Monday, June 20, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

more firsts

~first time splashing water in the bath
~first time holding pacifier with own hand
~first time sleeping for 5 1/2 hours straight!
~first time sucking on mommy's cheek (hysterical)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

nolan inspires greatness!

many firsts today for nolan - first shots (ouch!), first roll from tummy to back (a 4 month milestone at 2 months!) and first bloomsday! happy bloomsday nolan! down on delancey street, nolan was a great sport. he slept for most of the afternoon and when he wasn't sleeping he was amazingly calm. i had to nurse him just as the blind twins were finishing their sleepy reading from the end of ithaca. when we came out of the museum we passed drucie mcdaniel, who smiled when she saw nolan. after her awe-inspiring performance of molly bloom's soliloquy, she told us that seeing nolan inspired her, since her children are grown and the loss of molly's son is so present in her words. only 2 months old, and already nolan is doing great things!




there's drucie in the background! we also got a picture with her, but it's not such a great shot of nolan, so i will refrain from posting it.

why didn't i think of this until yesterday?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

thomas quasthoff

this morning luca introduced me to the vocal stylings of mr. thomas quasthoff, a star baritone who was born with birth defects due to the infamous thalidomide disaster of the 50's and 60's. he's quite captivating and sings a wide range of music.

here he is with daniel barenboim singing schubert:



performing with bobby mcferrin:



and here is my darling nolan:



crying for wendi tonight and so blessed for my home and my family.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

nolan rainer brasi

i have a new computer and a new son. both are lovely. i may even be ready to start blogging again. we'll see.
with a happy heart,
zoe b.