Overdue Update

Summer movie (!) finally complete, my brother gets married, grandpa Yuri visits, speaking in sentences

Well, we're long overdue for an update, yet here it is. Believe it or not, we just finished up the summer movie of our trip to Cape Cod! Copies are done and ready for mailing. We have another in progress; my brother Rich was married on February 1st, and Katherine and I are working on a nice slideshow of the photographs. We took over 170 photos at the wedding, and had about 60 keepers. About one in three is pretty good for us. One of the really nice things about digicams is that we can shoot away and try to capture the right moment, without worrying about film and developing costs -- just scan and hit quick a delete for the stinkers. Rich and Heidi are living in Florida, so it was a nice change from the cold, windy, and rainy weather here in the Bay Area.

Grandpa Yuri came to visit from Moscow, and Nathan just fell in love with him. He wouldn't even let me give him a bath unless grandpa Yuri escorted him and stayed with him. For that matter, he wouldn't let me change him unless Grandpa Yuri was around. He was rather sad to when grandpa had to fly back, although by now he is used to accepting the going home in an airplane idea.

Nathan's language skills have improved dramatically. He can understand both English and Russian and forms rather complex sentences. His reasoning is quite good, as telling him "all gone" prompts an answer to "pick up more at the store!" His interest in watching our home movies or iPhoto slideshows continues unabated. Trying to pull him away from a slideshow just creates fussing and a tantrum. I really do not understand the powerful draw, but then, my experiences growing up did not include showing home movies by pressing a button on the remote -- we had to set a projector, a screen, and had a whole production. Still, the draw to watching himself -- he calls the movies "baby Nathan" is very powerful.

That's it for now!

Posted: Wed - March 3, 2004 at 07:22 PM