S: Adventures with Baby Garrett
BC: BIRTHDAY CHARMS FOR GARRETT First Sunflower come so far To the Sourland Mountains and our town of murals You shine your light on us Down the boulder-walk and through the woods On your everloving grandpa loving grandma. Let this chain of charms Be for your first year on this green earth. We watch you with curious Wonder, arrived from some mysterious world, And crawl with you through the one we used to know. You fix your gaze on my face Sure as the snail’s foot clings to a spaceship. Are you remembering A face in the crowd of souls in that starry house Saying farewell and wishing you luck on earth? May these charms go with you Always, links in a necklace of dandelions Or lights like the pendant moon That’s given you to us as tonight’s full moon In our country gives us the whole jeweled snow. Like the scent of flowers your voicings Float from the library where you lie in your crib, Through the intercom Into our living room—milk-tongue Meaning we’ll only understand in dreaming. by Grandpa Stratford Herrstrom
FC: Adventures with Baby Garrett
1: Adventures with Baby Garrett | by Grandma Harmon Herrstrom
2: We're Coming! We're Coming!
3: It was raining | and the wind was blowing
4: trees fell down blocking their way, but eventually made the long trip to Kansas.
6: waited by the phone to hear the news. The phone rings!
7: Baby Garrett is born on March 18th 2010! But we have to wait until they know Garrett is theirs.
8: anxiously wait but begin to make plans, just in case. call and say yes! Happily we say “We’re coming We’re coming We can’t wait!”
9: We take a to the airport. We take a to St. Louis. We meet friends there from Washington who fly in to join us.
10: We rent a car and drive many hours on highway 70 to Kansas City, Kansas.
11: We get our rooms in the Residence Inn and call Garrett’s Mom. | “Yes,” she says, “it’s okay to come up.”
12: tip-toes up to the room and there Baby Garrett was all swaddled and in a blue hat Just like the picture they sent! | What a cutie!
13: We all held him and fed him over the next few days. We wanted to be with him every minute that we could.
14: We left with a warm glow | First, we took a rental car | then a shuttle bus
15: to retrace our steps home. | and arrived at the St Louis airport.
16: Then we took a to the Philadelphia airport and another to Grandma and Grandpa’s house to wait for them to arrive at Baby Garrett’s house in New Jersey.
17: Baby Garrett arrives! | Our lives are changed forever!
18: Welcome home Baby Garrett
20: Baby Garrett's here! Baby Garrett's here! | Our adventures with Baby Garrett begin.
21: We all planned a big party to introduce Baby Garrett to our world of family and friends.
29: And Baby Garrett slept through it all.
30: Baby Garrett at Grandma's office
32: Baby Garrett goes to Sweden
39: Goodbye to Sweden
40: Baby Garrett at the shore
42: Baby Garrett at home
44: Baby Garrett in Pennsylvania
45: ... in West Virginia
46: ... in Baltimore
47: ... in Roosevelt
48: Baby Garrett's First Thanksgiving
50: Baby Garrett's First Christmas
52: ... in Roosevelt again
58: Baby Garrett's First Superbowl
60: What a great year it has been with Baby Garrett | love you | &
61: Happy st | Birthday