Thursday, December 31, 2009


It's New Year's Eve, and the best thing about 2009 is 28 weeks old today. She's sitting up on her own, "talking" and "singing," grabbing anything and everything she can get her hands on, and just generally being the most wonderful baby girl in the world.

Photos taken 12/31/09

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Morning

As usual, Christmas morning at our house was a flurry of kids, wrapping paper, bows, boxes, and exclamations of happiness.

Photos taken by a few of us 12/25/09

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Eve

Was it really only three days ago? Here are some shots from the evening.

Photos taken 12/24/09

Saturday, December 26, 2009


I used my new one to take pictures of Stella's new ones.

Photos taken 12/26/09

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Close-ups

Dennis gave me a macro lens for the camera, and I used it to capture some of the details of the Christmas season.

Photos taken 12/25/09

Thursday, December 24, 2009


It's Christmas Eve, and Stella is 27 weeks old. She's doing an admirable job of sitting up on her own ... for short periods of time, and of teething. Nothing has broken through her gums yet, but she's had those red, teething cheeks a few times in the past weeks, chews furiously on anything she can get in her mouth, and drools.

Photos taken, by Luke and me, 12/24/09

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

An Early Present

It's not yet Christmas, but we've already received the best gift of 2009: Stella.

Monday, December 21, 2009


This is Jack, after a shower.

Photos taken 12/18/09

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Luke put his Broncos cap on 26-week-old Stella and took some great pictures of her.

Photos taken 12/17/09

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Bridget, Henry and Sam have lots of great adventures outside. They love building forts; "cooking" with leaves, rocks and mud; and just plain, making-believe. Here they are in their holes, shelters that have been the stage for many recent creative scenarios.

Photos taken 12/15/09

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Snow Fun with Sam

Sam and I took advantage of our recent snowfall by creating a snowman together this morning.

Photos taken (the first one by Luke) 12/15/09