Our Life in Pictures
Our baby turned 1, like several weeks ago, and we failed to post any pictures from his bday. Mom made him a banana monkey cake, which made him nervous at first (or was it the fire)–but then he settled right in!
He is still a happy happy baby, getting mischievous and forming opinions (code for developing a temper!). He walks a lot of the time now, but still often prefers crawling because it’s faster! He loves: american cheese, toast with butter, avocados, bananas (when’s he in charge), grilled cheese, looking at books, climbing furniture, the remote control, and us. We love him to pieces.
Happy 1st birthday to the best baby on the planet!!
Paw Paw came to visit us last weekend. That meant the usual…
Courtesy of his big sister
Link to video: http://youtu.be/A1ASOnaj6dg
It was another quiet weekend around here…
First Uncle Mitch flew in from California! He spent a few hours with us before heading off to a wedding.
He timed the visit perfectly because he got to see Anna’s soccer game. It was a wild game complete with a wrestling match, a bloody nose (unrelated events), and the best of all – Anna played a great game and scored the winning goal! Go Gorillas!
After the game Mitch headed to Rhode Island for the wedding and Dad went off to New Jersey for his 20 year high school reunion (whoa). That left the four of us with 24 hours and no plans… and since Mom’s favorite season is passing us by in a flash, we decided to pick up Auntie Linda and go to a local farm to pick our own pumpkins and corn (this was a new one for us), go for a hayride, and – despite the warnings of grave danger – feed the animals.
By early the next morning, Mom was on her way to do the Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk with some of her college roommates, while Anna was heading out to march in the Roslindale Parade with some of her swim teammates, the boys were home with a babysitter, Mitch was flying back to California, and Dad was driving back from Jersey!
And everyone eventually made it home safe and sound. The End.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (#4). 4 days in and I’m already over 100 pages! Only 600+ more to go.TAGS:
In addition to starting preschool last week, Will also celebrated his 4th birthday. This involved pancakes, Chipotle, new ice skates, cake, some great gifts from the family AND now he can chew gum (he’s getting the hang of swallowing all the spit Big League Chew creates, without swallowing the gum).
He also started Learn to Skate at the local rink on Thursday, and had his first street hockey game on Saturday (we think saying he loved these things would be a major understatement).
Also, this happened:
He got a big boy bed!! Which he really, really needed:
The day after we got home from our vacation on Cape Cod (we were tired to post pictures), it was back to school for Anna. 5 days later, I started my new pre-school. Owen was the lucky one. All he had to do was pose for the pictures.
A few weeks ago, Dad’s work had “Take Your Kids to Work Day”. We were lucky enough to take the train with Dad to his office in Boston. Once we got to his office, it meant it was a day where Dad had to show up to work but didn’t actually get anything done except watch us do artwork to hang up in his office, watch a movie, eat snacks (OREOS!!!), play ping-ping and foosball, and a bunch of other stuff that made it the best Take Your Kids to Work Day ever.