Hello Everyone

Won’t you please share that coffee with me, Mommy?






I like the snow better this year.


Do you like my green sled?



Baby D has been enjoying life, and he hopes you have been, too!



Updated Photos of Baby D

It has been quite a while since I have posted anything. Baby D is practically grown up.

Baby D is now responsible for retrieving his own milk.

He also has given up the potty for the privy.


He even keeps his own garden.


Even practically grown-up babies need a bath!


Baby D and the Big Boy Potty

Do you mind, mom? Can’t a baby get some privacy? I havn’t even put away my toys! The room is a mess! Why do you insist upon embarrassing me?



Busy Busy Boy


Good morning, blue eyes!


Where are you off to?


No time to talk, mom.


I have to see a man about a horse.

 Baby D wishes everyone a lovely day!


Baby D Wishes You A Merry Christmas

Outfit Courtesy of Grandma J


Baby D as Baby Jesus in a Christmas Pageant


Does Santa need a helper?


Pajamas courtesy of Grandma L.

 Baby D hopes your Christmas is filled with love and laughter!

What Is this “Santa”?

Today Baby D met Santa for the first time. He did not cry, but did appear to wonder what this strange looking person was all about. Perhaps he was thinking “I’ve heard the song. You see me when I’m sleeping? You know when I’m awake? I’ve got my eye on you, Santa”. He also got to see Cousin S, who was portraying the Ice Princess at the north pole display. She looked lovely in her gown!

Drinking From a Glass is Hilarious

Baby D now sips water from a small glass while I hold it for him. He really enjoys drinking from a glass. The process goes something like this:

1. Sip

2. Belly Laugh

3. Reach for Glass

4. Repeat Process

The laugh is priceless– such joy at discovering something new. I never realized drinking water could be so funny! This is also a Montessori concept. In Montessori babies drink from a small glass that at first is held by the parent and eventually can be used independently by the child. “Sippy” cups are discouraged since they can be carried around and knocked over with no spills. The idea is that by trusting the child with a real drinking glass the child learns to use it carefully and develops in self respect.

Baby D, Investment Advisor

I suggest putting all your assets in apples, peas, and milk.


Those office parties...


A full day of work sure makes a guy tired!

Gobble Gobble! Baby Butterball Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving



This is the costume Baby D wore to cheer on Daddy, Auntie K, Uncle G, and 16,000 other runners in a Thanksgiving Day Road Race today. Forget the stuffing and potatoes, serve this adorable turkey with hugs and kisses! Happy Thanksgiving!


What Baby D Has Been Doing Lately

Baby D continues to grow, and he seems to do something new eery day. We have not been doing words as consistently as we were, but we will get back to that soon. He still uses the potty regularly. He is about ready to graduate from the infant potty bowl to one that he can sit on by himself. We read every day, and he tries to eat the books every day. Thankfully he has not succeeded in making a meal of his reading material yet. Here is a look back at the past few weeks in the life of Baby D:



My first Pumpkin! I'm not impressed.



I can get the toys out of the basket by myself.



Sitting in boxes is fun.



My first snow! I'm not sure about this...



Nope, I don't like this.



Help me.



This, at least, is better than the sled.



My first Halloween! A loveable lion. Roar!

Stay tuned for photos from Auntie K’s wedding, where Baby D will wear a tiny tuxedo. Watch out ladies, here he comes!