Wednesday, December 31, 2008


To commemorate the era in which Sibyl was born, her parents felt she needed the lolcat treatment.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Book Frenzy

So many new books, Sibyl wasn't sure which way to turn.


Thanks, Aunt Joy and Uncle Dave!

Curious George

A command performance.


Thanks, Grammie!


Sibyl now has three books with pictures of owls in them, and she pretty consistently tries to say "owl" when you say it to her.

This was her first time through her new Animal Sounds book.


Thanks, Aunt Ellen and Uncle Jerry!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Aunt Joy's Photo

Aunt Joy attached a photo of herself, Seth, and Hope to some of Sibyl's Christmas presents, guaranteeing that Sibyl would like the packaging as much as her gifts.



Christmas Fun

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Holiday festivities have spanned the better part of the month (and the presents keep coming--it is still Hanukkah, after all).

Mom and Pop are in the market for a bigger toy bin or two.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Ball Popper

Sibyl goes wild for this very Seussian device.


Thanks, Amy, Yuliy, and Leora Diza!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hosting Playgroup

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Sibyl and her mom hosted playgroup today. A lot of the kids were back East for the holidays, but William, Kailer, and Liam came over to play.

Kailer went to town in the jumper and demonstrated some fancy walker technique.

The babies are finally old enough to really play with each other and "share" a few toys.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Message for Leora Diza

Sibyl's cousin Leora Diza is one year old today. Sibyl has a few things to say on the matter:


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Watching Ravens (and a Magpie)

Sibyl introduced Grandpa Charlie to the Randall Museum's rescued ravens. (Nana came, too, but she had met the ravens before.)



More from Sibyl's trip to the California Academy of Sciences with Nana and Grandpa Charlie:


Dig Pop's Penguin-vérité shooting style.

Monday, December 15, 2008



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008


Here we have it, Sibyl's first word.


Too bad Curtis goes by "Pop."

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Jingle Bell

At playgroup today, Liam surprised everyone today with shiny, jingly Christmas ornaments. Sibyl loves hers.


Thanks, Liam (and Esther)!

Monday, December 1, 2008


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Sibyl's latest obsession is books. She loves being read to--this has been true for a while--and will demand many encore performances. She'll happily insist on four rounds of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? before moving on to another.

Recently she's figured out how to open a book and turn the pages by herself, which is so much fun she forgets to play with her other toys.