Wednesday, May 20, 2009
So, what the title (Family Photo) does not tell you is this was Daddy's first princess party. A matter of fact, Mommy was getting her haircut, and as a result Daddy needed to get Cecelia dressed and over to the party. The other thing to note, this was an 'all girls' pinkalicious party for a 3 year olds birthday...complete with 2 live ballerinas! Let's just say Daddy got a quick lesson on what it is going to be like raising 2 girls. But, I am somewhat sorry to say, it was a lot of fun! I did need to do some yard work afterwords just to recharge my manhood ;-) And, at the end of the day, we got a fun family photo.
Four people from my work did something (or shall I say had somethine made) that was Very Special for Franchesca. They are: Shareen Stommes, Joleen Christiansen, Kim Fritzlar, Kristy Ward; all had Kristy's mom (Theresa Frazier) handmake a one-of-a-kind beautiful quilt for Franchesca. This was then shipped to us and arrived by surpise only to find this inside. Cecelia had to help open it and enjoyed playing in the box, and of course Daddy needed to get a picture of the girls on it. A very special thanks to my 4 colleagues at work for such a special gift and Theresa Frazier for someone I have never met, making such a beautiful quilt for my daughter. Should you be interested in having her do something for you she can be reached directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and she maintains an eBay store at http://myworld.ebay.com/theresa9350 for your browsing pleasure. Thanks again to all!
So, we could not choose which one of these we liked best. Each one offers an interesting expression, and a fun view into Franchesca's early personality. As a result, we have posted all 3 in the "Blanket Photo Line-up" and am asking you to choose the best one.
Here are two great Mommy and the Girls pictures. One is sitting in our yard with the azaleas in full bloom, and the other is at Chuck E Cheese on the horse ride. Seems to be a lot of pink in both of these pictures...oh wait, there is some orange (hmm...wonder why?) in the one picture. Nice!
Here is Nana hanging out with Cecelia and Franchesca in the big Lazy-Boy (or shall we say Girl) chair. Nana and Doody had just picked up Cecelia from Daycare, and played over at the park for a while, then came by for a quick evening visit. Everyone is smiles...blanket is just covering Franchesca's mouth.
Here is Cecelia enjoying a classic boat ride at the local St. Helena's carnival. Yes, it says, "United States Coast Guard" on the side. Who knows...she does have a love of water, boats, and all things marine. Looks like she is having a ball.
University of Delaware's Ag Day (http://ag.udel.edu/events/agday/agday_2009.html) brought out the whole family. We bought some plants for the garden, got some good lunch, and even enjoyed a pony ride. As you can see, Cecelia fit right in and enjoyed it a lot.