Eleanor is born

Eleanor Mathias Phillipson was born at 1:54am on 22 November! She weighs in at 7lbs 10oz and is 20 1/2” long. She and Jean are doing well, and are returning home tomorrow.

skylights done, still no baby

I added a piece of oak to the entryway between the kitchen and greatroom, and installed the jambs and trim in the skylight in our bedroom.
Still no baby, but Jean is ready:)

T-minus Three Weeks

Three weeks to baby. We still haven’t committed to a name. Elanor, Edith, Elsie? Who knows?
I’m preparing wood for the skylight trim and moulding project today. Jean is out at yet-another-november-birthday-party with the kids:)


we had a blast halloweening; Lucas dressed as a dragon and Merill as a lion. We drove down to Clifton in order to experience the small-town fervor; all the residents in downtown offer out candy to trick-or-treaters and many visitors from the surrounding suburbs ad rials
areas make it a crowded but fun time.
it always helps to have a parental rest-stop though. Jean made friends with Sarah and Duane, who live right down town. Of course such a nice gesture as they offered couldn’t go without mishap; Merrill let go on their kitchen floor, though fortunately without costume.
We were also fortunate to have several friends of Lucas and their parents (also good friends of ours) over for dinner beforehand, and along with us to enjoy the revelry.