Monday, November 10, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Here are Paul and Bailey taking a stroll through the shops.
We also visited an eco-friendly house on campus at Furman University in Greenville. While none of us are in the picture I decided to include it b/c of the beautiful scenery from the porch. Furman really has one of if not the most beautiful college campuses I've ever seen.
Gammy's & Papa's Visit
Bailey started Halloween off in early October when Gammy & Papa gave her a plastic pumpkin for trick-or-treating and a new slide. Thanks, Gammy & Papa!!!
Bailey decided to give us all a little show in the front yard to show her appreciation for her new slide. Actually, this is how she shows where her belly button is.
Sky Top Apple Orchard
So, here we are with our soon-to-be jack-o-lantern that we bought…at the grocery store…having just chopped the top off.
Hmm...so this is what pumpkin brains look like.
It didn’t take long before Bailey was digging in and helping. Molly may look interested in what we are doing, but don’t let her fool you. She and Duncan were circling that pumpkin like sharks in the water b/c they liked eating the pumpkin’s innards.
This pic had to make the blog simply b/c of the panda bear on Bailey's booty.
Looking for more pumpkin brains to extract. Maybe the beginnings of a future surgeon? What do you think, Uncle Doc?
Mom and Bailey celebrating the finished product!!!
After the pumpkin-carving, Bailey decided that playing in the den while wearing her new toboggin was a good idea. Once again, I had to get some coverage of the panda bear booty.
These next few pics were taken a couple of days after Halloween, b/c due to the time of day and the fact that Bailey had not had supper before trick-or-treating she was a little…well, crabby…by the end of it. Notice the crab legs coming out of the shell as well as the pincers on Bailey’s hands. Nice work, Mel. (Luckily for the Nandina, Bailey did not follow through with a belly flop onto the plant as it appears she is about to do.)
Ava and Quay came up for a visit while we were playing outside. As usual, it took a couple of minutes for them to warm up to each other, but as soon as they did they were in rare form.
Bailey and Ava playing peek-a-boo behind the porch banister.
And, finally, a few words from Bailey. For those of you who are not familiar with Bailey's vocabulary it is currently approaching the depth and complexity of mine. She just chooses to release a few choice words at a time.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Bailey's preferred route back to the top of the slide at the neighborhood playground.
She was actually trying to crawl backwards up the front porch steps in this pic.
Here we are, along with Coleman (one of Bailey's former classmates at daycare) posing on the giant bear at the Greenville Zoo. Bailey's "Infant 2" daycare class and everyone's parents took a Friday afternoon field trip to the zoo just before graduation to the "Toddler 1" class.
Melanie turned the ripe old...umm, young...age of 28 during the month of July. Bailey and I, of course, threw her a little surprise party. We didn't actually invite anyone. It was just a family affair, but we had a good time.
Pretty good decorating job for a 30 year old man and a 1+ year old baby, huh?