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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Texas Part 3

Here are some more photos from out trip last March-May.
We start with one of Bella's many new outfits.

Isha is almost always happy.


Caught in the act.

I love this photo. It has a very '60s feel.

We visited Sam and Erica in Houston while in Texas. One day we went to the museum and has a really great time. This was taken afterwards.

Erica and Bella enjoy a moment's rest at the play area in the mall. Both Bella and Isha loved it there and it was a great outing for a rainy Texas day.

Erica and Isha hang out while Bella rides the merry-go-round.

Isha being Isha.

Bella enjoys Sam and Erica's back yard sporting her new look.

Sam relaxes while Isha plays with the sprinkler.

Isha loved the sprinkler!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Texas Parts 1 & 2

Here is part 2 of the Texas pictures. Sorry, part 1 starts below.Bella and Matthew get serious.

Grandpa Bob puts Isha on Major.

Isha gives Grandpa Bob a "new do" while Miss Kitty mixes up her specialty - Shirley Temples.

Buck rides again.

Bella pets Major - part of learning to be a cowgirl.

Grandpa Bob's honky-tonk.

Below, Grandpa Bob and Buck pet the dog.

Texas Part 1

This is actually part 1, but it got put here.
Sorry to have taken so long to post here, but we have been really busy in our lives. We will be moving to Amsterdam very soon and so must get ready to leave Leipzig. We must catch up here, though, and so will now post several times showing pictures from our trip to Texas that we took last March-May. There are many pictures, so it may take some time to get them up, but we will try our best. Enjoy!

Isha gets a bath in the sink at Grandma Gilley's.

Great-grandma Gilley, Nana, Bella, and Isha.

Auntie Sarah plays with the little ones.

Auntie Sarah and Bella at Bella's birthday party.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Tub Assistant

Isha always has to get in on the action, especially if it is something Bella is doing. Here he tries to help out with bath time.

A Snowy New Year

This weekend it snowed after being quite cold for a while and all the snow stuck. Though it is hard to get Bella out of the apartment these days, we finally took Isha, Bella and her friend Marietta out in the snow. Below are some pics of what these guys did on their big snow outing.
Here Isha sits on top of a snowman that Marietta had just decapitated.

Here Isha strikes a dashing pose in his snowsuit .

Marietta and Bella enjoyed lots of sledding. Here they ride together.

The park is full of snowpersons right now (there are literally dozens). Bella and Marietta pose in front a particularly good one.

After a good cold day in the snow, ice cream was just what was needed. Of course, Marietta and Bella had to have the same kind!

December 2008

Isha enjoys his new Christmas suit on the big chair.

While waiting to go out, these guys just relax together (not a common occurrance).

On Christmas day, Bella wears her new princess dress and delivers gifts to others.

Isha couldn't understand why we threw away the best part of every present - the paper! He can also be seen with his most coveted of all objects, the electrical cord. He is rarely seen without one these days.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

More Hamburg....

Here Bella and Steve wait for the U-Bahn in Hamburg after the soundcheck.

Isha and Papa ride the train.

At the hostel in Hamburg, Bella tries on all of her new costumes at once.

Bella at her first rock and roll show. This is at the soundcheck before the show.

Below Steve entertains Isha and Bella at the same time.