May 26, 2009

Boston

Andy and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary by taking a trip to Boston. We liked the city so much, maybe we'll move there some day. The weather was rainy and a bit cold, but we still had lots of fun - we walked the Freedom Trail, ate yummy Boston style pizza and had delicious Italian pastries, we went to the Aquarium, took a ride on the swan boats, and of course... did a ton of walking!

After Boston, we headed to Danvers, MA, where Andy's dad grew up, for a family reunion. It was a great vacation!





May 14, 2009

Trouble

Oliver is 7 months old. Two weeks ago he weighed in at 18.7 pounds and was 27.5 inches long! He is cutting his first tooth and has a little cold, so things are a bit tough right now, but that's not slowing him down.

He is crawling and pulling himself up in his crib and onto our furniture. He pulls things out of our coffee table and loves to play with anything besides his toys. I'm pretty sure he knows he shouldn't play with our cell phones or remotes, but it's so hard to say no to his adorable face.




"look mom, no hands!"
I left Oliver for a minute and came back to find him like this - he pulled out all of his diapers - what a turkey!

May 10, 2009

You're Hired!

About six months ago, I was offered a high-paying job with awesome benefits, but before I could start, I had to pass a test. The test took 20 hours to complete, was physically demanding, and tested my ultimate endurance... I passed and quickly surrendered to my new boss - his first demand sounded like "waaaaa waaaaa waaaaa!" I jumped in and worked 24 hours a day and was rewarded with a precious child and a wonderful new title: MOM!

I don't have direct deposit into my bank account, but I do directly get payed with smiles, giggles, and the feeling of accomplishment each time I see Oliver hit a milestone. The awesome benefits: being a stay-at-home-mom, shopping for cute clothes, playing with toys, and taking long walks. I am truly grateful and happy that I am a mom.

Happy Mother's day!