Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day (June, 2007)

Helena "leant a hand" to help Mommy make a special cake from scratch for Daddy on Father's Day. Those private baking lessons seem to be paying off!

Baltimore - June, 2007

Daddy and Helena with Baltimore's Inner Harbor in the background

Mommy and Helena relaxing at Federal Hill

United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland - June, 2007

Plebe Helena, reporting for duty!

Daddy, do you think you can get this plane to go as fast as the car when you are driving?

Despite the fact that she was in her stroller the whole time, the walking tour of the USNA wore Helena out!

Chesapeake Bay Bridge (the gateway to the Eastern Shore of Maryland) - that's one long bridge!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Let them eat cake!

The highlight of Sara's birthday was that Jeff and Helena got her a professional chef from an upscale restaurant in New York City to come to the house and teach Sara the fine art of baking a cake from scratch (that's right, no Betty Crocker mix) and decorating the cake like they do for weddings and fancy affairs. Though they only completed one cake, rumor has it that they started the preparations on a special cake to be completed next weekend for Father's Day. If you had taste-o-vision on your computer, you'd agree that the cake is just as good as it looks! Many thanks to Chef Violet - the whole family will now get to benefit from your teachings with the yummy treats that will be made by Sara!

The Cake

Helena, Chef Mommy, and the Cake

Helena, Mommy, Chef Violet, and the Cake

Future Runway Model

Saturday, June 2, 2007

It's a great day for a ballgame...let's play two!!!

Helena got to experience her first live major league baseball game (two years ago she went to a ballgame while she was still in her mommy's tummy), courtesy of Sara's company, which was holding its annual event at Shea Stadium, home of the New York Mets.

Daddy, Helena, and Mommy posing in front of the ballfield

Helena, Mommy, and Mr. Met

Helena and Mommy sitting in the bleachers

Helena staying hydrated on a hot day at the ballpark

Helena leading the bleacher fans in ballpark cheers

"Now warming up in the Mets bullpen..."