Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Week 01.45 - Circle of Confusion

"Better get out of the way Dad. I'm coming."

Another great day at the park.  You just can't keep her away from the slides.  It is nice that the weather is cooling down for the fall, as she can get moving a little faster on them since her skin isn't sticking.

Bonus Photos:
"Mor Mor, can we watch Elmo?"

"I don't think you will be getting your headband back any time soon Momma."

"I'll be..be back."

The newest phrase in Paige's arsenal is to look at us, and tell us that she will be right back, and then run off.  Thankfully she only goes about 30 or 40 feet most of the time.  (I am sure it will be just a blink of an eye before she says the same thing, and jumps in her car to drive off).

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Week 01.44 - Timm's Hill

"Ayden, you will keep me safe in the woods right?"

What trip to the Cabin would be complete without a trip up Timm's Hill?  Ayden wanted to stop on the bench on the side of the trail to get a picture taken of the two of them.  She sure looks up to him.  Fun fact, Timm's Hills is the highest point in Wisconsin, measuring at 1,951.5 feet above sea-level. 

Bonus Photos:

"Good story Grandpa, but I don't think Bailey understands it."

Just your average September afternoon in Tomahawk, Wisconsin.

"Elmo in Grouchland is scary.  No Like It!"

Paige and Ayden snuggled up to watch Elmo in Grouchland.  Paige ended up getting a little scared, and declared that she  was "Scared. No like it."

"Boy, kind of along way down from here..."

Paige made it up a few flights of the tower at the top of Timm's Hill, but not quite the whole way.  Maybe next year.

"Run!  Run!  So Mr. Beardsley, are you faster than my Daddy?"

Valerie ran her first half-marathon, (which is somewhat of a personal victory given our last attempt was horribly ruined last Halloween)  the Dick Beardsley Half Marathon in Detroit Lakes, MN.  My Dad, Valerie and I all ran the half, and Paige and my Mom walked the 5K.  All in all it was a very successful day.  And yes, Paige, Dick Beardsley is a little bit faster than I am.  Just a bit.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

My Apologies - Double-Bonus Photos

Well,  things have been a little hectic of late, and I have been working on several weddings and engagement sessions.  The blog ended up being neglected a bit.  In exchange for forgiveness, I offer this.  Double-Bonus Photos from weeks 42 and 43.  I will try and get more posts up soon!


"You're the bucket-head!"

"Where's the boat?"

"I guess wearing a life jacket isn't so bad.  As long as you wear one too."

"Hands in the air!"

"Thanks for taking me to Kelly Country Creamery Grandma.  Peanut butter and jelly ice cream is amazing!"

"Rain, rain, go away, come again another day."

"Helmets on for safety!"

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Just wanted to mention that I updated Week 01.41 with the missing photos taken by Denise.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Week 01.43 - Round and Round

"Faster, Faster!  Weeeee!  Weeee!"

We spent labor day weekend at Valerie's Dad's cabin in Wisconsin.  Paige was able to spend lots of quality time with her cousin Ayden.  What trip to the cabin would be complete without a little spin on the 4-Wheeler?  Paige loved it. 

Bonus Photos: 

Well, it is that time of year again, the Great Minnesota Get-Together, the Minnesota State Fair.  Paige had a great time, and here is some of the proof.  We also ran into Alicia, Neil and Amelia (of Baby 365) but alas both of the kids were nearing the end of their ability to enjoy the fair, so we had very little time to chat.  To the photos, batman!

"So this is what it is like to ride a bus?  Fun!"

We took the shuttle bus to the State Fair (it is the ONLY way to go.  No sitting in traffic, no paying for parking, and the shuttle is free.  How could you go wrong?) This was Paige's first experience on a bus, and she really enjoyed it.

"Hi, Daddy!" 

Quick shot from the Jungle Train.

"Can we go again, Momma?"

Paige loved the Ferris Wheel. 

"OK, I need to get my corn to the chicken coop so I can get my egg.  Let's get a move on!"

Perhaps the coolest part of the fair.  They had a Little Farmer area set up where Paige could follow through from planting seeds and feeding animals to harvesting the products and "selling" them at the Farmer's Market.  It was really cool.  She got to take a spin on a John Deere Tractor, and got the great John Deere deer horn hat that you see above.  Very cool.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Week 01.42 - Portrait Lighting

"Ok, since you asked so nicely, one more shot."

Thanks Paige, just sit on the stairs next to the north facing window.  (North Facing windows have just about perfect lighting in case you were wondering.)

"Picking tomatoes is fun, and so easy!"

Paige loves to help out in the garden.  Unfortunately she hasn't figured out that you only pick the red tomatoes. 

"Ok Daddy, I'm ready to go running!"

What, you don't wear footie pajamas and a tutu when you go running?  Hah! looks like the joke is on you.

"OK, Elmo,  you are all set."

Paige managed to take out all of the diaper changing supplies, including the changing mat, and helped Elmo out a bit.  I guess Elmo must have had an accident.  Funny thing is, she can probably put a diaper on Elmo better than I can put one on her...Then again, Elmo doesn't try to kick you.