Saturday, January 30, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Mary's First Christmas, Parts 2 & 3

Okay, so we're wicked late on this. Sorry about that.

Mary was only supposed to have a 2-part Christmas, one in Florida and one here. However, snow intervened for the second part, and my mom had to make a separate trip from CT for Mary's first Christmas, part 3. Anyway, on with a few pictures.

We spent some time at Granny's house, where Mary received a few goodies. Here you see her doing what she does with pretty much every toy...

One of the major highlights for Mary at these family functions is getting to hang out with Granny and Cousin Ryan. As you can imagine, it's quite a feat to get Ryan and Mary to sit still and look in the general direction of the camera (not to mention Granny...).

A couple days later, Mary's Grandma Pierce came up. Again, we see Mary enjoying a toy, this time tasting it before she puts it in her mouth.

Here's Mary with Grandma Pierce. And yes, her fly is down (Mary's, not my mom's).

We'll be better about updating the blog, especially now that so much has changed over the last month. Mary's crawling like a champ, pulling up, self-feeding (sort of), has 2 teeth... she's like a whole new baby.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Last Sunday was a big day for me... I ran the Disney Marathon! It wasn't exactly what I hoped for when my dad and I signed up for the race, but we finished it.

A few highlights from the race:
-arriving at disney at 4:30am to start the race at 5:40am
-wearing a one-piece tearaway white jumpsuit
-running for 2 hours in the dark
-starting a marathon at 28 degrees and finishing it at about 35 degrees
-the icey waterstations-- cups and pavement included
-carrying a camera the entire 26.2 miles on accident... I finally decide to take a picture since I had it with me and the battery was dead. awesome.

So, the only thing I have to show for the race is the before picture of my dad and me freezing! And, the awesome bling that I got!

All in all, I'm so glad that I did it and I plan on doing another one, but maybe not until after baby #2... which is coming no time soon!

A special thanks to my superdad/husband Danny! Marathon training takes a LOT of time and he was so supportive and kept Mary for many, many hours while I ran. He was always encouraging, so proud of me and self sacrificing to allow me to fulfill this goal.

And, here is a picture of Mary just because she's cute. This is probably one of the mornings I was out running and Danny got to choose her outfit. :)

Monday, January 4, 2010


We hope that you all had a fun and safe New Years celebration! We got back into Boston a few days ago and spent the evening with some good friends. Mary had a good time too!

and then she got tired!

Luckily, we thought about Mary and the problems that could come with her staying up until midnight before the big night... so, we had a sleep over! It's true! Danny, Mary and I all spent the night at our friends house so that we could put Mary down at a normal time and stay for the festivities. She had a great night and would like to say a special thanks to Ellie and Gracie for sharing their room! :) Then, we had a big breakfast in the morning... with lots of bacon for Danny, which is enough to make the New Year celebration wonderful for him!

Happy New Years!