17 September 2011

Geologist or Archeologist?

Lotty and Paul went down to the park with our friend, Ryan, who was visiting Seattle for the Labor Day weekend.  Lotty enjoyed the swing and also walking around in the grass with help from Daddy.  Both of them wore their sandals, being a hot day for Seattle (in the 80s).

After a nap and dinner outside on the patio, Lotty enjoyed playing in the dirt.  Since it hasn't rained here in a while, the dirt was very dusty, but still tasted good: strong tannins with hints of dry leaves.  (We kept most of it out of her mouth.)  Lotty thought it was very interesting to feel the soil fall through her fingers.  She found rocks which were also carefully tasted. After the dirt passed through her fingers, she brushed her hands together to get most of the dust off before picking up some more.  As far as we know, she didn't find any fossils or artifacts.

07 September 2011

Lotty Scootching

Here is a little video of Lotty's new preferred method of mobility.  She can cross from carpet to hardwoods to area rugs and back again.  You will just have to guess what happens to the blue and white water dish at the end.

05 September 2011

Family Reunion back in July

We all few out to Indiana for a Kaufmann family reunion (Paul's mother's side) at the end of July.  Playing in the sand at the lake's beach was pretty fun, but the rain clouds moved in.  Not long after this picture was taken, it was pouring as we scurried back to our room.

One of the highlights of the trip for Paul and Elizabeth was the nice time that Lotty had with her Great Grandmother, Helen Kaufmann.  We don't get to see her much, so this time was special.

Lotty did very well traveling and dealing with the time zone change.  She is a good flyer and doesn't seem to mind the changes in pressure.  That being said, it was nice for her to return to her own crib.