Saturday, March 31, 2007


Sorry no updates in the last couple of weeks. I'm really busy wrapping up my dissertation and trying to get a job. I have five interviews in 17 days in April, and all except one involve a few days of travel.

I'll let you all know how it turns out, but in the meantime, just go back through the archives to get your gorgeousest-baby-ever fix.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Finally, I'm a Papa

So our gorgeous little monkey finally started calling me "Papa." She seems to have been able but was just holding it back until she was ready to make me happy.

Now I'm happy.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Close-up of the alphabet soup

Because, of course, if I don't post something else, there will be raging controversy all over the internet about whether the soup in the other picture is truly alphabet soup.

Of course, maybe these are all doctored Reuters photos anyway.

Ellie making alphabet soup

She just put all her letters from her alphabet puzzle into a pot on her little stove. All by her lonesome.


Ellie's started saying "Papa." Of course, she's a stubborn little brat, and simply refuses to say it when we want her to or to directly refer to me. She's teasing me with it.

She mostly calls me (and Tina and herself, too) "Mommy." Which is kinda funny in itself.

Ellie from on high

I was really just trying to get a picture of the tile on the floor for Mammaw and Pappaw Ron, but Ellie spotted me standing on the chair and started grinning.

Giving the bear a ride

The bear's actually wearing a maternity shirt. I'm not entirely sure why.

Zipping up

Banana phones

We were on a conference call to Lancelot Link.

Ellie reading to her baby

She sits there with a book and reads to her baby. Of course, she's reading in Sanskrit or something, because it's not English. But it's pretty cool nonetheless.

Ellie feeding her baby

Ellie loving on one of her babies

Ellie and Papa...

...looking wistfully out the window, waiting for spring to arrive.

Don't ask why we're wearing hats indoors.