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Archive for August, 2011

A Blessing and a Curse

First Saucer Experience

We have introduced Hope to the Exer-Saucer!  This was a wonderful hand-me-down gift from our friends David and Leslie.  My sister calls it (more…)


She’s a Holleman Baby

not sure if this is Wendy or a brother

Wendy 7 months

Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, one may or may not think Hope looks like a Holleman baby.  I believe she does.  I should post a picture of Wendy also, so you can form an opinion if Wendy looks like her mom, Jan.  I have spent hours trying to post these pictures in certain locations and add pictures, then I accidentally lose pictures or move pictures.  I have no control of where the picture pops up, so this is what you get.  I believe Wendy looks like her mother.

For those that don’t know the story… Wendy’s mom, Jan, died in 1987 after a 8-9 year battle with breast cancer.  Hope Janice is named after Wendy’s mom.  NOT Hope Solo.  Since the World Cup, we get asked that question a lot.

Hope 7 weeks

Hope 4 months

Wendy's oldest brother and mom

Hope 4 months


Hope with Sophie

Hope has a baby toy unlike any of her other baby toys.  It doesn’t rattle or crinkle or play music.  It’s not bright colors or soft and fuzzy.  It probably cost more than any of her other toys.  It is a French giraffe named Sophie (Sophie, la girafe). (more…)

Three Months Going on 10 Months.

after a bath

Hope is 15 weeks old today, and it is my first full day of being the stay at home mom. (more…)

Life in the Fast Lane, Slow Lane, Fast Lane…

tummy time

I chose this title, because on Monday, Hope rolled over from her back to her tummy all by herself before she was 14 weeks old.  She had been rolling from her back to her side for a few days, but she did not look close to being able to go any further.  She rolled over 3 times on Monday.   (more…)

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