A Bowlful of Cherries

Celebrating Matty and Noah

Archive for September 2004

Matt goes bananas.

He definitely took a liking to the ‘nanas. In that first photo he exclaims, “Buono bananas!” And then he rubs them all over his face.

matt eats bananasmatt and bananas

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Written by Donna

26 Sep 2004 at 406pm

Posted in Misc.

Zzzzzzz.

Little Face in La-La Land.

papa and matt matt on matmatt in crib

matt in crib 2matt sleeping socks offmatt covering mouth

Check out his socks in picture 5. Hee!

Written by Donna

26 Sep 2004 at 351pm

Posted in Misc.

Did God Vote?

Written by Michael

26 Sep 2004 at 329pm

Posted in Misc.

Vote 2004

Written by Michael

26 Sep 2004 at 258pm

Posted in Misc.

Watercolor of Daisies

Written by Michael

26 Sep 2004 at 206pm

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Little Face and Co. hit the Banks.

The Outer Banks that is. Ocracoke Island to be exact. If you please, you can take a moment to read up on the island. First Blackbeard, now Matty. Aw yeah. We stayed for 5 days in the beautiful beach house Day-O, owned by Jerry Newsome, a colleague of Mike’s. Accompanying the Hessling gang-of-three was my sister Cindi and my brother-in-law Brian. Our days were spent sunning, bodysurfing, kite-flying, and playing some serious UNO (I won!). Though to be sure, Matty didn’t partake in any of that. He had his own stuff to do. Mainly eating, drinking, pooping, and snoozing under the shade of his sun tent. We ventured him out to the lovely Atlantic a few times. We dangled his little tootsies into the bluegreen foam and were met with some mild indifference. He stared a lot, wondering, “What in the world is this now?”. The sandy beach too did little to get a yay or nay rise out of him. All in all, I’d say, as long as he had a fresh diaper and a cold baba, he was having a grand old time. Which, what more could you expect from a 4 month old? The weather was just wonderful as Ivan the Terrible stayed away. We were above 80 degrees every day, sometimes with sun, sometimes with clouds, but with very little rain. The ocean conditions were on the mark as well, refreshing and fun without being shockingly cold or too rough. To sum up, we all had a great time and as I write this, I can’t stop singing that cool 80’s song by the Go-Gos:

Vacation
All I ever wanted
Vacation
Had to get away
Vacation
Meant to be spent alone

Except that last part. Vacations are always better when spent with family. See you soon Bri and Cin, it was good times!

And now for your viewing pleasure, Ocracoke Vacation, September 2004:

Ferries are fun.

Matty’s beach debut.

Miscellany beachy.

And there’s that red hat again.

Matt takes off.

A final day of sand in our shorts.

1 comfy big sofa, 1 cute Little Face.

“I don’t see Mars on this map.”

The long drive home.

Written by Donna

18 Sep 2004 at 440pm

Posted in Misc.

Ferries are fun.

The waiting for the ferry? Not so much. But we made the best of it by snapping pics of Little Face and his new little red hat. (Courtesy of Aunt Shari!)

Matt in red hatmatt and aunt cinmatt and mamamatt, mama, and papa

Written by Donna

18 Sep 2004 at 439pm

Posted in Misc.