Wednesday, June 20, 2012


 It is actually unbelievable that this girl is one year old!  She is SO fun right now, I can't get enough of her!  It is nice to have her more independent, she just plays and plays all day.  I love watching her explore and figure new things out.  She is truly such a joy in our lives and I am looking forward to the upcoming year.

New York, New York

For a graduation present to myself, I decided to go back to New York.  My wonderful sister Kelly accompanied Sophie and I, for which I was so grateful!  Those flights would have been murder without her!  We stayed with my brother and his wife on Long Island and it was a blast.  We were there for about 5 days and had the prefect ratio of relaxing and going, going! 

We were crazy enough to take all three kiddies into the city one day and they were awesome!  We had one child per adult and it was a lot of fun.  While we did have some major "Hey, I don't live here so obviously I don't know what I'm doing" moments, we did survive.  With that said, NYC is definitely not catered to the young'uns cause let's just say, subways and strollers were never meant to be a combo.  I may or may not have shut Sophie's arm in the subway doors, nearly abandoned my sister on the platform, hit Sophie's head on the pole and completely landed on a stranger when the subway train started moving, all within about a one minute increment.  You had to be there :)

One reason we went out when we did was so Lauren and I could run the Brooklyn Half Marathon.  I have never done a half before, but Lauren had done one.  I was pretty excited and it was a good experience.  16,000 runners was a bit large for me, but I'm so glad I did it.  The race started at the Brooklyn Museum and ended on Coney Island; it was really a beautiful course and captured the essence of Brooklyn well.  We did the race with only about 3-4 hours of sleep since we had not quite realized until too late that we would have to leave at 3:45 a.m. in order to make the race on time. We were tired, to say the least.  But we did survive and finished with a time of 1:58, so my goal for finishing under 2 hours was complete. 

Other highlights of the trip included a northern rocky beach on Long Island, Chelsea Market, FAO Schwartz, Central Park, NEWSIES (amazing), Cheesecake Factory, Sophie's Birthday, outdoor BBQs and lots of time visiting.  We will miss you NY!

 Sophie's birthday singing never went very well

 Aren't they the cutest siblings??
 Cute Jane

 Goodbye NY, we will miss you!

Monday, March 5, 2012


(yes her bangs look nasty, but her face is too cute)

Yes it's true, she hit the 9 month mark. She is adorable and delightful and we love hanging out with her. When people say babies are really the most fun from 6-18 months, I'm thinkin they may be right.

Here are her 9 month stats:

Height: 28 inches - 64%
Weight: 18 lbs 14 oz - 50%
Head: 17.5 inches - 63%

Her weight shocked the heck out of me, I could have sworn she was at least 2o lbs she seems so heavy! Maybe it's just that she's so wiggly that it's harder to hold her?

She is crawling, getting into everything, and nothing makes her happier than eating; the girl eats absolutely everything, including pickles, onions, and lemons (without making a face). We're thinking she got Jord's taste buds :)

These two pics define her at the moment. She drags that baby everywhere and sucks on the pigtails all day. She is also completely content to let you walk her all over anywhere. Happy 9 months Sophie girl.

I'm sure the next post here on the blog will be her 12 month mark, so don't hold your breath until then. If we make it that far, it will be an ECSTATIC day for me! :)