Four years ago

It was four years ago today that we were nervously getting ready for the short drive to Methodist Hospital where we got to meet our daughter Juliette for the first time, just a few hours old. I remember looking into those clear, bright, alert eyes of hers – and my heart melting all over the floor. And then her birth mother asked me if I wanted to feed her. It has been the most amazing, demanding and rewarding four years of my life and I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone. I feel so privileged to be given the opportunity to be her Papa. Happy birthday, Juliette. Papa loves you!


Juliette’s first haircut

Well, it had to be done. Her bangs were so long they were hanging in front of her eyes and annoying her and us. So we took her to Harald’s stylist, Sandy, who gave Juliette her first haircut today. And she was an angel. Didn’t make a single complaint the whole time. Just sat there in my lap with her book, looking around at the people in the salon, and making faces at people. When we were done, we went out to celebrate Chinese new year at one of our favorite Chinese places. Gung hay fat choy!


Overdue slideshows – Mostly Juliette

I know I have been unforgivably late in posting these. My only excuse (and it’s a good one, so I’m sticking to it!) is that keeping up with a busy 16 month old leaves me little time except to crash when she goes to bed at night. So without further ado ….

Pumpkin Picking
[album: picking/]

Lutsen, October 2010 – over MEA weekend
[album: October 2010/]

Visitors from Norway
[album: from Norway/]

Halloween 2010
[album: 2010/]

November Cutie
[album: Cutie/]

First snow of 2001
[album: snow of 2010/]

Pictures from Florida trip

Well, it has been a long time since I posted anything on my blog, hasn’t it?! We were gone to Florida for a couple of weeks visiting my mom, and we got back last week and are just now settling back into normal. I thought I would share a few pictures from our Florida trip, cause I know some of you are in serious withdrawal. (Linda, are you listening?) Juliette started walking at mom’s house in Florida, and she is unstoppable now!


Juliette’s first birthday party

Well, it has taken me long enough. Here are some pictures from Juliette’s first birthday party last Sunday in our backyard. I especially like the cake pictures. Funny, she wasn’t such a fan of sweet icing, but playing with the cake sure was fun. Also included are some gift-opening pictures. There are 20 pictures total, so be sure to scroll through them all.