Sunday, May 24, 2009

Milestone: First Solids!

On May 24th, 2009, we began adding new tastes and textures to Julian's diet.
We started with organic brown rice cereal-- nothing but the best!

Mmm, looks appetizing!

Hey, this isn't milk!

Mom, are you really sure about this??
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Back to Wisconsin

After a week in the city, it was time to return to the pastoral idyll that is Madison in the summer.
Beaches:

"Flowers":

Other babies:

And good old-fashioned outdoor diaper changes:
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NYC IV

Julian feels right at home in the Big Apple:

But then it was time to fly back to Madison:
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NYC III

And family.
(Tall) Uncle Matt and Auntie Marey:

Great-Aunt Marjorie and Grand-Aunt Jeanne, off to Paris soon:

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NYC II

While there, we also got to see friends...
Farzi:

Jen (with Gus, asleep):

Hana and Niko:
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Doctor Daddy

This week, Daddy became Doctor Daddy!
We traveled to NYC once again for the graduation at Columbia.
Julian, Mommy, Grandma Kathy and Grandpa Mark are all so proud:


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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Tickles

Julian is officially ticklish.
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Animals

In a cage (at the zoo):

And on our front lawn (a red-tailed hawk and what was previously a baby bunny, unfortunately):
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Ella's

Another trip to an old Madison favorite:
Ruth's birthday at Ella's Deli. Julian liked the carousel most of all.

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Get me back to Park Slope

Ruth on her birthday, 5/17/2009.


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J'adore

Julian with fair damsel Madelaine Pare, age 4.

The feeling was mutual.
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Party Time

We had a party to celebrate Ruth's birthday, Morgan's PhD, Ruth's MA and Julian's upcoming 6 month birthday.
Morgan vigorously preparing the lawn:

Festive Cake:
Folks partaking of a potluck feast:

Multitude of kids:
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Julian Sits on his Own!

OK, this wasn't the first time, but it was the first time he sat for a while in front of the camera. Way to go, buddy!!!
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Adventures

Unfortunately, Julian had to pay a few visits to the doctor this week (turns out he has an ear infection on top of his cold). But he made the most of it by playing the the paper:

Bath time was especially fun this week:

As was a trip downtown to meet Jamuna of the Nepali restaurant Himal Chuli, who cared for Ruth and her brother as small children many many years ago:
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