic pieces and some metal & bone jewelry that made me wish precious handcrafted things weren’t so expensive!! 

we had a wonderful time sightseeing though and jasper stole the day with her focused fascination of all things musical – she was intent on the stage and if her nana dared to stop bouncing her, well, she would just start bouncing her own self!  mom and i were rather surprised at how much attention she paid to the musicians and how willing she was to stay in one spot to listen to them…one spot!!

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of course, it was too beautiful a day to stay in the stroller for very long so for the most part, jasper walked with us…and by walked, i mean she meandered side-winder style from pecan to pecan, from rock to rock and from stick to stick…jasper and i had collected quite a pile of various bits of nature by the time we were ready to go…

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also, mom, jasper lilith and i shared an oatmeal raisen cookie that was so good i should have taken a picture of it!!  it was that awesome…

jasper has a friend…

this is slightly out of order – if i was behaving chronologically like i should, i would place this picture back with the ron mueck exhibit pictures but no, i am living dangerously!  so anyway – while we were at the museum and jasper was free-wheeling around,  another parental unit find our out of the way spot to let their little girl do the same thing that jasper was doing…which was running around in circles, pounding on the glass walls and generally acting like a toddler who had been cooped up in her stroller and her mother’s arms for too long…jasper has absolutely no shyness when it comes to other kids, so she runs up to the little girl and jabbers at her and then runs off…i don’t know what she said but apparantly the other girl liked what she heard cuz they teamed up after that and kept all of us parents and grandparents in high amusement for the next 1/2 hour!

how cute are those two munchkins?

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age-wise:  the pink girl was 17 months old to jasper’s 13 months…and jasper was her heighth and weight easily!  hmmm,  jasper’s little dress looks like pajamas, doesn’t it? 

jon, jasper and grandpop…

arnetta took some wonderful shots of pop and jasper while they were here…it took jasper a while to warm up to her grandpop but he persevered and she eventually became pretty comfortable around him!  here are some pictures of the three of them at a ihop visit…

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