Friday, May 28, 2010

Our little Diva!

"Singing Another Song that I Know"
Performance by: Princess Aurora

(Translation: A song to which only Waveland knows the melody and words.)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Fun With Daddy

Waveland is always busy doing something, but never too busy to have some fun with her Daddy. This is Waveland's version of breakfast in bed for Daddy.

Here, Waveland and her daddy are working their way through a suspended maze at the Children's Museum in Normal, IL.

A little dancing with Daddy!

Of course, what would be life without a trip to the park. She LOVES the swings!

Waveland is practicing 'pumping' her legs to make her swing go without being pushed.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

At the Park with Edwin

Waveland and Edwin made a date to meet up at the park. They had lots of fun checking out all the park equipment as there was much to explore. Here they are climbing on a tractor.
Waveland's favorite was the climbing wall. She LOVES to climb!
Edwin's favorite was the construction crew installing a new trash can. He enjoys figuring out how things work.
Here's Waveland dangling over the slide just before take-off.
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What a fun day at the park!

Friday, May 14, 2010

I'm going to be a BIG SISTER!

While many things seem to excite Waveland these days, nothing excites her more than the fact that she is going to be a BIG SISTER! She tells everyone she meets that she is going to be a big sister and that we are going to have a 'baby brudder' soon. Here dreams will all come true in exactly one week from today. This is a picture of her baby brother taken at 28 weeks.
If you ask Waveland what she would like her baby brother's name to be, she inevitably will tell you that his name will be 'Gale.' However, she also says she will probably call him 'Alice.' We are not sure why she likes this name so much, but she has taken a liking to this name despite the fact that Mommy and Daddy have yet to tell her his real name. Waveland was asked if she would like to buy baby brother a birthday gift and below is the picture of what she chose to give him. I'm sure she would be delighted to tell you all about what she chose and why. This is supposed to be his 'coming home' outfit (plus 'binkies,' which are essential baby gear as far as Waveland is concerned).

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A special request.

This one is for Grandma Schupbach.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Snowmass, CO

Recently, Waveland and Rochelle were able to join Jordan on a trip for work up into the mountains in Snowmass, CO. While we were there, it snowed two days straight leaving behind over a foot and half of snow. Waveland thought she was in a winter wonderland! She loved every minute of it!

Here she is trying to walk down a sidewalk that had yet to be shoveled.
Then she thought she would try to help with snow removal.
But she saved the best for last: Sledding! She and her daddy tried sledding with her shovel and then she attempted sledding on her own using a cardboard box covered with plastic. It was a blast!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Extreme Strollering

While in California, Jordan and Waveland invented a new sport: Extreme Strollering.

WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! This was done by one crazy dad and his very trusting daughter. While they had a blast and no one was hurt, our stroller suffered some injuries.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

California Part 5: Queen Mary and Aquarium

While in Long Beach, every tourist should check out the Queen Mary. Waveland, enjoyed steering the ship. It isn't as easy as it looks.
All that steering wore her out.
Communication headquarters on the ship. Waveland was still wiped out on her daddy's shoulder.
It was pertinant for the adults to take a break on the deck of our stationary ship.
Ah yes, revived from a nap and some delicious food. Waveland is ready to head to the aquarium.
"Daddy, I finally found Nemo!"
Here, she is counting all of the baby 'nemos' and 'doreys.'
The Queen Mary and the aquarium were a big hit. Waveland had lots of fun. So did Mom, Dad, Jo and Mikey. Thanks for our California adventure, Jo and Mikey.

Friday, April 16, 2010

California Part 4: Koi and Baking

Mikey and Waveland are taking in the beauty of the Japanese Garden.
And it wouldn't be a Japanese Garden without Koi fish. Here, Waveland and Mikey are feeding the fish.
They literally eat food out of your hand! Maybe it's just a little creepy.
After feeding the fish with Mikey, Waveland tried her hand at making cookies with Aunt Jo. "Don't worry Mom, I washed my hands."
Mmmm....chocolate chip!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

California Part 3: The Ocean

It wouldn't be a trip to So Cal without a visit to the ocean.
Waveland is showing her mommy the way the waves crash against the beach.
And what is the ocean without seagulls. Waveland was much more afraid of this little guy than he was of her.
Taking a walk by the ocean definately requires a parasol to shade yourself from the sun and potential surprises from all the birds flying around.

And just a short ferry ride away...Balboa Island. Waveland loved walking along the wall next to the water.
A different view of the ocean.
"It's cold!"
"Daddy, where's Nemo?"
While on the boardwalk, Waveland also took up the sport of "shooing" the loitering pigeons. This became her favorite game! "Shoo Bird....Shoo Fly....Don't bother me!"

Saturday, April 10, 2010

California Part 2: Star and Friends

While in Long Beach, we visited Shoreline Village, which includes shops, food, water, and of course, every kid's dream.....amusement rides for 50 cents. Waveland lovingly named this yellow horse "Star." Here she poses for a picture before the ride began.
And....after "Star" took off!
After riding on "Star," Waveland decided to take a break just to hang out with Mikey and Jo.

Now, back to the rides. This time she is driving a purple submarine.
Of course, it's much more fun to ride a carousel with friends, even if they exceed the size limit on the rides.
What a fun day with Jo and Mikey!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

California Part 1: Playing with Mikey

At the end of February, Rochelle and Waveland were able to accompany Jordan on a business trip to California. While Jordan worked, Rochelle and Waveland hung out with Mikey and Joanna in Long Beach at their home.
Waveland immediately talked uncle Mikey into being her playmate. Here she is trying her hand at football.

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Waveland discovered that while Mikey likes football, he loves frisbee. She of course wanted to try her hand at it too. However, it was not as easy as Uncle Mikey made it look.
Waiting for Mikey to toss it.
Trying to toss it herself.
After awhile, she seemed to have gotten the hang of it and was demonstrating some new passes for Uncle Mikey, such as this over the head, behind her back move that she liked to call the 'Waveland Special.'
After playing outside, Waveland decided to make Mikey her very own 'post-it' bulletin board. Mikey LOVED this game! What a great uncle!
Thanks for all the fun, Uncle Mikey.