Saturday, November 21, 2009

I'm In Love!

I've been tending Brad.
I love this baby.
He knows how to eat,
and he can really burp.
Papa Ben took this picture.
He loves Bradley, too.
He's a very peaceful baby.
There has been talk that he's not so peaceful at night...
I don't know what that's all about.
He sleeps fine for me...in the day.This is the proud dad.
Sam is training for a half-marathon.
He ran ten miles yesterday,
all the way to University Parkway, up to 9th East,
south to Center, down to University Avenue,
and then 44 blocks home.
He said if he'd taken his cell phone, he'd have
called for a ride from downtown.
Cousin Chris came to visit.
Sam told Chris that he'd been told babies pooped a lot
and that parents didn't get a lot of sleep.
While he admitted that was true,
he said no one told him how satisfying it was
to be up at night with your own baby.Uncle Joe came to visit.
Don't drop him!
Melissa remembers when Joe was Brad's age.I'm going nuts over this baby.
I made him a star bunting.I cooked Thanksgiving dinner yesterday.
It was yummy.
I had pie for breakfast today.
I'm living well right now:
Family, food, fun!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Welcome, Bradley!

Ben and I spent today playing with Bradley.
What a miracle this adoption is for our family.
He was bored with the whole affair...
Phoebe was very curious.
Maybe she was wondering why Bradley's
clothes were changed so often.
New babies have to figure out the basics.
New parents have to figure out the basics, too.
We are concerned that Phoebe is having
big sister issues.
Are you my mommy?
Where's the one with the big ears?
Check it out:
Ben Stephen, Ben Samuel and Bradley Samuel.
Hopefully the swing will mean some
sleep for 2 parents tonight.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Oh Baby!

I have a new grandson.
His name is Bradley.