Sunday, May 30, 2010

Featuring Brixton

Brixton, also known as Bricky, Brixie, or B. Monkey. (Unity tries to call him "Hammy" but I'm not endorsing it.) He wears his sisters old hand-me-downs, but he's just doing his own Mr. Mellow thing. Growing a tooth, eating carrots. Falling asleep at a busy restaurant. All in a days play.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


"People talk about the happy quiet that can exist between two loves, but this, too, was great; sitting between his sister and his brother, saying nothing, eating. Before the world existed, before it was populated, and before there were wars and jobs and colleges and movies and clothes and opinions and foreign travel -- before all of these things there had been only one person, Zora, and only one place: a tent in the living room made from chairs and bed-sheets. After a few years, Levi arrived; space was made for him; it was as if he had always been. Looking at them both now, Jerome found himself in their finger joints and neat conch ears, in their long legs and wild curls. He heard himself in their partial lisps caused by puffy tongues vibrating against slightly noticeable buckteeth. He did not consider if or how or why he loved them. They were just love: they were the first evidence he ever had of love, and they would be the last confirmation of love when everything else fell away."
— Zadie Smith (On Beauty)

So far behind...

So I have a lot of catching up to do. I guess that's what happens when you have a birthday, and then mother's day, and a birthday party, and then another birthday and then another. And then the baby starts sitting up. So here are some shots of Zoren's party, where Chris gave Cooper a lift, the kids found some _fascinating_ ants, and Brixton sat up all by himself!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Of Interest to Polly - Happy Birthday!

Here is a birthday gift for Polly.

Playing around with Excel & the Social Security Administration baby name data reveals:

Monday, May 03, 2010

Two Megans

Here's our friend Megan B hanging with the kids and some photos from Reuben's birthday party, including his mama (Megan W)'s amazing garden.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Visiting with Grandma Ann

We had a wonderful visit with Grandma Ann last week.  Unfortunately, we didn't take many pictures at all, but this one is pretty illustrative of how the week went. Grandma Ann had a small shadow following her around wherever she went and asking lots of questions.  What a wonderful time!