Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dressing Up

Saturday, October 18, 2008

This one is for Hannah

If it takes a village to raise a child, as purported by Hillary Clinton, then Jordan's cousin Hannah Hansen is the village member in charge of ensuring that Waveland grows up as a Chicago Bears fan.
In honor of Hannah on her birthday, Waveland wanted to model her Chicago Bears jersey, provided courtesy of Hannah!
Yep, that's right. Waveland is Brian Urlacher, one of the toughest, meanest Bears there is!
See how tough she is!? She's pretending that Daddy's wallet is a Packer quarterback's arm!
Here she is practicing her running just in case she has to go after a fumble or intercepts a pass!
And here she is directing the defense. As a captain, that is part of her game duties...
Thanks, Hannah! As you can see, Waveland LOVES her jersey and loves the Bears as well. Good work!

Friday, October 17, 2008


Inspired by Wes (see here), we took a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. We picked up a map of Estes Park, and decided to make Waveland the navigator.

She got a little frustrated with our lack of progress and kept insisting that she knew where we were! I never had the heart to tell her that she had the map upside down... We finally made it! Here's Waveland and Daddy at Bear Lake. And here's mommy and Waveland enjoying the mountain lake. Waveland loved to walk around on the trails. Bear Lake. Waveland was getting a bit fussy at this point, and wanted to get back to her map. Here she eyes me suspiciously as I take yet ANOTHER picture! On the way home, we ran into a bunch of elk! Check out this big dude! Yep, we had a good time, and intend to spend a lot more time enjoying the outdoors and teaching Waveland about the beautiful mountains.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Air Force versus Navy!

Last Saturday, we went to see the USAF play football against Navy at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Uncle Jeremy, Aunt Alaina and Eddie got to come with, and we had a great time!
Here's Waveland with Daddy checking out a J-35 fighter. Waveland thought it was awesome!
Here is everyone (except Jordan, the photographer) in our stands. There were a ton of Air Force Football fans there, and the game was great!
All of the Air Force and Navy cadets march into the stadium and stand in formation on the field to start the game. Then, they all run to their seats and we're ready for kick-off!
Here's the band. They were alright.
Here's a flyover by a couple of F-22 fighters. LOUD!

and here's a flyover by a Stealth Bomber.

It was pretty cool, and we had a great time!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


It's cold today, so we're reminiscing about Waveland last trip to Wash Park for the summer.

She really started to like just sitting in the grass and finding cool little toys to examine. Like this stick, for instance!

Yep, she loves sticks. For any of you trying to figure out what she might want for Christmas, think about sticks. She also likes navigating stairs and curbs, although it takes a bit to work up the courage. Luckily, she has Banjo to supervise! Make sure you look both ways!

Monday, October 6, 2008

The hardest she has ever laughed...

...was at Banjo,
as Banjo tried to eat the bubbles mysteriously floating down from the second floor.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Pictures from Wes

A couple of weeks ago, Jordan's cousin Wes Thomas came to visit. He's an incredible photographer (we're not joking...check out his stuff here), and he took some quick snapshots of our family. Check them out!
Waveland, puckering up for Wes.

Playing with daddyTaking a quick walk.
Asking for cookies.
Helping in the garden.
Just looking cute.
And just looking cuter.
As you can see, Wes has got skills. We even conned him into giving us a large, framed print of one of our favorite Colorado shots to hang over our fireplace!

Thanks for the quick shots, Wes. It was great having you out here. Next time, we'll ALL have to make a trek into the mountains and hang out a bit. Waveland is already talking about it...