Sunday, September 25, 2011

11 months

Dylan's 11 month birthday was over a week ago, so I apologize for being late on the posting.  Dylan continues to scoot around on his behind, which you can view in the video below.  He's getting better at drinking from a cup, and he has seven teeth. He's constantly babbling, and while there are "words" to be found in his babbles, I'm not sure that any of them count as language yet.

I can't believe he's almost a year old!!

Thursday, September 08, 2011


Before it gets too far in the past, I wanted to post about our visit to Montana.  Kevin and Leah got married on July 16 at Holland Lodge, the weekend after Robyn and Alan's wedding.  So we did the ever-popular San Francisco to Toronto to Missoula to Oakland open-jaw trip.

We used their wedding as an excuse to visit Glacier National Park for a few days.  It was an incredibly snowy year, and they didn't open the Going-to-the-Sun Road, the main road through the park, until our first day there.  There was still snow over the pass, and there were waterfalls everywhere.  The full photoset is here on Flickr, but here are some highlights:

Avalanche Lake
Waterfalls onto the road
Snow over the pass
Mountain goat at Hidden Lake Overlook
The whole family at Sun Point
Rich didn't take many pictures at the wedding site, leaving that to the hired guns, which you can see at the photographer's site, here.  We did get a few shots of the site, showing how lovely the area was.
There was a brief but violent thunderstorm during the reception, and one of the poles of the tent was destroyed by winds.  However, Leah and Kevin were rewarded with a full, double rainbow after it blew through.

And finally, on the way back, we got a half-day in Missoula, a fun little college town, or Montana's squishy liberal center.  We stopped off in two farmer's markets to buy snacks (one in Seely near the wedding and one in Missoula), which is always fun in new places.  Dylan got to ride on Missoula's famed carousel with Daddy.

Trying to get home was a bit of a clusterf**k, since our plane had been disabled by a hailstorm in Denver, but we were ultimately successful at getting on a different flight.