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Arthur Joseph Babineau McBride
  Born November 2019 in Palo Alto, CA
Arthur's heritage: Canadian, English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Polish, Scottish, Taiwanese (Chinese),
Arthur has several ancestors from both his mother's and father's side who immigrated to North America in the 1600s. He is an 11th generation or more North American.
This page is under the California Families web site because Arthur is a seventh generation Californian. Four of his Great-Great-Great Grandparents were born in California in the 1850s and 1860s.

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Christmas
1 month - Christmas, with late grandmother, Joanna Chien's Christmas stocking.

2 months. - Arthur's swimming lesson with Dad.
Tom's tatoo: | Translation: Beautiful Jade
Arthurs Grandfather has the same tatoo.
- Arthur's Grandmother, Joanna
Romanization: Chien, Mei-Yu |

 
Arthur should be a better singer than his Dad.
  
3 month birthday   4 months 
at Tahoe           first rollover

5 months - First solid food.

6 months - Sitting up with a little help from his rings.
I think he'll need bigger rings to start practicing his iron cross gymnastic pose.

May 18 - "Come on Mom. Let's sit up again. This is too much work."
Your Dad can teach you the sit-out wrestling move from this position. He was an expert at escaping.
"Why is my head so heavy?" Brains.
 
Rotating Sitting Exercise Center - Davis visit
7 months - "These legs are made for dancing, running, biking, swimming, skiing, ..."
 

Busy Board
7 ½" months - "These hands are good for manipulating things."
I hope it will be something other than video games like the violin, brain surgery, or piloting a drone for environmental research (Not a military drone).
 
 
8 months - Tom's Birthday at Quail Lake and the Cabin, Homewood
 
 
9 ½ months - Lunch at my fledging pollinator garden. Hopefully it will be attracting bees, humming birds and butterflys next summer so Arthur can observe from the dining room window.
 
October
"When can I learn to fly."
I'm sure Arthur will gain his parents love of the outdoors.
 

11 months - Climbing on Mount Tom.
"I think I can make a lunge move to grab an ear then make it to the top."
 

11+ months - Haloween - Yoda. "Over the next 900 years I'm going to solve the world's problems with the help of the force."
 
Arthur was the cover child on the November PLOS Medicine homepage.

 

 

Nov. 17 - "Now that I've mastered crawling it's time to try something else."
Good athletic position - wide stance, shoulders over toes, knees were bent just before this frame.

 
11 ½ months- A stroll in the park

 
Nov. First Birthday.
"They made me a cake for my birthday and tried to set it on fire. I've got teach my adults not to play with matches."
 
Feb. 4, 2021
"I like to go out with my sister Ollie.
I used to be the same size as her, but I'm much bigger now. I think my parents are feeding me better. I try to share some of my food with Sis."
First walking without support pegged at January 1, 2021.


Arthur's Flickr Album
Anniversary Card
McBride Namesakes

 
Arthur Thomas McBride Sr. (1882-1962) Great Great Grandfather
Wedding 1904 (age 23)
Family Picture 1961 (Age 80)

   
Arthur Thomas (Sandy) McBride Jr. (1915-1996) Great Grandfather
1 year
1937 at Graduation from UC Berkeley's College of Agriculture North Campus at Davis with a 2 year certificate in Agriculture. (Age 22)*
1988 (Age 73)


Babineau Namesake

 
Joseph Babineau (2019-2012) Great Grandfather


The ancestors of the Babineau and Sikes-McBride families have been crossing paths for generations, in New Brunswick Canada and Springfield Massachusetts.
They finally hooked up in Davis California.

Arthur's Parents

Current Babineau McBride Gelealogies [Private password protected]


Is this where Arthur got his cheeks?
(Great Grandfather)
Dad's wàigōng (Grandfather)
Jiân (Chien/Jean) Hui


* In 1938 the "Northern Branch of the UC Berkeley College of Agriculture " Davis Campus was re-named "The College of Agriculture at Davis".
In 1959 it gained full university status as the University of California at Davis.
See UC Davis History

Arthur was born on Big Game Day (Stanford vs Cal) in Palo Alto.
Arthur's Mother was a researcher at the Stanford University Department of Neurosurgery.
I hope Arthur decides to go to college and will at least apply to UC Davis, Cal and Stanford.
  See Alumni Article "Historic Northern California Family Calls UC Davis Home" | One Aggie Network about the 14 Sikes (Arthur's Great Grandmother) family members and spouses with degrees from UCD.


Arthur McBride is an Irish folk song found in Ireland & Britain with slight variations. 'The song can be narrowly categorized as an "anti-recruiting" song, a specific form of anti-war song, and more broadly as a protest song.' First collected around 1840.

Paul Brady - Arthur McBride (Official Video w. Lyrics) - YouTube
Bob Dylan recorded it on his "Good as I been to you" album of traditional folk songs.


Arthur's Prayer