Sunday, July 31, 2005

ontario clan

grandpa richard meets diedre

mom & richard know jodi, michelle and ellia. they came over for a visit with all of us after flying in from ontario today.


at the zoo

really enjoying her book. we were on the tour bus and earlier she had been feeling the fabric on the seat in front of her and squealing. whenever she pets a cat or ferret or dog she squeals. i guess the seat was pretty soft.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

diedre & i at granville island market

Friday, July 29, 2005

rick's birthday party at White Rock

carabin men were sooo cute with diedre

miles looking very cool and tough

my "worlds collide" picture (childhood friend from ontario meets bc friends/family)

enjoying the mirror

hi mom

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

5 months + 1 day

hello! here i am wearing a paraguayan dress from rick and danielle's latest trip

i really like this book

Monday, July 25, 2005

5 weeks is too long

i was sleeping so peacefully...but mommy woke me up because...

rick & danielle are back! its been five long weeks and they've missed me so much!

they were shocked with how big Diedre has gotten. 15 lbs 4.5 oz and over 25 inches long and she'll be 5 months old tomorrow! wow!

Sunday, July 24, 2005

diedre enjoying some cuddle time with daddy

Saturday, July 23, 2005

new baby!

family of four

joanna & gabriel magnus shawn 5 days old

water shorts

brent bought some new shorts on the way over. they had an amazing capacity for water storage.

the cousins

the cousins enjoy the pool

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

photo shoot

enjoying rolling over for a photo shoot

i caught diedre looking at herself, but couldnt quite get a photo of it

smiles for mommy

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

great and special day

today was special because Joanna had her baby Gabriel, 7lbs 21 inches!!! (i don't have a picture yet)
we bought a house!!!
read details on why today was special

Monday, July 18, 2005

sleeping like a frog

visits & home inspections

we were having a home inspection done on the house we are considering buying. our friend joanna moved here a year ago and is very excited that we might move to her town. kristin came out to help with diedre while i went around with the inspector.

sisters rose (due end of august with her first) & joanna (due end of july with her second)

auntie rose helping david play keyboard

concentrating hard on reaching

i did it!

Sunday, July 17, 2005

passion flower

derek brought home two of these climbing blue passion flower plants. they are so beautiful now that they're blooming

doing a little dance

she looks so tall to me here! nearly 5 months old

this one's for andrew

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

children of the blogs

we went to visit the englers and cara & andy & sarah.

josh reaches out to diedre

the englers where surprised to hear that diedre was NOT pronounced "Dee Dra" but rather "dee-Ay-Dra" so I just wanted to include that little pronounciation key so if you forgot what we announced on February 26, you would be reminded.

hi there :)

he wants to hold my hand

he's actually holding my hand!

here are the children of the blogs together

Saturday, July 09, 2005

smiles are back

hooray! caught on film (or CF)

don't sass me girl

really enjoying the swing

life is particularly hilarious at this point

end scene

between each smiley picture was a straight-faced one

miles is back from vacation--maybe thats why she was so happy :)

we had such a fun day today. derek was chatting with diedre so much and she was squealing in delight...alot. it was great. what a joy to have them in my life. i love days like this, it really felt like our family grew closer today. how amazing.

Friday, July 08, 2005

pose and gaze

she kept gazing at our friend craig like this

craig and diedre have a staring contest

photo op

cute son & dad pic. david & shawn

camera fun

cute lips

inside her mouth (red pics are taken with flash)

not wanting her to be blinded by the flash, derek took some fuzzier, no flash photos...yes, she was trying to eat the camera.

perhaps her feelings of animosity towards the camera have turned to curiousity now.