Matfield Green - Our first years

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Last days in the bunkhouse

Pat and Bill are making a big push to get us moved into the new house by early October. I've been poking through our possessions, reaquainting myself with things that we've managed to live without for the last year and a half. I have a baby in my arms more often than a camera, so I don't have any good shots of the progress inside the house: Sea Blue concrete countertops poured and stained in place by Pat Moss are the feature that gets the most oohs and ahs.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Enough about Luke - what's Pepper been up to these days?

Why eating and swimming, of course! Not wanting Luke to have all of the attention, three weeks ago Pepper surprised us all by swimming for the first time in her life. The great event took place in our pond.

Luke gets a bottle, Luke get's a bath

Here's one more picture of Luke and his grandma.

Dad gave Luke his first bottle after I received a lesson in pumping from our doula, Bianca. Luke has enjoyed many delicious bottles (most of them served by his Manny, Jim W.) since this fateful day.

This was not Luke's first bath, but it was perhaps his favorite bath so far.

A few photos from the last few weeks

Grandma Donna visited when Luke was 3 weeks old, joining Grandpa Jim, who had been cooking up a delicious storm here at the bunkhouse for 2 weeks.
Laurene and her son Vladimir arrived as the grandparents departed. Luke took an instant liking to them. (I need to find a picture of Vladimir - I know it's in one camera or another.) In this picture Laurene and Luke relax while Pepper examines the flagstones for a trace of food left from last night's grilling.

Valerie arrived from California just last week, just in time to teach Luke the fine art of smiling. (And for Luke to teach Valerie a bit about changing diapers.)