Mother's day was an especially eventful one in Ms. Vivian Paul's life. She took her first public transit ride, she saw her first orchid show, and she got to hang out with her super-duper uncle Damon.
And, for gratuitous awesomeness, we'll post the amazing plant Kt brought home from the show for her self-chosen Mother's day present.
On to the pictures:
5/10/09 First Max Ride!
Kt and the Bebeh on the Max platform waiting for the train to take her to the Orchid show.
5/10/09 Ist Max Ride
There we go, proof of the Bebeh's 1st max ride. You can see the name of our public transit right in the picture -- nice work Damon.
5/10/09 Orchid Show and BB
Kt in front of an impressive display of orchids at the Oregon Orchid Society's annual show. Conveniently held on Mother's day.
5/10/09 Checking out at Orchid Show
Kt checking out with the nice lady at the Orchid show. What she bought (see nearby pictures) is absolutely amazing.
5/10/09 Damon and BB
Uncle Damon finally photographed holding the bebeh. There is a special bond here, mark our words.
5/10/09 Damon and BBII
A great picture of Proud Uncle Damon with Ms. Viv. Yes, she did in fact get a good fistful of that beard. We're all very proud of her for that.
5/10/09 Carnivorous plant from Mother's Day
Nepenthes Miranda -- a complex hybridized Asiatic Cobra plant. It's carnivorous, vigorous with good light indoors, and beyond awesome. This is what my wife comes up with when sent to an Orchid show with some gift money. All on her own. She's amazing.
5/10/09 Carnivorous plant pitchers
Pitchers off the amazing N. Miranda Kt got at the show. This is where I want professional photographers, because honestly this is one of the coolest house plants I've ever seen, and our little snap and shoot (with amateurs behind the wheel) truly don't do it justice.
There ya go -- we have other pictures to catch the blog up to the present day -- but The Wife really wanted to get this one done. She's been soothing a tired bebeh nearby on the bed while I've been typing this up, as well as providing editorial review.
Enjoy friends, plants, and bebehs,