A multimedia extravaganza starring Zeke (born January 2005) and his little sister Talia (born December 2006), lovingly put together by their father!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A quick update

I was out of town for a long conference just before Thanksgiving, and our old Kodak digital camera died, which partially explains the lack of posts. Here are the big developments lately.

First: Zeke's been using the potty pretty regularly and wearing underpants. He likes Thomas the Tank Engine underpants (Thomas has made an appearance here previously).

Second, and even more exciting, Talia's almost walking. I'll try and put some video online soon. She's saying a couple of words, to wit: "cat," "mama," "dog" (I think). Most frequent however are "uh-oh" and "yay." Other than that -- she continues to heal well, and from her behavior you'd never know she was in surgery a month ago.

Home today with two sick kids

One ear infection, one case of pinkeye. Perhaps strangely, I always find myself pleased with the prospect of spending a quiet day at home with the chillunz. Or perhaps not so strangely.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

This morning when we...

This morning when we were getting ready to leave for Day Care, Zeek asked me this question, Daddy do you remember when I had some candy? And I said yes. He said Yeah, that made me feel alot better. listen

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Monday, November 12, 2007

A little late-afternoon fall hike in Valley Forge Park

A little late-afternoon fall hike in Valley Forge NP
Larger versions here. Zeke was absolutely loving it out there. He was finding mushrooms, different colored leaves, and sticks; jumping over things; and generally having a blast.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Healing day eighteen

It's amazing to watch the incision closing up. Parts of it already look like they've scarred over. And she's mostly behaving as if nothing unusual had happened to her.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Just a test of cross-posting

Nothing here to see...

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This morning Zeek want...

This morning Zeek want me to read him a book, I said no, there wasn't time, his answer was, I am not impressed. listen

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Monday, November 05, 2007

This weekend's crop of photos

This morning Heather took Zeke for a walk by the creek. They ended up heading up a fairly steep hill. Zeke came home and said he "walked up a mountain." She took this while they were out.
Zeke walked "up a mountain" today

Now here's Talia, banging on a chair.
Talia pounding on the table

And here's a look at the incision. I took this this morning.
Healing, twelve days after surgery
You can see it's continuing to heal up well -- quick and clean, with no swelling. It doesn't seem to be itchy or anything; she's keeping her hands away from it.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Video diary: Talia playing

This is not a particularly exciting video, unless you happen to know and care that Talia (who's featured) was having her skull sawed apart in surgery only two weeks ago. As you can see here, she's looking good and basically enjoying life.

Friday, November 02, 2007

A couple of recent photos, plus one old one

Not much new to report. Just a few photos. A couple of Talia from the past week:
Talia drumming   1030071813a   Talia with plug
I've been scouring old pictures trying to find two that I can set next to each other so as to make the change in her head shape clear. But so far I haven't found a good pair. I feel like I can see the change, but it's really only obvious from the back.

And two of Zeke:
Zeke with airplane   Zeke watching TV
The first one is actually over three months old, but I forgot I had it and just rediscovered it. The second is from Monday, when he was feeling sick and was allowed to spend a rare hour watching TV. He seemed to enjoy it.

As always, click on the photos for a larger view.