Surrounded by Girls

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Winter in San Diego

At Torrey Pines State Park with the Gardners.





Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy Gotcha Day

Happy Gotcha Day to our number one dog-ter, Emma Louise.



Catching up on my blogging and I wanted to note that Jenna had her adenoids removed last week. It was an outpatient procedure, and she came through with flying colors. Flying colors and no adenoids.

Here's a picture of Jenna all dressed and ready to go in to the operating room.


She was a trooper, and charmed the hospital staff. The actual surgery couldn't have taken more than five minutes though recovery was a little slower as the anesthesia did a number on her.

Now, we're learning that,
"Bad breath is also normal and is caused by the scabs that form after surgery.
So not only did she gets lots of presents, popsicles, and ice cream, she's now getting more than her fair share of gum to, um... freshen up her breath.

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Tooth Fairy Came to Visit

The Tooth Fairy came to visit our house last night.

At dinner over at Granny Franny and Grandpa Bob's house, Jenna bit down on her dessert (apple pie) and started crying. Her tooth, which was loose, now hurt very badly. I looked, and it was bleeding. So we went to the kitchen, grabbed a paper towel and pulled. She really started crying as it hurt more now. What she didn't realize was that I had her tooth in my hand! When that became clear, the tears dried up and this look crossed her face:


Much better! She got a silver dollar from Grandpa Bob (he had promised) and one whole dollar from the Tooth Fairy.

As I tweeted this morning, "Santa, Schmanta. Kids frickin' love the Tooth Fairy!"

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Happiest. Child. Ever.

Jenna is Special Person in kindergarten this week.  I'll have to have Laura explain what is going on here, but suffice it to say that I can't imagine a bigger smile has ever crossed anyone's face.  Ever.


Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Still Life with Portrait


Thursday, December 01, 2011

Eagle Eye

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