Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Sara Beth cracks me up.  The family was eating dinner at the table, and somehow the topic of zombies crept into the conversation.  Now, Sara Beth has never seen a zombie movie before, and I think it was the first time she had ever heard the word, but for some reason, she decided to say "Grrrrrraaaaarrrrrgggg!!!!" and grabbed my hand and proceeded to try to take a bite out of it.  Fortunately, Heather was quick with the camera to capture the moment.

This past week, Sara Beth has been struggling with her sleep schedule.  She doesn't want to sleep during her nap time, and last night, she decided that 4 hours of sleep should be enough for anyone, and was wide awake starting at midnight.  She played in her room until falling back to sleep about 2am.   Because of this, she is rather tired at what usually is her wake time.  This means that we can capture rare photos of her lying still while not in bed ( a very rare occurrence before this week). 

We went to the arboretum yesterday.  Sara Beth had a great time running around.  If it wasn't for the fact that it was so sunny outside, quite a few of the pictures would be blurry as she ran from flower to flower to Mommy to Daddy and so forth.  In the below picture, she has an apprehensive look on her face as I tell her to stand still for the camera. As soon as I snapped the picture, she scurried off.

I captured the following action shots of her running back and forth from one waterfall to the other since she kept taking the same route, so, just like a big game hunter on the African savanna, I setup my position and waited for my target to come into view.

Whenever either Heather or I held Sara Beth for a combined photo, you can see the wheels in her mind turning as she plans where she is going to run to next as soon as we let her get down.

Action shots did work a little better.  We framed this picture similar to the one we took back in November 2008.  She was a lot smaller back then.

The only other time she slowed down was to look at the animals, either the metal statues, or the squirrels, or the fish in the coy ponds. 

When we went to a friends Hawaiian themed birthday party.  Sara Beth liked all the leis, and collected a couple to match her other necklaces.  

When the party was over, Sara Beth eagerly tried to help clean up.  She had great fun helping carry the cooler back into the house, even though it probably weighed about 15 pounds.

And finally, we have her relaxing on the slide, sitting still for a moment.  As soon as I took the picture, she slid down the slide and into my arms.  She then hopped right back out and proceeded to climb up the ladder to slide down again.

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