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Needless to say, Liralyn enjoyed Chrismas.
She even stayed awake for the Larke family portrait.
I put away the camera when dinner was served, so this was the only picture I got of Liralyn with anyone else during our family Thanksgiving.
With all those years of practice on Kim, Julie has no trouble making Liralyn crack up. (November 2001)
The very picture of concentration. (November 2001)
Liralyn and Shelley enjoyed the chance to see one another again. (Taken November 2001.)
Liralyn's Halloween costume was a big success.
Liralyn relaxes for a minute before going to Melissa and Steve's Michigan wedding reception.
Same outfit, but for some reason in this pose she reminds of Aunt Sa. If anyone can figure out why, let me know.
Liralyn shows Mommy and Daddy her new dance.
Liralyn had great fun at the Chelsea County Fair.
Daddies do not always understand the need to avoid interrupting an artist.
At the local air show, Liralyn got to sit in a mock cockpit and play pilot for a while.
Liralyn's birthday party featured a parade...
And a pinata...
And by the time she finished opening her presents, she was totally exhausted.
Liralyn really surprised Melissa with her angry face. (Taken June 2001)
Any time someone will turn her upsidedown, it's fun for sure. (Taken June 2001)
Hey, it's a funny book. (Taken May 2001)
Liralyn: An American Icon. (Taken May 2001)
A sort of great-grandma Julia moment. (Taken May 2001)
You knew she was cute, smart, and funny... but did you know she knew kung-fu? (Taken May 2001)
Swimming is Liralyn's new passion. (Taken May 2001)
A not-uncommon reaction to Grandpa Dick's jokes. (Taken May 2001)
While Mommy yells, "Hi Daddy," Liralyn wonders when we'll get to the good part. (Taken May 2001)
I'd like to play with you, Daddy, but modesty forbids. (Taken May 2001)
He shoots... he scores! And the Liralyn goes wild! (Taken May 2001)
I feel a little bad about cutting off part of the shot, but if you can do a better of a photographing a rope-jumping toddler at close range while trying not to be hit, I'll pay for lessons. (Taken May 2001)
It's summertime, and that means trips to the park, and trips to the park mean.... dirt! (Taken May 2001)
It took me three different trips to the park to get this shot, and in the end Mommy had to hold her in place. Once I thought of it, I just couldn't get the idea out of my head. (Taken May 2001)
To celebrate Easter (we're not Christian, but we celebrate Easter in the usual secular American way), we had a picnic in the park with Grandpa Dick and Grandma Diney. Liralyn had huge fun. (April 2001)
I still remember when she couldn't walk without holding on to something. Now walking is so easy that she has to find ways to make in interesting again. (Taken March 2001)
I don't even know what to say about this one. Except that I'm embarassed that I cut off her butt. On the other hand, can you blame me for being distracted?
There's nothing like a good nap. (March 2001)
We spent quite a while today trying on new dresses. And a quilt. A quilt is like a dress, right? (March 2001)
Liralyn loves it when Mommy lifts her way up high. (Taken February 2001)
Dwinn gave her a Mrs Potato head for Christmas, and it was a big hit. (Taken February 2001)
Yay, Mommy's off the phone! (Taken February 2001)
Aunt Melissa's cat Cyrus moved to Arkansas with her, but Grandpa Dick found a substitute. (Taken January 2001)