So from what I can tell from his Flickr posting, my good friends Christopher and Erin Gibbons welcomed their daughter Lily into the world around 3am today in NYC. She’s a cute one, weighing in at 8 pounds, 12 ounces! Congratulations to the happy family. Click here for a slideshow of Chris’ photos.
Update below from Christopher:
We welcomed Lillian into the world this morning at 2:53am. Mom and baby are doing well. Both are a little pooped, but in good health. Lilly weighed in at 8 lbs 12 oz. and is just over 20 inches. Erin was amazing and I can’t say enough how proud I am of her. She and I are both so excited, and can’t wait to introduce Lily to everyone.
With Amy pulling seven gigs in three days, I was Mr. Mom, and looking for things to entertain Sammy. On Saturday, we headed out with Sam’s future wife and his parents to a ‘u-pick-’em’ strawberry farm near McDonough, GA. With flavor you just don’t get from supermarket specimens, and at $8.50 a bucket (around 5 pounds worth), it was well worth it. And Sammy and Sophie had an absolute blast. There is a great website (Atlanta-area farms here) that catalogs all these self-picking farms across the country – we plan to hit the blueberry and fig farms later this summer. And maybe then Sam will get to see Old McDonald – he kept asking for him! We finished the day with a wonderful lunch (shrimp and grits, mmm) at a cute place in McDonough called Truman’s – well worth the visit. More photos of the outing are here. (Photo at right of Sam’s hand with a strawberry by my friend Joel Silverman, photographer extraordinaire. See his site here).
Our neighbor’s cute-as-a-button daughter celebrated her first birthday in style this weekend. The kids had an absolute blast, including beating on the most durable pinata I’ve ever seen. That monster took at least 50 hits before giving up the goods. Click here for more photos from the party.
Our friends held a joint party for their 2-year-old daughters, Shoshanah and Amelia, who welcomed all their friends for a messy party involving bubbles, fingerpaint, potting soil and play-dough. Thank goodness it was indoors – the weather turned cold and windy Sunday. As you can see, Sam threw himself into the event with gusto, turning a cupcake into a vehicle for frosting. He was a big fan of the ‘decorate your own cupcake’ table and spent much of his time there. More photos are here.