April 23, 2014


My brother who lives in Florida  flew into Baltimore for Easter weekend. Since we had plans to go to the beach for Easter, we made a quick trip to Baltimore on Friday to visit him. Naturally, I have no pictures of our visit with him.
Easter at the beach meant lots of time with my grandparents and more than enough Easter egg hunts for Cole.  We went to a little Easter festival in Lewes where Cole proved to be the most skeptical face paint recipient there ever was.
 We walked the beach and boardwalk on Saturday afternoon, around snack time. Cole spotted a few quarter rides and had a ball whipping her head back and worth while riding them. I have no idea where she gets this stuff.
My grandmother made us dinner Saturday night which was very kind and convenient for us. Cole served as a little helper in the kitchen while Ib motored around the house.
After the girls were in bed Saturday night, my dad arrived. Sunday morning we did a little egg hunt at the house for Cole. She was so excited to share her eggs, stickers and goldfish with PopPop! Around lunchtime we met my grandparents at their country club for yet another egg hunt and brunch.
After brunch, we packed up and headed out. And a short 90 minutes later we were home. Peter and I spent the rest of Sunday dumbfounded by how close we are to the beach. It's not that we didn't know, it just hadn't settled in yet.

April 21, 2014

Ibbie :: 7 months

What a happy baby Ibbie is! With some of the bluest eyes I've ever seen!

This month Ib has tried more and more food with a distinct preference for meat. Chicken and apples. Sweet potatoes and turkey. It grosses me out but she loves it.  She goes through waves of hunger. Sometimes she'll eat less than half a jar per meal and other times she'll eat as much as two jars in a sitting.

Ibbie isn't sitting up yet, but she motors around the room and stands with support. Her Aunt Nancy suggested that there is just too much to do to spend anytime sitting around. I think she's probably right.

Ib has one bottom tooth with another about to break through. She's handling teething pretty well, just gumming every toy in sight.
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Cole at seven months

April 18, 2014