Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Musical Interlude

Anthony warms up before practicing his Chopin:

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rock-a-Bye Baby

We have a CD of nursery rhymes set to music that someone gave us. Anthony loves it- he smiles as soon as we put it on, and it if he's really cranky it will calm him down when nothing else will. He happily listens to the first 9 songs, and as soon as "Rock-a-Bye Baby" comes on, he falls right asleep.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Anthony is 6 months old!!!

Anthony is 6 months old today! Today is also special because it means that Anthony has now spent more time home with us than he did in the hospital.

Here is a photo montage to mark the day. There's music with it, so turn your volume on. The words to the song are below- enjoy!

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"Wonder"
Doctors have come from distant cities
Just to see me
Stand over my bed
Disbelieving what they're seeing
They say I must be one of the wonders
Of god's own creation
And as far as they can see they can offer
No explanation

O, I believe
Fate smiled and destiny
Laughed as she came to my cradle
Know this child will be able
Laughed as my body she lifted
Know this child will be gifted
With love, with patience and with faith
She'll make her way

People see me
I'm a challenge to your balance
I'm over your heads
How I confound you and astound you
To know I must be one of the wonders
Of god's own creation
And as far as you can see you can offer me
No explanation

O, I believe
Fate smiled and destiny
Laughed as she came to my cradle
Know this child will be able
Laughed as she came to my mother
Know this child will not suffer
Laughed as my body she lifted
Know this child will be gifted
With love, with patience and with faith
She'll make her way

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Bunch of Babies on a Blanket

Anthony enjoyed an afternoon in the park with some buddies on Monday. Clockwise from the top: Ellie, Zoe, Anthony, and our new friend Roman.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Comment on Comments

I changed the setting so it's easier to make comments on this blog. I didn't realize it was requiring a commenter to register a Google account. Should be much simpler now (Grandma Marge- this means you!).

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Aunt Peggy Comes to Visit

Aunt Peggy came from NY to meet Anthony last weekend. They hit it off right away!
Aunt Peggy served as Anthony's personal trainer during her stay (or was it the other way around???)



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On Saturday we all took a walk on the esplanade and over the Hawthorne Bridge. Anthony wasn't impressed.
Sunday was a big adventure- Anthony's first trip to Mt. Hood and Timberline Lodge! Mommy made sure Anthony stayed warm in the alpine air.


It was a beautiful day.
We all had lunch in the lodge.
We have to brave all sorts of danger here in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest....

On Monday, Paul had to work, but Anthony took Aunt Peggy to see another great Portland sight- Multnomah Falls!
Aunt Peggy wore us out!!!
We all had a fantastic time. Come see us again!!!
Who will be our next visitor???????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

A new friend arrives on the scene!

This week we had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of young Zoe Vanderzanden, age 2 weeks, 1 day. She's full of charm and personality (and hair!) already! Welcome, Zoe!

Let's hope the kids can keep these guys out of trouble...


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Playdate Fun

Anthony had some friends over yesterday. We all had a good time! Anthony made a new friend named Tanner. The boys were okay, but Anthony just couldn't take his eyes off Elise-- can you blame him?!
On a hot day last week, we went to a pool party at Abby's house with Hudson.
It was pretty cool.