Sunday, December 31

Snow


A surprising snow greeted MJ this morning in Nebraska.

Saturday, December 30

Traveler


MJ puts in some time at O'Hare on her way to see the grandparents.

Saturday, December 16

Tuesday, December 5

2


MJ welcomes her pal Isabel into the 2-year-olds club. Isabel had the gang over for her big balloon birthday bash.

Mac love


MJ plays with Rob's computer during Isabel's birthday party.

Monday, December 4

Kitchen help


MJ likes to pull a chair up to the counter so she can see what's cookin'.

Sunday, November 19

Saturday, November 18

Building towers

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It's the latest craze.

Sunday, November 5

Sightseeing


MJ heads to one of the Smithsonian Museums late on a Sunday afternoon. She let us come too.

Monday, October 30

Delayed reaction


MJ loves to make movies, but the other day she was temporarily distracted by all the goings-on at the Capitol. Listen for the moment she realizes I've got the camera out.

Saturday, October 28

Photoshoot


It was a cool, sunny fall morning here, and MJ met up with her playgroup pals for a photo session at the Capitol. The kids ran every which way.



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MJ & friends.


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Moms and kids.

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A couple of Japanese schoolgirls really wanted us to take their picture with MJ. They had very small cameras.

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MJ, the Capitol, and ... a pumpkin.

Wednesday, October 25

Friday, October 20

Roar.

MJ likes her fancy sunglasses.

Saturday, October 14

Thursday, October 5

More from Sunday's walk

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It's nice to be able to walk right by the Capitol.

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MJ really liked the new addition to the U.S. Botanic Garden.

Monday, October 2

Sunday, October 1

Family photos



Taken last month in Nebraska by our friends Steph & Ward. Isn't she a peanut?

Saturday, September 23

Somebody loves her daddy

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. . . and she also loves helping him fix the toilet.

Friday, September 15

Sandbox

Yum

Click for a larger version to see the yellow sprinkle stuck to her nose.

Sunday, September 3

Eyelashes

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Our friend lindsay took this photo in a moving car. She's awesome.

Saturday, August 26

Reading with Daddy

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Counting and stuff.

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So. seriously. awesome.

Saturday, August 19

Birthdays rock!

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There’s a lot of happiness to be found with a pastel kitchen.

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Yep, sure is.

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Books & puzzles are pretty good too.

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Cupcakes aren’t too shabby either.

Pfffffffffffffffttt!

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That's what MJ has to say about that!

Someone is always scratching bug bites and band-aids.

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Not even trying to hide it.

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“But it itches!”

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Don’t let the smile distract you. Still scratching.

She's just cute

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That's really all I've got. She's cute.

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. . . and sometimes confuzzled as to why things happen the way they do. The world sure can be a confusing place.

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But darn it if a pair of too-small slippers doesn't make everything OK.

Tuesday, August 8

Jump!

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MJ achieves liftoff! Check out those feet -- and that face.

Monday, August 7

You wanna piece o' me?

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'Cause you look like maybe you got a problem.

Friday, August 4

Who said gettin' stuck can't be fun?

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MJ climbs in this basket and then on the edges of it to climb over the back of the sofa. It's hard not to laugh when a little blonde head pops up, followed by a delighted giggle. Sometimes, like here, she gets stuck going back down.

A thousand words?

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One look really says a lot.

Nose crinkles

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. . . are cute.

Being almost two is tiring

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Gotta rest up.

Ice cream is so good . . .

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You don't want to miss a single drop.

Sunday, July 23

Pigtails and plastic food

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Can't be pithy when my baby looks more like a little girl than a baby. *sniff*

If it's sitting around . . .

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MJ's going to sit in it. Doesn't she suddenly look very grown up?

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She also likes to smell flowers.