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.

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