Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas 2009

Last year 2months old and not really concerned about Christmas. Just feed me and let me go back to sleep. This year was a much different story. A ton of fun getting new toys and books and more. Not quite ready to understand the meaning of Christmas but there is always next year for that. Merry Christmas from our family to yours.
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Piano Fun

The pictures say it all. Oh how I love my piano.
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

I'm dreaming of a sunny Christmas

Well.. in place of a cold white Christmas Patrick and I took a bicycle ride to Zoomars in San Juan Capistrano. Might as well make some good use of this 75F degree weather. It is worth the effort that it takes to ride the hilly 26 mile round trip with the bicycle trailer, Patrick and "the stuff" to see him enjoy one of his favorite locations. Today he moved from the Pony to the larger horse. A little scary but he adjusted and enjoyed it. Feeding the llamas carrots is one of the highlights along with playing with the bunnies. I guess someone should write the song "I'm dreaming of a sunny Christmas"!!!
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Sunday, December 6, 2009


Patrick took his first steps on Monday, November 23 in his room during evening playtime! Jim and I were both surprised by the three steps and did not capture them on camera. We were having too much fun playing with Patrick! But we knew that there would be more steps to come, so we waited for an opportunity to catch Patrick "in the act" of walking. He is still quite cautious and spends more time crawling and cruising, but his confidence is building daily.

What I love to watch is the "thrill of victory and the agony of defeat" present in each walking experience. Patrick gets so excited about getting where he is going that he moves a bit too fast for his legs and topples over in a big heap, sometimes laughing and sometimes crying. I think that adult life is a bit like that; we all must learn to relax, take our time, and not rush to the goal without savoring the process.

Well, that's enough Mommy Philosophy for one day! Enjoy our latest "Walking" video. We hope that you are taking time to enjoy the abundance of precious moments in this Christmas season.

Music and Me

It is fun watching the development of Patrick in the music world. I don't know if he is "advanced" or just "normal" but from a parents point of view it doesn't really matter. It is a joy to know that he loves music and enjoys the piano. It is our desire, being two musicians, to raise a child that appreciates music and maybe even finds an instrument to play or a love for singing and it seems that God has given us that desire. Enjoy the video

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Passage of Time

The passage of time happens quickly, ever when the momemt seems like forever. Enjoy the contrasts from the first year.
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