Archive for April, 2012


Visiting the new baby

April 15, 2012

While the librarian in me would much appreciate an orderly set of chronologically arranged updates, the onus of editing and uploading all my trip photos BEFORE posting pictures from yesterday’s trip to visit the new baby, would haveĀ guaranteedĀ that the baby would have been several months old before I got around to posting these pictures.

To fill all of you in, Seattle friends Jenn and Clayton (previously famous for their Anna production, of which I am a big fan!) have produced a delightful new bundle, Allinore:
Baby Thimble

But of course, before we lost ourselves in baby-rapture, we enjoyed time with Anna, who was pretty pumped to have so many adults around to play with.
Anna was thrilled to see Katie and I

Anna was a pro at demonstrating her new fancy kitchen, with a great deal more bells and whistles than I remember even being possible when I was kid. Buttons that beep, special burner/pot combos that make water boiling noises and flash lights – the combination of which surprised me a great deal, to the endless amusement of Katie, who had previously been introduced to said kitchen.
Bryan eats his lettuce sandwhich

Anna is now old enough to find things funny on her own accord, although adults laughing in general is still sure to set her off.
Clayton and Anna demonstrating their remarkably similar laughing faces

After a nap and feeding time, Allinore granted us a short display of “open eye” time during which she was most likely way more enamored with the bright light behind our faces than our actual adoring gazes.
Baby Allinore plots some inscrutable plan

"Who, me?"

As the evening wore on, we played a delightful game of pass the baby.
Katie examines the tiny fingers

Really, on can stare at a baby for hours

Alex gets in on the game too.
Alex and Allinore

Babies are seriously entertaining, in fact they have been known to draw a whole crowd.
Allinore puts on quite the baby show

Thanks Jenn and Clayton for letting is come and hang out with your two daughters!


Complete filler post

April 14, 2012

Last night Katie informed me oh so politely that I haven’t posted here since February. Ah, tut, tut! I have to admit I was somewhat aware of that, however that dreadful snowball of “giant update needed”, “oh I really should upload those pictures from my trip first”, and so on and so forth led me down the path of sad empty blog.

At her recommendation, I won’t actually attempt that long overdue update now, but this is just a quick hello, check the pressure, kick the tires type of thing (wow, my car analogies are quite horrid and should definitely be retired) and since nothing bores more quickly than an avid navel-gazer trying to explain why they haven’t gazed at their navel in public recently. I will end here. Hopefully now that this post (in its rather shortened, nothingness) is out there, more will follow. Keep your fingers crossed!