Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Blue bonnets

I grew up in Nevada, and I learned a lot about the state symbols of Nevada in 3rd and 7th grade.  I even know our state song. 
Tangent:  nearly everybody I know that grew up in Nevada knows the state song.  I can't say the same about anywhere else (in fact, I don't think I've met more than 10 people that know the Utah state song, and I know a lot of people from Utah). 
Nevada's state flower is the sagebrush.  It's a bush.  Not pretty, though it smells lovely, particularly after rain.  Certainly not for taking pictures in at any rate.  But the Texas blue bonnet is great such things!

Observe:  ridiculously cute baby sitting in a green field speckled with indigo colored flowers.  Quite picturesque. (these two were taken by the side of the road in Anna, TX after grocery shopping)

Last Saturday we went to a trail in Plano, ostentatiously named "Blue bonnet Trail."  I think they had recently mowed it.  There were some bluebonnets right at the beginning, but then is was just along stretch of green grass studded with metal electrical pylons.  A little dissappointing, but we had fun together, and we took these pictures.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Few of Her Favorite Things

I recently cleaned out photos from my phone (btw-when I think about the fact that I live in an age where I take photos with my phone and talk to my parents by video online it kind of blows my mind).  Anyway, I thought I'd share a few.  Eleanor is 9 months now and is such a joy.  She loves to:

Read...or just play with the book.  Especially the one that lights up and plays music that my mom gave her, though the battery is nearly dead now so it just plays the first few notes over and over, which is less cute...

Bathe:  So much fun!

Hide and get into stuff she shouldn't.

Play with mom.  I love this one too.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Eleanor's whole world has expanded exponentially now that she crawls, something she really mastered a few weeks ago. So now she gets into all kinds of things.
Like our CDs.  I really ought to give them a new, untouchable, home.  But she loves it and has yet to actually open a case. 
And here she is sleeping.  I love coming in and seeing her like this.
She clearly doesn't fit this direction in her playpen/crib.  And I do lay her down the other way.  But she always turns around and sticks her head in a corner.