Friday, October 31, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Michael flew out to work on the telescope on Mauna Kea, and joined us at Volcano for his big 3 0 at the Kilauea Lodge.

Future equestrienne?


Linnea communes with her Happy Apple,

and her doting Grandpa Ru.

Enjoying the Volcano sunshine!

Linnea was fascinated by a picture of Nene (her nickname) we saw at a gallery.

But wasn’t so into the lemon tree…

Friday, October 17, 2008

Linnea and Maren flew to Hawaii to visit her grandparents and great-grandma. We were greeted with appropriately-sized lei,

and very excited family!

Linnea was a very good traveler, but perhaps a tad grumpy at times.

We enjoyed a dip at her great-grandma Ani’s.

Then it was off to the Big Island to meet her thrilled grandpa Ru,

explore grandma Pippi’s beautiful native plant garden,

and try out her new changing table!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Linnea met her Grandma Mary Jane, who came for a visit in September.

We all went on a picnic at Point May

The adults enjoyed some food and wine,

and Lander tried to chase chipmunks but hobbled himself instead.

Playing with Uncle Tyler

Nea loves her bath!

But hates towelling off.

She took a trip to the farmers' market.

and even climbed a tree!

Though she's not sure she likes trees just yet.

We spent the weekend in Aspen for Maren's birthday.

We took the gondola up Aspen Mountain - which seemed to really confuse Lander. But he loved the hike at the top!

Linnea saw her first snowfall! Though she spent most of the time zipped into Dad's jacket.

Afterwards we sat in front of the fire at the lodge, and Linnea got to warm her toes on Dad's stomach...which was accompanied by many giggles!

Then it was off to the toasty outdoor pool for her first swim. She was fascinated by it, in spite of the chilly weather!

The next day we hiked around Snowmass and enjoyed the brilliant yellow and orange of the fall aspens.

On the way home we stopped for a hike in the town of No Name along the Colorado River.

Linnea and Mom enjoyed the river,

while Lander tested his surefootness on the rocks (and ended up pretty wet).