Monday, January 26, 2009

Visiting Sedona

Today, we went to Sedona to visit Boy Friday's great-grandparents. The weather was quite nice, although we did get to drive through dippin' dots weather (ok, it was hail).  I think the little guy enjoyed our trip... but not the trip back so much. There was a bit of complaining on the way home - probably due to being a bit over-tired!

Me and St. Francis
Enjoying the Weather

Six Months Old!

Boy Friday is now SIX months old! Crazy. It's hard to believe it's been six months. Of course, it's also hard to believe it's only been about five months since I moved to Chicago.

However, I am currently in much warmer weather here in Arizona.  We've mostly just been hanging out "helping" with errands. Today Boy Friday, Aunt Emily, and I went on a little jaunt to see some desert. Friday's first Arizona hike! If you can call it a "hike."

Baby Hike 1
I think he enjoyed it. We haven't done much nature-walking in Chicago.

We also visited my brother's family in their new house. The great-grandparents came by also to say hello to the little guy - who has gotten quite a bit bigger since they last saw him!  It appears that Boy Friday is really interested in his cousin's dogs....

Tomorrow we're off to visit more great-grandparents! Must get some sleep!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Tricks and a Happy Birthday

It's hard to believe that my niece, Riley, is already 1 year old!  Happy Birthday, Riley! 

Now that Boy Friday is almost 6 months old, he's got a few new tricks. His sitting is getting much better - a few weeks ago he could only sit unsupported for a second or two before slumping.

He's also got some new noises that he just started making the other day. One is a sort of dadadada. He looks so funny making this noise - it's like he's smacking his gums together. And he seems to think it's really fun (and funny if I try it).

Friday, January 9, 2009

Nothing too exciting here...

January hasn't been too exciting here yet. Not really much daylight for photos (ok, it's never light enough to get photos in the house without a flash). Thank goodness that last bit of snow melted and we had a week of clear parking on the street. It snowed again today, though, and we now have several inches in the street again. It isn't bad yet... but the forecast indicates that snow is possible for the next few days at least.

So, here is Boy Friday hanging out inside the other day in his car seat. I try not to sit him in there unless we're going out, but I wasn't sure what else to do with him. He handled it just fine and actually stayed content for half an hour! He is beginning to get a wee bit long for it, and I see a new car seat in our [near] future. And a new stroller. And a new crib. Oh boy!

Bathroom Family Portrait
Here we are in the bathroom... it appears that I must have been trying to get the little guy to sleep one evening, after a bath.

Classes at the university start this coming Monday, so we're getting back into the swing of things here - trying new recipes, figuring out what to do with old dried-out Christmas trees, and juggling the loads of stuff I have to take with me every time I go out with the little guy.