As if to say “crawling is sooo one day ago,” yesterday Niko pulled himself up into a “down dog,” and them pushed up to standing, and took one step forward. All without any help. Scary stuff. In other news, we went swimming… …hung out at Google… …and chilled on the couch… Think these two are [...]
Archive for June, 2007
Megan, Molly, and Grandpa Lew are out visiting us here in the View. Molly was probably the inspiration for Niko’s first crawl (her and the potted plant). She was crawling at five months and walking at eight, so she is a walking & crawling sage. Three additional mouths have made no appreciable dent in the [...]
Nicholas crawled for the first time this afternoon. I am both extremely proud and utterly terrified. One of the first things he did was crawl over to the potted plant, eat half the dirt, and throw the other half on the floor. Nobody told me these things become mobile.
It is June, and you know what that means? The apricot plague. Our extremely prolific apricot trees throw down some serious ‘cots. This seems great until you realize it all happens in a two week span. Most apricot recipes call for something like 2-3 apricots, which doesn’t help us much. So after we have flooded [...]
We are headed to court on Tuesday to finalize Nicholas’ adoption. Which leads to the obvious question, “you mean you haven’t adopted Nicholas yet?” Nope. Well yes. Err…kind of. It is probably easiest to just explain the process. Step 1: Birth Mother Letter After deciding to adopt, the first step is putting together a birth [...]
There is a lot of hoping involved in raising a child. You hope your child stops crying and goes back to sleep. You hope he will eat more so you won’t be in trouble at the next checkup. You hope he is alive when you go to get him in the morning. You hope to [...]
My friend Joe always reminds me you have to celebrate the little things, because they make all the difference. In that vain, we are celebrating the fact that Niko did his first pull up this week. Everybody knows this is important because it is one of the critical events in Ronald Regan’s Presidential Fitness Challenge. [...]