Happy 4th Birthday, Mac!

I love you very much, son.

Mac's first day

Mac’s “birthday”

Mac's 4th Birthday

Mac’s 4th Birthday

Happy 2nd Birthday MacLaren!

Happy birthday son. I love you and I miss you.

I’m almost done doing archaeology at Azekah, and I’ll be home soon.

Give Mommy, Quincy, Rory Kate, and Grandma big hugs and kisses for me.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAC!!!

Announcing the Arrival of Quincy and Rory Kate Cargill

Roslyn, Talitha, MacLaren, and I are pleased to announce the newest additions to our family: our son, Quincy Enoch Domenico Cargill, and our daughter, Rory Kate Duvall Cargill were born on May 11, 2013 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.

Quincy Enoch Domenico Cargill arrived at 7:22 pm. He weighed 5 lbs. 1 oz. Enoch is Roslyn grandfather’s name. Domenico is Robert’s great-grandfather’s name, and was the patriarch who brought the family to the U.S.

Rory Kate Duvall Cargill arrived at 7:26 pm. She weighed 4 lbs. 14 oz. Duvall is Roslyn’s family name going as far back as can be traced.

Roslyn is doing fine and recovering well. Daddy is already reading Aramaic to them both.

Thank you to everyone for your kind thoughts and warm wishes.

Mommy and Quincy

Mommy and Quincy

Mommy and Rory Kate

Mommy and Rory Kate

Mac Learns To Navigate the Stairs

My son, MacLaren, has developed a superior method for descending the stairs safely and quickly. Note that he gets down on his tummy and then backs onto the stairs, makes sure the gate is closed (safety first!), and then transforms into a penguin to maneuver down the stairs.

Enjoy!

Mac Learns to Walk

The video speaks for itself. Mac figured it out, and he did so just in time for my father’s birthday.

Happy birthday Dad. And congrats Mac. I’m very proud of you both!

Now I have to teach him to hit a slider to right field (something I never figured out ;-)

Happy 1st Birthday MacLaren

MacLaren at One

MacLaren at One

Mac,

One year ago you changed our lives, and I, mommy, and your sister (as well as Tiggens, and your grandparents and uncles and aunts and friends) have loved you more every day.

I love you more than I can say, and I miss you. I’ll be home very soon to give you hugs and cuddles (and to teach you stratigraphy and how to read pottery), but for now, please watch this video that my friends and colleagues here at Tel Azekah made for you.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON! I love you. Kiss mommy and pet Tiggens for me. See you soon.

through the looking glass

MacLaren is learning to pull himself up. He’ll be walking soon. For now, he’s happy to stand and view the front yard through the front door.

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