Sunday, April 26, 2009

William's Baptism

William was baptized on March 29th and I've finally found some time to put up some pictures for those of you who missed it! These were all taken by my grandfather . . .

He was baptized at our parish, the Cathedral of St. Paul. We were lucky to have several family members fly in from both coasts to help us celebrate. The godfather is Brett, our dear friend from DC and it was great to give him a good excuse to come visit us!

Ben entertained everyone at the party afterward with one of his amazing Kapla creations. I'm not sure this toy will ever get used once we move away from Ben.

Yes, my baby adores me . . .

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The happiest baby on the block

Here are a few from the series of shots I tried to get of William's first smiles. These are probably two weeks old, now. I really can't slack off if I want to blog about a tiny baby. He changes so fast! William is doing well. He continues to be our easiest baby by far. I like to think it's because I'm such a great mother now but I suppose his temperament could have something to do with it.

This and that . . .

What we do for fun on the fifth of April here in Minnesota:

You might think that building snowmen would be boring after five straight months of winter but the rest of the winter was so cold that the snow would never pack into balls. The kids put this together (with some help, I gather) while I made breakfast this morning. Then they knocked him down. And he'll probably be gone in a day or two. The extended forecast is starting to look up later this week and I'm hoping that we will finally have real spring. It's been sort of fun to note that it is almost always twenty to thirty degrees warmer in the city we're moving to than it is here.

And speaking of moving, I was trying to take some pictures of William's smiles while holding him the other day (those pictures to follow . . .) and accidentally caught this shot into our dining room.

I know I never got around to posting pictures of our house and I wish I had because it really is beautiful. I thought this one really captured it. Our lovely old house with all the built in glass-front cupboards and dark woodwork is one thing I will definitely miss about Minnesota. I think I'm posting this picture more for my benefit :)