Saturday, December 26, 2009


We had a very nice Christmas day, much of it spent at Granny and Pa's house. Here are a couple of pictures of Jessica and Mommy admiring Granny's tree:

Of course, Jessica opened lots of presents:

One of Jessica's presents from Granny was a princess dress-up trunk, which includes multiple princess dresses:

Friday, December 25, 2009

Portraits with Granny and Pa

On Christmas Eve, we set up our home studio and Granny and Pa came over to take some pictures. Here are three pictures Jessica took, one of Granny and Pa, one of Granny and Pa with props (Jessica said they needed to hold the puppy and the baby), and one of Mommy and Daddy:

Here, Jessica shares a secret with Pa:

And here, she poses with Granny:

Here she plays with Mommy in a picture with the three girls:

And finally, posing very briefly (and seriously) with Granny and Pa:

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Playing with Lucye

On Thursday, Audrey and Lucye Loverin came for a visit. Jessica was very excited about their impending arrival; she started asking at about 7:30, "Is Lucye here yet?" For almost three hours she asked this, until finally the answer was, "Yes! They're here!"

Once Lucye had a little time to warm up to the new surroundings, the girls had a good time chasing the kitties (Lucye was especially interested in this), looking at Jessica's toys, and eating Ritz crackers and Triscuits.

Here's a picture of Lucye in our kitchen:

And three pictures of Jessica showing Lucye her camera:

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thirty-Three Weeks

We went in for a thirty-three week ultrasound today. Apparently, the baby is doing very well; they estimate her to be almost five pounds, which is about two weeks ahead of schedule, and a full pound more than Jessica weighed when she was born at thirty-seven weeks.

We also scheduled her delivery via C-section. If everything goes as planned, she'll be born on January 26, 2010, around 3:00 in the afternoon.

We can't wait to meet her!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


One of Jessica's many artistic interests is snipping, the artful use of scissors for the shear pleasure (pun intended) of using scissors. Here are some pictures of her in action:

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Jessica loves bouncing on the crib mattress (which, until we get the crib back together sometime prior to her little sister's arrival, is sitting safely on the floor). Here are a few pictures of her gymnastic endeavors:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


On Thanksgiving day, after we got home from Granny and Pa's, took a nice nap, had a light supper, and did a little playing, we set up our living room photo studio and took some nice Christmas portraits. Here are three of the best:

(There aren't any good pictures of the whole family from that day, by the way, because as soon as Daddy steps away from the camera, Jessica wants to take over as the photographer. We have a few pictures she took of Mommy and Daddy--which we won't be posting here!--under her art direction: "Stick out your tongues! Take off your glasses. Now put them back on." She could give Joyce Tenneson a run for her money.)