Friday, January 30, 2009


Outside the sky drops
white -- sprinkles without stopping.
Eash flake is a petal.
White dust settles
without the slightest sound.
The flakes weave a cover,
crystal lace. The blanket keeps
our Mother in silent wintry grace.

--Written in 2000

This past week brought the season's first significant snow to much of the East Coast. While there were no snowball fights or snow angels this year, Nicolaus got outside for a little bit...though by the look on his face, I think it was a bit too cold for his liking.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

First Laugh

On Monday Nicolaus laughed for the first time and John just happened to catch it on camera. Granted, we are biased, but he has the cutest laugh in the whole world! (You can turn off the music at the bottom of the page to hear him better.)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

2 Months!

I cannot believe Nicolaus is 2 months old already...I swear John and I were just bringing him home from the hospital. He is growing so fast and oh what a big boy he is. He already wears a lot of his 3 month clothes! He smiles big and smiles often, though it is hard to capture on our slow camera. He'll even "talk" to you for a while if you catch him in the early morning or late afternoon/evening. John and I cannot wait to see what milestones this month will bring.