Friday, March 19, 2010

Been living so long with my pictures of you

I haven't been as good as I'd hoped with this whole Project 365 thing. I missed a day earlier this week, and I've lost track of a couple photos amongst my numerous memory cards. I'll keep at it, though, despite those hiccups.

I'll share a few of my recent favs.

You might have guessed from my last post that we went to the LA Zoo recently. Em had been there once before without me, so I was excited to visit with her. She's still a little young to "get it," but she's certainly learning more about animals and notices them. She's enthralled by dogs, and it amazes me that she totally gets that a cartoon drawing of a dog is the same as the live dogs she sees every day. She points to them all excitedly and says, "Oooh! Ooooh! WOOF!!! WOOF!!!"

Here she is with a silverback gorilla (and me).
Day 62

It was at that exhibit where we saw another interesting animal.
Quite the tat

Um, ok...

Last weekend we took an impromptu trip with our pals Josh & Jami and the kids to Travel Town, a nearby museum filled with retired trains that you can explore.

Em was so tiny compared to the giant locomotives.
Big trains, little girl

However, she found a bench that was just her size.
Little girl, little bench

We were sure to obey the rules of Travel Town.

As Em approaches the year-and-a-half mark, we continue to be amazed by her emerging personality. She's super chatty, even if we can't understand most of what she's saying. Her pediatrician says she's doing just great, though, and is right where she should be. She also has this fun habit of responding with an emphatic "YEAH!" to almost any question we throw her way.

"Did you have fun at daycare today?" "Yeah!"
"Did you miss Mommy & Daddy?" "YEAH!"
"Do you like monkeys?" "YEAH!!!"
"Do you like cheese?" "YEAH!!!!"

Day 76

Sweet girl, growing up so fast.
Pretty in pink

Day 77

"High thoughts must have high language." - Aristophanes


  1. The second to last photo, the profile - Em looks just like you Nanette!

  2. She looks like such a big girl in that last photo- no baby anymore!

    What is up with the Travel Town rules? Does that really need to be pointed out? What kind of place did you guys go to??

  3. That tattoo looks like she's a "V" alien underneath human skin! Ha!

  4. She is just precious! Hope to see you guys soon!

  5. If my soon-to-be-born kiddo is half as cute as Em, we'll be very lucky. She's a freakin' doll.

  6. Ah, what a little sweetie!

  7. the "yeah" photos are priceless. i also love the one on the bench - but they're all adorable!

  8. Oh my gosh, look at all that hair and the little teeth! She's a doll!

  9. wow, the picture of Em on the train platform - amazing!!! I hope you get that framed.