Archive for June, 2012

Shot straight from the camera, no processing software used. Every once in awhile my phone gets a good one.

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Spent a couple of hours snuggled next to this sweet sleeping face and reading. I needed this!



Spent a couple of hours snuggled next to this sweet sleeping face and reading. I needed this!, originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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These two guys made me smile while I waited for my coffee.



These two guys made me smile while I waited for my coffee., originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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How we spent a rainy Saturday



How we spent a rainy Saturday, originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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Aria at a year!

Neither of us is exactly on top of it when it comes to writing blog posts anymore. In another year or so, I should be able to turn the task over to Annie, but until then, I figure I should check in every once in awhile!

Anyway, our sweet Aria turned a year old this past Monday! We celebrated the day with a family trip to the Seattle Aquarium and the “Indoor Foam Pit Place,” a local gymnastics gym that has open playtime. Annie got to show Daddy her jumping and flipping skills, and Aria got to practice climbing and crawling on two knees. It was a nice family day together!

A few Ari stats:
* 17lbs even and 27.75″ tall–exactly Annie’s stats at a couple days shy of 11 months. She’s petite and perfect in every way!
* Wears a size 9-12 month clothes and size small diaper cover. We’re mostly using Bum Genius Freetimes anymore, though, to go with our few remaining Fuzzibunz.
* Loves food in any form. Prefers meat (loves fish!), but won’t say no to a nice piece of fresh fruit or pretty much any vegetable. Not really into starches and carbs, but neither was her sister.
* Still nurses all day and several times at night.
* Would probably sleep better, but learning to pull up on things and cutting a whole mouthful of teeth at once are hard on a baby!
* Is currently toothless. It doesn’t seem to slow her down.
* Likes to color! Big sister’s (forbidden) markers are her favorite, but she’ll take crayons or pens as well. If none of those are available, the Magna Doodle will occupy her for a long time.
* LOVES books. She will sit and read for almost as long as Annie will. She looks at the pictures, she turns pages, she chatters away about what she sees. She doesn’t seem to have any particular favorites, except for perhaps whatever Annie is reading.
* Sings. A lot. Loudly. Usually because her sister is doing the same. I guess she’s not named “Aria” for no reason!
* Says a handful of words: “kitty cat,” “dada,” “hi!!!!!,” “Annie,” “uh-oh,” and perhaps funniest (to us, at least), “thank you!!” She says it at the correct time and very consistently, and it sounds something like “gANK OOOOOO!”
* Is currently playing peek-a-boo with me with a napkin she swiped from her big sister and giggling like mad every time I look at her and she pulls it away from her face!
* Loves showers. Dislikes diaper changes and being dressed.
* Doesn’t mind having her hair brushed, happily, and will even sit to have it styled. Phew.
* LOVES the Little People figurines that were handed down to us before Annie was born. She’ll spend 15+ minutes at a time moving things around the little house and barn and chattering to herself.
* Is a little people-specific. Her order of preference is:
1. Mom
2. Mom
3. Mom
4. Mom
If none of those are available, then Dad or Grandpa might be okay.
* Continues to be laid-back and happy, and her own unique person doing things in her own time!

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Two videos

We’re not short of singing around here these days.

In the shower:

In the car:

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I think I keep posting these just because I’m so thrilled to see a child of mind actually SLEEPING.



I think I keep posting these just because I’m so thrilled to see a child of mind actually SLEEPING., originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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A2 is much more patient than A1 ever was when it comes to hair.



A2 is much more patient than A1 ever was when it comes to hair., originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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Happy baby with crazy morning hair



Happy baby with crazy morning hair, originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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Worn out from the zoo.



Worn out from the zoo., originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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Yep, the cake was a hit.



Yep, the cake was a hit., originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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My girlies are awesome flyers!



My girlies are awesome flyers!, originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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Annie goes down the awesome old school 2-story metal slide. /nostalgic



Annie goes down the awesome old school 2-story metal slide. /nostalgic, originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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Riding Moose!



Riding Moose!, originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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She woke up happy!



She woke up happy!, originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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Sweet sweaty sleepin’ babe.



Sweet sweaty sleepin’ babe., originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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The girls took their first bath together tonight! (They’ve been showering together almost since day one, but this is their first tub bath.)

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The kangaroos at the zoo were THIS tall!



The kangaroos at the zoo were THIS tall!, originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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Yes, she is fingerpainting a horse.



Yes, she is fingerpainting a horse., originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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Anyone notice anything unusual about this horse?



Anyone notice anything unusual about this horse?, originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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Me and my backpack.



Me and my backpack., originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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First pony ride!



First pony ride!, originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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Ready to go!



Ready to go!, originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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Ari and her guard kitty



Ari and her guard kitty, originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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The kids are packed and ready to go to California!



The kids are packed and ready to go to California!, originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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Making playdough today!



Making playdough today!, originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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I ordered a Grande Frappucino with no whip as my other beverage to go with my short cup of water. Can you guess what they served me instead?

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“I don’t really care that mom tied me to the chair because I have food and a NAPKIN!”



"I don’t really care that mom tied me to the chair because I have food and a NAPKIN!", originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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Untitled, originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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Ari’s first french braid. It’s pretty sloppy, but it worked!



Ari’s first french braid. It’s pretty sloppy, but it worked!, originally uploaded by walker_fam.

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