Sunday, November 20, 2011

A year

And of course a year is a really long time... especially for Davin and me!

Almost exactly a year ago, Davin and I went to the zoo.  

A year later...
 We've all changed quite a bit - even the panda!

 Older and more adventurous!

2 weeks

In fall, even two weeks makes a huge difference.  The trees were still a blaze with red, gold and green.  But the leaves were flying everywhere - due to the wind... the rakes... and the leaf fights.

Now, sadly, most of the leaves have been collected or mulched and the trees are bare. It looks a lot like winter.

A month

What a difference a month makes! A month ago, we were playing outside in the yard in t-shirts and dresses. The swing is always a favorite.
 I started to get good at riding my bike (usually I do wear my Dora helmet... so no comments on that please.)
Our dahlia flowers were in full bloom.

And Mommy and Daddy finally painted the shed.

The side yard was quite cute for a while - yummy chard and eggplants in the garden with the new shed as a backdrop.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Oh Canada: Last of the Alaska Trip

Our last port of call was Victoria in Canada - Davin's first international foray. We both whole heartedly embraced Canada - it was WARM!!

And the gardens were gorgeous, some of them even had peacocks running around! 

Finally, it was time for us to say goodbye to the ship and to Grandma and Grandpa. By the way... our ship totally won the pirate ship race!!