Monday, September 29, 2008

A Bloom Weekend...

We've managed over this past weekend to get out and about for a couple of limited outings: on Saturday our midwives celebrated their first year together with a picnic in the park and on Sunday we made it all the way to Third Beach for some early fall sunshine. With the fall leaves changing all over the city it was an absolutely glorious weekend. Amory slept through all of it sadly but there's always another day...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Introducing the Newest Member of Sleep Club...

This is a special post for Dell and Adam; international patrons of the one and only sleep club. At the risk of breaking the first rule of sleep club (nuff, nuff, nuff), and this might be an early call, but young Amory Cormac will take some beating at this game! Notwithstanding his utter indifference to sleeping between the hours of 11pm and 5 in the morning, still this little man averages a very healthy 15 - 18 hours of sleepy time a day. Very imprssive! Obviously he needs all that sleepy time in order to grow these enormous feet! More soon.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Days Comrades!

I swear this little boy has MAGICAL POWERS! Five minutes with him and one forgets all one's worldly worries and unalloyed joy to be sure!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Updates As Promised!

Ray and Bettina have arrived so much joy and excitement with their lovey little grandson. Here are some recent pix.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Introducing Amory Cormac Duff

This little treasure, this piece of a world so fine that I walk and breath with more love inside of me than ever I thought possible, is right now sleeping peacefully next to his equally exhausted mother; a woman for whom I now have no words for praising enough. To see such tenacity and courage and fearless strength manifested with such grace in this magic experience of birth and life makes me feel a little more in awe of her every time I look at her. Andrea and Amory, my loves and family. I know it is awfully pretentious but I was out walking this afternoon running errands thinking about these two treasures and missing them already when this snippet of Romeo and Juliet came into my mind. It seems the perfect way to welcome Amory into the world:

"Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun".

Makes me melt just thinking about him - with all the world in love with night to see this little star.

And no one can deny a new father that!

Friday, September 12, 2008

walking and waiting for the lil nudie

lost lagoon adventures

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Some Very Early Happy Days

Obviously with family on my mind these days with both happy and less serene effects, it seemed fitting to post these wonderful photos of New Zealand in the 1970s - I guess the skivvies and the low-rider trikes give the vintage away! Ye Olde Duff days as Anj calls them...happy memories for sure. This is also a shout out to Allister who is enjoying the last of his buck's night no doubt (or at least the start of a well earned hangover) - I'm so sorry to have missed this Alli but let these photos be a reminder of how much I love you. All the best of course to your beautiful bride-to-be!