Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Westward Ho!

It's warming up here in New York.

After a beautiful dumping of snow last weekend, the sun came out, stayed out an hour longer, and has invited the birds out of hiding.

The great thaw of what starts to feel like a concrete tundra is much appreciated but moving a little bit too slowly. And so, Van and I are flying west. We are participating in a tardy migration to escape winter by going to visit grandparents!

There are many adventures in store including a big huge fantastic and LONG awaited surprise, Van's first taste of the beach, and I'm pretty sure... crawling. Just to name a few.

And since GK has to stay here in New York to supervise the thaw, there will likely be more regular updates...

Stay tuned.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Little Lady

Introducing GK's brother Jeremy and his wife Kristy's little angel.

Cali Sanoe Risser

March 3, 2009 9:21 am

6 pounds 15 ounces 19 inches

Welcome to the family Cali!

(Two down, three to go)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Good Tidings of Great Joy

My brother Paul and his wife Kim welcomed

Samuel David Florence

February 28, 2009 at 9:35 am.

7 pounds 2 ounces 20.5 inches

From Paul- "In East of Eden, John Steinbeck wrote 'Samuel had good looks and charm.' We couldn't agree more."

My eyes get weepy when I think of those first few days touching and holding and wondering at the miracle of life. What a happy day. And since Kim is the first to give birth of my five sisters-in-law currently pregnant, there are many more happy days to come.