Tuesday, April 27, 2010

check my specs

Right now I'm in the throes of self-consciousness so I'm only posting one doctored-up photo of me in my new gecks. It's an adjustment, but I definitely enjoy not having to force my eyes to focus on blurry things all the time.
They are cool glasses. You can't tell in the photo, but they're brown on the outside and turquoise on the inside. Plus they make me feel cosmopolitan because they're Danish.

Monday, April 26, 2010

So this is what people mean when they say "They grow up so fast!"

When Isobel was a baby people would say that and I would have to resist laughing. I'd think "Not this one! She doesn't grow up fast. She doesn't grow AT ALL." And it was true. But with Jude I keep wishing time would slow down. I spend ridiculous amounts of time deciding which of his cute clothes to put him in because I worry he's going to grow out of them before wearing them more than once.

He was two months old yesterday, and had his checkup today. 10 lbs., 4 oz. and 22 inches long. That puts him in the 25th percentile for weight and 10th for height. That might not sound so impressive, but I'm in awe. I mean, I know he's not a porker, but I guess my perspective is skewed, thanks to Isobel's tinyness.
He's still adorable and wonderful, of course, and a total Mama's boy. He smiles a ton and really asks so little of us, though he has discovered his voice in the last few weeks. The sleepy newborn is definitely gone, and this more opinionated Jude really knows how to wail when The Cow (moi) has tried to pass him off on some other non-lactating and therefore inferior person.

I can't think of anything else to put here except HE'S SO CUUUUUUUUTE!!!!!


She Who Must Be Pleased has had some good times recently. Her first painting experience was a HUGE hit, enjoyed by Isobel...

and Dagny...

And everybody who visits our living room! It's called "Scary Monster" in case you were wondering. I can see it, even without turning my head to the side and squinting.

One of the best things about North Carolina is this early spring. A few weeks ago I heard a friend say that people in her apartment complex were swimming in the outdoor pool. This was on APRIL 15th. And doesn't it look like Summer? Evidence:



Yeah, I know, Easter has come and gone and is long since forgotten, but since I've been so remiss in my blogging duties I feel like I need to play catch up. Hence the forthcoming multiple posts in one night.
We went to PA for Easter and I forgot my camera. That ended up being ok, though, because Nicole took so many beautiful photos. She took the first three here:

Let's hope Jude is a little more enthusiastic next year. Isobel, on the other hand, was all up on this holiday, and of course she looked precious in her Easter dress and hat from Grandma. I LOVE this picture.

Brooke also looked beautiful!

We took a drive out to the little country church where Brooke's parents were married. It was really a charming place. Brooke had his senior pictures taken there when he was 18, and he is probably even handsomer now:

This is my favorite picture of triumphant Jude, posed with his REALLY cool baby gifts from The Youngs.