Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ahhh...Sloan is five weeks old today and this is going to sound completely ridiculous, but it's going too fast! He is a wonderful baby not to mention huge which is why I guess it feels like time is flying by. This morning he found his little voice, it was the first time I heard him making little squeals and gurgles that had nothing to do with crying or eating and everything to do with having fun discovering what he can do.
This is a picture Toddy sent (this is romance to me) while on his business trip to Washington-how envious was I! This is my old stomping ground. This corner brings back lots of memories for me. It's where the #2 express bus from Queen Anne Hill dropped me off so I could walk a couple more blocks to work. I remember the culture shock I experienced when I first moved to Seattle and had walk over several homeless people sleeping on the street to get to the office every morning. My eyes were as big as saucers for most of the time I lived there. I am the ultimate voyeur of life and took in all the sights. From the sad and depressing real life parts to the sheer beauty of the area, my time there was amazing.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Full House

My sister and her kids are visiting this week from Portland. We have all had a great time together, especially the kids. It had been two years since we had seen them and needless to say they have all grown up so much. Holden and Asher have found a new hero in their cousin Matteo. And they try hard to be cool so they can hang out with Tullia. It was a life saver to have my sister here to help me with the baby because Todd has been in Seattle all week. Jen is a super auntie and the boys(especially Ash) can't get enough hugs. It is so wonderful to hear them tell her how much they love her. We spent the week at the water parks, they went to Adventureland, and best of all made lots of memories that will carry them through to the next time we see them.
p.s.-Sloan is four weeks old today!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


My mom has been here for the past 11 days and tomorrow she is headed back home. We all had a great time with her and cherished every minute, as we do not see her often enough. Sloan will be especially sad to see her leave because he has practically been in her arms the whole time.

I'm not sure if you have ever felt this way after you have had a baby, maybe your mom doesn't live far away from you. But when ever I take my mom to the airport and I watch her walk away I want to run after her and wrap myself around her leg like a child and beg her to stay. Motherhood just makes more sense to me when she is here coaching me along, telling me it will all be ok and take it one day at a time. She is also the one who reminds me to slow down and enjoy it all because it is going to go by too fast.

Thank you mom for all your help with the baby, and for reassuring me that I can make this all work. We will miss you so don't wait too long to come back.