Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Inen's first December - a month in review

The final slideshow for 2008: Inen's first December.
Happy New Year, everyone!

Operation NiCE

I love Operation NiCE, and have been following it for some time now, thanks to my incredibly nice friend, Heather EspaƱa. If you haven't ever taken a look at Operation NiCE, I highly suggest you do. I thought I'd share a couple of of my own nice testimonials to close out the year:

I've always known that I live in a great community, here in this little college town in Oregon. However, becoming a new parent this past August has opened up a whole new vision of just how nice the people in my town are.

My wife is a children's librarian, and one of the patrons she sees (who also goes to our church) knew we were having our first child, a son. She and her husband have 3 boys and a girl, and are finished having kids. Asking my wife if we would like some baby boy clothes, my wife could not say no. We were amazed, however, to be given 3 huge lawn-care bags full of clothes! There were enough clothes to last our baby through 18 months! How generous!

Another instance of the kindness in the community came at our local grocery store. A woman named Tina who works at the U-Scan self-check stands knew that we were having a baby when I came through there one day purchasing diapers. A few weeks later I came in with my boy and she came running out of nowhere with an enthusiastic greeting, eager to meet him. When I had finished shopping (and he had finished napping), my son was feeling fussy (to put it mildly). At the U-Scan Tina came running up again and said, "You take care of baby! I'll bag your groceries for you." It was so sweet!

Talk about a nice community!
Here's to a super-nice 2009!

Is that a Star Trek uniform he's wearing?

"My cuteness is set to stun."

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

"They call me..."

Sometimes Korie feels as if Inen is just using her for her food. I tell her that he loves his mommy for who she is, but it also just so happens that she's his primary food source.

One day (December 11, if anyone cares), Korie was at home feeding Inen. Making a very super hero-like face, she said in a very Wonder-Woman-ish voice, "They call me the Lunch Lady." Ha!

Monday, December 22, 2008

What's the new what?

I walked into The Coffee Cottage the other day with Inen (well, November 19th... I'm behind on my blogging, as those of you who actually follow it have noticed). A couple of other people there had babies with them, and we all got talking baby shop. From behind the counter, Tyler was remarking on the baby "fad," and made a great comment:

"Baby is the new black."

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Making up for lost time

Okay folks, I'm going to be making up for a LOT of lost time here. We'll start with this post of a review of Inen's first November – in pictures!