Kajsa pictures

26 11 2008

from recent days. First haircut (bangs only), enjoying some Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream, sporting her Guatemala hat and dress (gifts from friends at church), and “ice-skating” with Jim at James Madison Park in Madison.. the park that has the coolest ice display ever, on cold days.






First Major Cold, Day 9

13 11 2008

Both of us. Kajsa and I, that is. Last week Jim was out of town for meetings,

waiting for food

and Kajsa and I both came down with a horrible cold that kept us house-bound for days.

At least the past couple of days we have been leaving the house and attending various other functions (don’t worry, I’m trying not to infect others). It’s good to get out of the house. It’s good to be better. It’s a bummer to still feel slightly under-the-weather. But welcome to winter, welcome to being around kids, welcome to having a weak immune system at the beginning of winter.

Such is life.

Kajsa, though sniffling like crazy, and clearly not feeling well.. still manages to enjoy life. The other night she took 6 steps –twice, and can stand on her own. She’s so proud of herself, it’s adorable. have fun. She’s still crawling around and over and into stuff (including Abby), and keeping us busy. The day before we both got sick, I hosted an informal “Watch the Election results on our small TV screen” party. A few friends came over, and one dog, Kaya. We miss Entropy like crazy. I miss him everyday. So it was good to have another dog in the house for the evening. This first photo is of the two dogs and Kajsa.

don't you love the hair?

The second photo is of Kajsa crawling on a lap-desk type thing. She loves it. I’ve discovered that when I’m sick, I don’t care so much what Kajsa crawls on, as long as nobody or nothing is in danger. And I also had not brushed Kajsa’s hair when this picture was taken–clearly!

And the third picture is just Kajsa being funny–wearing her winter hat inside (her choice) while still in her pajamas as well. She’s a riot. Such a blessing.

trying on the hat with pj's

Halloween photos

6 11 2008

Jim DID put Kajsa’s Halloween costume on last Friday.. and here are the photos, finally. dsc_06822

We bought this costume at a garage sale this past spring, even before we received Kajsa’s photo and info… so it’s fortunate that it fit. My sister sent another monkey outfit that she made for her son many years ago, but it didn’t quite fit.




Don’t have camera, still travel.

2 11 2008

Normally it’s “no camera, no travel” with me… but with the Halloween costume for Kajsa (which Jim did put her in, and take photos of.. I’ll post later), and the potential of Kajsa taking her first steps soon.. I thought I’d leave the camera with Jim.

Being in Colorado with no camera is just about more than I can handle. The sunlight on the mountain ranges, the different shades of grey and blue in the distance, the street scenes in Boulder… Wow. I don’t think I’ve ever been to Boulder before and fell in love with it. Sara and I drove there after the meeting yesterday, for dinner, for some window-shopping, and to have a good time. It reminded me a bit of State Street, Madison–only a little more artsy. Pearl Street (I think) was full of people, street shows… mini-playground areas with big boulders for kids to climb on and fun shops. And my favorite–the sing-along under a street lamp. A man playing the keyboard (portable keyboard, clearly), people gathered around singing the songs he was playing.

I wanted to join in. But our parking meter was about up, so we had to keep moving. But I really like the idea of a sing-along under a street lamp somewhere in Madison. Maybe I’ll try to convince someone to start that with me. In other words, I need to find someone to play the portable keyboard and someone else to lead the singing (or the same person). I’ll take the photos.

In the meantime, next time I travel to Colorado, the camera’s hopefully coming with me.