Tag Archives: Elisabeth in India

Little Elvis

Our friends ask what it’s like having Elisabeth (our 17 year old) in India for 10 months.  Well, she’s been gone for 2 months, but it certainly doesn’t feel like she’s on the other side of the globe.  It feels … Continue reading

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First Day of School

                 Timothy is often good at giving us a second opinion.  And so I return us to the scene of the crime that I mentioned in the last blog entry, when a good friend took Laura, Catherine, Timothy and me … Continue reading

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T for Two

      Timothy loves to ride like Miss Daisy in the jogging stroller.  He digs the forward facing jogger and is able to see and give his opinion of the world in front of him.  Timo and I have an unspoken agreement … Continue reading

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Tan lines

The good news is that Timothy is learning to drink out of a normal cup. The less good news is that the main place he performs his latest trick is in the bathtub and his drink of choice is bathwater.  … Continue reading

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The Horns of Mumbai

One recent breakfast, I was feeding Timothy and grabbed a container of rice cakes. Breaking up a rice cake into small pieces, I sprinkled them onto the tray of his high chair.  Then I looked at the rice cake container.  … Continue reading

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India ahead

I mentioned a few weeks ago that Timothy spends a good portion of his time in two areas — trying to eat and trying NOT to go to sleep.  But I neglected the third leg on that stool – trying … Continue reading

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Pieceful revolution

  I spend a lot of time at coffee places, where I always ask for hot chocolate.  Last week I was at a Caribou and placed my typical order of a small hot chocolate, and asked the server whether anyone … Continue reading

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Online dodgeball

Laura got up with Timothy a few times last night.  He’s got a red, runny nose and is enduring a summer cold, allergies or possibly teething (we’re casting a wide net on this diagnosis).  When he started making noise at … Continue reading

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Paging Dr TRBL

We would not be surprised if Timothy eventually becomes a thoracic surgeon or ear nose and throat doctor.  This boy has such a keen sense of the anatomy of the neck and throat.  If you’re holding him and he’s feeling … Continue reading

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Shake your blog feathers

Note: This is the final blog entry to be posted in both Caring Bridge and here. I owe Caring Bridge a big thanks for providing such a great platform for communicating about Timothy’s early health issues and later about our … Continue reading

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