Ron, J.J., and Alla have been visiting on their way to their new home in Minnesota. I’m a little jealous that their Air Force journey is over and they’re finally getting to put down roots somewhere. That’ll be us soon enough so I’m thrilled for them and their new start. It’s been oh so fun watching 14 month-old Alla scramble around everywhere, testing out her new walking legs. She’s made it her personal mission to babyproof our house for us and I’m seeing things with a new set of eyes. We’ll definitely need to pull the rubber stoppers off of the door stops, put away the small glass tables, store scrapbooks up a little higher, and pull out the baby gates. Thanks, Alla, for the demo!

I think Sarah has been inspired by her new mobile friend because since Alla’s been here she’s started pushing up onto all fours consistently and last night, for the first time, she pushed herself into a sitting position from her stomach. I didn’t see that coming! She had quite an audience when she did it and I don’t think she expected the boisterous applause that followed. That baby is learning by the minute…it’s amazing to see her little mind and body soak up so much new information. She has become a big fan of finger foods lately and loves feeding herself hunks of rice cake. Pretty soon she’ll be grown. Sigh.

Anyway, here are a few shots of our fun over the last several days. We get at least one more day with the Killins, maybe two, so I’m sure there’ll be more pics!

J.J. KillinsJune 25, 2006 - 7:01 pm

wow girl. you beat me. and the pics are awesome!! i wish i could get to mine soon but, alas, it’s going to be awhile. yeah sarah!! we are so impressed by your new happy talent! so how am i going to get a copy of all of your awesome pics?????

TerryJune 25, 2006 - 7:59 pm

Looks like you guys are having gret fun together. I can just see Sarah soaking up the applause when she sat on her little behind all by herself! Love, Mom
P.S. Tom says good job is scoping out the creepy guy!

A.K.June 25, 2006 - 8:14 pm

Love the picture of J.J. laughin’! What a great shot!

MeganJune 25, 2006 - 8:21 pm

Great photos. I miss you guys. Wish we could be there too.

loriJune 25, 2006 - 8:30 pm

I love that last picture of Sarah in the Orange. Humm… I wonder why?

AnonymousJune 26, 2006 - 6:39 am

The last shot looks like Sarah wants to knock out a few push-ups:
She’s a tough little booger-bear!

SusieJune 26, 2006 - 7:17 am

Wonderful shots per usual, Erin! Doesn’t J.J. show so much joy and emotion in her face when she smiles?

P.CobbJune 26, 2006 - 7:31 am

Thanks for sharing the fun! I love that photo of Sarah doing the push-ups (as her Granddaddy says).

NanaJune 26, 2006 - 3:50 pm

I’m so glad you got to spend some time with your special friends. I would love to see other pix of Alla – she looks like a doll. Love that hair!
Very happy to hear the pigbear is sitting up on her own – “she’s gifted!”

Nana, part 2. . .June 26, 2006 - 3:53 pm

That last photo looks SO much like you Erin!

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