Monday, September 8, 2008

Off the Hook

I realize it's been awhile since my last update but I will assure all 5 readers of this blog that I have not had the baby yet, and I am not on bedrest (as I was with Hadley)....yet. We took a last minute trip to Michigan to visit family, and then Uncle Geoff came to visit us. And once he left I got bit in the butt by the nesting bug and decided that I need to get ready for Baby #2, who is supposed to be here on Election Day. So last week I was going through all of the baby clothes, turning our sunroom into a playroom, and beginning to make Hadley's room into a two person room. As Hadley goes around saying all the time, "It's good to share." Hopefully she'll feel that way come November.
But really, how interesting is all this baby talk when you have Hadley to think about? Sure, the baby kicks me so hard sometimes I get the wind knocked out of me, and I'm the size of a small boat, but what is that compared to listening to Hadley sing along to her mobile this morning after turning it to the loudest it can get? I walked in her room today to find her "la la la-ing", laying on her back kicking her feet up while moving Bear from side to side as if he was dancing. I said, "Isn't this music loud?" She said, "No, no, no. Bear dancing." I understand the need for loud music, so at least she got that trait from me.

And as great as my anecdotes are, it's the pictures you come here for, so here we go. While we were in Michigan, we stayed with my cousin Tara and Hadley had a very fun time with her sons, Cole and Chase. Every morning they watched Sesame Street with her despite the fact that they grew out of Big Bird and Co. awhile ago. Here they are on the couch hanging out.

I think that the highlight for Hadley was playing in Aunt "Whoosies" (Lucy's) pool. A year ago Hadley was terrified of water but she loves it now. I think next summer we'll need to think about swimming lessons. Here she is with Jesse having loads of fun (I didn't go swimming because they don't make bathing suits for people my size. And also, I believe my stomach has the potential to pull me to the bottom of the pool.)

And here is one of Hadley and Chase in Hadley's pack-n-play. I love this picture.But wait! There's more! After we got home from our trip, we had another fun weekend ahead of us because Geoff came to visit. Hadley was very excited to see him, and is still wondering when he will come back. Every time she hears a plane go by, she says, "Uncle Geoff. Chicago." Here are some pictures of our weekend.

Here we are outside of the Bombay Club, probably the best restaurant in Washington DC if you were to get Geoff and Jesse's opinion. If it were the year 2002, I think they'd say it's, "Off the hook." We went there for the Champagne brunch they have on Sundays. This was Hadley's first time in a restaurant without a highchair. She did a good job. (Yes, I know I look swollen. There's no need to comment.)

The Bombay Club is across the street from the White House, and since it was a nice day we walked over there to check it out.

So that's the news for now. Next week Hadley starts music and dance classes, and we start up Bible study again so I'll make sure I take the camera along.

1 comment:

Dawn said...

You don't look swollen - you look cute! How have you been feeling? I remember how uncomfortable I was starting to get about goes by so fast!