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1996 Christmas letter | The Latest Pix

Saturday, January 18, 1997
Happy New Year! The last three weeks have ripped by and it's almost February already. Nothing much to report. Donna, Gregory and I are doing well. Gregory is beginning to sleep a bit longer, something for which we are very grateful. New babies showing up to friends Clive Hallatt and David Solomon, both formerly of Bay Networks. Congratulations to them. All-star Hockey Weekend in San Jose. Check out the NHL or San Jose Sharks or ESPN Sportszone websites for details. Coverage is on Fox and ESPN.

Saturday, December 28, 1996
As I was checking my email this morning, I heard Donna take Gregory into the nursery, probably to change him. A few minutes later I heard a bone-chilling scream coming from the nursery. I sprang from my chair to see whether we were victims of a home-invasion robbery or whether Donna had dropped the little spud on the floor. Having never heard this noise from my wife in the over twenty years that I had known her, something absolutely horrible must have happened. I was ready to call 911 and make the run to the local hospital when I caught sight of Gregory laying comfortably on his changing table and my wife patting her face with a paper towel. If you have a male baby, you have heard this bone-chilling scream and know it well. I now know it. Donna will be more wary next time.

Wednesday, December 25, 1996
Merry Christmas! It's my most favorite day of the year and, with Gregory, it's beginning to feel more as Christmas should. At eight weeks, Gregory doesn't have a clue about what's going on, but then neither does his Dad! Donna decorated the house and tree beautifully for the holidays. Uncle Mark ate most of Donna's Christmas cookies, but there were still enough for Santa when he arrived last night! Santa brought lots of goodies for Gregory and a few for Mom and Dad as well. It's a great time of the year to enjoy family and friends. Please accept our best wishes of the Season!

Saturday, December 7, 1996
Well, it's Pearl Harbor Day and Gregory hasn't bombed us as yet, so we are thankful. If you arrived here via our Main Entrance, you have seen Gregory's 1996 holiday greeting picture. This picture was taken at about 5 weeks of age. He's 7 weeks now and doing just great. Donna is still breast-feeding him and handling most of the feedings. Gregory still wants to be fed about every 3 hours, so there is quite a bit of night duty. For me, the most difficult part is adjusting to being awakened three or four times each night, then spending a half hour or so each time trying to get back to sleep. Gregory makes these cute little baby noises at night that I'm still not used to hearing. Yesterday I awoke at 3:00 a.m. and never did get back to sleep. I did get quite a bit of work done at the office, though, so maybe I had been sleeping too much. Ha! Luckily most folks at my office are understanding and supportive. Today is the big Los Gatos Childrens' Christmas Parade. Donna and I are meeting some folks and going to watch some of the parade. The parade consists of lots of kids and their pets, mostly dogs. Since this is California, that means, mostly kids and Golden Retrievers, the official California dog, just like our neighbor dog, Vino. All for now. We have to run to see the dogs, uh, I mean the children, at the parade. Hi Danny!

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