Monday, January 31, 2011

Bald Eagles

A week ago, Christina had a training event in Springfield as part of her role as advisor for the ZTA chapter at Missouri S&T. Carissa and I got to spend the day hanging out while we waited for her. We had donuts at Krispy Kreme and looked at all the fish tanks at Bass Pro. As we were driving around town I noticed signs for 'eagle viewing' and started to follow them. We ended up at Lake Springfield where the MO Dept. of Conservation was hosting an eagle viewing event. 

I was not prepared to look for an eagle or two across a lake, so I cheated and drove to the other side of the lake in a neighborhood and drove around until I actually saw the eagle:


That's my best shot. The back of his head from out of a car window. Carissa didn't even see it, of course. I didn't feel like tromping around in someone else's backyard for a better angle with a 2 year-old in tow. But it was still fun. I would love to do it again, albeit, slightly better prepared. 

Sunday, January 30, 2011

After the Bath

We love wearing our robe after the bath and have enjoyed our snow boots as well. They make quite the combination :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bumblebee Revisited

Carissa had dance class tonight and insisted on wearing her Halloween costume from 2009. All the other kids were in normal clothes but Carissa was a bumblebee.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Little Panda

This is from several weeks ago but it didn't post from my phone.

Carissa was drawing a lot of attention today.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Stats from 2 1/2

Carissa had her 2 1/2 checkup today. 30 lbs and just under 36 in. tall. About 50th percentile on both. She got a flu shot as well and didn't even flinch. She's such a big girl now.

Friday, January 14, 2011

1st Anniversary

One year ago today we closed on our house.


It's been a fun year filled with a lot of hard work. Here's a picture from today. You can see the difference of the landscaping by the front door. No more tree. It was fun to pull out.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Guitar Player

Carissa loves to play my guitar. I imagine we'll be getting one for her in the future. I don't see my Martin lasting too long like this :)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

We spent this past weekend at Christina's brother's house. Carissa stayed up with us for New Year's Eve and shared a little sparkling apple juice with her Aunt Mandy and the rest of us.

Happy New Year and God bless everyone!