in a perfect world of yancies: Season of Mists

04 September 2013

Season of Mists

Okay, well, my two favorite sections of the Times this past weekend both mentioned the turning that comes around Labor Day, and in fact both referenced Keats' To Autumn along the way.
Cuddle Time
I suppose it's not by coincidence that Franklin's now starting his new year at the Intergenerational Learning Center: he's left the Baby Room and moved on to the Toddler 2 Room! Not only that, but he'll now be there four days a week, instead of this past year's twice only. That of course means he'll be home with me just one day a week now instead of three...

Maybe I'm a bit o'er-brimm'd with sentiment, but it feels like a big change.

He of course already loves it, and I am definitely enjoying having a little more time to stretch out and enjoy the wonderful work I'm fortunate to call my job. But—and please forgive the self-indulgence—before we get too far along I want to stop and appreciate just how amazing it's been to spend so much time with that guy.

(PS, I promise: if you make it to the end, there's new material too!)

So, from so many great days, a few favorite photos and videos:
Franklin and Dad Reading the New York Times

April 2012:
Nap Time

May 2012, when Emily went back to work:
Hey Baby

Photo texted to mom, June 2012:
Hi Mom

June 2012 is also when we started our weekly lunches with Pete. We should be able to continue those on Fridays, but here's a little look back:

Plato research, July 2012:
Researching Plato with my Best Bud

Visiting mom at work:
Visiting Mom at Work

At the Birth and Beyond drop-in class:
Meeting babies... and their toys!

September 2012:
Boys Can Wear Pink

October 2012—so ready to crawl:


November 2012:

December 2012:
Reading "Global Babies"

Christmas Tree!

January 2013:
Making the Most Of It

Play Yard

Franklin Helping Hold my Umbrella

February 2013:

March 2013:
At the Central Library

Straight to the Top

April 2013:
Spotting Koi

Downtown library story time:
Story Time

Where's the Rim?

Is It Summer Yet?

May 2013, at the Capitol Hill library:

Seems to Like His New Raincoat

Walking with Franklin

June 2013, more story time fun:
Put the Bag on Your Head

And fun at home:

But as you know, this summer we found our one true Dad & Franklin love:

Wading & Boating

August 2013:
Reading on the Chair

Reading on the Chair 2

August's almost over in this next picture; good thing he's recently learned how to say "big kid":
Trucks and Car

And on the last Friday in August, just before our new schedules start, what better way to celebrate this excellent time:

Cheers, all!


  1. How absolutely precious--I can't even find the words!!!

    Hugs and kisses!!!

    Love, Grandma Christine

  2. Fantastic look back !


  3. Thanks you two!

    It's been awesome, that's for sure!

  4. I can't believe how big he's gotten!!! I miss that little guy! When are you guys gonna come visit (^_^)

    1. I know what you mean!

      We're hoping for next summer, but it's hard to be sure...

      Let's Skype sometime and talk about it!