Monthly Archives: November 2005

First Trip to the Playground

Today we took Sean to the playground for the first time. He's -seen- playgrounds before, but we've never tried to actually get him to -play- at the playground. So we took him today. It was about 75 degrees out, clear skies, and a nice, stiff breeze. Beautiful! Sean loved the swings - he started laughing and smiling as soon as he got his first push!


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Scenes from Space #15

NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image of the western coast of Mexico on November 19, 2005. The red boxes in the image mark the locations of wildfires in the dry shrub lands of northern Baja California. The Santa Ana winds blow hot, dry air from the deserts to the east, which dris out the plants in this area. Once a fire starts, the winds fan the flames into an uncontrollable wildfire.

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Hangin’ in the Back Yard

Hey all! Here are some pictures we took this afternoon while hanging out in the backyard. This set even includes a couple of rare "family" pictures - usually I avoid getting my picture taken like the plague!


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Grampy’s Visit

Grampy came to visit us last week, and we had a blast. Sean can be a tough nut to crack, but Grampy was tenacious, and eventually broke through Sean's defenses and had him cracking up. It was a happy weekend for all of us!



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Funny Faces

A collection of weird faces Sean has made in the last few days.


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Scenes from Space #14

This image of comet Tempel 1 was taken 67 seconds after Deep Impact crashed into its surface. It taken by the high-resolution camera on the mission's flyby craft. I actually did a little work on the Deep Impact mission, and had a tiny amount of code on both the impactor and the flyby spacecraft. Way cool!

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C is for Cookie!

Sean got his first Oreo cookie today! What a mess! But he sure did love it.


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Pawtuckaway Night Hike

Mike, Dad, and I went on a night hike in Pawtuckaway State Park. It got down into the 20's while we were out there, and we could see the frost forming on the fallen leaves. We took the boys with us (Dugan, Bailey, and Cody), and they had a blast. Unfortunately, this is the only picture I got. :)


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Long Time No See!

The last time I saw Ryan, he was less than one month old. Now, he is 16 months old! He has such a cute little personality, and is motoring around the house like a champ. It was great to see him!


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Will the Real Slim Shady…

Please stand up!

This post marks our 50th, and what better way to celebrate than with some cute photos of Sean doing something new. Check this kid out! He's just getting the hang of crawling, but he is already trying to pull himself up on things. It started with him pulling himself up onto his knees, and playing with his new toy while kneeling. Then he figured - 'what the heck, i'm halfway there' - and got onto his feet instead!


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