Wednesday, December 29, 2010

come and stay with me

By viewing nature, nature’s handmaid, art,
Makes mighty things from small beginnings grow...

John Dryden (1631 – 1700) poet, playwright

warmest wishes to all this season -- though it appears 'tis not the season for blogging, all my bloggybuds are in my thoughts and heart this season - and sweet thanks for the holiday comments and greetings!

I didn't want to let another week pass before popping in to share the news ....drumroll please

baby bingo is here! he entered the world december 23, his timing made everyone very, very happy!

next to his mama and papa, perhaps the happiest person to welcome bingo into their arms is his very loving and doting big sister, ms t

although he'll always be bingo to me and ms t, his papa and mama had the wisdom to provide another name - but, given how we like our nicknames here in the bloggyhood, I expect sweet laurence will go continue to go by bingo here on the mouse.

yes, for those of you wondering, in the top photo baby bingo is laying on his very own mouse made quilt. and he is swaddled in one of the many lovely handmade blankies that his grandma jo made. a photo of the full quilt is on the (most neglected) magical mouse blog - see sidebar.

I'd love to visit more, but my ordered cards and stamps have arrived. one of today's goals is to start getting some our new year greetings via sent out snail mail!!

take care, be well, and have a very happy new year!

today is the birthday of musician and actor marianne faithfull (b. 1946) - marianne's life has been a roller coaster of ups and downs and is an example of the resilience of the human spirit and our ability to recover and re-imagine ourselves. over her long musical career, marianne has explored a variety of musical genres and has collaborated with an amazingly diverse assortment of musicians, including john prine, metallica, the cheiftans, emmy lou harris, keith richards, nick drake and even the beatles.

in 2007 the european film academy nominated marianne for the best actress award for her role as maggie in irina palm, a film I recommended this summer. if you haven't seen it

come and stay with me (released 1965)


photo: top - wall in cleveland (ohio city); baby bingo and ms t, 26 december 2010


tony said...

Greetings Baby Bingo!

Watson said...

Welcome to the world Baby Bingo! You are totally awesome and gorgeous!

37paddington said...

welcome baby bingo! you and ms t. are magical and encircled by love.

and a happy new year to you, dear mouse!

Tom said...

cute cute cute.
blogginess has slowed a bit these few weeks, but I see you are still among us as always.
coming up on the new year, with lots of new stuff and little ones

Baino said...

Aww what an awesome Christmas present. He's very cute. The quilt is gorgeous.

Roy said...

Welcome to your new universe, Baby Bingo!

I can see it now; Ms T is gonna spoil that child rotten!

JMB said...

Congratulations on Baby Bingo! Beautiful children, both of them. And I love the photos, including the grafitti - I've always found grafitti very intriguing.


Lucy said...

I have been de-lurking the last few days. Congratulations and what beautiful children. Happy New Year!

Betsy Brock said...

What a beautiful baby! Ms T is the perfect age to be a helper, too, isn't she? How wonderful.

happy 2011, Kim. I hope your year is a wonderful one! xo

Meri said...

Babies always melt the heart -- whether they're baby Bingos or little animals. Happy New Year, "Mouse" Kim.

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Oh, how I love Marianne. Her acting career has been a wonderful, almost below the radar side profession. She also had a great supporting role in "Intimacy" and was great at the Austrian queen in Sofia Copolla's "Marie Antoinette".

Megan said...

"The best days are when babies come." - Melanie Wilkes.

Happy 2011 Mouse! I promise to be a more constant blog-friend this year.


jude said...

hello bingo!