Thursday, August 5, 2010

Like Mother, Like Son

We can't get over the likeness in these 2 photos: Esperanza, age 7, taken in Colombia in 1993; Frankie, age 1, taken in Taos just last spring.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Our Happy Little "Swinger"

These videos demonstrate why taking Frankie to swing at the park became our favorite activity whenever we were together. He is so obviously delighted, how could we not be as well?

Sweet Slumber

What Grandma could resist capturing this sleeping little "froggy" for posterity?

Our Little Naturalist

Grandpa and Frankie spent lots of time exploring the treasures of the courtyard--grass, leaves, pebbles, stones and sticks. Inexpensive toys, for sure, and all quite fascinating for Frankie!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Grandpa's Favorite Sound

The one "word" or sound which Frankie says over and over again happens to sound very much like "Gram-pa!" This, of course, delights Grandpa Bob who, to his credit, tried very hard to help Frankie learn also to say, "Gram-ma!" By the time we left, Frankie was still very partial to "Gram-pa." (We only managed to record Frankie saying it once in each of these videos, though, so listen carefully--or just watch a video again if you miss it!)

Dancing with our Star

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Play Hard...Sleep Tight

After a busy day of getting re-acquainted with Grandpa and Grandma, and
exploring new toys, snuggling with Mommy is pure bliss!

"Cool" Little Man

On Frankie's first solo outing to the park with Grandpa and Grandma, he seemed to feel a bit tentative--until we put on his "cool" shades. Then, almost as if he thought we couldn't see him behind those "Foster Grants," he seemed to relax and enjoy himself. By late afternoon, when Mom was back from work, he was ready to warm up to us and began to show some of his little personality. (Be sure to check out the video below: "Drumming Up" Frankie's Friendship.)

A Collage of First Birthday Memories

Getting "Gussied Up" for His Big Day

Today (April 18, 2010) is Frankie's FIRST BIRTHDAY--well-begun, in his "birthday suit," and enjoying his morning bath.

Friday, March 5, 2010

This Walking thing is Great!

Even the blanket underfoot doesn't stop him now--

Frankie is on the move!

Maybe puppies have the right idea--
carrying things in their mouths.
The jury is still out on that one!

By jove, I think he's got it all put together--

he can walk, carry, and babble/talk all at the same time!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Look Who's Walking Now!

At 11 months and 7 days, Frankie is truly a little boy on-the-go.
Here he is, taking nine whole, though still a bit wobbly, "first steps."

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Look at him go!

Here are 3 new videos of Frankie, newly crawling, taken during his first Christmas.

Loving this independent feeling!

Watch Out, World!