Saturday, June 28, 2008

Coney Island

We went to Coney Island today for my work picnic. Dominic enjoyed the merry-go-round. He was not impressed at first and wanted down, but once it started moving he was excited!

Maybe next year he'll be ready for some of the bigger rides. This year he found the mirrors entertaining...

And of course, he loved the pool! We spent a few hours there and as soon as we got out, it started storming.

The admission bracelet was an item of interest throughout the day, and after dinner he couldn't resist trying to gnaw it off.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Enjoying our 'hood

There are so many things I'm going to miss about downtown when we move. In addition to the daycare situation, my job will soon be taking me back across the river in January... So we've really been trying to make the most of it lately.

The music on the square has been great! Sometimes we grab dinner and eat it on the square, other times, we walk the block and a half over to check things out when we get a little restless indoors. Dominic thinks he's the new drummer for all the bands!

I've been wanting to walk over to Union Terminal since I've lived here and this weekend we did just that to visit The Body exhibit. I'm still not sure how I feel about the exhibit... but the walk was perfect!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

How did you get rid of the bottle?

I melted Dominic's in the dishwasher! Uh-oh.....
He's actually doing pretty well with sippy cups and straws. The only problem is that he doesn't want anything to do with cold milk - he must have it heated.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Catch me if you can!

Dominic's new game is CHASE!

You'll also see that Dominic is fascinated with carpet imprints. This one was enough to deter him from our game of chase. I think this is a strong indication that he'll appreciate nice vacuum lines in the carpet and won't mess up my nicely vacuumed floors! ;

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

The first time ever I saw your face....

I didn't get a chance to post last night... One year ago yesterday I got the call!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Walking along the couch....

The remote thing must be in their chromosomes....

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Discoveries this week....

Watermelon, biting, juice boxes

and even a bit of walking while holding on to the furniture!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Suburbia, here we come!!

Offer accepted! If all goes well with the remaining paperwork and inspections, we'll be in our new house in August!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Someone to add to the pictures this year...

Dominic attended his first dance recital this weekend. Adrian's group was #23 of 25! He sat through the first 3 performances, we roamed the lobby for the next 19 and went back in for Adrian's "Alladin" performance. She did great - even lifted one of the other girls up and twirled her in the air!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Welcome, SUMMER!

How is it June already??

Capturing those important moments for the blog keeps ending up at the bottom of the list. So here are the highlights...

* I'm house hunting. Though I love our downtown home, the commute to the new daycare is adding an extra 1 - 2 hours to our day. Taking my time and hope to be in a new place before it snows. This means a yard and lots of other fun things for Dominic....

* Nanny taught Dominic the "roll 'em up" part of patty-cake this weekend. Hilarious! I need to capture it on video. It looks like the Pee Wee Herman dance! And I think he knows how cute it is! :) This is the most recent addition to his repertoire of clapping, "So big", giving "5", peek-a-boo, yelling UH-OH (usually just the UH part and usually after throwing food on the floor)... He loves to entertain!

* We are now a formula-free house! While I love the financial aspect of this, I'm terrible about remembering perishable groceries and have a feeling it won't be too long before I run out and he has a meltdown.

* No walking yet, but he took his first step while holding on from the coffee table to the couch this weekend. He is not interested in walking while holding my hands at all.

* Dominic has recognized and responded to words like "hungry?", "bottle", etc. since the first week he was home. He's starting to "say" more things. Tonight I asked him if he wanted a bottle and he crawled to the kitchen saying "Bob-bob" and one of his favorite Elmo toys sings La-La-La-La and he calls it "Wa-Wa-Wa".

* His favorite food is Mac and Cheese. Each time one of his classmates brings it for lunch, he has a note on his daily report that he was spotted reaching across the table and stealing their food! French fries run a close second. Cheerios and puffs are falling of the radar.

* His sleep patterns are more inconsistent than ever. Sometimes he'll sleep all night, Monday night he was up from 1:30 am - 5:00 am. I still think we should all get a case of Gallo and a case of Guate coffee as a sort of "starter kit" at the Embassy appointment. Mothers that give birth get a free diaper bag of goodies at the hospital from the formula companies, so it only seems fair...