Monday, October 29, 2007

What's a sea witch?!

We went to the Sea Witch Festival in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware this weekend to celebrate Mom and Dad's second wedding anniversary. I got to rock my Halloween costume for the first time, too. It was like being a celebrity, everywhere I went people were saying how cute I looked!

Knock on wood, I'm also doing really well sleeping at night. I've been putting myself to sleep and not getting up until 4 am or later. Woo hoo!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Rainy day

So today was day #2 of rain, so Mom and I decided we'd head into D.C. to go to our first Baby & Me yoga class at Tranquil Space. Yup, it's the first time we've gotten to go since I was born. I was one of the oldest babies there ... there were so many teeny tiny newborns there. Anyhow, the studio is on the second floor of a walk-up townhouse in Dupont Circle, so Mom had quite a time getting the stroller, all of our stuff, and me in there! But we made it.

I was a good boy until about halfway through when I started to get fussy. I was really hungry but just couldn't concentrate on eating with everything going on - all those cute, younger girl babies (I was wearing my "Chick Magnet" onesie today). Mom even took me into a quiet dressing room to nurse but I wasn't having it. Eventually, we had to just pack it in and leave class early. Then, after lugging the stroller back three sets of stairs and pushing me in the misting rain back to the car, guess what Mom found on the windshield?!? A parking ticket! Poor Mom ...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Watch out world ...

... I'm on the move! Last night I figured out how to get where I want to go by rolling belly to back, and back to belly over and over again. Such fun! I must have done this for about an hour. Mom caught it on video, so if she can ever figure out how to upload it I'll share it with you all!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Toys NOT made in China

I know we're all a little worried about the lead paint (and whatever else) from China these days. Well, Cool Mom Picks, one of the blogs Mom reads, just put together a list of safer toys for 2007. Some of them are a bit odd or too granola for my taste, but some of them are really cool. I'm way too young for these, but check out these cool wooden interlocking blocks. They are made by hand by adults with disabilities at Camplake Village in New York. Neat, huh?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Free Tibet!

So Memere, Mom and I went into DC today to see the celebration on the U.S. Capitol lawn after the Dalai Lama received the Congressional Gold Medal. It was really cool, we found pretty good seats under a tree and got to see Speaker of the House (and Dad's former boss) Nancy Pelosi speak, as well as Richard Gere. And of course, we got to see His Holiness the Dalai Lama. On our way to the event, we watched the President's motorcade speed by after he attended the ceremony for the Dalai Lama. Here's a picture of me, contemplating my future workplace.

Our trip to the punkin' patch!

Memere, Mom, Dad and I walked to Nall's on Sunday to take some cute pictures of me with some pumpkins. Here are a couple of cute ones, but check out my Shutterfly page for all of them. I am wearing a cute outfit from Memere and Grandpa's recent trip to the LLBean store in Maine. Dontcha love it?

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Oenophile in training

So I went to my second wine festival this past weekend (third, if you count to the one I attended in utero ... don't worry, Mom wasn't drinking). This one was a wine & bluegrass festival at Chrysalis Vineyards in Loudoun County, Virginia. It's Mom and Dad's favorite winery in Virginia; they specialize in the Norton grape, which is is native to the Richmond, Virginia, area. The festival was so much fun, even though it was 90 degrees out! The music was GREAT, we got to go on a hayride through the vineyards, taste 9 different wines (and take some home), taste some chocolate and wine pairings, and check out all of the cool vendors. To the left is a picture Dad took during the hayride.

Four-month stats

Well, I turned 4 months old last week but haven't updated the blog because I was waiting for Dad to upload the most recent pics! Yours truly weighed in at 15 lbs, 13 oz and 25 3/4 inches long. No wonder Mom's back hurts! Well, it's payback because SHE weighed 16 lbs when she was 4 months old. Nana has been combing her baby book and photo albums to see how Mom and I compare. Most people think I look like my Dad but it's funny how much I also look like my Mom when she was 4 months old. Well, except for the fact that I have much cooler toys - I don't know how babies from the 70s and 80s survived without a Jumparoo! To think, Einstein didn't have one and he turned out OK.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Well, folks, I did it!

After weeks of trying, I finally rolled over on Sunday, September 30th! This picture was taken right after the great feat! I have only done it once since, and that was in my sleep and Mom had to come get me and flip me over back onto my back. (Even though it's the easier thing to do, I still haven't rolled from belly to back.) But that was a good night sleep wise -- I went to bed at a record 6:30 pm and didn't wake up until 3:45 am, on my belly! (Yup, that's 9 straight hours) Mom fed me, flipped me back over, and I went back to sleep until 6 am. Then I was up for the day.

Oh, and I almost forgot - I'm now unswaddled, and have been for about 2 weeks now! Swaddlepalooza never came to be, I ended up sleeping better with both arms out than I did with one arm swaddled and the other one out. So now I sleep in cute-as-can-be footie PJs and a sleep sack!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Oh wait, one more cute video!

This is a great one for all of you Dads out there ...

More is coming, I promise!!

We've been a little busy on this end so I haven't had a chance to update the blog recently. Plus, what's a blog entry without a picture of some sort? We're waiting for Dad to upload some pictures to go along with my witty blog entries. So stay tuned ... . In the meantime, check out this video I saw Mom watching.