Thursday, June 26, 2008

Some Gavin moments...

Enjoying a musical performance at his new preschool...

Sharing a hug with Rose, one of his classmates in the Yellow Room...

Stealing Colin's chair when he got up to check the burgers on the grill while we were visiting the Benedicts on Sunday for dinner. Gavin thought this was so funny that he did it twice, of course getting a bigger laugh and milking the moment on the second go-round. He is really showing his sense of humor more and more and enjoys getting us all to join in on the joke.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Baby Sylvia!

We were so lucky to get a quick visit on Sunday morning from Jackie, Indra and their new baby Sylvia (7 weeks old!) on their way back home to Ann Arbor, MI, from visiting family in western Wisconsin.
I even got in on the baby holding and forgot for a moment how floppy the little ones are!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Big Week for the G-Man

It's been a big week at our house, between Gavin starting preschool and me suffering from a wicked bout of the stomach flu (enough said). Gavin managed to come out of this week healthy and mostly happy about his new school, new teachers and new friends. The school sends us daily e-mails and pics, which is an awesome way to keep up with how he is doing...

Friday, June 06, 2008

"Still Swinging, Still Hungry, Keely Smith Keeps the Passion"

“I’d kill right now for a meatball sandwich,” Keely Smith declared from the stage of Birdland on Tuesday evening. Ms. Smith, who has recently acquired the nickname Queen of Swing, has expressed the same craving for meatballs on New York nightclub stages before. Performing clearly stimulates her appetites.

I have an imaginary picture of her chomping down on a sandwich at 4 a.m. in a Las Vegas diner after a marathon performance with Louis Prima in the early-1960s heyday of Sin City. On Tuesday she recalled that Mr. Prima struck her as the handsomest man she had ever seen until they divorced, and then she realized he was ugly.

Some of you may not know our dog, Keely, has a namesake -- resulting a few years ago from a late-night brainstorming session involving our ITunes library.

To learn more about her, read on in a NY Times story found here...

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Building towers...

Gavin had a great visit (and so did we) with Mimi and Grandad last weekend ... Gavin had a really fun time showing them how he can use up all of the Legos.

Official race finish photo!

OK, I really need to stop resting on my laurels (butt) and get moving again!