Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Today is Juno's 1st Birthday! Hard to believe that an entire year has gone by since she came into this world, and yet it's hard to remember a time before she was here. The lives of her family and friends are better because she is here and it's only a matter of time before she spreads her magic around the world, making it a better place.

Worth the wait.

Looking so grown up!

Have a wonderful birthday Juno! Thank you for bringing so much joy and laughter to the world already!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Celebrating One Year of Juno

When you are as popular as the Junebug, you can't have just ONE birthday party. Oh no. Celebrating someone as special as this girl means multiple parties in multiple cities. Last weekend kicked off the Bay Area extravaganza. It was THE social event of the year, Lovey.

Mommy and Daddy pose with the cake. Thanks for having such an awesome baby!

We deferred to Juno's discriminating taste when choosing wine to accompany our flank steak, salad and potatoes.

"Who loves cake? We do!"

Proud Daddy with his girl.

Kicking back in the awesome chair Uncle Greg got her, with the Piggy Auntie Francine and Uncle Dave sent from Chico.

Papa loves on his favorite granddaughter.

Cousin Peter is an excellent helper with Baby Juju. He was wonderful with her at the park and makes sure she is entertained at all times!

Every little girl needs a tutu!

Future ballerina like Mommy?

Monday, April 20, 2009

What a Difference a Year Makes...

One year ago today, Aunt Jenn threw a shower for Mommy and Daddy:

There's a Shnoo in that belly!

No one knew for sure if we would be falling in love with a little girl or a little boy, as Mommy and Daddy wanted to wait for a happy surprise when Baby Fleetfoot made his or her debut in the world. Auntie Christen so wanted a little girl: someone she could take to Sephora AND baseball games. A wee girl who would enjoy tea sandwiches AND getting dirty. I hoped and prayed for a healthy baby, whatever the gender, but somehow knew there would be a whole lotta pink and tutus come May.

And the sweet baby girl was born exactly one month later.

Thank you for 11 months of smiles and laughs and kisses, Juno. You have been so loved and adored and wished for before we even met you!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Friday Fun

Fridays are pretty great in and of themselves, but add in some pictures of Juno? Blammo! Instant Party.
Mommy's update: "She is inching up on 11 months old, has 6 teeth and is getting ready to walk all by herself."
Rockin' the tousled bedhead look in her favorite jammies.

Is she doing the "L" for Loser? We'll say it's for "Love" and call it good.

Loving how you can almost see a little glimpse of the little girl she is becoming. Look at that smile! What a charmer.

Juno loves the balls. Heh.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bon Voyage!

Juno, Mommy and Daddy are flying to the East Coast tomorrow for Auntie Calies' wedding (Hooray!) and to visit some of Daddy's relatives. Ten bucks says she has them charmed in a matter of seconds.

Like any reasonable lady, Juno tried on the dresses Mommy bought for the big trip. It's important to have options!

A lovely spring frock. Note the cute little teeth in her smile now!

In the pink and white number Auntie Christen would like in her size. Love the bows!

Back in her everyday loungewear, Juno enjoys a snack. Um, Shnoo? You have a little something on your face.

Have a safe trip, take lots of pictures and HAVE FUN!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Shopping, Dining, Chilling, and Generally Being Fantastic

Juno brought Mommy up to visit the family in Menlo Auntie hopped in her truck and jetted down to meet up with them for the day! So worth it.

Get ready to shop, Juno! We need to get you something suitably sassy for Auntie Calies' big day!

Yes, THIS will do just beautifully!

And this was BEFORE cocktail hour. Crazy girl!

Mommy and Auntie enjoying a drink before dinner. Juno was...I don't know? Somewhere on the floor or something. Don't call CPS, OK?

Papa Russ, Papa and Mommy bask in the glow of the Shnoo.

This family is ridiculously attractive. Here with Nana, Mommy, Cousin Peter and Aunt Sue.

Getting ready for bed...

Her expression here just kills me.

Nighty-night, Juno! It was so hard to say goodbye to my girls, but I am grateful we have been able to see each other regularly. Come back and visit soon!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Before Juno...

There was Lili and Nick. They loved each other so much they decided to get married.

Lots of family and friends gathered on the beach to see the happy couple on their special day.

The beautiful bride's Daddy walked her down the aisle...

The wedding party was SO EXCITED that they couldn't stand still!

There was beautiful music...

And impressive dance moves.

And at the end of the day, there was a very happy couple with equally happy families and friends...all excited for the day we would see them become parents. A beautiful beginning to a beautiful family!