Friday, September 14, 2007

Bon Voyage

We set sail tomorrow from Fort Lauderdale for a cruise to Jamiaca and Grand Cayman.
It is so tough to leave Megan behind. I'll miss her so much, but know she is in good hands with Mom and Dad Keller. Keep them in your thoughts as they take care of the dog, the cat, the fish, and the toddler!
We'll talk to you soon!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Megan's table manners are a little messy, to say the least. I've been wondering how to teach her to use a spoon. My friends told me to just give it to her and one day she would eventually figure it out. When that didn't happen as quickly as I thought it would, I started to get nervous my child would be at the prom shoveling food in her mouth with her hands. Yikes!

I tried to put my hand over her hand and bring the spoon to her mouth. That got yogurt all over the wall, the windows, and the dog. I think I found some in my hair later too. I tried to show her in an very animated way how much I loved spooning food in my mouth. She just gave me a strange look and continued to stuff her own food in with her hands.

Then one day, daddy sits down in front of her. He holds the bowl, gives her a spoon, and off she goes!!!! He yells to me, "Hey honey, look! She's using the spoon." I walk over, expecting to see Megan flinging yogurt all over the kitchen. Nope! My little girl was laughing with her daddy, spooning food into her mouth. Her aim was a little erratic, but she was doing it.

As I watched John and Megan together, I realized how important these moments really are. I realized I am married to one heck of a guy and an even better father. I realized our life together and the family we are building is the most important endeavor of my life. So what if he leaves his shoes all over the place. So what if I haven't seen the floor of his office since last fall. My daughter's eyes light up when he comes into the room, and mine do too.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Labor Day at the Cabin 2007

Here are pictures from the annual trip to "The Cabin" in Steamburg, NY. My family owns a cabin and some property in the Allegheny foothills. My parents, my brother and his two girls (Brianna and Austyn), my sister Katie and her husband Justin, their son Colin, John, Megan and I all stayed at the cabin over Labor Day weekend. My dad took the gang on tractor rides and they loved it!
Megan loved to climb on the small tractor and pretend she was driving. She even made a vroom noise!
Isn't she cute! My little John Deere girl!
"Driving" the tractor!
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All tired out from a long day riding tractors and taking walks. How cute!
Megan and Mommy by the pond. I can't believe we used to swim in that when we were little. Yuck!
Our happy little family on the dock at the pond.
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Austyn, John, Brianna, and Megan going for a ride on the tractor.
Daddy's Girl - Megan absolutely loves John! She prefers him over anyone else.

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