Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Splashtastic!

Daddy set up a little pool in the backyard on Sunday. It took all day for the water to warm up in the sun, but as bedtime approached, Anthony took a dip.
Welcome to my hot tub, ladies.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Photographic Evidence

Garden Gnomes do exist!

video

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Profile in Cuteness

(Pardon the carrots in my ear.)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ta DAH!!!

Sitting independently (without support from a high chair or Mommy/Daddy) has been quite a challenge for Anthony. It's unusual, because sitting is usually one of the first things babies do, gross motor-wise. But our little guy started crawling before sitting! So once again Anthony shows us that he forgot to read the baby manual and he's going to do things in his OWN way. This week he decided it was time.

Sitting is lots of fun! Here he is at Westmoreland Park today watching the milk carton races from his new vantage point.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

NICU Reunion 2010

We went to the St. Vincent's NICU reunion on Sunday. We weren't sure how it would feel to be back there and to see all the reminders of Anthony's time in the hospital, but we wound up having a great time and were so glad we went!

Above is a picture of us with the friends we were so lucky to make through our NICU experience: In the back row, it's us with Emily, Kit and Ellie. Inside of Emily is baby Evelyn, who is scheduled to arrive on the scene this Thursday (!). In the front row are Ruth and Suzanne with Harry and Claire, our favorite twins.

Along with the buddies we keep in touch with, we got to see our favorite nurses and respiratory therapists, and lots of parents and babies we remembered passing through the NICU during our stay. We were so proud to show off how healthy and strong our little guy is now. It was amazing to see babies we remembered only as tiny little alien-looking things all grown up and thriving.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Artist at Work

Anthony is getting to be quite a big boy. When we went out to eat today, the waitress brought him crayons and a picture to color.

(Daddy helped a little)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What do you do when you're feeling better...?!

Anthony finally kicked his stomach virus to the curb! Just in time, as the long three-day weekend was nearly over! So with Memorial Day actually looking a bit sunny, what's a young lad with cabin fever to do? Why head off to the amusement park, of course!

Off we went to Portland's Oaks Park, an institution since 1905 in these parts, and this weekend it was the site of the Multnomah County Fair! How could we say no?!

Anthony's too young for pony rides and the petting zoo, but he gazed in amazement at all the critters, just the same!
Look at these two hillbillies!
"Hey, Dad, what's that noise? It sounds like a train whistle? Is that Thomas?"
No, but it's "The Great Kids Express!" A small scale train that even adults can fit on (oh, boy!)that chugs around the outskirts of the amusement park! Now we're talkin'!
It was Anthony's first train ride (that wasn't a New York subway) and he was pretty excited!
Look at this awesome family portrait!!!
HOORAY!!! Mommy's point of view!
Sure hope the bridge isn't out! It made for a really fun Memorial Day outing and let us feel that summer was finally around the corner! Anthony was very happy to finally get out of the house -- that makes three of us!
After a fun time on the midway, it was time to go find a snack. "Bartender, I'd like an eight ounce milk, please..."
"Wait a minute! THIS isn't milk!!! P'tooey!"

"Mommy and Daddy love this Bridgeport place. Me, I'm kind'a tired and ready to head home! Thanks for a fun day, you guys! Can we go back there to Oaks Park again? After I've had a little nap?"