Thursday, February 11, 2010

@ work with Pela

Pela's been busy helping us build the business. She's been cold calling and setting up meetings so much, we have had to tell her to back off a little. Here's a few shots of her in action.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

things to do

Pela is very intent on getting where she's going in this picture. We had just finished multiple rides up and down the escalator @ barnes & noble. Heading to get some coffee, we knew there was only so much time. Such pointed efficiency sets the tone for such photos.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

forts & cheerios

One great benefit of having a monkey @ home is rediscovering the many worlds that can be discovered in ordinary objects and scenarios. To our benefit, we build forts and tents from time to time. Being weather-bound indoors, now is the time for forts. Pela took turns running in and out of the structure, taking care of various babies in various locations. Other activities include hide from scary mama coming close on Pela's bare heels to eat her neck.

Oh yeah, the point of the story: Sarah and I were across the room, watching Pela clamber about on the couch. At one point, we look over, and she's standing there leaning her hip into the couch in her overalls, hair askew in her Pelaway, selecting a morsel in the shape of a cheerio from under the couch cushions. The morsel then, of course, while gazing into our eyes, pops promptly into her mouth. Mind you, this treat is easily 9 months old. Before we can collect ourselves to say anything more than, "is that tasty?" or "is it chewy?", she has selected and consumed three delicious snacks. That's our girl...

(note: Sarah keeps the house really clean[in spite of Pela & I]. this is not intended to serve as passiveaggresive communication of desired couch cushion maintenance. I love you baby. It is a major character in this tale, and in life. For where would we find mystery but under couch cushions, car seats & jacket pockets? dunno.)

Friday, February 5, 2010

snowing again

It is snowing again in KC. I guess it's common in winter for a city to have a lot of snow. Today is a day of big flakes and slick sidewalks as we navigated freshly snowed sidewalks around downtown KC. One of our customers are in a big H&R block building. It has very tall windows with which to display the beautiful precipitation. This text is just an excuse to post a picture we took by a fountain in the H&R building.
We attempted to take a day off today, but the first part of the day was running around for the business. We were running around together, so it was a satisfying outing. We are semi-holed away for the rest of the day. Wow, that's blog-worthy...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

cat in the hat

Pela's latest viewing preference has been the late 50's animation of the Cat in the Hat. I fully approve because of the big words in other languages, as well as the fully creative & psychedelic in the Tom & Jerry way it was rendered.

Sarah's been watching a little dude, as I may have mentioned. His name is Robbie, and he's about 3 months old. His visits have brought about the excavation of the bouncy chair. Which, being to the scale of Pela now, looks almost more comfortable with her in it than an infant. That is, picturing the chair to adult scale in the mind makes it a relaxing prospect were it designed and implemented into our homes.

That's it. Enjoy the clip.