Tuesday, October 27, 2009

More Fun with Mary & Ryan

A couple weeks ago Mary got to hang out some more with her cousin Ryan (see here for a previous post on them). Ryan is about to celebrate his 1st birthday, so we'll be seeing some more of him in the near future. In the meantime, here are a few pics from their last hang out time.

Here's Mary with Ryan and Uncle Kevin.

I think we were trying to get Mary and Ryan to hug each other. If I remember correctly, it didn't really work out.

Here are a few pics of Ryan sharing his stuff with Mary. At the time, she couldn't sit up well enough to enjoy the ball pit, though I'm sure she'd have more fun now that she's a big girl.

We have a few fun pictures of Mary swinging. She's actually fairly ambivalent when it comes to the swing, but it's easy to get her to smile with some high-pitched noises, which of course turns out great for pictures and makes it look like she's having the time of her life.

In the interest of full disclosure, I stole a couple of these pictures from Leanne, my sister-in-law.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

mimi and papa

My parents came in town last weekend and we had a great time, despite the terrible weather. Mary, along with all of us, have been pretty under the weather lately, so excuse her sick little eyes. :) Amazingly, she was happy as a clam being dragged around all over Boston.

We did a lot of shopping, playing with Mary, eating and a little running. My dad and I were supposed to run a half marathon together.... they really wanted to see Mary, but the race was a good excuse. Sunday morning we get up at 6am, drive half way there and stop to see just how hard it was raining. We ended up getting breakfast and driving home. Yep, we just skipped our race! I kind of felt like a wimp but it was my 10th day of being sick and I was certain that 13 miles in 39 degree, rainy weather wouldn't help. But, the next day was beautiful and we did our 13 miles around the Charles River. It was a good time. Our big goal is the Disney Marathon in January... and we won't skip out on that no matter what the conditions are... right dad?!?!

We love when mimi and papa come to visit! Thanks so much for coming and come back soon. Mary misses you already!!

p.s. nice spandex, dad!

Monday, October 19, 2009


a few more firsts

Mary just turned 6 months last week, and it's amazing to see how quickly she's growing and doing new things! We're a little late in getting these posted on here, but we'll make up for it with a few posts this week.

Last Sunday night, Mary sat up all by herself for the first time as I was feeding her before bedtime. She actually lasted a solid 2 minutes on my lap without me steadying her. Here are a couple pics from this momentous occasion. It kind of came from nowhere for us; we haven't exactly been diligent in working on this with her. Thankfully, Mary will not be held back by our negligence!

The next day Mary experienced the next stage in babyhood- eating solids! I'm still not sure why we call rice cereal "solid," but whatever. Here are a few pictures and a video from the big day.

Mary has gotten a bit better at eating, so she isn't wearing her cereal like she was a week ago. It's an exciting time for us, but also a little sad that we're moving out of the newborn stage and into the "eating goop and threatening mobility" stage. Our little girl is growing up!

As I said above, we'll try and get a few posts up this week since we've been really slow the last few weeks.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fun with Mary

We're well aware that we've been negligent in keeping this blog up to date. We still haven't posted pictures from Mary's first overseas excursion, nor have I updated anyone on my trip to Kathmandu. Sorry about that. As an apology, we post this video Lisa shot just a little bit ago of Mary and me having fun together. We hope this satisfies you until we get off our duffs to write something. Thanks!