Friday, August 19, 2011

Walking and Running

Dear JJ,

Little by little you went from crawling, to pulling up, and now you are walking- and running! Still a bit wobbly- still walk like a drunken sailor, but you have gone from preferring to crawl to preferring to walk- and if I chase you then you run, and laugh. The best part is when you walk next to me you like grabbing my hand and holding it.

Still the traveler - with over 40,000 miles - you have gone from an infant to a toddler- with more mobility in the seats.  So much so we opened a new blog .

In my clinic the other day a patient brought her son- we spent some time chatting about our children- and one thing I never new before I met you - I really like kids.

Son, you have opened the hearts of your mom and I. Our life is so much better because you are in it.



Standing like the big boy you are playing leggos

Mr. JJ at Le Pigeon in Portland, OR

Grandma wants to make sure you are ok

The windows are interesting

Big Jets - for our frequent flier

Friday, August 5, 2011


Dear JJ,

 You love it when we read to you!  You grab a book- scamper onto my lap-  and sit there as I read it to you. No matter how many times you've read it- you like it.

Some of your favorites - Good night Moon - and Wheels on the bus.  Of course with Wheels on the Bus your dad has to sing it- and when we get to the part where "the people on the bus go up and down.." my knee goes up and down (and if it doesn't you start it for me).

You like turning pages- and seeing books where you move flaps and see things beneath them.

I hope to always read to you- for as long as you will let me. Because reading means you are sitting on my lap- close and comfortable, and I can sneak a kiss onto your head.  I think you like it too.

Food facials

Its getting to where you eat what we eat. Your cupboard is getting empty
Love Dad