Nov 12, 2012

A Walk in the Park

When November gives you a 63ยบ day, you take it and run! 
(i.e. walk leisurely)

Three Months


And then someone got sick of her bunny:

So many smiles, a couple laughs 
(now that we've had a taste, our main goal in life is to make her laugh)
Rolling over to one side and working on the other
(can't leave her on the couch while I do the dishes anymore)
Great night sleeper
Working on the daytime sleeping
Babbles almost all day long
Drools all over everything
Makes our world go round

Nov 8, 2012

Nor'easter Week

And this week we've just been laying around talking to each other while it snows and we dream of a world where dads don't have to work all day every day.

p.s. What do I do with a baby that only sleeps for 40 minutes at a time during the day but acts like she wishes she were asleep for much longer? It's driving me a little bonkers.

p.p.s. Did one of you send us this book forever ago? We love it but it had no name attached to it in the package.

Hurricane Week

I don't know what to say about the hurricane last week except that it was scary and we were very lucky when lots of other people were not. It's a strange feeling because lots of the devastated areas are pretty close to us but we didn't even lose power. So it's sorta surreal to see pictures of wiped out neighborhoods, etc. I don't think it really hit me till the weekend how serious it all was. So anyway, lots of sad stuff around but also lots of people doing good things to help. It's like that insurance commercial always says "when things are at their worst, humans are at their best." It's nice to see.

So as guilty as it makes me feel, we had a wonderful week spending time together with all of our amenities intact. Regan worked from home and it was so nice. He/we were due for a break from his crazy schedule. And although I would rather it didn't come at the cost of a hurricane, that's how it happened. We'll call it a silver lining?

So now that the truth is out, here's what I baked while we emptied our Hulu queue:
Apple Cinnamon muffins - easy and good
Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cake - cake was good but too many flavors so nothing shined
Apple Braid Bread - my first time, easier and tastier than it looks
Frozen Hot Chocolate - very delish, maybe I made it twice

Please bless all hurricanes leave us so lucky.

Nov 1, 2012

Happy Halloween

Gwen chose to be a caterpillar/striped sleeping bag/baby Shrek for her 1st Halloween.

We didn't win any awards at our Chili Cook-off party this year. And Gwen lasted about 10 minutes in her costume before it was too sweaty and annoying. I have a feeling that's just the way things are gonna go for a few years. 

She must have seen a scary kid run by in this shot-

And her new favorite position-