Saturday, October 29, 2011

What we've been up to lately

Reading our books. All of them.


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Learning a new word


Trying on Daddy's shoes


Checking out our first snow in Boston


Wearing Mommy's shoes


Decorating for Halloween


Trying out a new toy


Visiting with friends old and new

About that last picture. Mommy's friends from way back when she lived in Baltimore came to visit. They live in England. Mommy hasn't seen the grownups in a long time, and she'd never met their two delightful boys. We had a lovely day of playing outside, eating wicked good Chinese take-out, and catching up. Daddy showed off his armor and played. I took a short nap, but there was too much going on to stay in my room for long.

Tomorrow we're going out in the second snow of the season :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fancy picture time

My friend over at Trina Bird Photography took shots of us this year. Here's what she got. Good, no? (Oh, and you can see more at her website)


Striking a familiar pose


If you can't beat 'em...


The happy family


She loves her Daddy


I think this is our 6th anniversary shot!


On the beach


Love this one :)


Hanging around


Love those eyes

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Random pictures of the kid

Because it's been a while

With her headband (how did she ever find it?) and her Elmo slippers (she loooooves them)


Playing peekaboo at the kitchen door


On her trike in the driveway. She can really motor!


"listening to some tunes"


With Daddy at the pumpkin patch


With her very own pumpkin


Strolling around the pumpkin patch


Ready for Halloween!


Typical morning


Trying out her new winter boots

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Found a new doctor we like

Yesterday was Round 2 of the Great Doctor Search. This one went much better.

S had an 11:30 appointment, and we got there a bit early to fill out paperwork. We had to wait, but definitely not an hour, and everyone in the waiting room thought S was the best.toddler.ever. I got another "She looks just like you" comment.

We like the doctor. She went over all of S's records with me, discussed where she is on growth charts (50% across the board), reassured me that her language was just fine, was impressed with her motor skills (as usual), and gave her 3(!) shots to get her up to date. S is good until March.

Bonus, the doctor is in family practice, so she can see all of us if we so desire :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Finally turning a corner

It's been a rough couple of weeks. The movers came 2 Tuesdays ago and unloaded all the stuff that had been in storage in PA since July. While we have a house with similar square footage to the last, and a bigger basement, we are lacking a garage. So things had to go wherever there was space. The result? The house looks like a moving van exploded inside it.

Then last Monday started the Big Push to get all the stuff out of our apartment before our September 30 vacate date. Monday we paid movers to get the big stuff out. The rest of the week was shuttling back and forth, either together or separately, to bring all the little stuff that's so annoying at the tail end of a move. It was the most disorganized thing we've ever done. And let me tell you, doing this with a toddler in tow is no picnic. I have vowed not to move again until she's old enough to help.

To add to the excitement, J's work is heating up, so he's spent the bulk of the weekend on site trying to get things done in time for the next phase of his project. He's trying to juggle paying some semblance of attention to his family, get a ton of work done, and find anything in this house. And he feels bad, because he wants to unpack too, but there are only 24 hours in a day.

I think he and I have been cycling through the same 3 outfits all this time, because it's all we can reliably find. S has an appointment with a new doctor tomorrow, and I (of course) couldn't find her shot record. Even though I know there are 2 copies somewhere in this house. (And to follow on an earlier post, her crappy dr we saw last time still hasn't sent her records over to the new joint--which is just down the street).

But this morning, all fell into place. Instead of feeling like I was just moving boxes from room to room, I actually unpacked some things of importance. I found her shot record. I found the charger to J's razor (quickly becoming a necessity). I found the can opener! I was able to move some less important boxes out of the kitchen.

This place may look decent after all...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy anniversary!

It's that time of year again. Time to say happy anniversary to my wonderful husband. I know we've had a stressful go of it of late, what with the multi-part move and all, but someday we'll look back on this and laugh. Maybe ;)

Just for fun, here's a blast from the past...

Our first anniversary, on the lawn of the Sheraton Columbia


Our second anniversary, after many glasses of wine


3rd anniversary: did we even go anywhere?


4th anniversary in the Finger Lakes of NY


5th anniversary, before I cooked up a mean filet mignon

Rest assured tonight's photo will be with a pile of boxes in the background after eating takeout. Good times.