Saturday, May 31, 2008
Grandma and Grandpa H got Brenna a Dora and Diego water table. Here are a few pictures of her enjoying it out in the back yard this morning. Yes, it's still nice enough to be out there, at least until the sun comes over the house.
Brenna is happily pouring water on me here, I'm thrilled at that. I like the startlingly enormous gray hair poking out and saying hello in this picture.
Contemplating putting Dora in the boat (I was about to say contemplating the engine room, but that's a Mike Watt album).
Ah yes, she has learned well and much from the grizzled master.
Aunt Beth took some great pictures of our little girl during the trip to Albuquerque. Here are a few of them.
Here is Brenna entertaining herself by coloring on the table at a restaurant we went to.
Back home with another random picture of Brenna hanging out on her Dora sofa. She's sporting a neat pink shirt from Grandma and Grandpa H here.
Friday, May 30, 2008
It's A Put On
Earlier today I had this elaborate blog prepared for you, including the video below of Brenna reading with Emily, and a story about a man in New Zealand arrested for assaulting someone with a hedgehog, but this site went down and my post was lost forever.
I can but apologize as that brief moment of brilliance on my part is long since lost, probably never to be captured again.
Anyway, in this video you'll see me offering to read to Brenna, and then it cuts to Emily doing it. For starters, I did indeed read with her, but can't film and read at the same time. Brenna was getting antsy on the second read through, but it's still fun seeing her interact with the story.
If you're intrigued about the hedgehog assault, look it up on MSN.com, I'm sure it's still there in their archives, it was a fine read.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
At the top there were a few pueblo ruins, I took a picture of the plaque at the top, for those of you interested in reading more about this area.
A kiva located at the same site where the ruins are.
Behind Brenna and Emily here is the aforementioned pool, which was at about eight feet deep, according to a measuring "stick" in the middle of it. Supposedly it can run as deep at twelve feet, depending on the time of year.
Here is a far away shot of Emily and Brenna at the same pool. You get a better sense of how sheltered that pool is and how it would have been a welcoming oasis for those passing through, especially in the hotter summer months (the park is located at slightly over 7000 feet in elevation).
This next shot is a sampling of some of the petroglyphs found at the base of the rock.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
In this installment, I've posted pictures of the three of us hanging out in Old Town Albuquerque.
This first shot is of an old church in the middle of the square. Two beautiful Queen Empress trees are in the front courtyard (not blooming, unfortunately).
There's no telling how many parts there will be to this trip blog, twenty maybe, you just don't know, there are enough uploadable pictures.
For someone who can't spell, this post may be a bear if I have to type Albuquerque too many times. I'll be sure to avoid that at all costs.
At any rate, Friday night we drove through some snow over 7000 feet to reach Holbrook. Here are a few shots of the rim, one taken by Emily from the car, and one by me while driving (oops).
No one told Rachel about the laws of gravity. Brenna tried very hard to duplicate this feat, but to no avail. I believe this was an attempt at a no-handed cartwheel.
I alerted zoo officials of the dead kangaroo in their exhibit. No, seriously, this one was sleeping, I made sure by throwing my shoe at it (this made walking back to the parking lot a difficult chore, but it was worth it).
Thursday, May 22, 2008
It's been raining now for about eight hours straight, to varying degrees. More to come throughout the night and tomorrow. Here's an update on the valley totals for the past 24 hours. We're around an inch here at the house, I just went to the post office and back in a good downpour.