Friday, May 29, 2009

Has it Really been Three Years?

My, how Dennis Jack Bertram has changed since he entered the world on my dad's birthday three years ago. Back then, his only concerns were nursing, sleeping and being held. Now, he thinks about birthday gifts, his favorite videos, and cake. When Bridget wished him a happy birthday this morning, he went to the refrigerator, opened it, then started crying because his birthday cake wasn't in it. After hearing a few explanations about how I hadn't made his cake yet, he finally let himself be distracted by breakfast.

Happy birthday, Jack. You certainly keep life around here lively, and we all love you very much.

Photos taken 5/31/06 and 5/22/09

Monday, May 25, 2009

A Tight Squeeze

There wasn't a lot of room on Dennis's leather chaise for Jack, the baby and me, but it was comfortable enough for Jack to fall asleep and stay asleep for an hour or more.

Photo taken by Luke on 5/24/09

Friday, May 22, 2009

A Cut Above (the Shoulders)

Last week, I was able to talk Bridget into letting me cut her hair. We both love the results.

Photos taken 5/22/09

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Preparing for the New with the Old

With my due date drawing near, it was time to wash and dry the baby clothes, fold them and put them into the baby dresser, which Dennis and his Dad moved upstairs to the master bedroom last weekend. My sister bought that dresser for us a couple of months before Luke was born. Each of the five kids have gotten diapered and dressed there. The Beatrix Potter play socks were a shower gift when I was expecting Luke, and many of the clothes were acquired as gifts before he arrived. My mom made the crocheted blanket on top, and the one beneath it was a gift from Sister Mary, archivist for the Archdiocese of Denver, who worked down the hall from me until I left the Pastoral Center to care for my firstborn.

Photos taken 5/15/09

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Blue Eyes and Freckles

There's just a hint of mischief in Bridget's smile.

Photo taken 5/9/09

Monday, May 4, 2009

My, How We've Changed

The baby ...

and me.

Photos taken by Luke 5/1/09

Sunday, May 3, 2009


The burning bushes near the garage will soon leaf out.

Photo taken 5/1/09

Saturday, May 2, 2009

When Did He Grow Up?

It must have been when I wasn't looking.

Photos of Jack taken 5/1/09