Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Bedtime Story, by Calvin

"Once upon a time there were three boys named Calvin, Noah, and Malcolm. They were in the forest when all of a sudden a bear attacked them. So, they all got out their bows and their arrows and they shot that bear. Then they had a meat party. Then their mom said it was time to go home. The end."

Noah: "Calvin, that was awesome."

Thursday, July 16, 2009

what fear looks like

The day before I officially started in residency we made it over to the area theme park and enjoyed some remaining freedom. The whole day Calvin had been talking about riding on the "log fume". We finally made it right before the park closed.

Calvin's expression didn't change for about 20 minutes afterwards. His quote coming off the ride was, "Dad, I don't ever want to do that again. We were falling through the air!" Those six dollars spent on the photo should more than pay off in blackmail in 15 years.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

the best baby in the world, at 3 months

Seriously. Malcolm is my little angel child, I couldn't ask for a better baby.

"slip slide"

The best way to bruise your belly... I can't tell, are they enjoying themselves?

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Apparently, we have a tradition of dragging our children, as infants, to a Cards game.

It was never intentionally done that way, but just in case little Malcolm felt left out, we had to accomodate. Besides, crowded, noisy, dirty baseball stadiums are perfect for tiny babies.

This last game, we snagged amazing seats, right behind the cardinals dugout. Calvin managed to catch the eye of ALBERT PUJOLS who then tossed him a gameball.

Perhaps, the happiest he's been his whole life... the Pujols ball AND cotton candy.


Yes, it is finally official.

the hooding

the fam


our greatest supporters (minus a few sorely missed aunts and uncles)

It feels so good to be finished.

Oh, wait... residency.