Picture Update

We were out eating delicious “jiaozi” (dumplings) for dinner, and the shopkeepers were having a ball holding Leo. While we ate our food, Leo had four doting caretakers. Note the chefs making dough in the background.

A flatbed of pineapples frequently appears outside our front door. This one is almost empty.

Same story, everywhere we go – Leo adoration continues unabated.

A typical street corner in Nanjing; mopeds, bicycles, small shops, and drying clothes are regular parts of the scenery. The lack of people in this shot is uncommon.

A shared meal, Chinese style.

Better than your local video store – at 75 cents per DVD (to own), the price can’t be beat. Over 90% of DVDs are sold this way, making an ‘official’ copy difficult to find.

Leo had been digging around in his bin o’ toys until Mom came along with the camera, a more interesting toy.

This hat really sets off his cheeks, don’t you think?

Can you see any family resemblance?


7 Responses to “Picture Update”

  1. 1 asimplesinner April 12, 2008 at 5:16 am

    With all this socialization Leo is going to grow up to run for President! He is working the crowds already!

    Come to think of it, if you were mercenary about it, you could charge pocket change for folks to get their chance to hold him… You could put the lad through college!

    Always happy to see your stuff come through the aggregator – it sounds like you three are having the time of your life and getting along famously!

  2. 2 Mom April 12, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    The pictures just reminded me that Adam got the same kind of attention when we lived in Rome. However, when we were over there with the two of you, instead of doubling, I believe the attention went to about half…
    Dad thought Leo might be getting to look a bit Chinese in the cute hat picture.

  3. 3 rachael April 13, 2008 at 1:52 am


    i can’t believe how big he is getting!!!!

    miss you!!!!


  4. 4 Julie Anderson April 14, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Love JM’s goatee!! I agree with the Falk’s, Leo is starting to look a wee bit Chinese!! ;o)

  5. 5 mjfalk April 17, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Where are theinsurance companies when you need them??What an opportunity for free enterprise !! Auto and pedestrian accidents and individuals versus the construction companies. The courts will be very busy.

    Bob and Holly Downer love your column– another fan..Dad F as contrasted with Dad M. Hello Michigan.

  6. 6 Marisa April 18, 2008 at 2:45 am

    Oh I love seeing those photos! I love to stumble upon your blog every week and fill Carl in on what you’ve been doing. How terrifying and exciting… Leo is an absolute doll and looks like a perfect combination of the two of you. Carl sends his hellos and August & Oliver can’t wait to meet another litte one!
    We thought that maybe you could use this group of fables to help you assimilate:

  7. 7 Adrienne Sharpe May 13, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    What great pictures!
    Thanks for posting. Very glad you are all ok.
    Best wishes! Everyone at work says hi ; )
    ps. You’ll be happy to hear that we have a new violinist in your old spot ; )

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