Monday, September 12, 2011

From Daddy

I have been blessed with many adventures in life . . .

I have ridden a horse in 4 countries,
Seen the sunrise from the top of Mount Sinai,
Skydived above my own home,
Swam in the Red, Dead and Mediterranean Seas,
Been peed on by a Wild Jaguar,
Sailed on the Nile,
Sat in the Colosseum,
Climbed 3 live volcanoes on different continents,
Explored inside one of the Great Pyramids,
Stood on top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa,
Run a mile in under 5 minutes,
Overlooked Rome from the top of the Dome of St Peter's Basilica,
Learned a new language and tried two others,
Hiked into King Tut's tomb in the Valley of the Kings (he was there),
Swam with sea turtles,
White water rafted in the rainforests of Costa Rica,
Hiked to the temples in the canyons of Petra (Indiana Jones style),
Hiked 50 miles across the Saw Tooth Mountains,
Been to the Dome of the Rock,
Prayed at the Western Wall,
Seen the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and the Isaiah Scroll,
Sat in the Garden of Gethsemane,
Graduated college,
Obtained a career that I love,
And convinced a beautiful, intelligent and fun girl to marry me,

But none of these adventures compares to the excitement, novelty, cost, comedy, stress, challenge, joy and satisfaction of being a


Saturday, September 10, 2011


My cousin made something like this for a friend's baby shower, so today I tried my hand at it. The cake is an aesthetic way to give someone the useful gift of diapers. I felt super crafty waltzing it into the party, that is until it was trumped by one twice the size. Lame.


The day before last Oli surprised us by rolling to his tummy. And in that moment a switch was flipped and he won't stop rolling. It is great. It means that I can breathe a sigh of relief because currently he is reaching major developmental milestones even with his diagnosis and near pre-term birth. Also, it is a major step towards independence. That part makes me nervous. He is scuttling all over now that he can roll. Somehow being able to roll to his tummy has made tummy time so much more tolerable for him. He is really growing up so fast!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

stocking up

The bad part of spending the first two weeks of your baby's life in the hospital is that...well, you spend the first two weeks of your baby's life in the hospital. The good part is that if you play your cards right you can stock up on these handy little containers in the pumping room. And the chicken nuggets in the cafeteria are delicious.

So I finally decided to put our magic bullet to the test and puree some food to see how the boy likes wallet-friendly baby food. I felt super accomplished and love having all these ready to go in the freezer.