Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Skiing At Holiday Valley, NY

This past weekend my family went up to Holiday Valley Ski Resort in Ellicottville, NY to go skiing. We rented a chalet about 5 minutes from the slopes and enjoyed the sunny and beautiful temperatures all weekend.

Here are some pictures my brother Lee took (link):

Snowed In

Kelly and I attempted to fly back to Chicago from Cleveland this morning but a winter storm halted us in our tracks.

Here are some pictures we took today playing in the snow (link):

Sunday, February 17, 2008

2 Videos of Ashley Eating and Walking

We haven't posted many videos lately so we got some good footage over the past week of Ashley eating an apple and another of her walking in our apartment. They are embedded below:

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Grandparents in Town

Kelly's parents came to town this weekend to visit us...wait, who are we kidding, to visit Ashley. :) On Saturday we walked around our neighborhood, braving the ice and somewhat colder temperatures. Ashley tried on her first pair of real shoes since she is walking now. Things changed drastically on Sunday when the bottom dropped out on the weather. We woke up to -3 degrees and -25 degree wind chill. Needless to say, we didn't do much other than hang out in our apartment.

Here are some pictures from the weekend (http://picasaweb.google.com/rstrauss/20080209RotheryGrandparentsInChicago):

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


I feel like I have been waiting for a month to write this post. After Christmas Ashley started taking a few steps here and there. She would go about five to ten steps and fall for about three weeks. Last weekend she really started walking. She now walks all around the house. It is so CUTE!! I CAN'T WAIT to get her fitted for REAL shoes.

(Ashley says "hi")