Tuesday, May 27, 2008

This is what Anders thinks of English tea

Today we went to Samovar, one of Sigrid's favorite tea lounges. She had the English tea service, pictured below. If you look carefully, you'll see that Anders is sitting in the background with his tongue out. Apparently he doesn't think much of English tea.

Oh, and just a reminder for the fanatical that my Facebook photo album of Anders gets the odd iPhone photo now and again.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Reading can be tiring

After he's been reading for a while, Anders sometimes just can't keep his eyes open.

A moment with Daddy

Cute stuff.

Anders was tuckered out after a lot of tummy time:

Sunday, May 25, 2008


Sigrid read somewhere that babies like to look at fire. We're all natural-born pyros, I guess.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Hip baby

Anders has gotten some of the coolest hand-me-downs. I mean, just try and tell me he isn't the hippest baby around wearing this jean jacket.

Well, ok, I'll grant that when you're trying to look ultra-cool, wearing cute little knit frog (with bowties!) footies can be a handicap.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Anders is a metronome

I've been told that Anders isn't a doorstop, but maybe he is a metronome.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Bath time

We were bathing Anders in a little basin we got from CPMC, but lately we've been using his super deluxe, extra cool baby tub (one of the many wonderful hand-me-downs we got from friends). I must say it works well.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


We've been using gdiapers lately. They're very cute!

Leaving aside the reusable parts, the diapers are flushable (or, if you prefer, compostable). They're a bit more expensive on a per diaper basis, and we suspect he needs to be changed more often (working hypothesis is that the gel in standard disposables locks wetness away much more tightly than the absorbent crystals that are in the gdiapers). And fitting them is a bit trickier than with standard disposables. So the current theory is to use gdiapers at home in the daytime, using Seventh Generation disposables when we're out and about and at night.

Friday, May 16, 2008

One-month checkup

Anders did very well at his one-month checkup. He was 10 lbs even, 22.5 inches long, and his head was 37.8 cm around. He also got his second hep-B shot. Unlike the first, which he barely noticed, he screamed with great vigor for this one. Little does he realize that at his two-month checkup, he's getting five shots . . .

More chatting (and hiccups and smiles)

Try playing these both at the same time.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

It's hot.

On May 15, 2008, temperatures in San Francisco hit 97°F, hotter than any May 15th on record in SF.

Baby shower, baby delivered!

Not only did we get to go to Bernard and Niya's wedding while in Victoria, we also got to go to Baby Lowe's shower.

Baby Callum came to the shower, too.  Callum is two months old, to Anders's one month.

Gary, father-to-be Michael, and Elizabeth discuss the soon-to-come baby.

Zev and Ella.

Mom-to-be Tracy practices on Anders.

We joked with Tracy that she needed to have the baby soon, since we were leaving in two days. Apparently she took us seriously - she went into labor the next day, and we got to meet Baby Lowe on our way to the airport the day after that!

Niya and Bernard got hitched

Anders was very upset when he heard that Niya was getting married (and not to him!).

He rested on it, and by the morning of the wedding he had decided it was ok, since Bernard is a good guy.

He got dressed up in his wedding outfit.

The wedding was beautiful, as was the reception.  Congrats to Niya and Kofi!

The bride and groom dance with Elizabeth:

Dancing flower girl.

These drummers did the recessional, and also drummed at the reception.

Sigrid was the matron of honor.


Anders was very happy to see his Grammy and Grandpa again. It had been so long!

Planes, trains and automobiles

Ok, no trains, but planes and automobiles, anyway.

After 3+ weeks staying exclusively in San Francisco, Anders ventured into the larger world. He was a model passenger in taxis, cars, and planes for his trip to Victoria.

Here he is, conked out on the plane ride up:

...and here he is, conked out on the plane ride home: