Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thank you for the donations!

Our team was the top fundraiser for the "Family Pack" category! The bunch of us raised $1,006 total! Whomever donated that weird random dollar, thank you!

Here we are being congratulated.

From left:  Missy, a nice dude, Penelope's head, Jeremiah, Jeffrey (who is TOWERING over all of us),
Ada, myself, Tanya, and Ivy the Great. Photo by Someone With A Camera

Thank you to all of our friends and family who made a donation. We needed the t-shirts.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Ada is now 10 months old. She is just starting to walk, though she has to be really motivated to get going.

Lately at meals, she has been very insistent on taking the spoon away from me. How do babies have such super strength? She always wins. The other night she wrested the spoon from my hand and started banging it on the plate in what appeared to be a poor pantomime of eating with it.

So today at lunch I gave her a bowl of broccoli cheddar soup and a spoon to see how she liked it. Here's how it went:

For those of you who noticed the plate of peaches and broccoli florets -- I turn the plate upside down because otherwise she tips the plates onto the floor. With the plate upside down, she gets to try out using dishes and she also can't pick it up. The bowl of soup, however, was in danger of being hurled through the air at any moment. She never launched it, though. Much to the dogs' disappointment.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Ada Watches Over You

My dad sent us this misprint -- somehow printed a GIANT Ada rather than a more demure canvas size for the printer paper.

So of course it is now on the wall!

I'm doing a charity walk for the T-shirt ... and for the animals I guess.

Hello! I've been suckered into a charity walk by the Other Bald Baby family. It would be very good of you to donate a few bucks in my name so that I don't have to donate on my own behalf out of humiliation.

Please support my walk of shame ... I mean, my walk for a t-shirt ... I mean walk for the animals! That's it! For the animals!
One of my dogs is from a shelter and so I know how great it can be to have a rescue dog. My other dog, if she doesn't shape up, may end up in a shelter. Lily will be happy to know that the local Yavapai Humane Society is a no-kill facility.

Support me! (click on the photo to go to the donation area.)
That should be hundreds, but only had dolla' dolla' bills, ya'll.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Picnic in Prescott

Today we had a picnic with some friends for the holiday.

Ada and Penelope dressed in their springtime best! Peneleope is wearing a vintage outfit of Missy's.

From left: Jane, Jeremiah, Missy and Penelope, ME!, Jeffrey and Ada, Kate with Sophie, and Damon.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Library egg hunt!

Today during the story time hour at the library Mr. Steve and the children's staff set up an egg hunt on the lawn of the library.

First they read a bunny book -- which Ada was very into. Then we all headed out to the lawn for the hunt.

The turnout was pretty significant and the staff did such a cute job putting out balloons anchored by carrots and, of course, lots of plastic eggs with little prizes inside. It was great!