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Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Kinder, Gentler Bathtime

William's first bath experiences (click to remember) were less than relaxing for all involved! It is now one of his favorite parts of the daily routine. Quiet coos and smiles have replaced his deafening cries -- if you listen carefully, you can even hear the clanking of daddy eating cereal in the next room.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

Aunt Jill bought William's dapper cap as soon as she found out we had a boy. She saved it for a special, first Father's Day. Lots of excitement ensued when we opened up the unexpected package last week. Thank you, Aunt Jill!

Daddy and William go together like khaki and blue.

As a Father's Day treat, William chose today to roll over onto his belly for the first time. We were getting ready for church and William was on his jungle play mat. Instead of the usual crying episode that goes with being on his tummy, he enjoyed his new vantage point and stuffed the elephant's ear into his mouth, crunching away. Pretty soon he will be crawling all over the place . . .

A special thanks to Maureen Mantel for her top notch camera work.

An Evening With Uncle Josh

On June 4th, Uncle Josh came over for a visit (we are a little late in getting these pictures up -- sorry Unk). We turned up the music and Uncle Josh (a music teacher) played rhythm games with William. There was a great deal of shaking, rattling, and bouncing by everyone present as we listened and moved to everything from Bach to Sousa to Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals to American folk music -- anything that had a strong beat. Fun was had by all. Uncle Josh went home exhausted.

Uncle Josh thought that William was having too much fun playing with his rattle -- so he joined in too!

Kicking to the rhythm.

All tuckered out!