Monday, May 28, 2007

Goal! The Dream Begins...

Gavin is getting an early start on the pitch -- with no encouragement from Daddy, of course!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A postcard from Gavin's world

The teachers at UW Infant Toddler Center are kind enough to take photos of the kids during the day and so I thought we'd share some snapshots from Gavin's first month or so...

Monday, May 21, 2007

And the shiny mirror-ball trophy goes to...?

Some observers have their theories as to why it's a sensation but, for me, tonight's cameos in the studio audience of "Dancing with the Stars" are an excellent reminder of what is so weird and wonderful about the program: Bruce Jenner! Florence Henderson! Lisa Loeb! Lance Bass! They all love the dancing apparently. I love everything from the gravity-defying costumes to the over-the-top enthusiasm of the hosts who warn us the celebs are about to perform "the most important dance of their lives!" to the nameless back-up singers who perform everything from standards to Michael Jackson on any given night. Screw American Idol, that takes talent. After tonight's performances, my money is on Apolo the Olympian and Joey Fats to move on to the final.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Wisconsin Weekend

We were so lucky to have Gavin's Uncle Chris and Aunt Kathy visit us over the weekend. Don and I managed to take them out on Friday night to The Old Fashioned for a taste of Wisconsin fried cheese curds and their signature cocktails, too. There was a long wait, but trying to solve a riddle from a stranger at the bar helped us kill time (See if you can solve this one: a man lies dead in a field of green, surrounded by 53 bicycles. How did he die?). Chris solved it in about 5 minutes, it took the rest of us awhile!

We hosted our annual Kentucky Derby party on Saturday and Gavin had a great time mingling with guests, especially his Aunt and Uncle! Again, a shout out to Troy for his fabulous mint julep making skills and his rendition of "My Old Kentucky Home." You'll have to take my word for it that people were there, I did not get around to snapping any pics this year.

I just realized it's been a long time since we posted. Things are going well and I am holding up after 2 weeks on the job. I am enjoying the work ... though I still get a lump in my throat after I drop Gavin off, but the way he runs toward me at the end of the day when I pick him up helps me forget the hard parts. He is walking SO well and can get to where he wants to go (toward T-R-O-U-B-L-E) in a hurry : )