Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fall Walks

I've fallen in love with the National Arboretum. 

I can't believe that in 12 years of living in DC, I had never been there.

A few weeks ago the neighborhood new parents group started meeting up for weekly walks through the Arboretum, and I'm hooked.   Daisy, Robbie and I have been there every morning this week for a walk.

Not only are the trees and leaves beautiful this time of year... it really is a piece of calm in a hectic city.  The park is larger than Central Park in New York, and has miles of trails and walkways that we are still exploring.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Red Solo Baby

Robbie has found his voice in the last week. 

He's a talker.

Thanks Shawn :)


To the people who got here by googling "Should my baby wear horizontal stripes" ... the answer is a resounding YES

Monday, November 7, 2011

A New Low...

I DVRed Wheel of Fortune.

I need to fill my days a little better.  Or at least get to those thank you notes that I have been putting off.  I don't mean to be rude... I really don't.

Robbie is a good baby.  Will I jinx us if I say an easy baby. 

But for some reason, he's against sleeping during the day in any form. 

Who has heard of a non-napping baby?

He'll does for 15-20 minutes here or there... especially if we're driving somewhere or taking a walk.

Or he'll sack out on the floor like this.

For 15 minutes. 

Almost enough time to watch Wheel of Fortune.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Happenin' Saturday

Once upon a time Susann and I were pretty cool.  We have been blessed with the opportunity to go to some amazing places, eat some amazing meals and generally have a merry old time.

Well the definition of cool is changing. 

On Saturday our friends John and Sabrina invited us to their sons (Julian) 1st birthday. 

I have to give them credit - they put on a great event.  There were about a dozen kids and they all had a ball playing in the local rec centers "soft" play room.  Robbie got a introduction the ball pit.  It would be a little bold to say that he loved it but he did not cry either.

After about an hour of play we headed up to the party room and had Chick-fila-a chicken fingers / fruit / cheese / and some amazing cupcakes.

During the party Susann leaned over and said, "Welcome to our new life."  My response was, "yep and I kind of like it."