Monday, February 13, 2012

Introducing Little Miss Maia....

We've been absent from the blogging world for well over a year now - there's so much to catch up on... "Travel wise" we have been to Canada 3 times, the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Las Vegas, Denver (Kylie), New York (Craig), Niagara Falls and Craig's parents visited us here in the Summer. His Mum has been back again just recently because "Life wise", we made us a baby!!!

Maia Lee Homer was born on December 28th, 2011 at 1943h. She was 8 days overdue and decided to enter the world with her bungee cord around her neck, so was born by emergency C-section. She weighed in at 8 lb 15 oz (4040 g) and was 21.5 inches long (54.5 cm). And, she's the apple of our collective eye ;-)

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Lots of people thought this was a doctor holding her when they saw this pic - that is actually Craig with the baby...
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These next pics were taken the morning after she was born by a photographer (yes, we have the rights to re-post).

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I woke up for this next pic and then promptly went back to sleep....

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I'm sorry about that annoying "print me" graphic - it's really pissing me off too - but it's easier just to re-post from the site I'm using to order pics from.

Our little Jedi - my friend Aleta knitted her Yoda hat and she bursts into tears EVERY time we put it on her! Wimp!

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One week old....

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What's the point of all this hair if I can't play? Better this than the headbands and hair clips I make her wear ;-O

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In her snow suit (3 weeks old)

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The reason I shouldn't be allowed to shop on Etsy......

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Jazzercise anyone?

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All sweaty after a work out (feed)...

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Five weeks old and hamming it up for the camera....

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Washington DC - Novemeber 2010

Back at the beginning of November I went to the American Society of Human Genetics conference in Washington DC. I know these photos are a little late, but better late than never. Craig came to Washington DC too and did some sightseeing on his own, I haven't included any of those photos, he can get off his own butt and share them with you at a later date if he feels that way inclined.
The first place we visited was the mall - with the Capitol at one end and Lincoln's memorial at the other, it was one heck of a lot longer than I have ever envisaged it being. I would definitely have taken better shoes with me if I had realised how far apart some of the sites were.
The capitol building with the Ulysses Grant statue in the foreground:
The White House - I thought this was actually on the mall, but it's separated from teh main strip by a couple of parks and is actually quite a walk from the mall.
The squirrels along the mall are pretty tame. This one scabbed food off of Craig and I for quite a while, he was a real cutie pie. We had stopped at a McD's food cart to grab some fries and this guy was walking up to people's tables and practically helping himself. We love rodents!
The Washington Monument. Funny story behind this one. There is an elevator in the monument that takes people up to the top viewing platform - you have to get tickets to go up. We had tickets, hopped in the elevator and got trapped in it. At the bottom of the elevator shaft thankfully. We did get out, but we never got up the monument, they don't let people up the stairs anymore.Pictures from the Air and Space museum. A replica of the lunar module:The Bell XP - the plane Chuck Yeager broke the speed of sound in.The Red Vega - does anyone know why Amelia Earhart was flying the Vega when she disappeared? I guess by that stage she must've upgraded.
This one speaks for itself! I knew all these planes were at the Air and Space museum, actually seeing all this history was amazing.It's a shame our pictures of teh Wright Flyer aren't so great - it's kept in low light conditions to preserve the wood and canvas (the canvas isn't the original though).Sputnik!!!We went to the Natural History museum too. We're a bit spoiled though, we only checked out the dinosaurs and the Hope Diamond - the rest? We've seen it all before! LOL.We did a night tour as well - so we could see everything all lit up without having to walk too far. LOL.
The WWII monument.The Jefferson memorial:
The monument from the Lincoln memorial.The Lincoln Memorial:
The Iwa Jima memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.The back of the White House. You know, just in case you wanted to see it ;-)
We went back to Arlington Cemetery the next day, I wanted to see the Kennedy memorial, the memorial to the Challenger crew and the Tomb of the Unknown soldier......
We went back to the Lincoln Memorial because I hadn't seen it yet in the daylight and I needed the stamp for my National Parks Passport.
The view from down near the WWII memorial looking towards the Lincoln Memorial.
And, just to end the trip, our mate Albert Einstein.....
Of course, we also managed to meet up with my old college roommate and his wife and he and I got trashed, well, probably just me - but we never took any photos. We also had lunch with my friend Bonnie who worked in DC (worked!). The conference was very good, better than I was expecting it to be and I think Craig had a good time while he was exploring on his own. Sorry all the pictures were so long in coming Mum's, but they're here now and better late than never right?
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