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Time flying by…

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

The summer has flown by here at THL! It’s been quite a whirlwind around these parts, and not because we’ve gone on any fabulous holidays or traveled to distant shores. Nope, we’ve spent most of our time nesting here at Chez Hartmann and getting ourselves used to my new professional gig.  I finally sat down tonight to post a 20th-month update and realized that I had completely ignored the 19th! Geez, what kind of blog parent am I?

So, without wanting to rewind back too far, here are a few pics showing what our girl’s been up to lately.

Lots of thinking and processing new concepts, particularly words. She’s pretty chatty – can’t imagine where she got that trait!

Taking care of Baby! And Bunny and Mousey and Moo and all the other fuzzy friends who hang around the house.

Obsessing about footwear. Seriously, this girl loves her shoes! (And mine, and Dan's...)

Practicing her mad rodeo skills. Uncle Adam gave her this gigantic stuffed dog last year. Yee-haw!

Giggling. Lots and lots of giggling. Giggles galore.

Reading books and identifying the pictures. One of her faves is "The Smartest Giant in Town" sent by Nicole from the UK. She also loves "Little Blue Truck" and pretty much anything involving Elmo.

So, as you can see, we’ve been pretty busy lately! We’ll get back to the blog now that summer’s coming to a close. Promise. I’ve already got the next few queued up! Stay tuned…



Color Series: Rouge

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Well, this is the last of the color series for a while. Tonight, we’re flying to Maryland for a mother-daughter adventure and some quality time with family. I’m excited for a vacation and some down time. Ryan – I don’t think she has any  idea what she’s in for! So many family want to meet her – it should be fun and probably more than a little exhausting. I’ll be sure to take loads of photos and I’m bringing along the video camera, so I’ll be sure to update the blog with some more interesting news and adventures soon!

And now, I present: Rouge. Enjoy!


Color Series: Aubergine

Monday, July 12th, 2010

One of the upsides to taking digital photos is that I can take bazillions of photos of any given event just to make sure that I get the right shot. No need to put up with closed eyes, strange expressions or out-of-focus shots any longer than necessary. It’s great. However, the downside is that I now have nearly 1,000 pictures of my kid on my iPhone. I go through and delete the lousy ones on a relatively regular basis, but somehow I have still managed to generate a sizeable collection.

So, I’ve decided that I’m going to embrace my photographic pack rat-ism and call it “art”.

I now present the first installment in my Color Series (alternate titles: “Still Life with Kid” or “The Photographic Meanderings of an Obsessed Parent”).

I call this one: Aubergine

Hey, everyone needs a hobby, right?


Blue Skies and New Chapters

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, full of changes and transitions! The biggest change is that Ryan started daycare last week, marking the end of my maternity leave and the beginning of our next chapter. Ryan now spends her days at Blue Skies in the Baby House. She’s really adjusted well to her new surroundings, and the staff there have been impressed with her daily progress. Starting with one hour the first day, she quickly worked her way up to spending full days there.  Dan and I feel really comfortable with her daycare situation and that has really made going back to work a lot easier for me!

This outfit just says "spring"... fashion forward, do you think?

Dan took a couple of weeks of paternity leave to help with Ryan’s daycare transition. I think they’re having a lot of fun together, and it’s been great for Dan to get to spend some more time with her during the day.

Just hangin' around.

We’ll post more photos, videos and audio recordings soon – once we get through this transition period! I’m sure the adventures are only just beginning…

~ Susan

Ryan, Granddad, Bath Time and More!

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Here are some more photos of Ryan and her Granddad when he came out to visit.

(As usual Click the slide show image to be taken to a gallery where you can view these images at a larger size and even order prints!)



Ryan Nicole Photos

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

I thought I’d add a slide show of some of the photos I’ve taken of Ryan. I’ll add more soon, I just wanted to get some up so that people could see them.

Leave a comment and let us know what you think! And Enjoy!

(Click the slide show image to be taken to a gallery where you can view these images at a larger size and even order prints!)