Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hell on Wheels

Three days ago, Lucas asked me to take off the training wheels on his bike, that he didn't need them. He was right.

Notice how he stops and quickly looks back ... searching for the skid mark on the sidewalk.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Óscar

Today Óscar turned one!

Looking sharp.

Just want to bang on the drums.

Cake, yum...

Do I have something on my face?

All done.

Lucas (TV zombie) and Óscar.

Monday, February 15, 2010

backwards pants and other photos

(notice the backwards pants)

Lucas now owns a drum set...lucky us!

We ordered earmuffs for him but he wouldn't wait until they arrived to try out the drums.

Smiling baby

Smiling again

Óscar in the Bumbo

Head gets heavy after a while. See Lucas in the Bumbo at around the same age.

Yum, hand.

Unlike Lucas, Óscar likes the swing.

Lucas and his tiger.

Big brother, baby brother

Friday, February 5, 2010

brief update

Óscar just had his two month checkup and everything looked good. He is very easy going and even sleeps which we appreciate!

Lucas couch-surfing

Lucas loves his baby brother

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy Holidays! For Xmas eve we went to Liz and Chris' and guess who made an early appearance?!?

Like most children his age, Lucas was not quite sure what to make of Santa.

But he did sit on his lap to collect his gift.

Auntie Kate took him shopping for presents for his family. Thanks Kate!

Lucas recently drew a self-portrait. Quite impressive level of detail for a not-quite-three-year-old. FYI, the large circles on either side are tennis balls!

Posing next to his portrait:

Today Lucas turns three! Happy birthday Lucas!

And here is a video of Óscar:

More pictures of Óscar to come...

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Óscar and family are doing very well. It's great to see Lucas interact with his baby brother. He is very happy to have him around and has not asked for us to take his brother back to the hospital. He does ask Ellen if her belly is empty now. I am quite impressed at how well is adapting to not being the center of our family's universe. Great kid. As promised (Ron!) here are more pictures of the baby and family.

Ellen and Óscar

Lucas meets his baby brother.

Lucas was quite excited to meet him and was very gentle. He held his hand for a very long time.

Of course he eventually asked to hold him.

Óscar crying.

Óscar swaddled.

First bath.

Janz proudly wearing his son.

First real snow of the year.

Lucas had been dying to make a snow angel for some time and finally does.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Baby Brother

Meet Óscar Nicolás Castelo Barnum, born Saturday at 3:25 AM.

Family is doing very well. We just discovered that the hospital has internet so more pictures will hopefully come soon.