Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Birthday Eve

Today is Seth's last day of his second year. Tomorrow he turns two.

What a year it's been.

Seth took his first plane ride (to Disney World). Even if he was old enough to remember it, he wouldn't. He slept from gate to gate on both legs.

Seth has found the best way to annoy his sisters is to call each of them by the other's name.

Seth loves to climb. It's not unusual to find him on top of the dining room table.

Seth loves to be outside, in any kind of weather.

Seth counts to 10, and says "10" with quite a lot of enthusiasm.

Seth is working on his colors, and the only one he gets correct 100% of the time is pink.

Seth is hilarious. The things he says, his looks, his antics. He's just funny. He's also so sweet. I can't wait to see what this next year brings. So many new adventures.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Special Delivery

I'm working from home tomorrow so Sal had my valentine's day treat sent to work today. Shari's berries. . .it's embarrassing how many I've eaten already.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

We Are Elephants

If Sal, Seth, and I were elephants, this is what we'd look like.

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Today was sunny and warmer than usual, temps were in the 50s. We tried to put Seth in the stroller, but he wanted to walk. 

While he's still into exploring, he did really well keeping up and staying with us. We walked all the way down our street and up the huge hill on the opposite side. He walked back down and the rest of the way home. A couple times he wanted picked up, but we insisted he walk.

The poor little guy was worn out. He skipped a nap, which is par for the course these days, but he went to bed at 7:30 with no fight.

My sister had just asked me about his City Mini stroller last week, whether or not she'd be able to use it for her baby or if they should just plan on buying one. I asked her to let me see if Seth would ride in it and if not, she's welcome to it. I guess I'll give it to her this weekend.

I think I'll hang onto the umbrella stroller for now, just to have in a pinch.

He loves being outside so much and this afternoon was such a nice reprieve from the frigid temps we've had for much of the last month. 

My crocuses are starting to poke through, but they're still at least a month away from blooming. I have been looking forward to Spring since October.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Baby Cuddles and Snuggles

We hadn't seen baby Anthony since Christmas when he was just a day old, so Seth and I went to my sister's today so my mom could follow us to our house for the night and to hang out with the baby.

I was expecting him to be more awake than he was, but I forget that 6 week olds are still new. He did open his eyes for me, and smiled a little too. For the most part, he just slept or rested.

Seth was unphased by my holding Anthony and at one point climbed on my lap so I had two babies to snuggle.

There can never be too many babies in a family. Such sweetness.

Seth's 2nd birthday is next Saturday and as long as everyone's healthy, we'll have more baby time then.

Thursday, February 9, 2017


This is the first time all winter the trees have been blanketed. It'd be pretty if it wasn't so darn cold.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Nap Time

Naps are hit or miss these days, but I figured it was worth a shot today. If Seth does sleep, he can do so for hours so we've been limited him to about 1.5 hours so that he goes to bed at night on time, without a fight.

I went in to wake him up, and found him underneath his bear.

I moved the bear and he grinned up at me. In addition to naps, I think Seth likes his alone time.