Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cold Day in Atlanta

For the first time in a while we're actually experiencing cold temperatures in Atlanta.  Sawyer was prepped for it though.....

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sawyer Taking a Bath

Sawyer's Bath from Cam Glover on Vimeo.

Sawyer Eating....Presumably

Here are some photos of Sawhorse after she's been eating with Toni.  At least, I think some of it ended up being eaten.  To be fair, I'll post some before and after shots when I feed her ("Whenever that happens!" - voice in Toni's head while reading this the first time), but I think it will look much neater.  The problem with this yellow stuff is that you can't really get it off without a proper bath.  So, when we take her out after I'm thinking people think our poor baby has jaundice.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Swinging Sawyer

Went for our 5 mile walk today with the whole gang.  We stopped at the park to catch a little video to appease the masses.  Here you go.....

Sawyer Swinging from Cam Glover on Vimeo.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sawyer's First Video

Ok, I bought one of those small camcorders to see if we couldn't capture some quick video to share of Sawyer. Not sure if I'm embedding right. Giving it a shot....

Sawyer's First Video from Cam Glover on Vimeo.

The lighting was awful and I need to work on the editing, but I think I'll probably get a hang of it.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Beach (Post #3)

Picture(s) and sounds....

Brannon took this picture.  It's the desktop image at home and at work right now.  Needless to say, I'm diggin' it.

My favorite picture deserves my favorite song as an accompaniment....heck, let's go with the original and three covers.....
Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

Johnny Cash - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

Elvis Presley - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

Donavon Frankenreiter - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Ahh...the beach (Post #1)

Spent a nice relaxing week at Oak Island.  Definitely a different experience with 6-month old in tow.  I'm looking forward to next year when she can take it in a little more.  She was definitely excited to see the ocean, but she got a little nervous with the cracking waves.

Oak Island the Day After Little Earl Passed Through
Toni's Hooking Up the Ergo (I'm telling Brannon to just take 1 photo)

Sawyer's Maiden Trip into the Atlantic

I've got plenty more photos to share.  Stay tuned.....

The Beach Boys - Sail On Sailor

The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (a cappella)

The Beach Boys - Sloop John B (a cappella)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Top of the World

Sawyer is the queen of her domain when she's in this contraption.  The problem is that she's usually not in it too long.  This girl might even have her mom beat when it comes to being restless.  She's always wanting a change of scenery and activity.

Time to Eat

Toni likes to say "I think she's going to like to eat" and I think she might be right.  Here's the Saw taking care of something other than milk....

Friday, July 9, 2010

Dad Life (Father's Day Opening 2010)

Ok, this is a pretty funny video Nick sent me.  For the record, I'm not a current member of this crew, nor do I expect to be a future member, but I can see it all around me......

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

At the Gardens

Here are some recent pics of the almighty Sawyer.  By the way, my wife and I are being accused of saying her name wrong.  I guess we are a little lazy with the pronunciation.  While we tend to pronounce the first syllable of her name as "Soy", the more sophisticated (or correct) of our friends and family pronounce it "Saw". So uncreative.  Ok, I get it....that is how it's spelled. Yeah, that way's the correct one, but let's see how she ends up saying it......   Let's let Soyer be the judge.

Here are a few shots from last weekend at the botanical garden, taken by Brannon "Ansel" Glover....

Monday, June 21, 2010

Masters Outfit

A buddy of mine picked up this onesie (sp?) from Augusta at The Masters this year for Sawyer.  Fits her perfect, just in time for the US Open.  She likes the collar popped.

Sunglasses & Pool Time

I stopped by a store in Little 5 Points yesterday and couldn't help but pick up a pair of sunglasses for Sawyer.  I think she pulls the look off quite well, don't you?

Monday, June 7, 2010

What's this thing?

Wow, I forgot that I was keeping a blog up to date. You know, the digital life really hasn't saved anybody any time. Can you imagine someone 20 years ago receiving the same volume of phone calls that they receive today via email. No way. There's just no way anyone could have been productive, let alone strategic or creative. Anyway, I digress. (Have you seen that commercial with that line?  Pretty good.)

Last weekend - or the weekend before - we took our first Sawyer-included road trip. And what a trip it was. Actually, that's hyperbole - it wasn't too rough. The trip up was the borderline uncomfortable one with Sawyer balling the last couple of hours....straight.  She was a champ on the way back.

Backtracking a little here to The Packing. We have a smaller SUV, but certainly still larger than the cars of yesteryear.  Anyway, I was packing this sucker up on the morning outing. Golf clubs - check, diaper bag - check, Toni's 3 bags for a 3 day-weekend - check....vibrating chair, BOB stroller, snap-n-go thingy, pack-n-play....nope, ain't gonna happen. Sawyer is going to have to learn to start traveling light soon because I don't want a Suburban. BP might depend on us new parents a little too much.

Here are some really cool photos from the weekend from a youngster who's picked up on the nurturing thing at age 7, almost 30 years sooner than the kid's dad. Aidan was a superstar.....

Toni and Mom look a little nervous, but the kid's got it....

He's got this down, right?  We need an extra on-call baby-sitter....

Hey!  That's my thing!  I'm pretty sure I'm the only guy that blows farting sounds on my child's stomach.  I invented that move!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Restraining Device

Toni was out of town and Sawyer was being a little cranky tonight.....

I'm only kidding, folks.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


So, I got tired of listening to the "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" about 2 months ago.  I ended up buying some lullaby versions of some songs that I've listened to in the recent past.  They still kind of suck, but are heads and shoulders above the usual baby stuff.  Here's a sampling......

Radiohead - No Surprises (Lullaby)

AC/DC - Back In Black (Lullaby)

Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight (Lullaby)

Give Me Room

Here's a photo Toni took (notice the lack of focus) of Sawyer sleeping. Needless to say, I gave up the swaddling mess quite a while ago. This girl likes to spread out.

I'm glad she's sleeping in the crib. I can tell that Sawyer will be even more of a bed-hog than her brothers Ike and Blackjack.

Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay

The Birds and Bees

We're not the only ones raising a family at this house.  We've had this folk art birdhouse for over 5 years and it never attracted a bird.  Looks like our luck has turned.  It's tough to catch a photo....anytime I get close enough for a shot, they duck back in.  Looks like there are at least 3 chicks.  Grandma Russo says that it's a family of sparrows.

(Click on the photo to see the larger version and a glimpse at one of the chicks.)

Doc Watson - The Coo-Coo Bird

Monday, April 26, 2010

11 Pounds!

We took Sawyer to the Doc on Friday for her routine check-up.  She went from being in the 10th percentile to 50th percentile pretty quick.  Yeah, our kid's now average.  That's some serious weight gain there.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Manicure Time

This is an obligatory post, so I don't have too much of a gap in between posts.  I've been chastised in the past.

Here's Sawyer getting her nails done.  Apparently, she finds it as relaxing as her mother.

(No music on this one.  Not many results for "relax" or "nail" other than Kings of Leon's "Black Thumbnail", which just didn't feel right.)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

2-Foot High Poop Machine

That was the nickname that my Pop gave my little brother when he was a baby. It's a pretty fitting moniker for our little one as well. This girl can create a movement that would rival Dr. King's.

Johnny Cash - Flushed From The Bathroom Of Your Heart