A blog about a kid. I like her.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Yankee Doodle Sweetheart

I would just like to point out that the blurry look of this picture, with only the sparkler in clear focus, was a very intentional choice on my part meaning to convey how in the transitory blur of daily living, it is communal participation in ritual that bind us together and gives focus to our lives. It's a very deep picture, and my artistic choices were in no way constrained by the fact that I really don't know what I'm doing with a camera.

12 Months, 1 Day

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Aletheia's Second 4th of July

She wasn't really doing much last year on the 4th.

1 Year, 1 Day Old

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Self Portrait, Age One

Aletheia was holding the camera and looking at the viewscreen again, when she held down the button and snapped this portrait. Aletheia, Age One, With Parents In The Corners.

We'll let this be the last picture from her first year with us. Next: the first pictures of year two.


It's been a busy few days around our house. Aletheia went on another airplane trip last weekend as we traveled to the wedding of Uncle Kasey and Tia Maria. She's been a little out-of-sorts, but her molars are starting to break through, and that's no fun at all, I'm sure. Her daddy has been busy with a research project for his doctoral program, and, of course, reading the 759 page final Harry Potter book. But we'll try to be more scrupulous about updates now that we're back and settled for while.

This picture is one of the last shot from her birthday. There's nothing particularly exceptional about it, it's just a nice quiet moment before bedtime. But something about it seems really striking to me. One those pictures that I love even though I can't explain why.

In other news, Aletheia's new walking record is six steps without falling. She's on her way.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Mother and Daughter

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Post-Party Bath

Cleaning up after the birthday party

Sunday, July 15, 2007

New Milestone

Back with another pic tomorrow, but first, some exciting news! About an hour ago Aletheia took her first steps! In just the last couple of days, she's been practicing standing and balancing, and tonight she stood for a long time and then took three steps to her Mommy! I think the walker she got for her birthday really helped her make the transition.

First Steps: 1 Year, 12 Days

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Favorite Present

Aletheia is getting a lot of mileage out of this Playskool Walk 'n Ride. She loves it. Finally, she can move away from the furniture and walk anywhere she wants to in the house. I bet it'll really help her make the transition from crawling to walking on her own.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

"Stick Out Your Tongue!"

It's the one trick she's really good at.

Monday, July 09, 2007

You're Getting Veeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrry Sleepy

Friday, July 06, 2007


Another one when Aletheia was playing with the camera viewscreen

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


Just before the party started, I was entertaining Aletheia by turning the viewscreen on the camera around so she could see herself. As she was pointing at her own image, I snapped this picture.

One year old!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

First Taste of Chocolate Cake.

Duck head's cake, of course.

More details when we get a chance. Expect the full party rundown soon.

One Year Old!

Monday, July 02, 2007


11 Months, 30 Days

One year old tomorrow!

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