Saturday, December 31, 2011

Lena slides and swings (video)

Lena enjoys a tarp ride (video)

Austin Zoo

Earlier this week, the Lauriats and the Bagnalls went to visit Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary. We had a great time!

Lena's favorite part was the reptile house where she spent her time examining this lizard.

In the petting zoo, we got to feed little axis deer (so tasty and cute to boot!) and llamas (watch out, they spit!)

Momma's favorite part was getting to hear a lioness growl from just a few feet away. (Don't worry, she perked right up once she saw it was a cat person coming around the corner.)

We'll definitely be going back again soon!

Click here to view more pictures from our day at the zoo!

Naptime buddy

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lena's 1st Birthday Party

Lena's first birthday party, with many friends in attendance.

Lena's 1st Birthday Actual - October 14, 2011

Photographs from Helena Rose's first birthday. This is her actual birthday, which was just family at home. The party was the next weekend with all her friends!


Monday, December 12, 2011


Lena appears to be picking up her Poppa's bad habit of leaving socks under the coffee table. Either that, or baby socks are magnetically attracted to poppa socks!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The days are long, but the years are short

... words of wisdom from a colleague and fellow mother to a 4 year old daughter

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lena and Alex

Lena's cousin Alex came for a visit over Thanksgiving. Lena really looks up to her big cousin! He showed her how to play with her jack-in-the-box toy and after he left, she was getting #2, 4, an 5 - all by herself! (Previously, she could only do #3 without help.)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Hanging out at Trianon with little Miss Minor Belle Keith; her mom, Carrie; Heather; and Tri regular, Bob. Lena ordered the decaf.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sesame Street's Put Down the Pacifier Day

So, evidently, next week is Sesame Street's Put Down the Pacifier Day. HaHaHA! Elmo is Lena's favorite! If she used a binky, she would give it up for Elmo.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Assisted walker

Lena rearranges my dining room furniture!

OK, so it was the end of the day and she was obviously very tired, but check out how our little mover is getting around all on her own. 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Birthday Suit

This gallery is from a photo shoot we did to get some pictures to use on Lena's First Birthday Party invitations. Our friend Rae, who just turned one, loaned us the suit, especially for the occasion.

Lena and her Grandpoppa

Lena playing with her Grandpoppa Lauriat and helping him eat his birthday cake. Yummy! Click to view the rest of the gallery.

Grandpoppa Lauriat Birthday BBQ

Photos from our last weekend, back in Maine. Grandpoppa had a BBQ to celebrate his birthday!

Click the cake to view more photos of the event in my Picasa web gallery.

Goodbye Visit, From Oma

Another album from Oma. This was our last day in Maine saying goodbye to the family.

Walking along Jordan Pond, MDI

Out for a walk down Causeway Lane in Southwest Harbor with Lena Rose, Emile and Stacy.

Lena dabbles with babble

Lena's first muscial instrument: the kazoo

Playing at home

Monday, September 19, 2011

ACL Music Festival

Lena's first festival! Austin City Limits Music Festival 2011

First stop - Austin Kiddie Limits!
A special area for little ones with art, dancing, instrument petting zoo, and more!

Check out my cool new t-shirt!

Chillin' in a shady spot under the tent

Preservation Hall Jazz with Del McCoury Band

That was fun! Time to go home.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sick (again)

Poor baby is sick again. Running a fever sent us to the doc today. Lena has an ear infection in her left ear. Now the whole family is on antibiotics. Whee!

A friend at work recommend probiotic supplements to help combat some of the less desirable affects of the antibiotics. Any one have any experience with those? Either for themselves or with babies?

Friday, September 2, 2011


Lena is the fourth generation of Lauriat to sail on the friendship sloop, Salatia--an honor which may be the first in the fleet! (Pending confirmation.)

Lena's great uncle Miff took us out for a lovely sail this afternoon. It was calm and sunny.
We had a great time. Thanks Uncle Miff!

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Thuya Gardens

Today is Momma and Poppa's fourth anniversary. To celebrate, the entire family went to visit Thuya Gardens in Northeast Harbor--the place where we got married!




The hummingbirds were swarming! Priscilla, the head gardener at Thuya, told us the males had already left, but the females and juveniles were "tanking up" for their big migration. What a treat!


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