Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Unscripted quiet moments with the Papa

Mom caught a great moment with Papa that I didn't realize we had until I downloaded OUR camera (rather than relying on Mom's for the last month). I love these...

Enjoy your Tuesday!


Monday, July 20, 2009

Ode to a baby carrier and soft blocks!

So when we were visiting down in Sacramento, Debbie and the Z's dropped the bomb baby carrier on us. Great timing as we have been throwing our collective backs out carrying Babycakes in terribly un-ergonomic positions for a while now. The BBdr (the lovely and talented Sara Ohgushi) has indicated that the back pain will remain until Viv 4 or 5 months old and we can USE awesome baby carrier...so of course we had to try it out as soon as we got home!

Here is the EXTRA SEXY baby carrier (sadly not in blue...following Landis tradition) that Debbie and the Z's got us. Babycakes approves.

She's a bit small for it currently but we expect HUGE use from this one. It's great on the back and she seems to like it as well.

We also got a set of AMAZING soft, quilted blocks from Auntie Ruth with Vivian's name spelled out in individual letters. They have totally inspired me to make a set that are the whole ABC's...though it might be well into her college years before they get finished because they look like a crapload of work!

Awesome stuff!

Enjoy your Monday and your generous, creative relatives!


Friday, July 17, 2009

2 week catchup

To quote my mother "TIME FLIES HERE!!". Indeed! It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks. We just got back Monday from the trip to Sacramento (tm) with huge Landi in attendance. It was super fun and babycakes did exceptionally well with the airplane ride and general mayhem that the Landis clan can bring.

My mom, Nana Povi, got to cross pollinate with the huge Landis family for a couple of days and it was sweet to finally get both her and my brother to see this sweet group of folks.

Fun was had all around. Mom needs to upload her last few days of photo's to Flickr (HINT HINT) so that I can post photos that she took. I admit to slacking off on the photo taking since mom arrived (and left /weep) because she took approximatly 300 photos of her while visiting. I will compile a bunch from the Z's that took photos, lovely auntie Tammy and mom to get you all caught up on what she did over the weekend!

First we had the getting together part of the weekend. Here is BP, Grandpa Tim and Aunt Tammy.

Then straight on to baby holding for the family! Auntie Tammy is always a big hit with the BB.

Uncle Tom did pretty well too!

Then we were off to visit GREAT-Grandma...the real reason for hauling the kiddo down to Sac at such a young age. She's 86 and recovering from some leg issues but chipper as the day is long. A lovely lady!

And here is the 4 generation photo as promised!

For all the Landis's here's the obligatory "taking a picture of someone else taking a picture of you" photo we got out of the way early in the weekend. Thank you Grandpa Tim.

Then on to the Partying!!! Terry is always good for some weenies and a beer. He and Kris hosted a couple of days of backyard living and it was good I tell ya. Tony and Ruth's pad was given a rest after the first night.

Babycakes did a fair amount of sleeping in order to integrate the newness of the situation. She was a trooper tho!

She even got acquainted with the pool! Tammy is fearless with introducing Viv to new environments.

And Mom did a fair amount of baby holding and general enjoying of herself. Even Alice the dog got into the introductions!

And Uncle Andrew and Uncle Damien dropped by from SF to check out the baby and introduce her to their little dog too!

All in all an excellent visit.

I'll post more photos soon! Have a lovely Friday!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Many faces of Viv

Headed out to the farmers market here today. Viv was a trooper as normal. Mom leaves for SF tomorrow then we all reunite on Friday for the Landis family gathering (tm) that is happening in Sac. Should be a good hot and sweaty time. We are looking forward to some pool time...bring on the swim diaper!

On to the snaps!

Viv at the farmers market...checking it all out.

When she has the ability to see...new sunhat...STAT!

Such a face!

She's been quite taken with her hands as of late. Once she catches them she tends to hold on to them tightly. It give her quite the contemplative look, don't you think!?

Enjoy your day!