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Some pictures of Julian

Most of you have seen some pictures of Julian, our soon-to-be foster son.  But for those of you who haven't... he's a cutie!  Beware, I'm going to post a LOT of pictures in the coming weeks!  :)  Assuming I can keep up with them.  I've still got a dozen or so on my camera that I haven't downloaded.  But here's a start.

Here's Julian in our sunroom reaching for the camera.  He didn't mind having his picture taken, but he couldn't understand why he couldn't play with the camera.

Julian and Pipsqueak.  The cats were a fabulous toddler toy, though they might have disagreed.  Later, Julian had great fun throwing oranges at Charlie.  Fortunately, his aim isn't very good yet.


Julian and Seth in the living room.  Julian wriggled out of Seth's arms just as I took the picture, which is why he's got this surprised look on his face.  He wanted to play with the camera I was holding.


Julian and me on the floor.  Note the disaster area that is now my living room.  So much for having a neat house.  Oh well.  I'd rather have a baby than a neat house.  You can see Charlie in the background, keeping his distance.  (don't look too closely at me!  I look like death!)


More later!

Current Mood: happy happy

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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 22nd, 2004 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)
of course he is! He's adorable! (but I'm not biased...)
cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: October 22nd, 2004 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I see you've been bitten by the new mom, picture-taking bug. Don't worry, after 400 rolls, it starts to dissapate. :-)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 22nd, 2004 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
oh definitely. I'm all about pictures. I know someday I'll get over it, but I figure for the moment I'm allowed. Plus, the beauty of digital photography is that it's SO easy to store and organize them!
eyelid From: eyelid Date: October 22nd, 2004 07:32 am (UTC) (Link)
child = no more clean house. Unless you're Patrick's mom.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 22nd, 2004 07:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I know. Problem is I'm a neat freak stuck inside a slob's body. I grew up in a house that was always a disaster area, so it was mess compounded on mess compounded on mess...

So, on the one hand, I crave a neat, orderly house at all times. On the other hand, I picked up a lot of bad habits living with my parents. So now I'm learning. I'm learning that if I clean up Julian's toys after he goes to bed (or goes home to grandma for now), then I can deal with the mess. I've learned that if I clean off the table at night, every night, it won't get covered in crap all the time (not that I always manage to do it, but at least I know that it's possible).

But seriously...I'd rather have a child than a clean house, as long as it's not completely unmanageable.
yarbiedoll From: yarbiedoll Date: October 22nd, 2004 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful! Everyone looks so relaxed and at ease (OK, except maybe Charlie)... like it was meant to be. I know you'll all fall right into place as a family. :)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 22nd, 2004 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)

We're so incredibly excited about it. Julian does just fit right into our family, which is fantabulous. We're so happy to have him in our lives.
hopeness From: hopeness Date: October 22nd, 2004 07:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I am so happy for you, thanks for sharing the pictures.
My suggestion for neatness in the living room? Get a big basket or chest or something that looks like it belongs in the room and use it as a toybox. One couple I babysat for used a huge copper urn. Then you can just chuck stuff in at the end of the day. And less is more; it's okay to limit the number of toys you have out at one time.

And I wanna Shabbat board book!!! (last picture)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 22nd, 2004 08:03 am (UTC) (Link)
yeah, you can't see it in the pictures, but I do have such a receptacle for toys. Truth is, I don't mind so much. And it's not like his toys aren't easy to clean up. He entertains himself pretty darned easily, so if he creates a little mess doing so, it's worth it.

The Shabbat board book is okay, though if I had written it, I would have done it differently. Julian enjoys it though.
From: cecerose Date: October 22nd, 2004 07:54 am (UTC) (Link)


Oh, Julian's so beautiful... Who knows, G-d willing...? You two really do look like his parents...

And as for Charlie... He'll get over it. Cats always do, as long as they're bribed...
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 22nd, 2004 08:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wow...

oh, he will. The cats are both a little afraid of children, which is probably a good thing. It's healthy to have a little fear. They are cautiously curious about Julian, but smart enough to know that they shouldn't let him get too close too often (Julian likes to squeeeeeeze)
From: gittygiggles Date: October 22nd, 2004 08:58 am (UTC) (Link)

asher loves kitties tooooo!

pipsqueek is also cute. i wanna kiss!
From: gittygiggles Date: October 22nd, 2004 08:59 am (UTC) (Link)
ps, for protein....teh best childrens food on EARTH is string cheese.....
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gwiii From: gwiii Date: October 22nd, 2004 09:04 am (UTC) (Link)


I thought death looked like this:

estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 22nd, 2004 10:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hey!

no. that's a rather silly looking death, don't you think?
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 22nd, 2004 11:35 am (UTC) (Link)
He's amazing. I'm going to be one of those obnoxious moms that can't stop talking about my kid and posts nine bazillion pictures of him. :)
indigodove From: indigodove Date: October 22nd, 2004 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
He is beautiful. :-)
glenbarnett From: glenbarnett Date: October 24th, 2004 10:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, he is cute.
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