Happy Birthday Jack!! It's hard to believe it's been a whole year since Jack was born.
He's quite a guy to hang out with now - he's walking, laughing and smiling like you wouldn't believe. He always wakes up with a smile on his face too - quite the opposite of his big sister.
I'd post a recent picture, but I killed my PowerBook last week, where all our pictures are stored. In the meantime, here's a video of him walking from last week.
Happy Birthday Julie! Today we're loving life: Julie got to sleep 'til noon and now everyone is relaxing in the pool. Tonight the party starts at 7:00. Florida is beautiful this time of year.
After working long hours last week, it was nice to have a weekend of relaxing and playing with the kids. Julie to Vegas on Friday night and returned Saturday night - so I had the kids solo for 24 hours. Saturday morning, I took them to Tiny Town where fun was had by all. Today, we took Jack on his first bike ride. Below are some pics from the events.
Jack's been scootching around for a couple of weeks now. Tonight he decided it was time to start using his knees - and lo and behold - he's now a crawler! Good stuff little man.
Jack in his scootching days
On related note, I showed Julie that today (05.05.05) only happens once in 7000 years - she responded with "yeah, well Jack will only crawl once ever."
Aunt Kay was a wonderful woman that we all loved and admired - she will be missed.
Katherine Ethel Raible Moore Patterson, age 93 of Joplin, passed away at 7:20 p.m. Friday, February 25, 2005 at Joplin Healthcare Center.
Born September 19, 1911 in Joplin, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Elizabeth Cronn Raible. For a time she attended Ozark Westeyan College in Carthage. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church.
She married Fred R. Moore on October 16, 1943. He preceded her in death on June 23, 1971. While they lived in Bisbee, Arizona she worked at the Bank of Bisbee. There in Bisbee she enjoyed horseback riding and tending to her flowers. From Bisbee they moved to Watsonville, California where she was employed by the Ford Department Store for 10 years.
She married Robert Patterson on April 10, 1986. He preceded her on March 11, 1987. Kay and Robert first met when they were students at Galena High School.
For 5 years she lived with her brother, Joseph, in Beacon, NY where they donated time at Castle Point Veteran?s Hospital. She was also active with the Beacon Hospital Auxiliary.
Survivors include a niece, Mary Cooper of Beacon, NY; two nephews, James Raible of Wappengers, NY, Joe Raible of Salem, OR; cousins, Betty Townsend of Salinas, CA, Helen Marlo of Bisbee, AZ, Mart Christie of West Hills, CA, Sue Pench of Ventura, CA; stepsons, Robert E. and Richard E. Patterson.
Funeral services will be held at Parker Mortuary Chapel at 1:30 PM on Wednesday March 3rd with Leonard Moffett officiating. Interment will be at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Please send donations to the National Breast Cancer Fund.
Just like last year, we went and had Christmas pictures taken this week. Here's a snapshot of the whole family. Kiddie Kandids is the place to go - you can actually pick out and leave with your photos 15 minutes after they're taken. You can also order copies online.
It's Indian Summer in Denver. Read the full story or click on any of the pics below to zoom in.
We've all make it home safe and sound. This birth was pretty easy compared to Abbie's. We left for the hospital at 8:15 pm and Jack was born shortly after midnight. Julie was a champ - two pushes and he was out! Julie's mom and sister flew in so we've been having a great time with all the family around. Life is great in Denver right now.
The Whole Family
Yesterday, Abbie I went on a hike in the Denver foothills. Here's a cute picture from my new little hiking buddy.
You can read more about our trip on raibledesigns.com.
Thanks for being such a great friend and father Pappy! You continue to amaze me with your knowledge of history and your perception on life. Our trip back from San Diego was a blast and I can't wait until you, Mom and Kalin come out to Denver for my birthday next month.
Below is a recent picture of Abbie - I sure am a proud Papa!
Today is Julie and I's 4-year anniversary. It's hard to believe that 4 years has gone by so fast. That's part of the reason I started this weblog - so I'd be able to document my life and know exactly what I was thinking on a certain date. Unfortunately, if I look back, I'll probably just see that (most of the time), a new Hibernate release came out. ;-)
I couldn't ask for a better wife or mother of my children. She really is the one for me and I couldn't be a luckier guy. Just for kicks, here's a picture on our wedding day. The funny thing is the picture is from exactly 4 years, 15 minutes ago. We got married at 5 p.m. EDT, and I suspect this picture was taken around 5:45. We'll be celebrating tonight with a babysitter and a nice dinner out.
Happy Birthday sis!! Make the Luck o' the Irish bless you all day long...
Last weekend, we headed to Tucson, Arizona to visit Mary and Judy. Here are some good pics from the trip - and one of Abbie with her new kitty.
Saguaro National Park
Abbie giving Zoe a kiss