Friday, May 29, 2009
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
Friday, May 22, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
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