Sunday, January 29, 2012


Every day, I bundle Ferris up in a baby carrier, and we head into the subway, where Ferris alternates between flirting and sleeping. When we exit, we pass restaurants, bars, stores, banks, fantasy shops. Taxis pass us; we pass old women who carry small dogs the way I carry Ferris. How old is your baby? How old is your dog? Oh really, she can cross the street by herself? Ferris can't do that yet.

And some videos, since simply describing Ferris and his good humor would be cheating you.

Naptime, not going so well.

Ferris absolutely adores his daddy. Nick just has to walk into the room to get him smiling and laughing.

As for me, I need to work for my baby giggles.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

That point is now.

We took the 7 month picture on time, so half credit for us! At some point, I just have to admit the blog is now 90% pictures of Ferris, 10% Nick and Erica doing interesting stuff. That point is now. So, here is the fam tooling around New York. We don't go to Times Square often- when we finally did, I had to get some pictures! Ferris seemed enamored with all the lights. Then again, 7 month olds are enamored by everything, aren't they? 30 year olds, not so much.

Remember the good ol' days, when we took a nice photo with 3 people looking at the camera?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

High class problems

The year that I finally buy new snowboots (in advance even!), there is no snow to be found in New York, or even in the Midwest. For the first time in as long as I can remember, Christmas came and went without white. Even so, every day was the coldest day of Ferris's life. Har har har!!

Brown Christmas in Iowa
We saw so many people; it was exhausting and fun carting Ferris from place to place. One of these days I'll get around to organizing and sending the many pictures of Ferris sitting by the tree with people who love him...  but for now, I'll make an exception for Zoey. Little Yokozuna is almost a year old already. She has Veldhouse eyes. Can you believe these eyes glare at Ferris while he innocently gums on her toys?

My favorite, I love that her dress matches the doll's!

Our baby boy is learning out of order: he's been crawling for almost a month, but learned to sit a few days before Christmas, when Nick "took the training wheels off." Like most new skills, he's getting a mix of successes and non-successes under his belt.


This picture makes me laugh and laugh and laugh...

Don't worry, Nick caught him and all was well!

And some outtakes. Homeboy is starting to develop an agenda of his own.

Why yes, yes, it is a Christmas tux!!

We spent New Year's Eve with old friends, and had tons of fun playing games and eating Juicy Lucys. We are blessed to have people who will happily include a 7 month (!) old baby in a New Year's Celebration. Ferris woke up just in time for midnight, and sat by the piano while Erik played "Auld Lang Syne." I'm sad to see such a wonderful year come to an end, but am hopeful that 2012 will be even better.