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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Sleepy Raquel

Ever since school began, Raquel has been too excited to sleep while she is in the nursery, and this is what happens when we get back.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Stand up!!

Raquel is starting to pull herself up on things. Dylan found her by the couch this morning.

Catch up on some pictures

Raquel wasn't the only one needing a nap:)

I think she's becoming a little sassy

Friday, January 19, 2007

What's so funny?

Thought this one was pretty cute. No, we do not let her play with screw drivers, I'm not exactly sure why that is next to her head.

Raquel video

This video was secretly taken by Raquel's Aunt Lydia. It's a little long, but it's funny to see how she amuses herself when she thinks she's all alone

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Second cousins once...??...whatever

During the last week of our break, I babysat for Isaac and Elijah and on the last day, we went to the Betty Brinn Children's museum. Thankfully Tonya came with, and we all had a wonderful time:)


We visited the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium. A very educational day, Raquel especially enjoyed the tour about Ancient Egypt:)

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I'm half-way to fifty

Dylan and mom planned a lovely birthday dinner for me and Tirzah, Allyssa and Josh and the boys came over for cake. Thanks everyone:)

Child prodigies?

Happy New Year!!!

Raquel spent her first new year's eve at Aunt Kristen and Uncle Derek's house. She lasted until about 10:00 and then fell asleep and didn't even make a peep when we rang in the new year with shouting, noise makers etc.

Tribute to Tonya

We were very happy to have Tonya home this break, sadly we had to take her to the airport this afternoon to go back to school. I'm posting this picture in her honor despite the fact that I look frighteningly hideous. We love you Ton:)

I took out one cup to rinse Raquel's hair but she wanted to play with it, so I took out another, but she wanted that one for her other hand. Third cup was the charm and eventually my mission was accomplished.

More Christmas day

Ouma made a delicious feast including yummy duck and lamb. Poor Raquel just got oatmeal and prunes. She didn't know what she was missing.

Aunt Alicia with Jessie?

Just hanging around:)

Ouma with Buddy and Jessie

Christmas Day

And we're back

Sorry guys. Here are some pics from over the break.
As you can see, she loved her jumper:)

Grandma always made sure she kept warm by wearing a hat

What can I say?

Raquel's first doll given to her by Aunt Jenna

And a xylophone from Grandma & Grandpa Blaubach:)