Wednesday, January 26, 2011

6 Months

 This little lover is 6 months!


rolls everywhere.
is starting to army crawl.
drools non-stop.
eyes your food and wants so badly to eat it.
attacks my face every time I pick him up.  I love it.
lights up when daddy walks into the room.
thinks his big brother is so funny.
likes to nap in his car seat.
loves baby oatmeal and applesauce.
wears a size 3 diaper now.  Sad.
weighs about 17lbs.
got his first haircut last week.
loves the bath and kicks like crazy when he's in it.
is such a sweet boy.

We are sure smitten by this little lover!

Lesson Learned

What NOT to do when you wake up in the morning:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Our Home

 Dining room
 Family room (still deciding what to hang next to the poster)
 Family room (curtains by my cute friend Sally)
Kitchen (hoping to paint it gray someday)

Well, it only took us about 6 months to do a little decorating to make our house more of a home.  I had a baby shower here on Saturday, so that was our motivation.  Still not done yet, but getting closer.  I love our house.  I really do.   Just wish it was in a warmer climate!  The temps are in the teens these days.  The teens!  Crazy.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


 We officially had to get rid of our AZ license plates and get New York ones.  Blah.
 Griffin is officially obsessed with the show "Wipeout."  Our couch now serves as an obstacle course for flips and jumps at all times of the day,
 Mr. Wipeout in action!
 Hudson officially has a new hair do.  And it's pretty cute.
We are official owners of a snowblower.  Ry loves his new toy.  Shoveling in these parts just doesn't cut it. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

I had a dream....

Last night, I had a dream. 
One of those dreams that feels so real you breathe a sigh of relief when you wake up to find that it wasn't real.
Ryan had just finished his first year of residency in Albany.  We had to move to Alaska for his remaining 3 years.  We were moving the next day and I had big knots in my stomach.  I was saying good-bye to friends and really dreading the move to Alaska.
Then, I woke up.  I was beyond relieved to be in my warm bed in Albany.  Not moving to Alaska. 

Moral of the story:  
Could be worse.  Could be Alaska!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy 2011

 Griffin got a certificate for Build-a-Bear for Christmas.  We took him on New Year's Eve to build his bear.  He loved every second of it.  Meet Berry the bear. 
 Sometimes Griff forgets that he named him Berry and calls him Ruby instead.  The name of his new friend at church.
 After Build-a-Bear, we went to Chipotle for New Year's Eve dinner.  We love Chipotle.  It's the closest thing to mexican food here in Albany.  We'll take what we can get!  I'm obsessed with the veggie burrito and their salty chips.  Yum.
 Then, we headed home for some bubbly before Ry had to go to work.  Nothin' like ringing in the new year at 8 o'clock!  I still got my kiss though!  Later on, we watched Finding Nemo (for the umpteenth time) and called it a night.  I know - we are party animals over here!!
Hudson decided to ring in the New Year by rolling all over the house.  I found him under the Christmas tree the other day.  Love that little roller.  P.S.  I dusted under the radiator after I saw this pic.  Gross.

Cheers to 2011!  
I never thought I'd be in Albany, NY in 2011.  Never in a million years.  In fact, exactly one year ago, Ryan flew to Albany to interview for their residency program.  I was a few months pregnant with Hudson.  Griffy and I were driving over to Rach's house to hang out and I called Ry, crying, telling him I didn't want to move to Albany.  I couldn't do it.  I didn't want to move across the country with a newborn.  I didn't want to live so far away from our families and friends.  I didn't want life to change.  But when it comes to medical school or residency, you don't have much of a choice.  And, what do you know, here we are in Albany.  Clear across the country.  Far away from our families and friends.  (And all good mexican food).  And despite my occasional meltdowns, I am actually surviving and adapting to life here.  Yes, it's hard.  Yes, we get bored.  Yes, we miss our families.  Yes, we are freezing.  But we are alive and we are happy and have so many blessings and that's what's important.  
So cheers to 2011!  
It's Albany or bust!

1 New Year's down, 3 to go.