Thursday, May 31, 2007

Does This Place Look Familiar?

Today seemed like a day of failed attempts. First thing this morning - we went for a walk - but it was too hot, so we came home early. Then an insurance hassle at Wegman's in our attempt for baby vitamins. In the afternoon, Nicholas was fast asleep by the time we got to Manlius for our Mom's Group picnic. But we kept our hopes up to end the day with a delicious gyro at the Greek Fest. Daddy was all excited as we approached the Festival - expecting that since we were arriving before Nicholas' "witching hour" we'd get a great parking spot. To our surprise - the Festival doesn't start until NEXT weekend!!! So, we decided to hit Varsity's for pizza.
Daddy explained to Nicholas that this is the same spot we ate at when he was just 5 days old (not to mention all those dinners at Varsity's before going to our Birth Classes around the corner).
Boy Nicholas, you sure have grown since November!
Despite the difficulties of the day, it was all well worth it to watch Nicholas enjoy checking-out the hustle & bustle up at the Hill. He's already a great people-watcher!

Munchkin Tries A Munchkin!

Nicholas tried out his Munchkin basket for the first time - with an apple. That kept him busy for a while yesterday! Stay tuned tomorrow when we go for bananas in the basket!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Who Knew Getting Ready for Bed Can Be So Much Fun

Parkway Buddies

It was a beautiful day for a nice long walk at the Parkway.
Liam shows off his water bottle to Nicholas.
"Humm...what do they have interesting over here? Those pop beads look like fun! I'd love to get my hands on them! Oh, and there's Ava- boy did I miss her while she was away touring Europe."
"Hey Ayden, can you pass me some of those toys.
One of those pop beads would fit perfectly in my mouth!"

Monday, May 28, 2007

Playing in the Sunshine

We had a beautiful Memorial Day - starting with a long neighborhood walk, followed by outside playtime and ending with dinner at Grandma & Grandpa's with Great Papa, Aunt Elaine and Uncle John.
"This is nice being outside. I'm getting extra sitting practice with all this wind blowing! It never knocked me down!"

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Do I Hear A 'Mama' In There?

Paperwork Catch-Up & Play

"Today we finally caught-up on my RSVP's. Can you believe I've been invited to 2 birthday parties and cousin Dillon's Baptism! Mommy thought the invitations were adorable - but I'm still raving about how delicious and fun to play with they were!"

"Mommy, Mommy, please can I go to all the fun parties???"

Nicholas surprised himself when he finally got all the ring off his stacker...all on his own! He was very proud - as I am too!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Too Cool For These Shades!

At our Saturday adventure to the Farmer's Market, we couldn't keep anything on Nicholas today! Hats were off in seconds and his shades were more of a teether than sun protection.
"Over there Daddy, I see the fried dough stand!"

Friday, May 25, 2007

I'm getting pretty good at opening gifts. This one has been waiting for me since my half-birthday party!

Happy Friday!

"I was quite the happy camper today - just hanging out with Mommy!"

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Sweet Potatoes for the Sweetie

Add another new veggie to Nicholas' menu - sweet potatoes!
"This is more like it! I could gobble these up all night!"
"I keep chomping on the spoon, but I'm not getting any more! How does this restaurant work around here?"

Nicholas Hosts A Play Date

"My buddies Abe, Liam, Daniel, Trent, Chloe and Katie came over for a wild playdate...babies and toys were everywhere!"
"Katie was our most special visitor - we got to meet her for the first time today. Oh, how precious she is! I can't wait for a sister...of course, Mommy says she would have to be as good of a baby as Katie in order for me to have some company around here!"
"Hey, where did everyone go???"

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Just Jumping Around...

"With all the warm weather, I got lots of practice with my sippy cup to stay hydrated. I'm getting pretty shirt was soaked only half way to my belly button today!"
"Oh, I'm so glad to see Daddy home!"

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Old MacDonald, I Don't Like Your Farm

" do I make it play that music again??!!??"

Future Best Friends?

Nicholas has been fascinated by Zoey lately. Anytime she makes the smallest of noise, he HAS to find her.

On the other hand, Zoey still sniffs Nicholas whenever we return home and finishes with a huff - as if saying "Oh man, they brought him back!"

Monday, May 21, 2007

Maybe This Bib Will Work Better!

"I've become such a messy eater that Mommy pulled out a super-duper bib today. It was practically as big as me! I loved sucking on the edge - it was much better than the apples!"

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Movie Time!

"Today I watched my first DVD -Baby Einstein's Old MacDonald's Farm! I just loved bouncing to the music and all the silly animal noises. Now if only I can talk Daddy into playing it on the big screen in the theater for me! That would be the life!!! "

Thursday, May 17, 2007

I'm Hungry!

"Gosh Mom, can't you get the hint...I'm ready for some food!"
OK Nicholas, try some carrots!

"YUCK!!!! Where's the good stuff!"

Playing with My Buddies

Nicholas enjoyed his afternoon at Avery's house playing with Chloe and Ayden.
Nicholas and Ayden get an introduction to Tickle Me Elmo.
"Hey, this guy is pretty funny!"
"The future engineer in me has to figure this character out. Where's the electronics!"

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

A Day with Great Papa

"Today we went to show Great Papa how well I sit up all by myself. He was very impressed and also thinks I'm ready to try his famous pasta. Please, please, Mommy?"

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Look Who's Sitting Up Now!

"Now that I'm sharing the floor with Zoey, I need to keep my eye on her at all times!"
"Enough with the pictures, Mommy!"

Monday, May 14, 2007

Busy Sleeping...

The Bedtime Stalling Tactics Have Begun!

"Look at all the thing I can do with my tongue!
I'm getting pretty good at thinking of something cute to do to stall my bedtime!!!"

"Needless to say, it worked again tonight!"

Oh What Fun a Tongue Can Be!

Fun At Dillon's Party!

Our First Road Trip

"We're off to MA for Dillon's 1st Birthday Party. Can you find me in the back seat - surrounded by all our stuff? Mommy, this sure is a lot of stuff for one night! "

"Dillon, your presents are almost as tall as you are!"

Dillon loved his musical push toy from Grandma...

...but wasn't too sure about the lights going off for the family's rendition of the Birthday Song. He loved the duck cake his Mommy made!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Where's My Meal?

"Mommy and Daddy bring me out to a restaurant and forget to order me a meal!"

"I had to improvise with putting something else in my mouth!"