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More Than Before
Well, the first meeting between Skylar and her young cousin was very auspicious. Jazz is a beautiful and energetic baby who delighted in her attention. I thought he was pretty darling too. Spending time with him also brought out the desire-to-act-more-mature in the Bean, who kept asking for a freedom to do things on her own that I reluctantly -- given the hectic environment of the Inner Harbor on a summer Sunday -- conceded. She did just fine, though, returning from her excursions across the bookstore without incident.

Right now she's staring out the window at the Hyatt across the water, saying, "I miss Jazz" and wishing she could see him again right now. Here they are having fun together during our late lunch.

Her fears about being relegated to the margins by the excitement of a new family member were not realized. "It's better having Jazz in the family, like when we got Smokey and it made everyone happier." I fully agree.

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tommix From: tommix Date: July 17th, 2006 04:25 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
He has lovely eyes.
Skylar looks more mature in this picture.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 17th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
She loves his eyes. You have to see us sometime en famille. She's a lot bigger now and talks differently. Still innocent, but with a different perspective on the world. Reading: it changes your life.
From: marcegoodman Date: July 17th, 2006 05:27 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I recently met a niece for the first time and was absolutely thrilled. It was by far the highlight of a short but immensely satisfying trip to LA which also included a first visit to Disneyland. I find myself especially moved when meeting for the first time or seeing for the first time in a long time the children of close friends or family. I'm glad you all had such a nice visit. Enjoy the rest of your trip!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 17th, 2006 02:13 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I haven't had that experience before, really, since our family is so small. We're still basking in the afterglow.

I'd like to meet up with you guys when things calm down.
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: July 18th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Beautiful little boy. And she's a lovely young lady indeed. So happy you're all so happy!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 19th, 2006 03:12 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Surface glassy. Depths uncertain. But Bean has been in the best of spirits. And everyone in my family seems happy to have had a convergence of the far-flung.
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