Thursday, February 21, 2008

Play Dates

Eric's had a few play dates this week. He gets so excited when he's around other kids and it is a gentle reminder that I should get together with friends who have kids so he can play more often. I know he's not suffering without other kid interaction, but he just gets so excited and it makes him so happy to be around other kids. He laughs and smiles and bounces up and down and wants to touch them. It's good for me, too. Actually, I'm sure it's better for me than for him because I get to hang out with friends. We even have a "Spanish" playdate in the planning.

Here are some pics from our play fun...
Eric and Ester playing together. She is 1 1/2 and he's almost 9 months and I think he outweighs her by a couple of pounds! She graciously shared her house with him.

Yesterday Caleb and Jen came over to play. Caleb and Eric are pretty much neck and neck with their development, so it was fun to see them playing together. Little Caleb wasn't feeling so great, but he was a trooper.And, I had to include pictures of our newest friend, Madeleine. We went to visit on Tuesday. She is a cutie and Kelly looks great, doesn't she?!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Babies, babies, babies

I know, I know, it's been awhile since my last post. I was trying to figure out why I haven't been in the mood to blog. The best I can come up with is that it's so dreary and wintry up here that it is starting to affect my mood. I think New Englanders get their tough and somewhat cold reputation because of the winters here. Believe me when I tell you that the weather really does affect your mood and it's true that you will find a lot of friendly smiling faces when Spring and Summer roll around up here. But, until then, we just kinda hole-up in our houses and hibernate coming out for sunlight and a little fresh air now and then. This is not by choice on my part. I would rather be dancing in the sunny, warm Florida winter warmth (like one of my besties)!
On to better things...
A very BRIGHT spot in my winter mood is all of the wonderful new babies that have just entered the world around my life! In the past three weeks 5 friends (1 is a sister-in-law) have had little babies. And, they are ALL girls!! Can you believe it? Ericito will surely have a lot of great women to choose from one of these days! It's been fun revisiting those early days of motherhood and offering a listening ear, advice, a meal, and whatever else I can.
So, congratulations to them all and welcome to the world strong, resilient, little women!! Here is a rundown of the new little loves:
Miriam and Samuel - Natalia
Sonia and Stephen - Sarah
Julie and Dave - Lucy
Zoila and Antolin - Paula (Eric's sister - yea! A new niece!)
Kelly and Steve - Madeleine
Here is a picture of little E meeting his new girlfriend Madeleine Leigh Josti
AND, here are a few other shots from the past two weeks. Have a good week!

Bathtime is so much more fun with a mohawk!

Eating his first teething cracker...thank God no choking!!