Friday, September 21, 2007

For Daddy- Finally

This is today. Jence has got a thing with his's usually out in some form or another, though right here it's going back into the mouth. He has his red ringed eyes, which signal either recent waking or time for sleep.

So, here it is. The mom picture that dad has been begging for. Grandpa just snapped it at dinner.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Finally the last of the Labor Day pictures.

Grandpa is the only one big enough to burp Jensen the way he likes it, therefore it is his official job.

A perfect moment in the life of Grandpa. All the kids, doing what they do.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Leaving Germany & Arriving in VA

This is a bit out of order...
Roswietha, Liane, and Bruno said goodbye the evening before we left, out in the front yard.

Jensen had on the sweater Roswietha made for him. (It's still a bit big because she made it to be worn this fall)

Grandma and Grandpa were excited to meet Jensen- and of course Kiki has to be a part of anything involving her little brother.

Grandpa seems to the one who can elicit the most reaction from Jence. It surprises me every time how much he can get him to laugh.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Our Trip to NC

Here are a few more from Labor Day...

Of course Jensen and Isabella had to have a formal photo shoot.

One of the funniest looks I've seen...

Mister in his "What-delightful-insight-I never-thought-of-that" pose.

And for all you Kiki fans out there. Max was nervous around the dogs when he arrived on Saturday, but by Monday morning...

We spent Labor Day weekend at Paula and Isabella's house in North Carolina. Ephraim, Heather and Max met us there. Here are two of the moms and the proud uncle (who is so cute with his niece and nephews) with the chillens- who have a shared enjoyment of fist sucking.

Here is Jensen laughing at his uncle Jake.

Can you tell we're related? This is Jence and his cousin Isabella (who is twice as old as he is, and a fraction of the size.)

Jensen and Isabella became fast friends, what with their mutual interests (an affinity for batting at hanging toys and the aforementioned fist sucking), and common size, though Izzy did need some alone time to pursue her independent venture into teething.

Cousin Max is becoming a pro at "smooching"- Jensen has yet to figure it out.