Saturday, June 28, 2008

Lions & Tigers & Bears!


YAY! We love going to the zoo!! It's so nice that we're all here now, and not pre-occupied with home projects. There are definitely improvements we could be making to our new house, but for now I'm very content to let the little things go and just spend time together. Here's how weekend conversations go at our house, "What do you feel like doing today?" "I don't know, do you want to go to the botanical gardens?" "OK. Or we could go to the zoo." "OK! Should we call the Finkelsteins and see if they want to go?" "OK. And let's stop at Starbucks on the way." Those conversations always sound pretty much the same no matter who's saying what. Yes, we call the Finkels the Finkelsteins. It's fun. So here are pictures from this morning at the zoo! We didn't see the baby elephant, but we did see the baby giraffe- so cute!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Flock of Chickadees


Nash woke up with AWESOME bedhead! 80's rock bands would be jealous of the ease with which he commands such cutting-edge hair styles. (Also, have to point out the new t-shirt that I'm lovin'. Crab Cake! Ha!)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Oui Oui! It's been a good day!

Nashy looks like a French Sailor today and I like it. Since he hasn't been very happy about getting his afternoon nap, I decided to try and wear him out this morning. We went to 2 parks today and played outside the house before and after lunch and... it worked! Here's what the early part of our morning was like.


Oui I em zee French Zailor oui oui aren't I tres adorable? Mon sourire est comme le soleil!


Before we go outzide to play I must locate zee phone for Mama! I will press zee button and listen to zee phone to ring!


Mon Dieu! I have found it!


I must also be certain zat zee AC iz working. Check. We are all safe from zee heat. Now we can go outzide to play! Hourra!


I am a French Monster RRRRRAAOOAAR!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Botanical Gardens




What a great way to spend Saturday morning! Oooooh I love it! It's beautiful there! Why can't I garden? Maybe Nash will be a landscape architect and have his own show on HGTV. That'll be my excuse for hauling him again and again to the botanical gardens and butterfly house. We had a great time with Marji, Kevin and Yaya. Just one more reason to like St. Louis...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Butterfly House






We've spent the last two mornings at the Butterfly House. It reminds me of Callaway and that makes me feel happy and peaceful. It's even better being with Nash, watching him point at the butterflies and look all around and walk (run) through the gardens. I miss Richmond every day, but have to admit there are so many fun things to do here. I know I'm doing them all now because it's new, but we've really liked scouting things out and meeting new friends. Can't wait to do them all with Ray too once he's back from Richmond for good!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Adventures at West County Mall

 

Nash LOVES the play area at the mall, and it's a great size for him. He was missing his Dada today for Father's Day (since Ray's in Richmond) so Nash stayed busy playing - mostly in the cars - and with Kevin, Marji and Maya "Yaya" in the lovely air conditioned play area.
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Friday, June 13, 2008

Chinese Gender Prediction!

OK so this based on nothing factual, but according to one of those hokie gender tests, we're having a GIRL!

Playing with Maya



Thought little Maya deserves a spot on Nash's blog, cause we've been seeing a lot of her lately! And look how cute she is with her ducky :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Lions and Tigers and Bears!


We went to the zoo this morning!! It was a last minute trip, and a great idea. The zoo opens at 8am here so we got there early after dropping Ray off at work and it was only 75 degrees outside and we got to ride the train and see the sea lion show and all for free since we were given a membership by our realtor! I still think Nash loves the penguins the best. And of course Mom's a sucker for the pictures they take of you at the sea lion show- there were two pictures, a good one of me, and a good one of him. Sigh, I continue to sacrifice for Nashy. By the time we left it was almost 90 degrees outside and Nash was ready to nap the whole way home. I think maybe we'll go back tomorrow, there's so much more to see!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Playing with the coy

Nashy loves our new big bed with fishes all over it!

Here's one from this morning with G holding Nash, having breakfast on the patio. (Yes, that beautiful grassy field is actually in our backyard! It's common area technically, but I can't wait to catch fireflies there and go sledding!)

Margot lacing beads

Baby Power

Baby Power
Representin all the babies in the struggle

I'm a super cool little baby.

Bundled Up

Bundled Up

First Crawfish Boil!

First Crawfish Boil!

My favorite picture

My favorite picture

One day old

One day old
Already a little man.

Looking for the waitress

Looking for the waitress

Check out my cords

Check out my cords

First smiles 4/11/07

First smiles 4/11/07

Playing w/ the other kids at Maymont

Playing w/ the other kids at Maymont

THIS WAY TO...

THIS WAY TO...

Mosaic of Nash"s first year

This way to the seafood buffett!

This way to the seafood buffett!

honey pie

honey pie