Happy First Birthday!
The big 1 year - Caitlin's having a blast. The party was fun, lots of family and friends were here, and the gift pile was enormous! We had three digital cameras present, so there are plenty of photos to check out once I get all of them uploaded to the website.
A friend who came over for the birthday party brought a camera that does short QuickTime movies. We tried to convert them to .AVI files but couldn't find any program that would do it properly, so here they are as-is.
NOTE: You will need QuickTime (a free download from www.apple.com) installed to view these movies.
She's becoming quite mobile now and much more coordinated in many ways. The fun part is now beginning. :-)
Caitlin's Second Easter
Grandma Mac got her a cute dress for Easter Service, and ever the show-off, Caitlin modeled it for some pictures before we headed off to church.
Mom loves to eat olives off her fingers, so she decided to teach Caitlin some of her own bad habits. :-) "It's tradition" says her mommy, "her brothers did it and so should she!".
Well folks, she's officially walking more than crawling, and here's her first official battle scar from walking. She fell and hit her lip - these were taken right after the fall. The next day (mom forgot to get a picture) her whole lip was swollen to twice it's size and black and blue. She looked a lot better a couple days later after the small scab formed. It didn't stop her from eating, talking, and smiling at everyone. She does suck on her lip a bit funny right now, though...
Caitlin is now exploring all sorts of new things, she's doing a lot better with this grass stuff than she was a month or so ago.
These were taken while I was working on the front pond. Caitlin came out to visit, so I took a break and had some fun for a while.
More random photos.
Another visit to the Grandparents, and their camera does short movies. Enjoy.
A Visit from the Family
My sister came out for a visit and we got a few photos of her with Caitlin. My sister shot a bunch of photos, but her camera isn't digital so those pictures are not available here and may never be. Bummer.
It hit 93 degrees here recently, so we decided it was as good a time as any to give Caitlin a popsicle to see what she did with it. We wisely decided to strip her down to a diaper first in case she made a mess of things. She loved it and figured it out pretty quickly, though we held off on letting her hold the popsicle herself - she was prone to swinging it around and dropping it in the grass. :-)
No particular single reason. Just more photos.
A Visit From Grandma Rowand
We may be on the opposite coast, but my mother keeps turning up regularly. I think she should get a video camera on her computer so we could video conference and she can see/talk to Caitlin more often - it's cheaper than airfare and you can do it every day if you want to. :-)
We got a little snow one morning, so we woke Caitlin up and let her play in it a bit before I went to work.
Mmm. Meat good. Check out that drumstick!
The Great Rowand Power Outage of 2003
We had a huge windstorm and we lost power for the better part of four days. There was a lot to cleanup in the yard and we ended up in a hotel for one night because no power = no heat.
Buick Club Christmas Party
Caitlin attended the annual Christmas Party for our local chapter of the BCA, and she was pretty cute too. Sorry for the dark pictures.
Daddy's Little Helper
I had 14 tons of gravel delivered to finish off my side driveway. Mommy was sick, so Caitlin got to come out and be Daddy's Little Helper - aka, "let's go play in the dirt". It took her a bit, but she got the idea of shoveling gravel into her bucket and dumping it away from the big gravel pile. Before she got the process figured out it was kind of funny - after I dumped the first bucket out, she got upset and kept trying to shovel the freshly dumped gravel back into the bucket... :-)
Caitlin is finally getting the idea behind unwrapping presents and she had a blast. The number of gifts was pure overkill, though - I think the grandparents went a tad overboard on gifts here. She has more toys than she'll ever be able to play with and enough stuffed animals as big or bigger than her to get lost in the pile. Still, the clothes are always welcome and the Leapfrog learning toys are great. Maybe I'm just jealous. :-)
Let It Snow!
It snowed, so we hauled Caitlin outside to make a snowman, make a snow angel, and to let her have some fun playing in it before it melted.
More random photos...
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