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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Photo Contest, Round 2

I've been slacking on the blog (and much of the rest of my everyday life) lately, due to the fact that life has definitely thrown me some curveballs. Nevertheless, nothing can keep us from taking endless cute photos of Bryn, so here's Round 2 of the Family Photo Contest. Vote for your favorite shot. :)

I call this one "Welcome to My House." Nana and Papa Meyaard got Bryn this playhouse for Christmas, and since we have a lot of empty rooms, we set it up inside instead of waiting for spring. Bryn delights in standing inside and peeking out of each of the windows in succession. She thinks she's playing peek-a-boo with the dogs and generally cracks herself up.


What can I even say about this one? I'm thinking about "Cleanliness Is a Virtue" as the title, since Ben was very careful in the photography to allow her to still maintain her modesty. :) Bryn LOVES bath time and has recently started standing up to play in the tub. Strange but true: she absolutely refuses to stand on her own (without something to hold on to) on the floor, but she will do it with no fear in the bath.

Entitled "Muffins for the Muffin." Bryn's fascination with sorting things has recently led to endless reorganizations of our cabinets. We attempted to nip this in the bud by having Ben install child safety locks on all our cabinets, but this only inspired her to move on to a bigger sorting challenge--the pantry. And those really are boxes of muffin mix that she's going for on the end of the first shelf.

We call this one "First Snow." Bryn was absolutely fascinated (and a little freaked out) by the cold white stuff that recently covered the ground here and spent much time looking out the windows at it.

And lastly, we have "One of the Pack." Bryn absolutely adores the dogs, and her fifth word (if you count "bwahahaha" as her fourth) is some sort of odd combination of "doggy" and "Dagny." Perhaps not surprisingly, Dagny is her favorite of the dogs, as she lets Bryn climb all over her, while Tela pretty much limits her baby interaction to drive-by lickings.

Okay, there are the entries. Again, three by me and two by Ben, so we'll try to balance that in the opposite direction in Round 3. :)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the pic of Bryn and the puppies.
-Crissy

Anonymous said...

First place - The pic in the bathtub!

Second place - First Snow!

So cute!

Kathy

Rob said...

Snow? What is that?

-Rob (from 11 degrees latitude)

Anonymous said...

hhmm... this is a rough one!

1st... bathtub
2nd... muffins for the muffin

Love you!
-angie

Anonymous said...

Nakey bath tub pic all the way! Love, Foofies (see yet another photo of Elaina trying to hug Bryn at www.xanga.com/thesiegmanns) :)

Melissa said...

"Cleanliness is a Virtue"-- totally!!

Glad to see you blogging again; I was getting worried about you!

Anonymous said...

The bathtub shot is a real winner, the muffin shot is a close second and I don't get many of the "granddogs" any more since Bryn came along - lol. I love them all and just had to let you know.

I'm glad you're "blogging" again, too!! Keep it up!

Love, Nana

Mom (Grammy) said...

I like "Muffins for the Muffin" even tho the Nudie bathtub shot is priceless! I'm afraid Brynie will be upset with that one when she gets older! Miss you guys...

Mom (Grammy) said...

I like "Muffins for the Muffin" even tho the Nudie bathtub shot is priceless! I'm afraid Brynie will be upset with that one when she gets older! Miss you guys...

Foxy Momma said...

sooooooo, it's a TIE , between BATH TUB BABY and LIL MS ORGANIZER in the pantry.... Loved seeing them all, glad to see you're back to the BLOG. missed you. hugs to the 3 of you,,,,,,,, Take care, thought about you as we ZOOMED past your city on our way to and from Pittsburgh recently. maybe next time we can't make a quick stop.......

Lisa said...

FANTABULOUS PICS, SWEETIE!!!!!!!!

I can't believe I found you randomly by searching google.. but I'm so glad I did!!! Your little doll is adorable... almost as much so as mine and Leif's little doll, Zoe :)

We had a hard time picking favorites, but we ended up with #1: bathtub and #2 muffins. Oh and we think Bryn looks an awful lot like our little one, so you'll have to check out our blog as well (which, btw is not nearly as neat/organized/well-written as yours :))

Sometime on your way back to Peoria you'll have to stop in Urbana and visit us, because we just moved back here from California this fall!!! So much to catch up on...

http://thehallhome.blogspot.com
and
http://picasaweb.google.com/leifhall

Lisa (Green) Hall

Anonymous said...

I have to vote for the baby in the bathtub, can't resist the natural beauty and such a precious smile. It sounds a little funky to say I love naked baby pictures, but...yeah. Adorable, plus excellent material to embarrass her in front of others when she gets older. -Cathy W.

Anonymous said...

Tough one, but "baby in a bathtub" is getting my vote. Very cute!
~Andrea

themadlibs said...

this is quite a popular blog, missy

i'm going contrary to others... i am a big fan of the climbing box... yeah, i agree with myself...

i can't wait to see all of this - i'm getting uberliciously giddy! :)

30 pages of writing from now, and we'll be laughing - together!

themadlibs said...

that made no sense... i meant to say "Welcome to My Home"

oi vey it's not that late here yet!

Anonymous said...

I love the one in the bathtub... so cute! But the dog's get a close 2nd place :)

- Jill