Saturday, June 27, 2009

We Joined The Circus

Well, not exactly, but we did enjoy ourselves at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus that came to town here in Colorado Springs. On Saturday night, Rebecca and Genna got to go to the circus while I was working in the Box Office. Here they are during the first half:

Right now, Genna's thinking, "How can I sneak away from mom to go pet that tiger over there?" Well, she never got the chance, but we did get to see the tigers after intermission when I joined them. It was pretty awesome! As you can see, I might have liked them even more than Genna did.

The tigers were the greatest part of the show.

Genna is so tired, she looks dazed.

This is Genna the next day with her elephant. I took Rebecca and Genna to meet the promoter of the show, and she gave us this sweet elephant.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Love Affair with a Banana

I've had this post in my drafts for a few months now, and decided to post it.  As mentioned previously, Genna loves bananas.  Here is a photo essay for you to enjoy.


It began with mushing, then progressed to slicing. Eventually, she wanted sections or even to bite by herself.

The end.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Cookie Monster

Since she was about 9 months old, Genevieve has been learning a few "baby" signs.  It has been so great to be able to communicate with her, and even better, for her to be able to communicate with us.  (Check out my sister's blog for a video of Genna signing.)

A short list of her current vocab includes: more, all-done, milk, juice, thirsty, hungry, please, thank you, car, dog, Dad, cracker, cheese, and her new favorite - cookie.

Reid and I stopped by the grocery store a few days ago to grab something we needed for dinner.  As soon as we got inside, Genna said and signed, "cookie."  Reid looked at me, and I admited that I often (ok, almost always!) get her a free cookie to nibble on while I am comparing prices and getting awesome deals.  (No, that's not bragging.  It's true!)

Anyway, we were in a hurry, so we grabbed what we needed and headed for the check-out.  Since it was just after 5 pm, the store was very busy, and there were a few people in front of us.  Genna was getting antsy, so Reid decided to just let her walk around, and he would follow her.  I waited in line, quickly reading in a magazine as much of the story about Jon and Kate as I could before it was my turn.  I finished checking out, and they still weren't back.  As I headed for the door, I saw Reid carrying Genna through the produce department, holding something....

Apparently, as soon as Reid set Genna down, she walked directly to the bakery where the free cookies are.  Smart girl, right?  Or maybe we go to the store too much?  In my defense, the store is right around the corner, so we often go more than once a week (I buy what will fit into the stroller bottom).

These pictures are not of the store cookie - she ate that before we could get home to our camera, so this is a cookie I made.  That's right.  I let my daughter eat two cookies in one day.

This is one of the signs that says as well as signs (others are Dad, shoes, car, juice and cracker), so I was hoping I could catch it on video.  No such luck.  As soon as I pressed "record," she gave me this clueless look like, "What are you talking about, Mom?  I don't know anything about any 'cookie'."


Thursday, June 4, 2009

I'm Back!

Well.  It's been over a month, and if I'm being honest, closer to two months.  I can't believe that I missed the entire month of May!  I suppose I have been spending my time focusing on other things, but I miss blogging and I KNOW you all miss me.


So, I've got a few great blog posts coming up in the next few days, plus (hopefully) some new pictures.  Get excited!

P.S. Does anyone know how to get comments emailed to you?