March 22, 2010
March 17, 2010
note the house for scale
One of Finn's latest drawings. See them all at supermongous.com.
March 15, 2010
Finn with his best girl, Ruby. Don't they look alike?
UPDATE: When I asked Finn what it was about Ruby that made them such good friends, he said, "She's just like me. She has a little brother, lives down the street. And she can spell her last name."
March 13, 2010
Eva and Cormac
Here's a photo of Cormac with his sweet nanny, Eva. As I mentioned earlier, Cormac shares the wonderful Eva with his little friend, Colin. Colin was on vacation this week, so Cormac reveled in the one-on-one attention. The weather was spring-like, so they went to the zoo, the children's museum, and the library for story time. Eva took photos and emailed them to me throughout the day so I could see what she was doing.
Eva really is an exceptional all-around person, and we are super lucky to have her to work for us. Possessing the patience of a saint, she has the ability to seemingly effortlessly wrangle two babies at once. (Hats off for that one, as I can barely handle one at a time.) But she also has all these amazing talents that we're just discovering. She's a great artist, and does these amazing drawings of animals and cartoon characters for the boys. (Which we use to decorate the playroom.) Her cooking is sublime,, and when she has time, she will make something like sweet mole enchiladas with guacamole and rice, which just might be my new favorite dish. And we just found out that she used to play semi-professional soccer.
Eva's best endorsement comes directly from Cormac, who absolutely lights up when he sees her, and loves spending time with her. He even cries when he has to say goodbye, which ordinarily might bother me some. But it's OK because I totally get it.
March 09, 2010
Here's another photo my Dad sent me of Cormac. So, he's a couple months younger here. But how cute is he? He's got a little more hair right now, but that's about it.
He has been toddling around the house for days saying, incessantly, "Mama. MA-MA! MAAAAAMAAAAAAA! Mooommmmmyyyyy!" And then pointing to various things he can't have. And he's calling everyone Mommy, including Santos the dog. (Whom he also calls Mom-tos or dog-tos.)
March 07, 2010
Kalamazoo Visit (last October)
I just got these photos from my Dad--last October, we went up to Kalamazoo to visit him, my grandparents, and my aunt's family. It's so great to have the boys spend time with my grandparents, whom I so fondly remember visiting when I was a kid.
We spent the entire afternoon at their apartment. At one point, my grandpa got a call. He said, "I'm going to have to call you back, because there is something very special happening right now. There are grandchildren--and great grandchildren here! In fact, they're all over the floor."
March 02, 2010
This is Cormac with his buddy, Colin. Cormac and Colin share more than just the first two letters of their names. These guys are together four days a week with our wonderful nanny, Eva.
Don't they look like they're the same age? Actually, Colin is six months younger than Cormac. Which makes him a hoss because Cormac is pretty beefy himself.