Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mmm. Cheese

One of Chiara's favorite foods (and words) is cheese. If she sees anyone with cheese she will start chanting "cheese, cheese" at them. The other day we were making some California Roll at the island and she climbed up into the Learning Tower and helped herself to some of the tub of cream cheese.

This is one of her favorite dresses (puppy dogs!). The other day she had it on and wanted to wear the hat but every time I tried to take her picture, she walked up to smile as close to the camera as she could. So I have a whole bunch of pictures of the pores on her nose or her two front teeth and these.

And Asher now has reading glasses. We got him two pairs because there was a special and he likes the way this pair fits better although I like the look of the other pair.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Independence Day Pictures

Our Independence Day was pretty low-key this year. We were supposed to go to the farm but through a long story that I won't go into here, we didn't. That meant that we were able to attend LD & Joey's annual July 4th/Anniversary (11th) party. The party was fun although the crowd seemed somewhat smaller than usual. And it gave us a chance to dress the kids up. Nana Ina sent Chiara this very pretty dress (with a matching hat) a few months ago and LD & Joey brought Asher the shirt from Mexico last year (it has matching shorts but he chose not to wear them this year).

I really love these two pictures:

Assorted pictures of Chiara. I just kept clicking and she just kept closing her eyes or trying to grab the camera but I got a few good ones.

And then we tried to get Asher to pose with some pictures with his sister or with me and his sister or just by himself.

I think he's singing here but you can see the space for his two missing teeth.

Happy late Independence Day, everyone!