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A 4th of Firsts

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Happy (belated) July 4th, everyone! It’s been quiet here at THL, but we’ve been keeping VERY busy. New job for me. Dan’s got lots of client work. And Ryan definitely keeps us on our toes. At 18 months, she’s a girl on the go. In fact, I dug around in the archives and reread last year’s Independence Day post. To quote that old billboard campaign – We’ve come a long way, Baby.

This July 4th, it was all about spending family time together and enjoying a few milestones. We thought we’d let Ryan share her latest adventures for herself!

My first balloon! I needed a bit of help from Daddy to get the hang of it.

But once I did, it was pretty much the most fun ever!

First haircut! Check out my new bangs!

My first corn on the cob! I love it. It's crazy fun.

My first 4th of July feast! Barbequed chicken, fruit salad, corn on the cob and salad with fresh cherry tomatoes. How's that for summer eating?

My first spray bottle! (I've been carrying it around for days. It's the coolest. High technology is totally overrated.)

So far, I only know how to spray myself...

My first patriotic inspiration...

... to save the world from alien attack!

We hope you all had fantastic July 4th holidays full of fun, sun and good times! (And we promise to start posting more regularly now that life seems to be settling down a bit.)

~Susan

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Thanksgiving

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Well, Thanksgiving 2010 was a great success! And Ryan fared really well, considering there was a lot of commotion and new people around all day. Somehow, in the all the merriment and excitement, I neglected to take any proper holiday photos. But rest assured, a great time was had by all and no one left hungry! We had dinner at Pamela’s house for the second year in a row, and had a great time. She’s is a great host, and pulled off a fabulous meal with all the trimmings despite having had a cold in the week leading up to the Big Day. (Mega trooper points for Pamela)

The aftermath of the feast.

Following dinner, Pamela and Ryan treated us all to a holiday sing-a-long, with Ryan playing the rhythm section. It was a lot of fun to say the least. Ryan is really loving music these days. It’s so fun for us to see her personality emerging more everyday!

The rhythm section.

Harmony.

I hope you all had restful Thanksgiving celebrations full of friends, family and whatever traditions suit your fancy!

~Susan