Here are some pix from our trip to Palm Springs this weekend. On friday we visited the Palm Springs World War II Air museum. It contains many WWII vintage planes, all of which still fly, and lots of other memorabilia. Many veterans work as docents to answer your questions or admire your baby. Molli even got to go inside a B-17 "Superfortress." It was awesome.
The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing and ejoying Sean:
Tonight we took Sean out on our daily walk facing forward in the Baby Bjorn, Dr. Evil style. He's staying awake on our walks a lot longer and really looking hard at things. He can't wait for the full moon tomorrow. His latest thing is that he found his hand, and he loves looking intently at it and then shoving it in his mouth and slobbering all over it. Pretty soon he'll be driving!!! Luckily he has the greatest mom in the world to watch over him and make sure he doesn't swallow his arm.
Tonight we went to Manhattan Beach for the annual Xmas fireworks show. It was a lot of fun and Sean got to meet many new admirers. As you can see above, he really seemed to enjoy the fireworks, for awhile at least.
Yesterday we went to a nice barbeque in honor of my old roommate Doug Arellanes where we got to meet his very charming daughter Joesephina.
After offering everyone cookies, there were still some left. What else to do but sit down for a nice meal?
Matt revealed his hidden talent as a baby charmer, nearly instantly lulling Sean to sleep.
posted by Greg 11:01 PM
We went to a reunion of our Bradley class today. Pictured above, left to right, are Sean, Sophia, Emerson, Harry, Colette, Leopold, and Sophia. It was a blast for everyone involved.
PS: Happy Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day!
posted by Greg 5:39 PM
Friday, December 06, 2002
We took Sean (and his friend Spido Buggins) to see his new pediatrician today, Dr. Fleiss. He's a pro attatchment parenting doctor who's written books about children's sleep patterns and arguing against circumcision. Plus he's right here in Los Feliz. Sean is nice and healthy, weighing in at 11 pounds, 13 ounces and measuring 23 and 3/4 inches. The Dr. told Molli she was doing great and took the time to answer all our questions. Both the nurse and Dr. said he favors his dad and refered to him as "a chip off the old block." I haven't written about this much because it's hard to without sounding corny, but being a dad is the greatest thing ever. It totally changes the way you look at the world. You see everything through your child's perspective, and get to experience things for the fist time totally innocently. It also gives meaning to your life that was never there before. The answers to questions about the meaning of life or my purpose here on the planet are completely answered when I look into his eyes. And when he smiles at you, it's the greatest feeling in the world.
posted by Greg 12:18 PM