Signing Time


Intrepid readers of this site (if there are any left), may notice that I haven't yet given any updates on Rory's burgeoning vocabulary, as I did with Callum here and here. It's not just because I've been so busy, what with two kids and all. It's because Rory, at 22 months, doesn't exactly have a [...]

Rory Walks


Rory walking., originally uploaded by Pamela PC. We finally got a little video footage of Rory walking. Here we're at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, where he got a chance to really stretch his legs.

Rory at 9 months


IMGP1290_edited-1.JPG, originally uploaded by Pamela PC. Can you believe it? He's 9 months old already. He's "cruising" up a storm and getting into all kinds of trouble. Thankfully, he's beautiful and very sweet.

Rory stands

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Rory at the museum, originally uploaded by Pamela PC. Rory's all about standing up these days. He'll crawl over to me and hold up one hand, and then the other, for me to grab each with one of my own. Then he scoots his little body down, places one foot, then the next, and inches [...]

How It Happened


A few days before Rory's birth, I mused about how things might go down. Now, finally, nearly 8 weeks later, I've written the final chapter of the pregnancy. The scene: mid-morning outside of Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan. Michael and I are on our cell phones at the bus stop, frantically texting and making [...]

Scooting away


Today, I watched my eldest son take off to school (accompanied by daddy, of course) on his brand-new birthday-present scooter. As this newly-minted 3-year-old whizzed away, struggling a little to find his balance and master turning, I thought, "my little boy is growing up." How bittersweet. I'm sure the copious amounts of cupcake frosting we'll [...]