Friday, May 25, 2007

More favorite pictures from Wendy's wedding

Wendy is married!

Congratulations to our nanny and friend, Wendy, who married Toby Fisher last weekend. Jeff was the unofficial photographer, and I think I love this picture the best.

The importance of flour

It is a very busy memorial day weekend for us this year. We have a party of one kind or another each day from now through Monday. (The highlight of which will be Nathan's 3rd birthday on Monday!) So today I am making a big batch of cookies to bring to these various events. Which reminded me of the time Andrea made cookies back in January when we were over at her house. It may interest all of you to see what chocolate chip cookies look like when you forget to include the flour.

Turns out flour is a pretty important ingredient! I did not forget it today.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, everybody!

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Happy Birthday Andrew!

His first year flew by just about as quickly as he downed that piece of cake!
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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Snacktime snafu

This series speaks for itself...

Andrew's Hat Trick

These are from Mother's Day too, but I wanted to post them separately because they make such a funny series. Andrew just loves Dad's hat. The following scene is typical of every time the two of them get together:

Mother's Day

Andrea hosted our Mother's Day gathering, and we had a ball in their backyard. Thank you to all the Dads for making it a fun day for us Moms!

I got tons of cute pics of the action in the hot tub but many came out overexposed because I forget to set Jeff's camera to "automatic" and it was set for a lower lighting setting. Sorry to have missed some great shots of Craig and Nathan in particular, who were in the sunniest corner of the all-white hot tub (the pictures are almost all white with only the faintest wisp of people visible!)

Friday, May 18, 2007

Sprinkler repair

Who knew it could be so much fun to help the gardener fix the sprinklers? He was here this morning turning them on and off and the kids just had a ball splashing in the puddles that created. I just decided to go with the flow and let them have fun. We stayed out there long after the gardener left, having fun in the muddy water.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Cousins play date

Andrea and Craig invited us over a couple of weekends ago and the kids had a ball playing with each other in their backyard. Cute!

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Special visit from Nana

Susan came to town for the day to see Julia and Andrew. What a treat! The kids LOVED seeing their Nana. Susan, come back anytime!
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Good joke

For a philosophy final exam at a nearby college, the professor put a chair on the desk at the front of the room and announced: "For this exam, using all you've learned this term, prove that this chair does not exist." The students began writing furiously. Except for one who wrote for just a few moments and then turned in his paper to the surprise of the other students. A week later grades came out, and this student received the only "A". On his paper he had written: "What chair?"

Joke credits go to Susan who is here for the day visiting her grandchildren. Love it! Had to share.

Learning to play the harmonica

Monday, May 07, 2007

Outings with Wendy Part Four: Tiny Treks

Tiny Treks is Wendy's Tuesday morning activity with the kids. It's like a preschool, but its for 2 year olds, and the moms, dads or nannys accompany the children. And it takes place in a different outdoor location each week. Wendy has taken the kids to all kinds of wonderful places all over the peninsula. This first picture shows Wendy with the kids.

And here is Julia smelling the flowers:
The class is for two year olds, but they are very baby friendly and don't mind at all that Andrew accompanies them everywhere. He travels in the stroller while Julia hikes (sometimes a mile!) It's a challenge for Wendy sometimes, but she's so optimistic and positive she never seems to mind. In fact, Tuesdays are her favorite day of the week. Here's Andrew in his usual seat. It won't be long before he will be a tiny trekker in his own right!Here they are hiking along:
There are so many things to discover on Tiny Treks outings:

Here they are gathered around the picnic table sharing snack whil teacher Ellen or teacher Ann entertains with stories.

Friday, May 04, 2007

My name in print

In case you missed it in April, AdWeek Magazine published an article about the QuickBooks advertising campaign. I was interviewed and quoted, since advertising is among my responsibilities. It subsequently got picked up by CNN! Click here to see the CNN version (it's identical.) My dad discovered it when he was trying to find my blog on a different computer, and he googled "blog laurel holman" and it popped up as the 3rd entry!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Faces of Andrew, 11+ months

Pure cat

Whitney is such a beautiful cat, pure black and shiny. With the kids around, we hardly ever take pictures of our kitties anymore, but she was posing so nicely the other day it inspired me to turn the camera in her direction.
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