Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy to Hang Out with Grandpa - v.1

I just came across this photo of 8.5-month-old Jack with Grandpa in Loudon. Take a look at yesterday's post: who has lost hair and who has grown hair? It's hard to tell, isn't it?

Photo taken 2/17/07

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy to Hang Out with Grandpa

Luke and Jack enjoyed spending quality time with Grandpa when he and Grandma visited for Thanksgiving.

Photo taken by Dennis on 11/28/08

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sunshine Boy

Even out in the cold snow, Henry reflects the warmth of the sun in this shot.

Photo taken 12/3/08

Sunday, December 28, 2008

An Early Start

Photos taken 12/25/08

Jack loves both of his new guitars. He was very excited when he opened this one from Uncle Tom and Aunt Kristal and immediately asked for a pick. Do you see it in his hand? Last night, when we went up to bed, Dennis discovered that Jack had taken one of Dennis's guitar stands, moved it to his room and placed his own acoustic guitar on it. Jack had hung the electric guitar you see above on one of the wall hooks in his his room. This is where he got the idea for that:

Photo taken 11/27/08

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Need for Speed

Whenever Luke goes down the driveway on a sled or snowboard, he tries to get down as fast as possible. That's the easy part.

The stopping, however, can get precarious.

Photos taken 12/3/08

Friday, December 26, 2008

A Sneak Peek

I had an ultrasound on Thursday. The baby was movin' and groovin'. I haven't felt anything yet, but we (Dennis and the kids and I) got to see arms, legs, ears, a beating heart, brain, rib cage, backbone.
Photos taken by Robin on 12/18/08

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day

The kids have declared it "the best Christmas ever." If nothing else, it's been the most "musical."
Photos taken 12/25/08

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

This is one of the shots I took last year when I went out in the snow with a couple of ornaments and the intention of creating a nice image for this year's Christmas cards. The moose didn't get pictures of himself mailed all over the United States, but this is sort of fun.

Photo taken 12/31/07

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Test Run

This was one of the warm-up shots for our family Christmas photo. I think it would make a good album cover. Maybe we could call ourselves the Ruffians. Of course, the best musician in the family -- Dennis -- is not in the picture.

Photo taken 12/14/08

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Bridget was very happy to have Josephina back from the American Girl Doll Hospital, where her leg was reattached.

Photo taken 12/8/08

Monday, December 8, 2008

Mischief and Musical Instruments

This evening, I hung up the phone after speaking to my friend, Nina, and I realized that Jack was nowhere to be seen -- or heard, for that matter. The search began, and I quickly found him upstairs in Dennis's office. Jack loves Dennis's guitars, but apparently, he thought that Dennis's Taylor needed a little restyling. Jack provided said restyling with the Crayola paints Henry received from St. Nicholas on Saturday morning. Thankfully, St. Nicholas was wise enough to bring washable paints.

Photo taken 12/8/08

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Crazy Ride

Bridget got a little turned around on one of her trips down the driveway, but she loved every minute of it.

Photos taken 12/4/08

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Little Boy Blue

Jack loves being outside.

Photo taken 12/3/08