Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Baby Not Included

We're trying out starting a gift basket business, hopefully it'll be a fun home business. Here's the content of a Baby Einstein - Water, Water Everywhere Basket. Andrew loved this picture with the caption - Baby not included. He's such a proud papa.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

New Play Fort

Our most entertaining five bucks spent so far. Our neighbors had a garage sale and we couldn't resist this little fort. We thought she might not be old enough to truly be entertained by it, but Hope was immediately enthralled by the fort. First she was happy just standing next to it, then she spent a good amount of time just standing up on the top part looking out, and then today, she was able to try going down the slide by herself. Most attempts went pretty well, but there were a couple of wobbly ones. It didn't slow her down though, she kept wanting to go down again and again and again.Hope keeps getting more and more expressive and silly. Here's one of her silly faces.
I'm queen of the world...or at least my parents' world.

Happy Halloween

It all started with a light saber, and now I have the distinct feeling that Star Wars will be a Halloween theme for several years to come. Here's Princess Leia, her Jedi, and Yoda. I don't think Hope was too taken with the headpiece, but she adjusted quickly.
Here's Hope at our Dancekids class, eating a beanbag. Yummy!

The Ringleins carved pumpkins together on Maria's condo rooftop. What a great view of the bay! From left to right the pumpkins belong to Maria, Andrew, Hope, Adam, Jessica, Joe, Angela, and Jim (he was going to carve his later).