Archive for February 23rd, 2009

Miss Mia

Mia is the cousin of Elliott (whose 6 month pics are below).  Thier moms are sisters, and these two were born 13 days apart.  How cool is that?  So Mia showed of her sitting up skills, and was very giggly…well, for a littel while anyway.  😉

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I love those teeth poking out of her gummy smile…

Heres the whole fam:

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And I loved this sweet shot of her & Mommy…

jan09-10It was great seeing you guys!  It will be her birthday before we know it!

The Barr-Sanchez Family

Nothing pleases me more than making new friends, and meeting this fam was no exception.  Isabella greeted me with a huge smile and wanted to show me all her cool stuff.  Braxton wasn’t quite as sure about me, but once he saw Isabella thought I was cool, he warmed up quickly, too.  Here she is playing a little peek-a-boo to warm him up:

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Before long, the giggles started flowing and we moved the party to Isabella’s room.  And it isn’t everyday that you’re allowed to play in the top bunk, but it was working for us:

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Here is Isabella, again, showing me her infectious smile:

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And I love this shot of Braxton on Mommy’s great rug:

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It was so great meeting you guys!  Thanks to Susie for the hook-up!

The Smithereens

One of my favorite Christmas presents is usually in my stocking in the form of tickets to Rams Head to see the Smithereens play.  Last year, there was no show.  The year before, there was no bass player due to an unfortunate arrest on his way to Annapolis from Jerssey.  But this year, FINALLY, they were back.  All four of them, in full force.  They played everything we wanted to hear, and stuff we have never heard them play that we have always wanted to hear…it was AWESOME! 

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My pictures aren’t as awesome, though.  But whatever. 

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You guys ROCKED!

Gaius in ONE!

More proof that time is going by too quickly…Gaius has turned one!  His family and friends gathered in Annapolis to celebrate…here is the birthday boy with Mom & Dad:

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Here is his beyond-adorable cake, done by Caroline’s Cakes:

gauis01There has been a monkey-theme in the Holmes home since the begninning, so it was only fitting to find it everywhere at this party.  And the taste factor of the cake was equal to the cute factor.

Present time!  Present time!  Open a present see whats inside!

How about some puppy love?

gauis03And what one year old doesn’t love Elmo?  He was so funny to watch with this hokey pokey Elmo…

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HA!

Happy Birthday, you little monkey! 🙂

The Austraw Family

Elliott, the youngest member of this family, hit his 6-month milestone last month, so a photo session was in order.  He is sitting up on his own, scooching around on his belly…all kinds of fun stuff!  Here is the fam early on a Saturday morning:

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You can see Elliott is totally into his feet in that one…

Here he is looking handsome in his sweater:

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Mommy and Daddy giving a little love:

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I love the look on his face in that one…

And here he is with big brother Elliott (who had to be torn away from his 4th bowl of Lucky Charms to get this):

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Thanks so much for having me out!  It was great to see you guys again!


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