Saturday, May 30, 2009

fun and games

Crazy 'uncle' Ben sent this mobile to Elijah ages ago and it has recently become one of his most loved, albeit trippiest, entertainments. It features the highest scoring cribbage hand (4 5's and a Jack). Hopefully he will remember this in a cinematic flash-back during a critical cribbage game someday. It also features notable figures in North Carolina history such as Blackbeard and Henry Berry Lowry, the 'Robin Hood of North Carolina'. I guess one might be considered good and the other, evil, but most important is that both have excellently sculptured facial hair so perhaps Elijah will remember that at another critical time in his life. Not your standard mobile, but it is blowing Elijah's mind daily. Thanks, Ben!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Excitable Boy

It may seem as though we've been laying down on the job, but it's just been such a busy, stylish time for boy Elijah and his minders that there's been scant time for blogging. But to quickly recap the last month or so: We went to Kure Beach in NC with Eric, Meredith, Joaquin, and Lucy, and then had our friends Scott, Emily, and Linda visit from NYC. In between those happenings, Lije grew heavier and taller (a backbreaking 11 pounds, 10 ounces, and 24 inches long!) and tried on many new outfits. He's also chattering like a tiny monkey and smiling like a happy drunk. I think he may be just about too heavy for this sling though.

Recent Styles




Back To The Beach
Elijah's first dip in the ocean


Scott, Emily, and Linda VisitThe whole crew. From left: Scott, Mike, Elijah, Abby, Emily, Brendan, Linda, Jeff.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


What can we say, our baby's got good taste in music. All David Allan Coe, all the time.





*Mike is 100% responsible for this post.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

More Cuter

We're having a pretty good morning here on the farm. The garden is in and Lije is becoming a sentient being with an impeccable sense of fashion. Miles of styles. These are some looks he was working Sunday, May 3rd, at about 6:45 AM.

Lucy and Elijah

Current likes: The Sling. Bouncing around. The calypso jam in his playpen. Cooing, moaning, and squealing. Sucking a finger. Clipse's Hell Hath No Fury, The Grateful Dead's Live at the Warehouse, New Orleans, 1/31/70, Mavis Staples's Only For The Lonely.

Current dislikes: Being put down to sleep before his time. Too many layers of clothing. Any funny business or dilly-dallying from Mom or Dad. A bath that is not the proper temperature. Fake-ass, booty-ass rappers.