Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Maxi: "It isn't all about Xavier!!!"

Maxi is still very cute! But getting a lesson in coping with sibling rivalry

enjoying the water feature on the High Line

sandpit at St Catherine's Playground on First Ave (Memorial Hospital in background)
playing on Y-Bike in the apartment

riding in taxi with "Pop Pop Paul"

finish of Central Park fun run

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Xavi's big 1st weekend

Only born a week ago and already seeing the sights in Manhattan!!

on the subway with Dad, big sister Kate and nephew Maxi

shopping in Soho: corner of Prince & Wooster is the place to be seen in your brand new Maclaren!

dinner at Pulino's bar & grill

checking out Phase 2 of the High Line; only opened two weeks ago

Sunday evening: worn out!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Kate & Xavie enjoy watching Souths beating the Broncos

Rabbitohs one-from-one for Xavie. He seemed particularly delighted by their defensive effort in the second half.

Xavie is upset when informed Souths didn't resign Chris Sandow for next season.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Given a clean bill of health, the X-man heads home

checking out of NYPH. First glimpse of Manhattan

heading home up York Ave in style

Xavie minimizing his carbon footprint, traveling home the old-school way

cheers to mother & son

the Empire State Building is even lit up blue tonight for Xavie

Sunday, June 19, 2011

US Fathers Day, 3rd Sunday in June

A triple celebration this year! Kate, Max & Xavie here to celebrate

new cast members of "Modern Family" :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Xavier Francis ........, born NYC on 18th June 2011

weight: 3.07 kg (6 lb, 12 oz)
length: 51 cm (20 inches)
Apgar score: 9
time: 4.32 a.m.
rainfall: 25mm

warning: lots more photos to come (sorry)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

39 weeks: enough already!

These may be the last pregnancy pictures...
lots of resting

a little bit of quiet gardening on the terrace

did manage to walk up to "Jones Wood Foundry" English theme pub on 76th St for fish & chips

celebrity watch at Jones Wood Foundry pub!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Drinking in the draft of June already! Big Apple Heat Wave Packs Steamy Punch; Some NJ Students Go Home Early

The editorial was timely. click on link, and there is a video as well if you scroll down.
Big Apple Heat Wave Packs Steamy Punch; Some NJ Students Go Home Early
The weather is a little different to Sydney...

Monday, June 6, 2011

NY Times Editorial: "Drinking in the draught of June"

If we could bottle a few days to uncork later in the year — when the wind has got us by the neck and the curbs are full of taxi-slush — these would be the ones: early June, the days of peony and iris. Conifers still wear the green tips of new growth, and a few of the hardwoods, hickories especially, still show a last vestige of May. Otherwise, the trees have cast their pollen and fledged completely. Now come the deep, dark shadows of late summer.

In the city, the pigeons have passed the stage of courtship and settled into a beak-to-beak domesticity full of gratified cooing. The subway platforms are still temperate. In the country, the cool, dry nights are completely silent, none of August’s night-rasp. At twilight, the swallows go off watch, and on come the bats. In the dimness you can still make out bumblebees flying bottom-heavy from blossom to blossom. The fireflies have not yet lit up.

Best of all, the day is still growing in length, the solstice still a couple of weeks away. This is the particular poignancy of June. So much has gone by already — fruit blossoms, daffodils, tulips and lilacs — and yet everything feels so young, even as we come to the turning point in the calendar of light, the moment when the year starts waning again. It feels absurdly unsynchronized, and yet it is synchronicity itself.

It would be nice to decant some early June whenever you needed to, when the sun hasn’t shone in days, when the temperature reaches triple digits, whenever the weather or anything else gets you down. But all we can do is drink in June while the month is upon us, while the peonies are coming into bloom.