Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Oh, but he looks so peaceful here.

This was in the big hotel bed of the Fairfield Inn in lovely Newark, NJ, several hours after a night poop (4:30am-ish), followed by full-volume screaming while soaking his pj's with pee as I groggily changed him. Sorry, hotel neighbors.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Jeni and the upside-down futon

We spent the last weekend in and around Jersey City, helping my sister get settled into her new apartment there. Zach got to hang out with his cousin Jeni, who starts kindergarten next week (!). When she wasn't baking us play-doh cookies, she entertained Zach in the upside-down futon and bedding (straight off the moving truck - not yet in place), not seeming to notice that it was about 90 degrees without the extra blankets.

Partners in crime?

Zach, while entertained, still wanted to grab an ear, or at least some of those fun curls.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bon Appetit

Oh, the irony... he'll chew on a magazine about food, but not actual food - other than cereal. (Though, honestly, he's not particular about the content, and yes, the magazine was taken away from him after the photo was taken.)

I'm beginning to think I should've temorarily renamed this blog "we are what I eat."

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Holy Hawaiian, Xander!

Seriously, that's a lot of Hawaiian pattern going on. (photo credit goes to Josh, though I think I deserve some credit for tossing Zach's hat on to go with this great shirt...and blanket. But seriously, he was in direct sunlight).

See also:

Oh, and for a few more pics of the Rhode Island BBQ Event (for download etc.), I've posted more here:

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Class Photo (with Mickey)

Just when you thought you were losing track of all the babies... here's the latest assembly, at Koo's birthday bbq in Rhode Island on Saturday:

Josie, Bella (who we just met - she's Zach's age), Zach, Ryan, Lilia and Xander. Under Ryan is Mickey, visiting from the west coast, and not scared off by all the little ones, talk about pumping techniques, dirty diapers, etc. Jeremy had to lunge for Xander as he wanted to squirm off the couch.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Mini Milliken

The newest baby on the block, Lucas - just over a week old, and sooooo tiny, and cute!

Congratulations and good luck to Cate and Jamie! And thanks for letting us come by to meet him.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


Every now and then I get a picture I like of Zach. ( The odds are decent, considering the amount we take.) A photo that resembles him, I mean, since the smiley pictures tend to look deranged, even though the smile in "real life" is charming. And he gains a few extra chins in when we prop him up in a chair (I swear, they're not always there).

So, here's what he looks like these days:

And, since I have no real reason for posting this picture, other than a baby update, here are some other updates:

Mobility: He rolled over from his back yesterday. He'd been doing the front thing for a little while, so I guess we don't have to worry about him getting stuck. Is it normal to screech like a little girl while hoisting himself over? Anyhow, so much for that honeymoon phase of immobility.

Food: likes his rice cereal. Hates just about everything else. Unless a pre-eaten ear of corn can be counted, which he went to town on.

Sleep: he's sleeping well in his crib these days. Which is great! However, he wakes up a little bit earlier each morning...moving backwards from 7 towards 5. It sucks. Heather, Steve, I feel your pain, as I also am not a morning person.

Hair: it's getting long enough to part. I was worried - since mine didn't grow in till I was about 3, I'm told. Which was especially unflattering, seeing as I'm a girl.