Wednesday, August 31, 2011

World Class Traveler

Last weekend we took off for a little vacation in San Diego.  It had been exactly 3 years since we visited the same place for our honeymoon.  It's amazing how much our lives have changed in those three years, especially with little Will!

Monday, August 29, 2011


It has been a crazy few weeks!  Will has now successfully completed his first four airplane rides with trips to San Diego and Chicago.  Before I post pictures from our long-distance adventures, I wanted to catch up with the few weeks before that.

I had a birthday!  Being four days after giving birth, I can't say it was the best birthday I've ever had... but Leslie & Lauren made me an awesome birthday cake.  Twenty-three is going to be a good year.  I can feel it.

B-ma came to visit for two weeks!  Not only was it fun to have my mom around, but she was so helpful with little Will.  She has been going through Will withdrawals since she left (who wouldn't?!) which means she should come visit again soon... :)

Grandpa also came to visit for a weekend.  He loves babies and had lots of fun with his second little grandson.

And of course, he had to take Will to Player's Bench for his first hockey store experience.  Maybe he'll be a Penguin someday...

Bma made sure Will got a picture with Sidney Crosby.  Good ole' Sid was my mom's first choice for my future husband before she met Grant... :)

Will has also been spending a lot of time with his Mumsie & Grumsie.  It is so great to have them close by!  

The weekend of Will's blessing, Matt & Rachel came to visit as well.  We hadn't seen them since Christmas so it was great to catch up with them.

And of course, Will's been spending a lot of time sleeping, eating, and pooping.  

And now, smiling!  Although this picture doesn't exactly show that off...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

My boys

Grant has been home this week on paternity leave.  Awesome.  I've been lucky to have three weeks of 24 hr. assistance from either Grant or my Mom.  Tomorrow marks my first day mommy-ing it solo.  But Will has enjoyed his uninterrupted "Daddy time."

Reading The Pokey Little Puppy.  My dad always read to me when I was little and so it makes me really happy to see Grant read to Will.

Chatting.  About manly things I'm sure... Probably predicting the chances for a good snow season this year... (Grant is 95% convinced that Will will be skiing this year...)

And of course, snuggling.  

And now I'm off to snuggle my little man :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Two whole weeks

Our little man is growing fast!  Yesterday he had his two week appointment and he's gained more than two pounds since we brought him home-- Whoa Chubster!

"Mama, I'm not so sure about this photo shoot thing..."

"But I supposed I'll smile a bit if I get a big milkshake afterwards."
(Which he did...)

"Is this going to last much longer?"

"I suppose I may as well model a bit while you've got me here."  

"And this, mama, is the number of brownie points you get today.  Zero."

Best. Baby. Ever.