One of Blackbird’s favorites adorns her jack-o-lantern this year.
“Froggy, Daddy. See froggy?” (froggy is a lawn sculpture in the neighborhood) “Um, I’m not sure, sweetie. Where is the froggy?” “Might be down the street?” That, in a nutshell, is how things have changed since one year ago. Blackbird is no longer a little mystery. She’s a little girl. She has opinions, preferences, thoughts, […]
Not a fan of the ocean waves. Big fan of the sand.
Show ’em what you got, kiddo. Nothing can stop you.
Just remember, when she comes barreling through your town…
One year. It’s really not that much, even in one person’s life. There are whole years in my own life from which I probably couldn’t recall one clear moment. And yet, when I look at Blackbird, I am stunned at what one year has brought. Can it have been so little time? Can that little […]
An important date has come and gone: Blackbird has now, officially, spent more time kicking around the outside world, learning and developing, than she did chillin’ in the womb, wedging her little butt into mom’s pelvis. But another date, a very auspicious date, has also arrived. With little ceremony, but great fanfare, Blackbird crossed the […]
Now that I’m a father, I’m taking the long view into account and thinking a lot about how decisions I make now will play out when my daughter is older. Decisions that have long-term effects now have a dual layering I try to be mindful of: one layer is the effect on my life and […]
Blackbird waved yesterday. Three times. She watched us waving hello or goodbye to her, tentatively lifted her arm, then moved it back and forth with a gentle flex of her fingers. Our eighth month has been about these first steps from helpless baby into able and curious child.