Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Our little monkey man had a great day visiting the great-grandparents! Many others came by as well, including his cousin Kayla the Pumpkin. It was hard to get a good picture of his full costume but here are a few of the best. Hope you all had a good Halloween and didn't eat *too* many candy bars...


Thursday, October 23, 2008

A bazillion pictures

I don't know how we lucked out but we have not one but TWO professional photographers in our lives. My good friend Meghan Moore ( has a baby who is 6 weeks younger than Dashiell, and we'd talked about getting them into the studio for a photo shoot for a few weeks now. Yesterday we finally did it, and it was so fun! You can check out pictures from their session on her web site--just click on the title of this post! Of course there are a bunch of just Crispin (her son) but he's a cutie too so peruse them all!

Not a bad picture in the bunch! Too difficult to edit down to a reasonable number of photos so she kept all 251 of them!

Friday, October 17, 2008

We love story time!

Dashiell and I have been having so much fun going to story time at the Chelmsford library on Wednesdays. We sing songs and nursery rhymes, the librarian reads a gigantic book (who knew "Goodnight Moon" came in a version that's 3 feet high?), there are bubbles, and most importantly, there are OTHER MOMS!!! So I'm finally meeting other moms whose kids are the same age as Dashiell, which is great! I was a little leery the first day when there seemed to be a "mom clique" forming, but since then it's been much better. Thank heavens! And Dash gets other babies to "play" with (play meaning mostly grabbing or poking at). He seems to enjoy it. :-) So glad we found story time!

I think I promised to post pictures from our Cape vacation, so here are a couple. I love the picture of Rick and Dashiell--my two favorite men! All the pictures of Dash and I are a little funny, but this one's ok. We were using our new "Ergo" baby carrier, which worked fine but it isn't quite as fabulous as I'd heard. It's supposed to be all ergonomically correct and comfy for both Dashiell and I, but I can't imagine wearing Dash in it for much more than 30 minutes, despite what the "Ergo" enthusiasts claim. Maybe if I try the hip or back positions, but as a front carrier it isn't super comfortable. Ah well, live and learn.

His overnight visit at the grandparents' house last weekend went very well, too. I've been told he will be invited over again. :-)

Have a great weekend!


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Admittedly boring post

Not much to report this week but I feel guilty for not posting an update so you see the dilemma I'm in...

The big news is that Dashiell is now 6 months old! I was going to post a picture of him from his 6-month birthday last Sunday but I can't figure out what Rick did with the photos we took on the Cape and he's currently taking a little siesta so I can't ask him either! Bummer. At some point I'll post a couple of our beach pictures. The Cape was lovely but chilly. Dash did great sleeping in a strange place, which is good since tonight he's sleeping at the grandparents! Without us! Scary! This is his first overnight visit without us so we'll see how he (and we) do. Rick and I plan on heading up to Topsfield fair this evening and then sleeping an uninterrupted 10 hours after we get home. This morning I didn't even mind that Dashiell wouldn't go back to sleep on his own after an hour of babbling at 4 am because I knew I'd have plenty of time to sleep tonight! Though I already miss him--It's 5:30 pm and right about now is when Dash is the most fun. I bet he's laughing and squealing and trying to stand and jump around. Ah well...we can't be with him all the time, right?

Hope you all are having a good Columbus day weekend!


Friday, October 3, 2008

No longer a toothless grin!

Woo-hoo we have a tooth!! It just poked through on Wednesday, and it's about the cutest (and sharpest) thing ever! We suspect tooth #2 to join in shortly. Dashiell is such a trooper! Besides chewing on everything and drooling like mad (and frankly he's always been big on the drool), we would have never guessed he was teething. No grumpiness at all! Maybe this was part of his 3 am wakings but I won't hold my breath.

Dash had his 6 month doctor's appointment yesterday and he's doing well. Still noodley! 27 1/2 inches long (85 percentile), weighing 16 lbs. 3.8 oz (35 percentile). I personally think he's perfectly proportioned, but then again I'm supposed to think that.

We're off to the Cape this weekend for our first mini family vacation! I'm looking forward to bringing Dashiell to the beach so he can see the ocean! No sun bathing or swimming, though--it's going to be way too chilly for that!

Here's another short video of him sitting--as you can see he's getting much better at it! Sorry for the bad quality, this one was from my phone again.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Worst Outfit Ever

Oh the things we do to our kids...we were just so amazed at how horrible the shirt and overalls looked together that we had to add a silly hat. Don't worry, the poor child did not stay in this outfit for more than a minute after this picture was taken. I just had to share it with all of you because it makes me laugh every time I look at it, plus I figure this will be a good one to share with any future girlfriends. Now it is in the public realm, and there's no taking it back.