Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bumbo inauguration

Rocco has a "Bumbo" seat.   It's soft, plyable and contours to a small body that has trouble sitting up by itself.
This is his only his second time in it.. We think it could be a winner.
Right now he's watching Janae play a competitive match of ping pong...  She of course is giving him big smiles between points.
We found that the Bumbo fits perfectly on top of a Keg of beer... coincidence?

Baby With a Side of Bacon

This past weekend Rocco and I made our way to Portland to visit family and enjoy some fantastic weather.
On Saturday we visited Lake Oswego’s Farmer’s Market, where Mark’s sister Milla and her husband Jeff have started selling their smoked bacon.  We followed our noses and found their booth.
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I enjoyed a “Poca Bocca” (Italian for “small mouth”) – a yummy bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. 
I promise I didn’t put his hands like this – he just knows a good thing when he sees (and smells) it!
We enjoyed milling around the market and were completely distracted by all of the bright, beautiful flowers.
Oh yes, and the French pastries …
and coffee …
and Rocco’s cuteness …
and taking photos to document this wonderful day with those you love …  
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Yeah for babies and bacon -- farmer’s markets and family!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

In the Midst of a Move

We’re on our way back to Bend, Oregon.  Mark got a job last week and it starts next week Tuesday.  So, we’ve been packing this week and we’ll load up the truck tomorrow and head back West.  Yippee!

These pictures have nothing to do with moving but they sure are cute.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Laughing All The Way

Rocco has started responding to the facial expressions of other people.  He’ll return a smile, stick out his tongue, and coo back at you. 


Our friend Sandy was able to get a spectacular performance from Rocco, which I captured on my camera. 


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Tongue Twisters

Rocco has been working his tongue muscles to the bone (wait, there is no bone … oh well) with rigorous exercises.  Which makes for some cute photos …

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… but also a lot of slobber and spit bubbles down my back. 

Sunday, July 3, 2011