Sunday, June 28, 2009

Beloved technology




Here's Tara's impression of what I do all day. :) She claims that from dawn until dusk I'm glued to my laptop. I admit, I often spend good portions of time on the computer, but only for productive purposes, such as for the research project I'm doing on CEO's outside wealth, or informing myself on purchase decisions (i.e. like buying a replacement for our wireless router, which just died.) Alas, my compelling logic fell on deaf ears. :)



Here's a nice example of Aria's latest development. She's fallen in love with watching Elmo from Sesame Street. Even though we keep her TV time down to 30 minutes a day, it appears that the brain drain has already begun. :)

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

You Tube

One day I foolishly decided to entertain Aria with a video from You Tube. She was putting up a fuss, so I quickly found a short video about a little bunny that looked like it would be entertaining for her. Little did I know what I was getting myself into. She has fallen in love with the "Snuffle Bunny" video, and when she sees me pull out my laptop, she wants to see it, over and over again. To see what I'm talking about, click on the link below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrtNQluMU3c

Sesame street has also proven to be equally addictive. I keep finding myself with "C is for Cookie" stuck in my head.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BovQyphS8kA

Live and learn

-Dane

Hiking Mt. Lemmon







On the ride home from our lovely hike in Mt. Lemmon Dane said the following- "I always worry about Meow-meow's (Tara's) adventure meter getting too low because then she begins to lose perspective (on how great her life truly is.) As if cats like Azure weren't enough adventure." After six years of marriage Dane is really starting to realize that I need frequent bouts of adventure and fun, like other people need food and water. Thankfully, he's willing to make sure we take time for such adventures, even if it means carrying a 25 lb baby up a mountain. And if you don't know the story of our cat, please refer to the post in February of 2009.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Aria Walks Around the House!

When I returned from girls camp, not only was Aria smiling and content, but she was walking! She was really close before I left, but wouldn't let go of our finger, now she just takes off and walks everywhere. Nice job Dane! I think I should leave more often! :)
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Never Too Old for Girls Camp




Dane agreed, with great trepidation, to take care of Aria for 2 days while I went to girls camp. I was woried, mostly for Dane's saniety, especially since I wouldn't have cell phone reception, and he had two major year end tests just a few days away.


We had four girls from our church attend and I enjoyed being up in the mountains, out of the desert heat, and cooking over a campstove. Amazingly, by walking to the edge of a cliff and holding my cell phone high up in the air, I did manage to get recpetion. Lo and behold, Dane reported that everything was going smoothly. Here are some pictures of our camp banner that we painted and us snipe hunting with toothpaste on our noses.