Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Lucy is stuck in a very awkward social stage in which is she is unable to make friends. If they are smaller than her, she feels the need to open her mouth wide on approach, scaring the little ones. If they are bigger than her, she stares hard, making more developed ones feel uncomfortable. Poor isolated girl with a doting mom. Sounds like the making of a Lifetime movie.
That said, she was excited to meet our dear friends from Medford's little one. Denali is so lovely and we are optimistic that with time bosom buddies may be made.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

One Fish Two Fish

Yellow Fish...
Lucy LOVED swimming!
Our first week of summer, while atypical of the lazy summer days preLucy, has been lovely. By the numbers...
Novels read: 0
Board books read: 35
Magazines finished: 1
Magazines chewed, crumpled, destroyed: 6
Mornings spent sleeping in: 1.5 (thanks Mike!)
Early mornings spent cuddling a baby who rarely cuddles: 5

Plus experiencing a plethora of new activities, foods, and sounds. Absolutely lovely.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Zoo Baby

Guess what Lucy's favorite animal was.
Not the giraffe
Nor the zebra
It was the other kids that Lucy couldn't take her eyes off of.
I guess that old joke about the animals being entertained by the patrons is true for babies too.

Happy 28

Mike turned 28. What a great guy!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Sun is Out

and Lucy is all over it!

Friday, June 18, 2010

What Lucy Learned

For months Megan has been researching what a five month old is able to do in preparation for her week here. When she got here she was bound and determined to teach Lucy to crawl. After all, she was the one who taught Lucy to roll over. Crawling didn't quite happen but here are some of the things Megan did teach Lucy.

How to swing
(Probably Lucy's favorite thing ever)
How to pull off bows bigger than her head (well, almost pull off)
How to hold her own bottle

How to pick the most delicious strawberries
How to fear the wrath of Jen ..."If you sunburn my baby..."
How to show a little sass to get what you want
How to use your big toe as a pacifier
How to keep a secret..."Shhh! don't tell mom I fed you watermelon" (and cookie dough)
But then, it would seem that Lucy already learned that skill from Grandma Curtis..."Shhh! Don't tell your dad you were watching t.v." (and "Entertainment Tonight" at that)

Last Day of Class

Lucy is more than ready for high school. She loves visiting for lunch and catching a few minutes of IB Junior English. Translation: she loves all of the attention she gets when a group of teenagers stare at her. Now for summertime!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

It Takes a Village

It has been such a positive experience having family surround us as we raise little Lucy. Some days it is a grandparent being here to care for Lucy while we work. Other days it is an aunt singing Lucy to sleep over Skype. Still other times it is a different aunt cooing and bathing our baby girl in kisses and smiles. Thank you to everyone who has made up our village.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Five Months Old

Five Months
Four Months
Three Months
Two Months
One Month

This girl is so fabulous. New this month: a little white poking out of the gums, a giggle that is turning into a laugh, scooting, maintaining a sitting position, eating some new foods. Not new this month: ability to draw lots of attention, cute smiles, loud burps, affinity for dressing up, having lots to say, sleeping all night, squirming out of cuddles.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Funny Face

Eating "solids" is a new thing. She makes me laugh out loud. Every single time.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

My Little Reader

I love teaching 100 plus students every day about the power of literature, but nothing is quite so exhilarating as watching my own little one with a book.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

For Grandpa Curtis

After raising four girls, my dad has a thing or two to say about female fashion.
1. If you have fair skin, like his own daughters, wear red. Lots of it.
2. If you are under 13, wear pigtails. All the time.
3. If you are a baby, you must own a sailor dress.

Thanks for all the fashion forwardness, dad!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Crater Lake

We took an impromptu trip to Crater Lake while staying in Sun River and even though the drive was a little longer than we thought, the end view was well worth it. What a gorgeous place.