Monday, September 29, 2008

So happy to play!

Georgia is growing up. She can climb two stairs and crawls all over the house. She can stand holding onto something with one hand. She also loves to be chased my Rocky or myself. She giggles when you blow on her belly and into her ear. We are so crazy about her we can hardly stand it. Boogies and all.

There is no way I'm gonna hold still for that camera.

Hee hee...

Maybe I'll eat the camera.

Oh yeah, you can forget about cleaning my nose too.

O.K. One pose :)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

What is with this hair?

Georgia got her first birthday party invite in the mail today. Thanks Paul! Even the parents get to come. We are all very excited!

See how excited Georgia is. What is with that hair anyway? It grows straight up and is a very odd color.

Woo hoo!


Hmmm...what should I bring?

Friday, September 19, 2008

Big girl bath

Sadly Georgia has outgrown her little Victorian spa bath from Grandpa Kirk. She is now in the big girl bath. That is, when she will actually sit down...

Hey you!

Aren't I cute?

How about now?

How about with water and drool on my face?

Later skater

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Georgia's Room

I'm sure most of you know by now that in April of 2007 Brendan and I bought a house built in 1880. It has a great history and was owned by only two families in 127 years before we bought it. It is a wonderful place with a ton of character but was in desperate need of some updating. This was originally supposed to be source of weekend projects for Kara...and then, in May of 2008 (one month later), we found out we were pregnant. Needless to say, we were faced with a rather daunting situation. Baby on the way, no suitable room for it, and handy but pregnant wife who was now not supposed to play with chemicals and dangerous tools.

However, my incredible husband, who was only vaguely familiar with a hammer before this (I fondly remember a set of bookshelves he hung crashing down on our slumbering bodies 7 years ago) , cowboyed up to the challenge. Among other things, he spent the summer of 2007 learning to tear out carpet, demo old plastic paneling, hang wallboard, cut trim, and plan out ceiling tiles. He learned when to call an electrician and when to ask for help from friends, fathers, and father in laws. Perhaps the biggest challenge of all was doing it under the pressure of a sleep deprived pregnant wife, suffering from lack of oxygen and sleep depervation (aka dumb), influenced by raring horomones, going through serious nesting (yes I insisted the closet was ready before all the walls were up) and about to have a baby 8 weeks early.

In any case, although we have a little more work to do, I wanted to show you what wonderful Brendan did with our little Georgia's room.

Before: Changing table corner.

During: Changing table corner.

After: Changing table corner.

Before: Crib corner

During: Crib corner (see the blue tape marking where it will go...that is a sign of a crazy nesting pregnant lady looking for something to do at 2:00 a.m.)

After: Crib corner

Before: Closet area

During: Closet area

After: Closet area

During: Ceiling

After: Darling decorative ceiling tiles and molding

Monday, September 15, 2008

What's for dinner? Chicken!

Georgia is getting pretty good at feeding herself. Especially if that something is some sort of meat. I don't think my girl is going to be a vegetarian. I swear she ate a whole chicken tonight.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Crawling and standing

I fixed the camera (thanks to packaging tape) and was able to get a couple shots of Georgia moving around.

Georgia crawling to her Mama.

Georgia chasing her Mama.

Georgia crawling and standing.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

All over the place

G was crawling from one side of the house to the other tonight. She definitely is getting a lay of the land

The funniest moment was when she "crawled really fast" when she heard Rocky coming up behind her.

She played with her new (recycled-thanks neighbors!) table.

And now we are off!

Hmmmm. Let's check out these books.

Is there a fine if I bring it back late?

And then into the porch (after a short shot in the other living room).

Friday, September 12, 2008

Goodbye swing

Goodbye swing. Have to put you away until Georgia's little brother or sister comes along.

Compare to

It is hard to believe...

Missed my girl

I came back from a three day trip today. I swear I miss my girl more and more every time I leave. She always looks bigger when I get back too!

Georgia is really cruising now. She walks herself along the edge of the couch and some bookshelves in our office. We are tying everything down this weekend!

Oh yeah...this is trouble.

Super cute trouble though.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Dirty birdy

Look what happens when little girls insist on feeding themselves.

Who needs a spoon? I have two perfectly good hands.

Yep, that was good.

O.K. I think I'm done now.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Mama's new friends

Friends of mine from Mexico sent some pics of us hanging out in the pool.

Oh, and here is a fun pic of G in techno.
Such a serious space alien with that fuzzy hair of hers.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Get up! Stand up!

So, I figured out how to take still pics with the movie camera. Here are some shots of Georgia practicing her new found hobby over the last few weeks, standing up.

Look at me Mama, I don't need any help.

Grrrunnnt. This is the hardest part.


Now look over here mama. See this little ledge.


Oh yeah. Look at me posing.

But my favorite thing to climb is you Mama!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tats and Tots

We had lunch with the Weils yesterday. Thank goodness someone has a working camera!

Paul was nice enough to share his tats with Georgia. Look at those guns!

And of course we had to give a nod to the 90s.

Georgia was so excited to play with all the new toys.

She particularly liked the car...

And the baseball bat.

And a live concert featuring Shawn.

For more pics and some baby racing videos see