Saturday, December 30, 2006

grown up

At work, we have a large book case. It's probably 7 feet high by 5 feet wide. Three years ago I would have admired this well-built case and wished I had it to store my library. Last week, I realized that, laid on its face, the back of it would be a great play table for David's new wooden train set.

Friday, December 29, 2006


We had a great holiday, but not a greatly-documented holiday. Here are a few images worth display.

On Saturday, we Baptized Simon.

Simon's baptism

David with his trains
David playing with his new train set

David with his drill

Gargles? Check. Pants? Um, not so much.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

the secret to happiness

Wow. It is 7:13 am and neither David nor Simon are up. This is amazing, rare, and allows us some alone time--just you and me, Internet. So I can share with you the secret to happiness.

It is a baby that smiles when he sees you.

I don't know what kind of day you are having--it is not even 8:00 yet--but it could already be going pretty lousy and, by 8:00 pm, you could be ready to jump of a bridge. But if you can just get past the bridge and into the house to a baby that breaks into a big gaping drooling grin whenever he focuses his gaze on you, then you are set for another 24 hours at least. Warm, positive energy flow from the smiling mouth of a baby--like a tractor beam from the Death Star--sucking out the bile that builds up because we can't deal with life as well as a baby can.

Later, secret fans