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Isaac at the 2008 Prouty

Isaac at the 2008 Prouty

The 28th Annual Prouty Century Bike Ride & Challenge Walk will be held on July 11, 2009 in Hanover, New Hampshire. Laura, Andy, Isaac, and Naomi will be walking 5K (Naomi will likely be riding in a baby backpack!) in memory of Mary Ager, Isaac and Naomi’s much-loved and much-missed Grandma, who lost her battle with cancer on April 23, 2008, and Isaac and Naomi’s Great-Uncle Richard Page, whom we lost in December 2000.

This year, our goal is to raise $1000!  Last year, with the help of friends and family, we raised $770 (in 2007 we raised $640, and in 2006 we raised $425).  You can sponsor us right now by clicking below. All donations are tax deductible and should be turned in by July 8.

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Thank you for your support!


4-month checkup yesterday, and here are Naomi’s numbers:
13 pounds, 11 ounces
24 1/4 inches long
50th percentile in everything!
Very, very fat and happy.


First Smile!

Something to be thankful for…

Almost-Six-Weeks Stats; Neville

For Naomi, of course.  She’s now 9 lbs, 15 oz.  Wow!  That’s 12 oz. in just the past week.  Go girl!

In Isaac news, he’s created a brand-new imaginary friend, as of yesterday morning.  His name is Neville (Neville is also a Thomas & Friends character), and he’s “my black friend.” Note: Neville the train happens to be painted black, too. (As an aside, here’s a recent article about imaginary friends and child development.)

Strangely, I think, for an imaginary friend, Neville needs to “come over” from “his house” in order to play; we’re trying to convince Isaac that he can have Neville over whenever he wants, but that Mommy and Daddy can’t see him. This may take some time, but it’s pretty fascinating.

A New Nation for Our Children

It is difficult to express the joy I feel that our children will get to grow up in a nation led by President Barack Obama.  They will know a world very different from what I knew, and it looks like it will be, in many ways, a better one.

For a while, I wasn’t sure about that.  But I am now.

Little Boo

Naomi is one month old today!


Too Scary to Eat

“His teeth are so scary I can’t eat those teeth.”

–Isaac, commenting on some Finding Nemo gummy fruit snacks, especially the one shaped like Bruce the Shark.

A few changes

Wow, so Naomi is three weeks old today!  Fittingly, it’s taken this long to make a few changes to the site, reflecting the fact there there are now TWO children in the house.  Eventually, Dad will be able to shift over to a URL that’s more reflective of that as well, but that requires slightly more forethought, coordination, and passwords than he has at hand at the moment.

A title change, theme change, and the addition of a Naomi-centric badge will have to do for now.  A few tweaks more, and we’ll have this year’s “jumping in the leaves” pics and movies posted…

Hello World!

Welcome baby sister Naomi Mary Ager!

Friday, October 3, 12:41pm.  7 pounds, 11 ounces, 20 inches long.

Stay tuned for pictures …

(slight technical difficulty in posting)

First pictures of Naomi here!

And, at long last, here: