Mark & Mandy

2 months

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Silas went to his 2 month appointment last week and got away with just two shots. Elsie was subjected to 4 separate ones on her 2 month appointment. Here he is looking angelic before the shots. Vital stats were: 11lbs 9.5 oz head: 15.5″ height: 22.5″

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Silas Coster Arrives

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Mandy was due for a scheduled C-Section at 9am on Friday the 16th, but SIlas decided he was going to call the shots. She went into labor at about 2am and Silas arrived at 6am. 7lbs 4oz, 20″ long and 13.25″ head – very similar to Elsie’s measurements. Here is Mandy seeing Silas for the first time Silas was a bit cold after he came out, so he cooked a little under the heat lamps to get him nice and warm Grammy was going to come in and keep Mandy…read more

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Painting a mural

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If you think that painting a wall mural is a quick weekend project, you would be wrong. We spend over 18 total hours painting this retro picture of the Boulder flatirons over a couple of weeks. When our new baby grows up to be a rock climber, we’ll know why!

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Basement remodel

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We have embarked on the final frontier of our home improvement journey by finishing the basement. We kicked off the project by having Kevin and James (Kevin’s architect) come down for the weekend from Billings to walk the space and brainstorm ideas. During that weekend, we came up with a sketchup model (best 3D design tool ever) that we are working against. Below is a walkthrough of that model, which should be fairly close to where we end up with some minor changes. Kevin has spent many weeks down here…read more

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Birthday Songs

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If your birthday is coming up, Elsie is ready to sing for you! She has recently been mentioning her upcoming birthday (a mere 8 months away) and how much she likes birthdays in general. Whenever we see a candle in anything, she automatically assumes it’s her birthday and starts to sing (to herself).

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Spilled Milk

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When we were up in Montana for July 4th, Elsie found a tiny porcelain cat that she named “Baby Mittens” after the character in the movie Bolt. She was forever searching for “Mommy Mittens” and a whole Mittens family. Baby Mittens did not return to Colorado with us, but imagine the joy when Elsie received a gift from Grandpa Michael and Grammy Alison that contained a tiny family of porcelain cats and a bucket of spilled milk. The cats were something that Elspeth had in her office to relax her…read more

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Thank you Greg D

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Greg D visited us in Boulder a few weeks ago and came bearing gifts. Elsie was very excited about the t-shirt and looks forward to visiting with her complete entourage!

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The princess and the bear

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I recently got a Mac mini, so I have felt empowered to start doing something with all the raw video footage we have shot of Elsie over the last years. I am going to try to do this a bit more frequently so we can see how the little bean is progressing – she is a chatty lady. The below video is from May 4th 2009

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Elsie Video update Thursday!

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Elsie in the Snow – she’s all bundled up and ready for action! Elsie with her new Elmo slippers – nothing beats wearing your favorite character on your feet – though maybe she needs some “Remy” (from Ratatouille) slippers!

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