Thursday, September 30, 2010

Just Chillin'

Watching TV (and leaning to see around the camera phone :-P)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Afternoon Stroll

Originally taken to capture the cuteness of her outfit: "Po-Po" takes Aria for a little stroll out on the front lawn. Turns out this pic has a "walking into the sunset" kinda feel to it, but with a twist.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I tried to plug it into my car in the 3-digit temperatures and there was a "pop!" and then some smoke like it was self-destructing. Sure enough, red light = broke. :-( Now need to consider replacing or going with new (read: wireless) charging technology for my multiple gadgets...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pure Joy

She certainly loves her water mat. Just a great shot I got of Aria playing on her water mat during the heat wave. Go figure: she never got much use out of it this past summer, but fall is here, and she's used it three days in a row.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Good Morning!

This is what I woke up to this morning. Darn camera phone doesn't do low lighting very well. Need to get that D-SLR (my birthday gift - 2 months overdue) real soon!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

HERS 5K Run - 2010

Brian & I 15 mins before race start. We decided to "part ways" this year (i.e. I didn't want to hold Brian back) and ran our own best times. Even though our timing chip didn't work (what do you mean we have to put it on our shoes?!), we guesstimate that our official time would be: Brian = 26:25, me = 29:10. That's a full 8 mins faster for Brian and 5 mins faster for me from our last year's time. I'm happy! :-D

Friday, September 24, 2010

Holy Cow!

Not the most exciting photo, but had to capture that fact that I was buying four (4) full gallons of milk from Target today. Guess we all like our Moo Juice, but we like it "our way"!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Good Night (Harvest) Moon

Okay, it might be one night late, but it was finally a clear night sky tonight so Aria and I said good night to the moon during our nightly bedtime ritual (usually, it's the moon, the trees, the passing cars and planes that she has to see before she'll go to bed peacefully). She's actually looking at a passing passenger plane while I took this photo.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Aria in the Box

New use for the shipping box. Aria loved going for a ride in it.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Read Me a Story Please!

We had Sup and Miriya over for a BBQ dinner tonight. While Brian BBQ'd and I made some salad, Aria was entertained by Sup reading Miriya The Little Mermaid. She might have gotten a kick out of all of Miriya's questions ("Why is Ursula part octopus? Was she born that way?") - I know I did. :-)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Keep It Moving!

Just wanted to capture a still photo of one of Aria's newest favorite game: pushing around objects! She does this with cardboard boxes, chairs, coolers - you name it! And she can continue to do this for a long, long time (about 30 minutes at a time sometimes)!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Princess Aria is given to a chair ride from grandma. She looks like a princess on her throne, and even though her facial expression doesn't show it, I think she really enjoyed the ride (although she may have enjoyed pushing the chair more than riding in it - crazy girl!).

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Checked In at Thunder Valley

Mom and Isabella in their nice, luxurious, and spacious room at Thunder Valley casino in Lincoln. They ended up spending her birthday weekend with family, lots of meals, and winning over $200 combined! Happy 70th Birthday mom!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Pouring Concrete

Saw the concrete pouring in action at Mom's house today. Brian got some detailed snapshots of the front, back and side yards, but here is one of the concrete truck and some work going on in the front yard.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Aria's Adventures at Newpark

I know it's not just one photo, but I couldn't help including some pics of Aria playing at the mall: she went to Red Robin for dinner where she got a cool pink balloon (sadly, this balloon was lost while she was playing with it in the mall, but she was just fine with that), sat in a cool red sports car for a little while (we couldn't justify paying $4 with only 30 minutes until closing), and played around with Nemo and some sparkly cool bouncy balls (they were heavy!) at the Disney Store.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Quarry Lakes View

Just a snapshot of the lake (pretty, isn't it?) before my run this afternoon.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It's About Time!

Finally written, addressed and stamped... Aria's birthday thank yous are ready to go into the USPS system. Only 3 months late! :-P

Monday, September 13, 2010

Demo in Progress

Finally got around to seeing how the demolition work on mom's house is going. Love the Bobcat parked in the yard...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

First NFL Sunday 2010!

Aria (the new climber) joins in on the fun - the Red Zone channel was a hit at the Holmgren household today, the first NFL Sunday of the 2010-11 season!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Card Making Day

Just a photo of a couple of the cards that I made at the Card Making party today. It was a success!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ready for Crafting!

Just a little something I whipped up for our card making party tomorrow...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ms. Prim & Proper

Watching her new videos, fresh from the Union City Library: Aria is Ms. Prim & Proper.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Say "Ah!"

I asked Brian to take just a photo of Aria, but this ended up being a movie, thus the capture. Aria "brushes" her teeth for the first time. OK, it was more like she was chewing and biting on her new toothbrush, but at least we didn't have any trouble getting the brush in her mouth, with a little bit of brushing motion...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mommy & Aria

A self-portrait of mommy and Aria. What do you mean we were moving? ;-)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Clubhouse Spotting

OK, I'll admit it: it took me a few seconds to get it, but once I did, I thought it deserved a snapshot. :-)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Addy!

Celebrating Addy's 1st birthday at a party at the Union City Sports Center. Aria, as usual, was busy exploring, thus the blur on the left. Addy seemed interested in following her around - hopefully a play date will be in their very near future.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Nom Nom Nom!

Eating banana pancakes on a Saturday morning with Mommy and Daddy. Nom nom nom!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Welcome Home Willbe

Playing with the goldfish with cousin Willbe at Po-Po's house, after her trip back to California from Japan.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Casualty of a Sugar High

Discovered a small, Aria's mouth sized bruise on my inner right arm this morning from when she bit me when she was all crazy on her sugar high last night. I learned a lesson: no brownies for her after 5pm!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy 15 Months Aria!

At her 15-month well check and in better (if not apprehensive) spirits. This photo was taken right before she got her 3 shots... :-(