Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dressing Your Friends

Jessica likes to dress her stuffed-animal friends up in her clothes (and quite often lately, Elyse's clothes—they do tend to fit better). Here we see Giraffe, Puppy, and a dragon (he doesn't actually have a name, not even Dragon) all dressed up and sitting together on our sofa:

You may notice that the dragon is wearing a Winnie-the-Pooh sleeper. Here's a close-up of Puppy in Jessica's Tinkerbell nightie:

It may not be too long before Jessica decides she wants to dress up Elyse. It will certainly be interesting to see how she reacts to that!

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Girls

We made some portraits of the girls for Granny's birthday, and here are the best of them:

Thursday, September 9, 2010


We don't hear much about Rabbit anymore.

For quite a while, more than a year, we couldn't go anywhere without hearing, "That's Rabbit's house!" or "That's Rabbit's car!" We were often surprised to hear that when we went out to eat, Rabbit had chosen the same restaurant, was just a few tables away. Rabbit liked the same kind of ice cream we did. Rabbit watched the same TV shows.

But now, days, even weeks can go by without Jessica mentioning Rabbit once. And when she does, it is without the verve that Rabbit once inspired.

Sometimes I think I catch a glimpse of Rabbit out of the corner of my eye; a large white ear disppears around a corner, or a fluffy white tail hurries through just as a door closes. But I'm afraid that soon Rabbit will be gone entirely.

I really miss Rabbit.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Elyse and Granny

Granny came over to have lunch with us and play for a while on Tuesday; I took advantage of the opportunity to take some pictures of Elyse and Granny together. Here are three of the best: