note to self, re-read when possible.

Jerome David Salinger was born in Manhattan on New Year’s Day, 1919, the second of two children. His sister, Doris, who died in 2001, was for many years a buyer in the dress department at Bloomingdale’s. Like the Glasses, the Salinger children were the product of a mixed marriage. Their father, Sol, was a Jew, the son of a rabbi, but sufficiently assimilated that he made his living importing both cheese and ham. Their mother, Marie Jillisch, was of Irish descent, born in Scotland, but changed her first name to Miriam to appease her in-laws. The family was living in Harlem when Mr. Salinger was born, but then, as Sol Salinger’s business prospered, moved to West 82nd Street and then to Park Avenue.


my friend eric sent me this software to change images into polariods! i love it!!!! apparently you can also add dust and fingerprints (cool!) but i cant figure that out. i even googled it...hum. anyway, these are just a few shots that translate well.


so i just read that average for baby crawling is 9 months. lars is 7 months...and has only crawled backwards a few times. he is trying very very hard to get moving. we sit on the floor every day and he reaches...reeeeeaaacchheess so hard for toys out of his span - and then, plop, on his face, and then...rolls onto his back. ah, its a fun game, and somebody's got to do it.

i dont think any of my friend's babies are crawling yet either - is this something do to also with the SIDS "back to sleep" stuff? perhaps. but its odd that no one is crawling....

lars has been eating a lot today. cereal with prunes. apples and bananas and then carrots and peas with cereal for dinner. i cant keep up. luckily i have some jars of food. for the past few nights, he has hated what i have made for beans, green beans, chicken, mashed potato. hum....doug's a better cook that i, maybe he could make lars dinner.

just found this from last year...jan 22, 2009

fun facts about baby duker

Your baby's birthstone will be Pearl (Health and Longevity)
Your baby's Astrological Sign will be Gemini
Your baby's Flower is Rose or Honeysuckle (Light Blue, White and Cream)
Your baby will be born in the Chinese Year of The Ox
This time next year your baby will be 31 Weeks Old! - yes he is!
Your baby will start kindergarten in 2014, be old enough to drive a car in 2025, finish high school in 2027, and will graduate from college with the class of 2031, give or take a year. Can you imagine?

more peas, please

we introduced lars to chicken last night. oooh, the face! i should have had the camera ready. it was not a pretty sight. he gagged, like when i gave him bananas with lumps. oooh, this kid needs it smooooth like silk.

baby cakes

here is our Baby New Year - pictures from my phone, but thats okay....

merry christmas.

Originally uploaded by juliadeanguenther

good bye tree...