Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Me, Myself, Mommy and I


Gus and I are rarely in the same picture together, reason being that Daddy doesn't know we own a camera, plus the man so wholely lives in the moment, he doesn't ever see the necessity to capture anything for posterity. Most days I am happily employed behind the camera, but today our neighbor landlord snuck up on us and took this picture of the two of us, lazying on the swing on the front porch.

He e-mailed it to me an hour later and now here we are...even if everyone always tells me how much Gus favors Jacob...he's got a bit of me too...the proof is in the big grin.
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Photo Shoot





While waiting for pizza at our favorite hip eatery in Hendersonville, Gus and I amused ourselves by playing supermodel and photographer. A new outfit (though stained already, 4-year-old boys are NEVER stain free it seems)against a pictoresque fire escape on a mild sunny day and voila we are getting Gus' portfolio ready.

He's got the pout. He is working on Blue Steel, next.
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For a Rainy Day


Gus' expression nonetheless we are excited about our birthday present from Granna & Pap, a brandnew very cozy, water-proof rain jacket that has plenty of room to grow into.

Paired with his rainboots (a present from Aunt Leah last year) Gus is armed and dangerous to any rain puddle out there.
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Evening Out


Gus and his Swiss Grandparents (Osi and Grosspape) had a great time Monday night sitting out front the garage apartment, enjoying a late-late summer evening that was just the right kind, breezy but not chilly and almost free of mosquitos.

The tan is brought to you by Destin Beach Florida by the way. The loved the white beach, restaurants, shopping, hotel and everything else and it shows.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

FOUR continued again





Presents...presents are a lot of fun with Gus, he is always so excited and so happy to make a new friend....for this special day we picked a super-sized, maximized, giant-sized frontloader...ask Gus he knows exactly what they do...
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FOUR continued


Conveniently, we gave birth to Gus on a balmy September day that always happens to always fall onto Western North Carolina's Fair week every since he was two, he thinks we throw him a REALLY BIG party that everyone is invited to...and until he is 18 I won't tell him any he is visiting one of his favorites - the fire prevention helicopter...

All alone and very brave making his way through a maze that I thought he was too little for...his Dad sided with Gus, so it was 1:2 and I lost out...he had a great time, puzzling his way through it...

Coming off the finish of the maze in style...on the second and third run-through he decided to come down alternately on his belly and back...

Riding another - smaller - helicopter with a tiny co-pilot, who was two and couldn't be trusted we all just clenched up and stood ready to catch our children while they went in circles...

Ahhh the fair is a great place...Gus loves his party every year!
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011



Hmm...that's not cereal...

I like this sweet breakfast by candlelight

Fine Momma, I'll blow them out...but please stop singing, OK?

Happy Fourth Birthday, son. We love you!!!
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

At the fair with Grosspape


Finally, after weeks of waiting and talking about it, Gus is riding on the Ferris Wheel with his nice of the Western North Carolina region to put on a big party, complete with rides, just for Gus' birthday...

Gus channels Easy Rider...he cried when he had to get off this one...

Gus the helicopter pilot...I sweated bullets when the thing went high up in the air....Gus cried when I pried him off this one...

He rallied nicely though, and drank lots of coke and ate 1 1/2 hot dogs while Grosspape ate a rack of ribs and cabbage...everyone was happy!
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