Schmuckie's Blog

Two big Schmuckies, and three wee Schmuckies.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Christmas '06

Gilly had a GREAT Christmas. Last year she didn't seem to know that anything special was going on. This year she figured out that those boxes wrapped in colorful paper had fun stuff inside, and the best part was that she could rip up the paper without mom or dad telling her "no." She got lots of gifts, and especially loves her new dolls, and her baby carriage from Grammy Kathy. Now she loads up her carriage with dolls and drags them around the apartment, saying "baby! baby!" She also got a very nice Gilly-size hardwood table that Pops made for her, so she has a place to sit and color.

Here she is with her carriage (and a pair of Lyn's underwear that she is wearing as a scarf):

reading a book at her new table:

"Pops, are there any more presents in here?"

Gilly and Lyn in front of Grammy Kathy's Christmas tree:

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Mount Lafayette

Two of my labmates (Brenda and Sarah) and I decided to skip work yesterday and hike Mount Lafayette. It was a beautiful sunny day and not too cold . . . at least until we hit the summit (it was a little windy up there). We ran into two other parties on the mountain, so it was nice and quiet.

This is a view is towards the south (southwest?) from the Old Bridle Path somewhere on the "agonies" (I think . . . my sense of direction is infamous)

Here are the three of us not far from where the previous picture was taken. The summit is behind us (above us, out of view). We ran into my former family practicioner (from back when I was a wee one) on the trail and he snapped this picture for us. Small world!

This is a view from the summit, looking south along Franconia Ridge.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Washing Machine

Gilly was being very funny the other day, walking around with her sippy-cup and her stuffed pig, making "oink oink" noises. Then we noticed that she no longer had the cup and pig.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

It's a Boy!

Lyn had an ultrasound yesterday, and we found out we're going to have a baby boy (due May 8th)!

Here is a standard profile shot

and . . . defense against the Three Stooges two-finger eye poke?

Saturday, December 02, 2006


We took Gilly to see her first hockey game tonight. Two of my friends from Dartmouth are on a local team, Brenda (the goalie, a postdoc in our lab), and my classmate Anik. Gilly was mesmerized by the players skating up and down the ice . . . I think we may have a future sport for her :-) She had fun right up until our team scored the winning goal. When everybody screamed, she started to cry (she recovered quickly).

Brenda keeping an eye on the action at the other end of the ice

Some action for Brenda

Anik (#21) at a faceoff

Friday, December 01, 2006


This is actually from back in September (or August?), but I had to post it.