6/26/09

A new face around the house


We have a new daily visitor... For the most part, Victoria is handling Delayney's presence pretty well. She wants to fix everything. Whenever D cries, V offers up any suggestion she knows - maybe she's sleepy, maybe she wants a bottle, maybe she needs her diaper changed... whatever she can think of!

6/22/09

The gifts

Among the father's day gifts were the aprons the girls made for the guys. Jeff and Jaja got theirs when we were in Ohio last week, and Rod got his yesterday.
Complete with personally written message from V!

6/21/09

Happy Father's Day


It seems every day I'm reminded how lucky Victoria and I are to have Rod in our lives. I couldn't have designed a better father for my daughter. How fortunate I am to be married to a man who believes as I do that we have a big responsibility to teach our daughter right from wrong with love and affection.

You are my rock. Thank you for everything you do for us. You are our provider, our protector and you bear the responsibility masterfully. We love you!

6/20/09

Can I call it Summer yet???

We saw Jeff & Alina's kids over at the neighbor's house the other day, so we walked over for a little visit...

I had people questioning how early we planted peas, but it looks like I finally found something other than Basil that I can grow! The spearmint, on the other hand, is not faring so well - and that's the one everyone said you can't kill! It's just to the left of V, and it's right where the rain falls off the roof so it's gotten quite a beating the past few weeks.



Today it felt like summer... complete with a 3-year-old who didn't want to nap (too warm, too humid, too much going on). At 7:30 tonight, I came home from the grocery store to Rod sleeping on the couch, and this:

6/18/09

Advanced thought process

Victoria proved again two days ago that I don't give her enough credit on things. A little back-story: I hardly ever tell her where we're going until we get there - too many things can go wrong and the disappointment of the anticipated event is usually too much for her to handle if plans change. So she didn't know we were meeting up with my parents until we saw them standing in the parking lot, and I didn't tell her we were going to Jeff & Marie's at all. Just that we were going on a road trip, and it was a surprise.

So here was the conversation in the car as we were on our way there...
Me: Do you know where we're going yet?
V: Nope! What's our destination?
Me: It's a surprise! But I'll give you a hint... it's someone's house.
V: Oh! Cool!
Fast forward to a few minutes later... I was just making conversation, thinking it was a good chance to chat about geography.
Me: Did you know we're not in Michigan any more?
V: Where are we?
Me: We're in Ohio!
V: Oh! HEY!!! UNCLE JEFF AND AUNT MARIE AND KASIA AND MOIRA AND BABY ELLA LIVE IN OHIO!!! WE'RE GOING TO KASIA AND MOIRA AND BABY ELLA'S HOUSE!!!! I figured out the surprise!!!

6/17/09

A long overdue trip

Victoria and I finally made the trek down to Jeff & Marie's place in Ohio. We met up with my parents in Detroit then headed down. I only wish it wasn't such a long drive, as I think the kids had a blast together (except for the lack of sleep!)





6/15/09

Just livin' life

Here are just some pictures and a video of recent Victoria goings-on. The summer craziness has begun, but I'm cherishing every day, every second of it!


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