Elliott had his 2 month appointment last week.  I am happy to report that he is completely average.  50th percentile in height, weight and head circumference.

First round of shots down, too.  Here are his battle wounds to prove it.

Loudest and longest I’ve ever heard my little man scream.  😦  He survived though, and by the evening was all grins again.

Happy 2 months old, EJF!!!


Elliott’s Papa (Peter’s dad) has a striking resemblance to one of Christmas’s most notable characters.   Hallmark features for this character include a white beard, a round belly, a warm smile and a sparkle in his eye.

Each year, Terry dresses the role for a variety of events – church and community Christmas parties.  This past Saturday morning, we called Patti and Terry around 7:30 a.m. (because, yes, we are up that early on Saturdays now) and were greeted with an invitation to come see Santa/Papa at the local rec center.  Considering this is probably the only year we can take Elliott to see Papa as Santa without him being very confused, we took them up on the invite.

Check it out:

Santa, the Mrs., and Elliott

as you can see, he was quite happy during the visit!