Fathers Day

June 21, 2009

When Patrick wakes up, he’s going to watch this and then open presents.

We’re sending much love to all the Dadas in Joe’s life — Grandpa Mike, Papa Burt, Uncle Rich.

Hope your day is great!


That’s More Like It

June 7, 2009

Cakey Smile

Birthday Terror

June 3, 2009

There’s still a week before Joe’s birthday, but while visiting his grandparents in New York, we decided to get some cupcakes and begin the festivities.

It took Joe a while to warm up to the idea:


He eventually discovered that the frosting is pretty tasty, and not that scary after all. Silly kid.

An Early Birthday Present

May 29, 2009

Joe’s birthday is in a couple of weeks (how is that possible?!) but we gave him his big present early. It looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship!


Another Gift

May 12, 2009

Guess who finished his bottle, looked me square in the eye and said “Mama” as clear as day?

Hint: It wasn’t Patrick.

My Mothers Day Gift From Joe

May 10, 2009

Tonight, Patrick got Joe all bathed and jammified and then handed him off to me for a bottle and story.

We didn’t quite make it to story time — for the first time in months, Joe fell asleep in my arms!

What a sweet boy.

Didn't make it to the crib

Happy Mothers Day!

May 10, 2009

Speaking of Mothers Day, if you have 13 minutes to kill and a hanky nearby, watch this beautiful little movie.

I started my day with a lovely breakfast in bed, followed by a lovely giggly baby in bed. And I think this is the first day in two weeks that it hasn’t even threatened to rain!

With the sun out and the ground finally dry, I took Joe outside for some photos. It was nearing naptime so we didn’t get any smiles out of him, but how cute is he:


Yesterday we gathered up two carloads of old clothes, books and assorted “stuff” for the annual Richmond Mommies yard sale. We made about $150 but didn’t get rid of nearly everything.

Creative SignagePatrick’s creativity at work …

We did witness an intersting twist in 21st century bargain-hunting, though: A man sauntered up to our table, pulled out a small electronic wand and begain scanning the ISBN code on the back of each of our books. The wand was connected to his BlackBerry, where he had a program that would transmit the ISBN code online and tell him what the average selling price was. He got three books from us for $1.50, and said he expected to get about $30 for them online. Crazy!