What’s been happening?  We’ve been slow on putting things up – mostly because we’ve repeatedly forgotten to add photos to the computer!

Earlier this month, Evan, Tara, and Madison came to meet Basil.  Basil is Madison’s only cousin, and she is the first (of two) that he’s met.  We really enjoyed seeing them together and hanging out with Evan and Tara again.  Thank you so much for taking the trip up to Chicago.

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We look forward to seeing them in Mom and Dad’s new house at Christmas.


On the 20th was Elizabeth’s birthday.  I had tried arranging some babysitting, but she wasn’t yet comfortable with that, so we ended up taking Basil with us to Nuevo Leon in Pilsen.  Later in the week we had Claire and Mark over for dinner and practiced leaving Basil with someone just long enough to get some dessert at the Florian Café.  Elizabeth had a vanilla milkshake and mine was Moose Tracks.  I had lots of fun, and Elizabeth pretended to, as well!  When we returned, Basil was indeed still intact, as was the house, and our dear friends had not only cared for our son but washed the dishes, too!  Thanks, friends.

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In Basil News, he has begun training for a new Guinness Record – hand eating / mouth stuffing.

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He has also been increasing standing time and tummy time along with expected cuteness increases.

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He’s also greatly increased his vocalizing and we think he has begun giggling occasionally with his frequent smiles.  Unfortunately, you’ll just have to imagine the sound with these pictures.

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Over and out!



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3 Responses to “Update”

  1. yia-yia brooke Says:

    aahh…I loved Madison with her cousin. She is so beautiful and looks so grown up. Basil standing, just blew me away. I have to find one pic of Basil to finish my family framed composite. The smiling one or the one with all three are good. Or maybe I’ll wait till holiday. I have more house pics I’ll load soon.

  2. Claire Says:

    Ahahah, I caught the update within a couple hours. Lizzy looks super-super cute and happy in the picture of all three. Basil is so enviably photogenic.

  3. YiaYia Margie Says:

    What fun Madison and Basil were having during their recent Cousin Time. We are looking forward to the visit with his California Cousin in November. I thought that Madison looked so mature and capable with him. She also resembles Rhyse and Amy Peterson quite a bit. Elizabeth you must learn to thoroughly enjoy dates with such wonderful caregivers in charge. Thanks for the great pictorial update. YiaYia Margie

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