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HIKING WITH ELIZABETH, PART 2
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continued from Hiking with ElizabethThe scariest part was when we stopped. Then he stopped. I had my phone in hand, looking at the map. There was a tense moment until he smiled and sa... read more

HIKING WITH ELIZABETH
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

Went hiking with my daughter, Elizabeth, yesterday evening. There’s a nice little park in Thompson’s Station with fairly extensive walking trails on its south end, near the water tower. We saw an owl, so, with her new b... read more

TAKING ELIZABETH TO SKATING PARTY
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

Preparing to take Elizabeth to a skating party, I said, "Here, take some money. Go ask your mom for more." I thought I had at least a $10, but only had $6. When she returned I asked how much she had now. "Forty-six dollars.""W... read more

DIVERSITY
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

Me (folding clothes): I need some of your hangers. Elizabeth: Here you go. Me: Wow, a variety of hanger types, thanks. Elizabeth: Well, I am diverse! Her friends are diverse, actually, but it’s an ins... read more

YOU SAYING I'M UGLY?
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

I was explaining to my 9 year old daughter what "networking" is, and that I'm not very good at it. She said, "That's because a lot of people judge you by your looks. And you're not ...""You trying to say I'm ugly?""... read more

ELIZABETH SKIING FOR THE FIRST TIME
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

It was father-daughter day (for me, my brother, nephew and our daughters) at NorthStar ski resort in Lake Tahoe. See ... read more

I LOVE MY DAUGHTER
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

There's something on the kitchen counter. I'm thinking it's a shriveled, rotting potato. Not that we usually have that sort of thing on the counter, but that's what I'm thinking. I point at it and ask my wife, "What i... read more

HER OWN LANGUAGE
( education / language / elizabeth )

I love how my daughter, Elizabeth, 9, makes up words. Tonight I was complimenting her on what a good fruit smoothie she’d just made. I said she should always try to remember how much of each ingredient she used so she can m... read more

SUNDAY RIDE
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

Elizabeth dragged me onto another one of her outings this morning. If nothing else, she keeps me in shape. This time, she was on her motorized scooter (the kind you stand on), while I rode ... read more

HOLIDAY WORLD (2013)
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

I rode a rollercoaster for the first time in I don't know how long. It was a blast! The Raven has been voted "most awesome or whatever wooden coaster" several time... read more

BIRTHDAY CARD FROM GRANDPA
( family / holmes / elizabeth / birthdays )

Elizabeth received a birthday card from Grandpa today with $20 inside! She said, "I love your dad! Tell him thank you very much! Your dad is rich! I wouldn't have thought such an old old person would have so much money!"... read more

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
( family / holmes / elizabeth / holidays )

My daughter just made my day. Here’s her card to me.... read more

WHAT CRICKETS EAT
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

After catching a cricket and putting it into her bug cage (yes, she has a bug cage), my six-year-old daughter Elizabeth asked, "Can you ... um ... look on the Internet and see what crickets eat?" I just laughed and said, "Yes, I c... read more

LESSON LEARNED
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

I'll be spending all week (Spring Break) with my almost-6-year-old daughter, Elizabeth. Woo hoo! Yesterday was supposed to be my only "day off," as she was supposed to be in school (snow make-up day). But she's come down with the... read more

MONKEY JOE'S AGAIN
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

This could get expensive coming here on a regular basis at $9-$10 every time, but Tara had a coupon that made it half price. We’re at the new one in Brentwood/Cool Springs... read more

YESTERDAY AT HOME
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

Tara had a busy "day off." Her basic schedule consisted of: 1) taking our pug Chandler back to the vet (for the fifth or sixth time the past month) to check on his ul... read more

ELIZABETH'S FIRST PLAY
( family / holmes / elizabeth / plays )

Elizabeth, 5, came up with the following play just as we were finishing dinner the other day. Dinner theater, if you will. :) We were in Sacramento visiting my Dad, joined by my brother Greg and his wife June.MOM (Tara): Wh... read more

SATURDAY WITH ELIZABETH
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As Elizabeth likes to say, she and I were "hanging out" today while Tara had a girls' day out with Ronica. I think Tara's was a belated birthday thing. Hers was on the 10th. Anyway, once Ronica finally called - after Tara had sta... read more

FIRST FULL WEEK
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

... of kindergarten! Tara’s getting Elizabeth ready now. Elizabeth has been ready to go, already jumping into bed with us, then jumping out almost immediately, I guess because she couldn’t sleep. Tara will usually be ta... read more

AN ENTIRE WEEK WITH ELIZABETH
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

You will not believe what I’ve been through! :) Okay, maybe it’s not been that bad. You single parents out there are laughing at me, I’m sure. But I went an entire week taking care of Elizabeth, our 4 year old,... read more

VIDEOS ON VIMEO
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All videos listed, below 122485652, ... read more

ELIZABETH'S FIRST HALLOWEEN
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

She explains the process. Click here for the video... read more

AN ENTIRE DAY WITH ELIZABETH
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

I can’t believe I made it. Of course, it’s not over yet. It’s only dinner time. It’s been a LONG day. I’m at McDonald’s as I write this. I tried to get online with their free wi-fi, but you have to have an a... read more

DOWN BY THE CREEK
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

Elizabeth and I went down to the creek this cold fall morning. With all the recent rain, Indian and Mill Creeks both had a lot of rushing water. We walked along the edge of Mill Creek. Usually, we stick to the closer Indian Creek. ... read more

ELIZABETH CUT OFF ALL HER HAIR
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

In the twenty minutes that Tara and I left Elizabeth alone, she found some (child-safe) scissors and cut off all her hair. At first I thought it was just wet. Then I realized she’d cut it all off. I laughed and said I was just ... read more

ONE HOUR WITH ELIZABETH
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

We had a list of stops to make. First came Ace Hardware for a clothes line and a no-pest-strip. Elizabeth had rediscovered her Barbie electric guitar earlier that day and brough... read more

HOLIDAY WORLD (2009)
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

Tara just brought me back from the pharmacy where I’m having a prescription filled. We used CVS because Tara had a coupon. She is the coupon queen. Doesn’t buy anything with... read more

ELIZABETH'S HOUSE
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

The other day at the house, we had this conversation:Elizabeth: This is my house.Bill: Your house? I thought it was my and mom’s house.Elizabeth... read more

ELIZABETH'S BIRTHDAY
( family / holmes / elizabeth / birthdays )

It’s this Sunday! Just FYI if you want to send an email or call or whatever. We should have pictures up here from tomorrow’s party at Chuck E. Cheese’s.... read more

ELIZABETH DANCING
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

It should be available here: vimeo /2412695... read more

MORE PICTURES OF ELIZABETH IN CALIFORNIA
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

Bill on Rosie, while Jeannie, Tara, even Shayden, fall for Elizabeth’s attention-getting antics.... read more

HAD A SCARE
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

We had a scare a couple of Wednesdays back with Elizabeth. She was at pre-school/daycare when she tripped and fell head-first onto the pavement outside as everyone was told to get in line to go back inside. We figure, being so comp... read more

CALIFORNIA TRIP
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

Tara, Elizabeth and I just returned from a trip to California. Ostensibly, we went for my nephew Thomas’s wedding (to bride Heather at Lake Tahoe), but it was also a convenient excuse to let everyone on my side of the ... read more

SLEEP-OVER AT RONICA'S
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

I delegated the responsibility of reading Elizabeth her bedtime story :) By the way, she slept great! I put her to bed at 8:15 and she was asleep by 8:30. We woke up at 8:00 this morning. - Ronica... read more

A VERY ARTSY PICTURE OF ELIZABETH
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

Just because I liked it, I’m posting it here! :) ... read more

BIRTHDAY PARTY PICS
( family / holmes / elizabeth / birthdays )

Elizabeth’s 3rd birthday. April 2008. 3rd birthday... read more

BIRTHDAY PARTY
( family / holmes / elizabeth / birthdays )

Well, Elizabeth's birthday party is this Saturday. She'll be 3, and it'll be her first "real" party. It'll be outside at a covered table next to a playground in a nearby park. I can't tell you here on the Internet exa... read more

GOOD FRIDAY
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

It WAS a good Friday. There was nothing religious about it. If you know me at all, that wouldn’t surprise you. I was just reading my previous post and wanted to have something more positive this time. We’re all still ad... read more

FIRST OFFICIAL DAY OF DAYCARE
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

Elizabeth spent her first official full day at daycare yesterday. The teacher went on and on about how wonderful and good and helpful she was. I say "first official" day because T... read more

RECENT PHOTOS OF ELIZABETH
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Around the house ... read more

LUNCHEON FOR ELIZABETH
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

I can’t believe how nice my coworkers at Franklin are. On Friday, they had a luncheon at work for Elizabeth and Tara. They invited me, too. :) Great food, several gifts, and the biggest surprise: a money tree. Tara and I were s... read more

SETTLING IN
( family / holmes / elizabeth )

I just thought I’d mention that Elizabeth is settling into her new life pretty well. Tara is her full-time parent, I just appear after work and on weekends. :) Even then, it’s Tara who does most of the work. Elizabeth ... read more

MORE PICS (12/28/2007)
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Elizabeth likes bows in her hair ... read more


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