Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thing One, Thing Two

My dad gave Desmond a stuffed elephant when he was first born. It was originally from my dad and Sandra, but once Dad likened it to the Republican Party mascot, Sandra quickly withdrew her support. :-)

Desmond has become quite attached to the elephant. It's his security toy for sleeping. Every time he sees it, his face lights up and he races to give it a hug or kiss. It's quite cute.

I'm so grateful for something that helps him sleep well, I recently bought a back-up in case tragedy strikes. Desmond took it for a test run and found it acceptable. We may not have our life insurance situation figured out, but at least we've got a back-up elephant.

Until Des gets a competing political mascot, Republicans rule his crib.

Friday, October 16, 2009


Desmond is showing increasing interest in the world around him. He particularly loves animals. It's a lot of fun to watch his face light up when he spots a dog, cat, squirrel, bird, etc.

He's also noticing things on the walls in the house a lot more. It's fun to teach him names of different things in his room. Like fish. Or map. Or fractal.

Oh yeah, did I ever mention we had a fractal blown up into poster size and frames for his room? I think decorating the baby's room is mostly for the parents. So as we prepared for Desmond, I decided that I wanted something that I thought both Desmond and I would find interesting. There's a cool site called Zazzle where you can purchase posters of fractals.

I should probably start working on my explanation of a fractal now...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mini Books

I didn't realize Desmond's birthday cards would be gifts that kept on giving. He "re-reads" them almost every day. He gets so excited about them, I haven't had the heart to pack them away yet. I guess those keepsakes will be a little worse for the wear...but all the more loved!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Happy Thoughts - Part 2

A continuation in the Happy Thoughts series.
  1. Kisses from Desmond
  2. Sharing a good book with a friend
  3. The motion of falling leaves
  4. A good Indigo Girls' song
  5. A yellow sky before a rain
  6. Using local, in-season produce
  7. An unexpected email from a friend
  8. Remembering a dream when you wake up
  9. Freshly scrubbed kitchen floor
  10. Cooking with sharp knives
  11. Sharing beauty of Trig functions
  12. Snuggling with Peter when the weather is cold
  13. Learning about the Church thriving in places of persecution