News Year’s Eve

December 31st, 2005 by Joyce

I’m wearing shorts and a tanktop; it must be New Year’s Eve in Houston. Carmen is asleep, David is asleep, Matt is asleep, the cat is asleep. Dogs are parking, fireworks are popping, and a Tejano boom-boom-boom fills out the soundscape. I’m sitting here thinking about 2005 and 2006 and if Carmen will stay asleep […]

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Easy as Pie

December 29th, 2005 by Joyce

Frequently when we are out and about with the babies, people take the liberty of making the kinds of comments that we are not supposed to hear, but that we do, anyway. Our first trip to the Galleria, I heard “Wowzers!” from a 30-something daddy type when he noticed both Matt and I carrying tiny […]

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Merry Christmas 2005

December 26th, 2005 by Joyce

A theme for this Christmas: Not American Colonial or Glam (who, us?) or Grinch (definitely not us!); this Christmas was about movement. Movement that C&D have been waiting 11 months to achieve: standing and kneeling, bending and climbing, crawling and rocking, pushing and pulling, grabbing and giving. We can’t just plop a baby on a […]

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Christmas Eve

December 24th, 2005 by Joyce

This morning after such a full and exciting Friday we all slept in until 7:30. When we woke up we put on our hats and drove to the Kroger to get a few basics for the weekend like salad and salsa and tortilla chips. It had been so long since I had shopped at a […]

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A Big 11-Monthday

December 23rd, 2005 by Joyce

Today we visited Maxine Johnston (right) and Ann Roberts in the Big Thicket town of Batson. What a wonderful visit. We talked and ate lunch and played with babies and then talked some more. We also got to meet Lorraine Bonney. Maxine took more and better pictures, I think, but here is one from my […]

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Babies Everywhere

December 22nd, 2005 by Joyce

Playing at home. Visit with Brooke. Carmen clapping. They’ve both been “clapping” by slapping their hand against ours (a “five,” basically) for a while now; nice to see that Carmen figured out that clapping is something she can also do on her own.Edited the code so now the video should work. I just noticed her […]

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Oh, the places we’ll go!

December 21st, 2005 by Joyce

Over the weekend a happy little synapse activated in David’s brain, and he realized that he could crawl right out the living room, down the hall, and then make a right and wind up in the kitchen. And then he could make another right and wind up in the office/dining room, and then back into […]

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