Thursday, April 30, 2009

Catching Up With Mr. Leo (April Edition)

Our little guy continues to grow up fast. Here's a Leo-level perspective on the last 30 days:

















Monday, April 27, 2009

Miles Has Been Workin' on a Railroad

Both being rail enthusiasts, Miles and Leo were excited to visit the historic Snoqualmie Valley Railroad in scenic Snoqualmie, Washington.

While Leo took a preparatory snooze, Miles inspected the equipment.

The controls were a little dated, but everything seemed to be in working order.

It was just a matter of building up a little steam.

Of course, it's a rough life, riding the rails.

But Miles was up to the task.

Soon the train was on its way.

Miles made sure to get a comfy seat.

He and his friend Zoe were ready with their tickets.

Just in time for the conductor!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Fire Truck Bed (Part 2)

The Fire Truck Bed went over well but did not facilitate sleep in any way. Two hours later, Miles was still bouncing off the walls with delight.

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Finally, he collapsed in a heap of exhaustion around 11 p.m., but not before declaring, "It's SO big!”

Fire Truck Bed (Part 1)

A special treat was waiting for Miles when he prepared to retire for the night ...

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It was the stuff of dreams... his very own FIRE TRUCK BED.

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Whoever maintains that material things cannot bring happiness must first contend with the testimony of a young boy who unexpectedly finds himself in the possession of big red fire truck.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Point Counterpoint

Because we're fair and balanced here at the MF&LL, we thought we'd give little Leo a chance to air his views as well.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

An Exclusive Interview

In this wide-ranging interview, Miles reflects on his new brother, the gym, trucks and applesauce.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

On the Farm


It was Saturday morning, and Leo was raring to go.

Mommy suggested that the boys might enjoy a day at the farm.


Miles said he was OK with that...


... as long as there would be heavy machinery involved.



In fact, there was.


After a hard day's work on the farm, there's nothing like a nice plate of yakisoba.


Finally, to wrap up a perfect day, Miles' friend Conor came over to watch Wallace and Gromit.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Leo


Little Leo was too small to join the egg hunt himself, but he still got to play the role of Easter Bunny in his own way.


Everyone got a turn holding the new celebrity as he made his family-holiday-gathering debut...


...starting with the Grandmas.


The young lad made himself particularly popular with the ladies.

And he made himself comfortable on them, too.

Easter Bunnies

As he went to fetch the paper on Easter morning, Miles found something special waiting for him on the doorstep.

Apparently the Easter Bunny had paid us a visit!

Despite the rain, the 28th annual Ravenna Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt drew a big crowd, including Miles and his cousins Sam and Tess.

When the start whistle blew, Sam and Tess were ready to go.

Miles, on the other hand, was initially bewildered by all the hubbub.

But he quickly rallied and started to fill his basket with zeal.

He grabbed some low-hanging fruit from the grass...

... then braved the woods to snag some of the trickier eggs.

Woe betide anyone who stood between Miles and his next egg!

When it was all over, Miles got a chance to thank the fellow responsible for all the chocolate largesse.

Yes, the Easter Bunny himself was there. Miles thoughtfully tried to give back one of his own eggs.

Meanwhile, Mommy was cooking up a storm....

... a little Easter dinner--for nineteen(!).