Wednesday, April 30, 2008

swim lessons!

chuck took dottie to her first swim lesson today (he likes the water much better than i do) at this little place called la petite baleen. i couldn't stop taking photos because the whole thing was so darn cute. they sing little songs and the babies who are a little older even wear little goggles. i don't think she quite knew what to think of the whole thing and sucked her bottom lip the whole time. she looked very cute in her polka-dot suit, and was very popular, being the only girl in her class!
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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

janey comes to town

our friends janey and simon (from nyc) came to town for a visit and we had some old paper source people over for a little get together. here's a pic of janey and dottie and their blue eyes and another one just for fun of janey rocking out to guitar hero.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

she's a party girl

dottie came with us to a brunch today in honor of erin macleod's birthday. she decided to get in the spirit of things and party it up with a pink party hat. (cute little cupcake outfit courtesy of grandma cam and grandpa bill)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

daddy got it good...

people had been warning him about this when he did the busy bee...

a present for mom

out of nowhere, dottie decided to start rolling over today. we've decided it's her present to her mother. happy birthday mara!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

a visit to siena's house

we drove over to berkeley to visit siena and marie today. siena couldn't be more darling and was showing dottie a few of her tricks. she is an amazing roller and "talks" up a storm. in the second picture i think they are trying to hold hands!

pass the milk please

we had erin and sonia over to celebrate our birthdays and dottie decided to join us for dinner. bummer she couldn't have any cake to go with her milk.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

kickin' it

dottie wearing mom's shades...
oh yeah

dottie and her daddy reading

we spent some time in tahoe this weekend with grandma cam and grandpa bill. this photo is of dottie and chuck doing a little reading. it's pretty cool to watch how much more engaged she is getting when we read to her.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

buddies doing tummy time

dottie has just really gotten into milo. she has taken to pulling his hair and kicking her feet in to his body. milo isn't so into it but i think knows that she isn't going anywhere. in the grand scheme of things, he is taking the whole sister thing pretty well. if she is crying in her room, he comes in to our room to make sure we know and then goes back in to to check on her. he also likes to give her legs a lick or two here and there.

Monday, April 14, 2008

dottie chatting with her parents

before we shot this video, dottie was "chatting" up a storm and as soon as we started rolling, she got kind of quiet. it was funny because it was like knew. we tried over and over again and this was what we came up with. she is getting much more interactive and is just so much fun to be around.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

it is HOT!

san francisco has been in the 80's this weekend so we have been enjoying the outdoors. (this little outfit is from our friend essie in south africa. the little genie pants are adorable!)

dottie's day at the beach

we went to the beach yesterday to check out daddy's surfing abilities. chris and erene met us there with fortune...

Friday, April 11, 2008

fasten your seatbelts

as we mentioned in an earlier post, dottie took her first plane rides last week. i just downloaded pictures from my ipohone and came across this goofy snap. on the way back, it was just mom and daughter so i was a little nervous about the flight. we ended up being fortunate enough to get a whole row to ourselves and she was an angel. phew! (unfortunately i couldn't get her to smile for this one)


dottie and i went over for another visit with tray and isa yesterday. when we had them on the couch next to each other, they kept reaching their hands over to see who was there. (no cute tulip shirt anymore because of a horrible spit up incident!)


dottie decided to kick it in tulips yesterday. she was feeling very "dutch door pressy"!

Monday, April 7, 2008

dottie hit's the road

dottie recently went to visit her family in pittsburgh and toronto. check out the pics:

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