Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Road trip!!!

This past weekend, I had a moment of total insanity and decided to take just me and the 2 monkeys on a road trip.  Our friends Steve and Renee were getting married in Maryland, and I thought it would be a good idea to drive the rest of the way down to Virginia to introduce our friends to Grant and pick up all the baby clothes and toys we'd left in the attic during the move.  Michael was originally going to come, but he needed to stay and take care of a family member who had been hurt in an accident.  Apparently, my brain had completely fallen out of my head when I had the brilliant (and by brilliant I really mean very, very, very stupid!) idea that I could handle 24 hours of driving in the car with 2 kids all by myself.  Fortunately I did have a few scheduled stops.  We spent the first night in New Jersey with my friend Nancy from high school who I hadn't seen in years.  She took us to a fun fountain on Princeton campus where Gabe was in total heaven.  The tantrum he threw when it was time to leave was Oscar worthy.  We got up early the next morning and drove to Maryland where Steve and Renee had a beautiful wedding on the beach beside a lighthouse.  It was fun to see some of our closest friends from Buena Vista.  Then we made the drive to Virginia and spent the night at our house.  Thanks to McDonald's play places and many a stops on the side of the road, we finally made it home in one piece.  If you look carefully in the car, you'll see wads of my hair, most of my fingernails, and the steering wheel which now looks crooked from being gripped so tightly and punched.  I've decided that 12 hours in the car with 2 kids may very well be worse than the 12 hours of labor it took Gabe to get here...

Gabe and Kaden 
Mommy and the monkeys
Nancy and I
Lighthouse wedding
Havre de Grace beach
Gabe on the beach

Friday, May 15, 2009

Grant eating rice cereal

Today Grant had rice cereal for the first time today.  Gabe was very eager to help, so I let him have a turn feeding Grant.  He did a really good job, and was very gentle, and even served Grant small spoonfuls.  It was very sweet to see Gabe take such good care of Grant.  Grant seemed to enjoy the rice cereal quite a bit.  It's hard to believe he's already almost 5 months and eating rice cereal.  He'll be running along side Gabe in no time!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Good looks run in the family...

Those of you with Macs know the beauty that is Photobooth Effects.  :)  Here are some fun pictures we took with it.  If you look close, you can see tears on my cheeks from laughing s hard!

The boys
Grandpa, Gabe and Uncle Scott
Mommy and Grant
Daddy and Grant
Daddy, Grant and Mommy