Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Lots to blog about leaves little time for blogging

Margot's eating all kinds of foods! Bananas and avocados and sweet potatoes, squash & pears mmmmmm!


Margot LOVES Nash and sometimes Nash loves Margot too. He's usually pretty sweet, only sometimes he wants to play with whatever she's playing with. It could definitely be worse!


She likes a pacifier, but spend most of the time taking it out and trying to figure out how to put it back in. She doesn't seem to mind too much that she rarely gets it right. She can also sit by herself for short periods of time. No teeth yet! Oh, did I mention that she started sleeping through the night a few days before her 6 month birthday? She did it for about a week, then was waking up again just for a few nights, and now she's back to being an all night sleeper. Sheeeeew!

Springtime is definitely here and we're into Summer clothes, hours outside and new toys. Like kites!


Nash would spend all day playing outside if I could keep up. Of course, I can't. But Daddy can. So that's how weekends go around here!
Nash and I made cookies one rainy morning this week while Margot napped. Here's Nash asking if the camera wants a bite of his cookie.
Also, since we started potty training about two weeks ago, Nash is spending lots more time in a diaper. I get pretty tired some days of all the in and out of the bathroom. But it's still early. Nash is REALLY into bridges and tunnels, so why not pretend to be one?
Lastly, we took a hint from our friend Gabe and got Nash some "briefs" which he only wears briefly, so far. And I wouuld also like to thank Paul Frank for all the smiles we have had because of him.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Since early April we've been to the East Coast and back for Margot's baby naming and Passover, celebrated Margot's half birthday, and had our 4th annual Crawfish Boil. It's been busy with a lot going on with the kids and traveling and planning for the Boil also. Margot's Baby Naming was followed by a very special luncheon my parents gave at their house for all of our Roanoke friends. We spent a lot of time with Uncle Eric and Aunt Liz in Roanoke and Richmond and Nash even got to the point that he was giving hugs!

Margot wore a dress I made for her, which made me sooo happy.

It was just a really special day!


We went to Richmond and spent as much time as possible with our friends there. We miss you all! It was too short. Our friends there and their little guys have such a special place in my heart. Sighhhh.
Then it was back to Roanoke for Passover and to play with Robin and Evan and Gabe at the Transportation Museum! Trains! Awesome!!
And maybe one or two stops at Elderberry's mmmmmmmmm smooootthhhhies.

When we got back home is when the real excitement began. We took the rail off of Nash's crib so he's now sleeping in a big boy bed!

We did it last weekend. He's getting up earlier in the morning. Well, he's probably getting up at the same time, but now since he can come to the door to see Daddy, he's up and out of bed in a flash when he hears anything from our room. Naps are interesting. I think his naps are definitely shorter. But at least he's taking them! Overall I would say that it's gone really really well. Yay Nashy! The other exciting thing is that Nash is really potty training now. In fact I think it's been days since I've changed an icky diaper. I don't miss it!

Our big party of the year, our Crawfish Boil was this weekend! 40 lbs. of extra large crawfish were shipped to us from Bayou Lafourche in Southern Looosiana. It was a HUGE boil with tons of kids and man alive was it fun.



I guess that just about catches us up! Also, some good and bad news. Our good friends Audrey, Mitch and Jake down in Florida are welcoming Jake's baby brother Max! And very, very sadly, Nash and Margot's great-grandpa Harvey, also down in Florida, passed away this week. We think about all our friends and family with love!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Corndog and playgroup



This morning was the singalong playgroup! It was good time, and there we probably about 10 minutes of circle time, singing and shaking egg shakers. Then onto the parachute, which most of the kids really loved. Nash didn't care so much. I think maybe he plays more actively when he's not at home, which is sort of a shame since his mommy likes to host play group, and it's a little easier with Margot too.


Nash had a corndog for lunch. What a lucky kid, huh?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

love love love


You know how sometimes there are no words and no pictures good enough to describe a moment when you catch your kid being so adorable you think your heart is going to burst?

Margot lacing beads

Baby Power

Baby Power
Representin all the babies in the struggle

I'm a super cool little baby.

Bundled Up

Bundled Up

First Crawfish Boil!

First Crawfish Boil!

My favorite picture

My favorite picture

One day old

One day old
Already a little man.

Looking for the waitress

Looking for the waitress

Check out my cords

Check out my cords

First smiles 4/11/07

First smiles 4/11/07

Playing w/ the other kids at Maymont

Playing w/ the other kids at Maymont

THIS WAY TO...

THIS WAY TO...

Mosaic of Nash"s first year

This way to the seafood buffett!

This way to the seafood buffett!

honey pie

honey pie