Friday, November 4, 2011

World's cutest bumble bee

Halloween 2011... Semira was the cutest bumble bee in town. Possibly in the whole world. Ashley and Heidi trick-or-treated with us too. Dangerous crowd...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Semira's acting debut

We were asked (with Semira) to participate in a beginning-of-the-year ceremony at the university. It consisted of us sitting onstage, reading a book to Semira, and taking her off stage. As you can see from some of the photos, she was an active participant in the reading.

Getting ready for the show to start

"Who's that tramping over my bridge?" roared the Troll!

Enjoying the applause following her performance.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Semira participated in the city Easter egg hunt last evening. At the time of the egg hunt, it was 100 degrees and there were hundreds of kids and their parents on 3 different fields to join in the fun. She made a decent haul and we all had fun.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New words

The scene in our house the other night... Semira is dancing around like a crazy person when she's supposed to be getting ready for her bath. Gilbert: "Semira, what are you doing?" Semira: "I'm shakin' my booty!" I couldn't resist getting out the video camera the next day.

Paw Ball

Photo by Amanda Kimble. Semira is seen petting a puppy at the Paw Ball benefitting our local humane society. We attended because her daddy is part of the group that organized the ball. This photo made it into our local paper... no doubt because of the gorgeous little girl with such interest in the puppy. By the way, the puppy did find a new home that evening with one of our town's many animal lovers.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cute shoes

It was picture day today at Semira's school. She's wearing her new outfit, complete with her new purple shoes. I don't know what brand they are, but they sure look like crocs to me!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Family of 3

It looks like for right now we'll remain a family of 3... at our routine doctor visit yesterday, we found out the baby has no heart beat. We were blindsided by the news and are working through our sadness.