Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving 2008!!!

We had a wonderful time with the entire family on Thanksgiving Day. We started the day with our 11th annual Dallas Turkey Trot, Zoey's second and Leo's first. The weather was perfect for a brisk 5k walk with more than 34,000 of our closest friends. :) After working up quite an appetite, we continued our TD tradition with breakfast at IHOP, followed by relaxation, football, and later dinner at Jenni's and Dave's. Here's a little sample of the day in pictures. The first one features Tony with Millie at the start of the race, Erika and Josh with Leo in his stroller, and the top of Zoey's face in the corner. The next picture was taken later in the day at the Cribbies', with Zoey adoring her little cousin Leo. Then there's our official Turkey Trot photo in our race day shirts. Finally, do click on the video of Leo cooing and talking to his bouncy seat friends. Precious!!
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Monday, November 10, 2008

Autumn in Texas (sung to the tune of "Springtime for Hitler" from "The Producers")

Yeah, I know it's been a long time since I've posted. In fact, my sister Alix, blogger extraordinaire, gently reminded me of the fact last week. I've been really busy, and there hasn't really been anything earthshattering to blog about. We've had our two days of fall, and the leaves were quite pretty during those two days. We'll never have the gorgeous lush colors of upstate New York, where I grew up, but we do get a little color here in Texas. I took a few pictures on one of my walks with Millie last week, so here are a couple for you to enjoy. I have a ton of new pictures--here's the link to Flickr--and you can just imagine the primary subjects of said photos. Good guess -- Zoey and Leo, of course. Zoey is at such a fun age, and she loves to cooperate with a family of amateur photographers. Leo is getting to be such a chunk, so adorable! He's 2 1/2 months old now and is smiling and "talking" all the time. There's a problem with his photos, though. His eyes are so big and clear blue that even with red eye adjustments, his eyes always look sinister. They're really beautiful, but unless the flash is off, they glow red or white. We're all getting excited about the approaching holidays. We'll all be together for Thanksgiving, and we'll start the day with the Dallas Turkey Trot as usual, then do dinner and football later on at Jenni's and Dave's. We'll probably be scattered for Christmas, and it's wonderful that our kids can spend holidays with other family members. Tony and I are very happy with any times we're all able to be together, and we certainly don't mind "sharing"!! In a few weeks, start watching for the annual Leo family Christmas newsletter, which I'll post here. In the meantime, be sure to check Jenni's and Alix's blogs for fun stuff and photos.