Monday, July 31, 2006
Friday, July 28, 2006
One is him lounging on the couch (click on "laugh", click on the main pic, and then he is the bottom pic on the left), and the other is of our little family (click on "clients" and we pop up!).
Thursday, July 27, 2006
We have spent the week sweating like crazy and lamenting our lack of an air conditioner.
H and M are getting married this weekend so we have that excitement on our horizon. Logan will be attending the rehersal dinner and the ceremony. Here's hoping that he is well behaved! There was a whole babysitter fiasco, but luckily that is behind us.
Last weekend was soooooo freaking hot. Like over 100 at our appartment. This is unheard of here, so we went to Mission Bay. It was glorious weather and very good people watching (the folks next to us had not one, but TWO beer bongs! Woot!). We spent both days there and Hoagie even went in the water for the first time. He was unsure what to think at first, but with lots of encouragement he mostly enjoyed himself.
He also liked hanging out under the canopy. He has new sunglasses and found one of our Mike's Lemonades. He didn't want the contents, just the cool outside (yeah, right!).
More to come, I promise it won't be so long next time. :-)
Monday, July 17, 2006
*I have been trying to remember the words to this song for weeks but have been too lazy to look them up.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Originally uploaded by targetgirl619.
Today I turn 31. Usually I am bugging Don about my birthday for months in advance. This year I didn't even realize it was this weekend until Monday (gasp!). Obviously there are other priorities.
Don gave me great presents, including the shirt in the picture above. Sadly, I wore this out today and didn't realize until he took the pic a few minutes ago that I left the size strip on. Neither did he. What a duo. We are not working on all cylinders as I spent last night at an informal b-day party at H's place, and Don was at M's (H's fiance) Bachelor Party. We planned poorly as we were too tired to even go out for dinner. Luckily the nice folks who were going to babysit Logan are able to do it next week instead. *sigh* How times have changed!
Logan also gave me a nice present, the hickey in the picture. I didn't realize he was sucking that hard on my arm as I bounced on the exercise ball. He decided napping was so totally passe today, and was a little cranky because of that. Fingers crossed that this is just a phase...
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Anyway, I promised pictures from Balboa Park and here they are. We had a nice set-up (unfortunately under a flowering tree that dropped all sorts of goodies onto our stuff) and it all fit over my shoulder on on/under the stroller. Oh, and you can see some of Balboa Park in the background. We are very fortunate to live by such a wonderful open space.
Here is me and Logan sharing some love...
Logan has been batting at things for a little while now, but he has just started grabbing. Now he can shake his own rattle, though I am sure he is much more excited about being able to eat it...
Finally, here is a picture of J and Hoagie...
You may notice Logan is wearing a different outfit in the last picture. We had a blow-out that was quite explosive. Changing and much washing off ensued. Mmmmmm...
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
When we arrived we stopped for dinner in one of my all-time favorite cities, Portsmouth, NH. The next day three of my wonderful college friends, one husband, and three kids came to visit. Logan officially met his friend C, as the last time we saw them he was still in utero, though just barely. Fun was had by all and I am happy to report I will see all of them again in September for a wedding that should be absolutely beautiful--not just for the location, but the couple is perfect for one another. Hooray! Unfortunately Logan and Don won't be able to attend, so it will be a bit bittersweet for me.
We spent lots of time with my mom's family and my great-aunt J even came down to meet Logan. My mom's parent's passed on quite a while ago, so Aunt J has filled in as a surrogate g-ma for us. She is wonderful, so it was a real treat to see her. We had a faboo time hanging with my cousin A, she kept us very busy and the Hoagie LOVED her. This cannot be overstated! We also had a new addition to the clan, with cousin K born just shy of two weeks ago. It was amazing how tiny she is at a little over 7 lbs, and that Logan was sooooo much smaller than that when he came home. K's mom looks great and we were all more than happy to snuggle with the little girl.
My dad's family came into town for a reunion of sorts, and that was very fun. Hoagie was a superstar and his great grandma was very in love. Nothing like a baby to bring out the spark in everyone.
played on a new mat,
looked at the water while nursing,
and smiled, cooed, giggled, and generally LOVED on his cousin A.
Today we hung out at Balboa Park and had lunch with our friend J at the Japanese Tea Garden. More pics to follow.
Glad to be home, but missing everyone back east. Hoagie agrees...
Saturday, July 01, 2006
I am a bit nervous for our 7 hours of flying, but we are almost all packed so I am confident we will be ready. I am not much of a packer, so this process is pretty nasty. I usually bring way too much of the wrong things. This time there are lists. And things are getting crossed off. That is such a nice feeling of acomplishment.
Hoagie is starting to really grasp and swat at things. Really he is just too cute. Here is a photo of him konked out after a particularly grueling session.
And I moved our bunny mobile over our bed instead of sort of near our changing table. So far, it is a total hit. And he loves the ceiling fan. Life is good.