Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Climbing the stairs is fun!

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

New York!

I had had had had had had to get out of the house. Seeing that we had a 3 day weekend in our future, I contacted Tom's Uncle Ray and begged that we could come up to his house in Long Beach, NY. He and Karla were happy to welcome us in.
On Saturday morning, we took a bus from Bethesda, MD to Manhattan, NYC. Then we took a train to Long Beach (the Long Island Rail Road) it took about 5 hours to get there, we got to eat, pee, and hang out on both bus and train. We could hold the baby and no car seat was needed (how dangerous was that???!?!?! Why aren't there laws about that?!??!). So we were all happy and hanging out and the traveling hours flew.

We arrived in Long Beach and hung out at Ray and Karla's house. Clark got a million licks from their dogs Japser and Django. On Sunday we hung out in Long Beach. Karla made a yummy pancake in the oven for us to have for breakfast. I went to church with Uncle Ray in the morning, we sat around and ate a French lunch of cheese, bread and fruit, we took a walk to the beach in the early afternoon, we took naps in the late afternoon, we had a yummy dinner, and went to mass that night. On Monday, again had a delicious breakfast, we took the LIRR (train) into Manhattan.

We had lunch at Carnagie Deli with a friend of mine from Tulane. Then we walked around Central Park.

We then went to Ray and Karla's apartment in the Upper East Side. We hung out there for a couple of hours listening to "Wait, wait, don't tell me." and talking about our lives while Clark napped. Then we went to a delicious Sushi resturant for dinner. We went back home on the train and slept very well. The next morning, we ate NY Bagels and got back on the train to go home. Clark was amazing through the whole thing and had a blast! This is him keeping busy while we waited for the bus to pick us up.

It was a wonderful vacation, with no agenda except for relaxing. Ray and Karla are wonderful people, smart and funny to be around. We will definately make this trip again, and hopefully soon!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

NYC trip - Presidents Weekend

In central park!
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Monday, February 15, 2010

On the train

We're on the train going to Long Island, NY. The conductor is behind us. The look on Clarkks face is hilarious. Its a Tom face.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010


We're getting another 10+inches of snow today. Here are some pictures.

Monster Icicle.

We cleaned the chair off and put it back outside last night.

And at 11:30am it was this full.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Clark took his first multiple steps yesterday and today I found him climbing the stairs!!! Ahhhhhh! I'm not ready!!!!
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Snotorious Storm 2010.

I set a chair in the yard to collect and measure snow on. I set it down after the snow had already started, and on top of snow from earlier in the week. It was set close to the house so the totals may be more than the chair collected due to the house blocking the wind.

4pm - collection already seen in the minutes it took me to set the chair out and get the camera.

5pm - 1/3 of an inch.
7:30pm - 1 inch. 9:30pm - 6inches.

the next morning. about 22 inches.

Our final inches count was 26. We are getting another storm tonight with 8-20 inches predicted. yay! (no, now I'm being sarastic).

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Here are two videos of Clark's current level of mobility.

He barely holds onto our hands now, but still needs to or he will fall forward. I tried getting him to hold onto a dowel rod and then let go, but he still leaned on it quite a bit. He's getting there...

He finds crawling faster, with an assisted walk when possible to be the best form of transportation.

We're not really ready for him to start walking yet, so its good. =)

Dishwasher love

Clark loves: the dishwasher, utensils, dancing, cruise walking, babbling and mama!


I'm still slacking, but here are some photos we took late January. You can see Clark's teeth in one of them. He has 8 now! Its crazy how fast this year has gone. I really understand the saying that the days are long and the years are short. And we aren't even through our first year. I'm really trying to treasure these last moments of infancy, before he turns into a crazy toddler and we start working on another baby. I want to just enjoy these precious moments with Clark while I have them.