Friday, January 25, 2008

Big Blue Eyes

My friend Mandi and her daughter Shelby came over for dinner tonight. Shelby is 3 months older than William. (I did her maternity and newborn pics a few months ago.) It's been a couple months since we've seen each other, and it was fun to see what Shelby's doing and to know that in a couple months William will be doing the same things. The last time we saw her was right after William was born and she dwarfed him! It was hard to believe he would be as big as her so quickly....but it happened! One thing about Shelby - she has some of the prettiest blue eyes I've ever seen. You can see them a bit in some of these photos.

Here is her newest face. Mandi says she isn't sure what she's doing, but it's funny!

Here she is practicing her paparazzi moves.

Here are a couple pics of Shelby and William on the bed. She's really reaching for things and he was really interested in her hand.

Mandi brought us a Bumbo to use for William. It allows him to sit up on his own, and has a tray, so we can put his toys right in front of him. The past couple weeks he has really been reaching for things, and when I put his rattle in front of him, he spent a few very determined minutes trying to pick it up. Pretty cool.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


The past couple of years I've made calendars for some of the kids at Crandall. Curt's parents wanted a couple of him dunking in his calendar, so we had a mini-photo shoot at the gym Tuesday. It was fun, and I decided to post a couple of the pics that didn't make the calendar.

Since we did this right after practice, there were a couple other kids around. Here is Ed...

...and here are Jack and Curt (don't feel too sorry for Jack, this shot was staged!)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

First Time For Everything

Tonight we gave William his first bath in the sink. I've been giving him sponge baths pretty much exclusively since he was born - there were a couple times we tried to take him in the actual tub when we were in there, but that didn't work out so well. So tonight we tried. I filled up the sink and put his legs in.....and he screamed. I don't mean he cried, I mean he screamed. It scared me to death. I thought I had burned him. I pulled him out and he stopped right away. We think he was just scared - apparently he didn't remember the tub baths - but we had our first of what I'm sure will be many heart-stopping moments with him. Yucky. Anyway, after we got him in the sink and he decided maybe he'd try it, Jonathan snapped a couple pics. You can see him looking warily at the water at first. After a couple minutes he decided it was ok and started smiling and kicking, but yeesh!!!

Little Shop of Horrors

Crandall's musical this year is a student-led production. The kids did Little Shop of Horrors and senior Erin Pleake directed it. I went to see it tonight with the ladies that I worked with last year on Bye, Bye Birdie. I thought they did a really good job and I've posted a few of the pictures here. If you want to see more, or are interested in purchasing some of these photos, I'll have the rest up by the end of next week at

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Crandall v Eustace

I'm rushing to get ready to go to the school musical tonight (my first night out with "the girls"!), but I wanted to post a few images from last night's games against Eustace.

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Our friends Will and Delilah came to the games along with their daughter Siena and Will's brother Joe. Here they are mugging for the camera with William.