Monday, September 29, 2008
This past week saw a new thing: the beginning of the teething process. Occasional pain and discomfort for the poor little guy, and lotsa lotsa drool. Not today, though; he was still wearing this onsie when his Mom picked him up.
He'd lost his pants, though. If I've told him once, I've told him a thousand times...
Still had the socks on. Socks make the man.
The morning sky was pretty enough to attempt a picture while driving. (Don't worry, I'd already dropped off Z and nobody's going very fast.)
I took this one just after I got home this evening. (On foot.)
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
This is where she lives--Malibou Lake. It's one of my favorite spots around here. It's about 45 minutes away, so it was quite an accomplishment to get there on my own with six-week-old Z.
This was Jessica's all female b-day party. (Jessica helped Mike marry us later.) In this picture we're doing this little ceremony where we all have to say something nice about Jess and hold these candles. It started off a little queer and embarrassing but ended up pretty cool.
Before our wedding, we walked Z to a local park to brainstorm our vows. It got chilly, so I put this thing on him.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
This spooky sleeper came from... Tara? Hmm. Julie knows but she's asleep at the moment. Anyway, we love it. If you're looking at how high those leg cuffs ride on his legs you're probably wondering if he'll fit in that thing come Halloween. We're wondering, too.
Grabbing his feet is one of his new skills.
Oh, silly me, this is another picture of the same outfit. But check out the pose he's striking. How could I withhold this cuteness from the world?
This one has cute little bears all over it, and also the word "bear" all over it, which I liked. This morning might be the last time he wears it, however, as you'll notice how both the sleeves and leg-sleeves are being outclassed.
Another close-up! I'm totally pandering to his grandparents now.
Can you see Zack in this picture? No, sorry, he's not in this picture. There have been a few beautiful early morning skies this week and I've caught some images as we head out for daycare. This is a shot down our street.
I know both of them from Berkeley, where they were attending school and I was hanging out. They're a pair of total sweethearts. Tami was my fan club when I tried to score that Legoland job in 2006 (if you click here you can see a pic of Tami hugging a Lego Darth Vader). They were in town to see friends but demanded a little Zack time that we were only too happy to provide.
And they got us a lemur! This awesome little plush dude makes a delightful "boi-oi-oing" noise when you squeeze him. My excuse for delaying this post is that I kept meaning to take a lemur picture to go with it, and you see from the much gianter baby how long it took me to get around to it. Boing.
I shot the lemur last week and today Tami left a message saying they were coming up again, and I thought I better cowboy up and get this together. I'm sure we'll take more pictures this weekend and by the time I post those Zack will be able to beat me at thumb wrestling.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I don't think everyone who reads this blog knows that my brother worked on the 102nd floor of the south tower, but he decided not to attend a meeting that day and instead went to Aon's New Jersey office, where he saw employees sobbing all around him as their coworkers in Manhattan died. Everyone he was supposed to meet with was killed. His boss and his boss's boss were killed. 250 people who worked at Aon died.
And my nephew Aiden, Pete's first kid, was born a few weeks later.
I wanted to post about 9/11 on the day, but I got too busy. Being a parent makes me more keenly aware of the kind of loss we almost had in our family. It wasn't exactly abstract before, but it's much more visceral now.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
We all went back to work this week, including Zack.
Jeff dropped Z off for his first day of daycare, where he is a hit! The staff there love to tell us that he is such a content and smart little guy. It's great. Knowing he's somewhere safe for five hours a day makes me feel much better about being away from him, and actually, I'm really liking the structure of the day.
And a huge plus: Zack sleeps through the night for real now--like from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.!
I have an ideal part time situation, except that I really don't enjoy my job too much. But I like the people I work with, and I pick up Z at noon!
Somewhere in the middle of last week, Shannah sent us this unbelievable hat, which she made. You can see more of her awesome work here.
You might think we're exaggerating, but really, Avery was into Zack.
And her feelings were reciprocated. Later they spent some time cooing at each other. They were having a full on conversation.
Sorry I can't be wittier right now but the action isn't letting up over here and it's time for bed!