Greetings from cold and blustery central New York.
Zach hit 5 months today. He is my happy baby! No teeth, no rolling over, no sitting up - but he sure does laugh and smile a lot!
We have started eating solids and he tends to show a preference to his carrots and peas over his bananas and applesauce. And this is a kid who just doesn't like his rice cereal. I'll have to pick up some oatmeal next.
He just LOVES his sister Sophie. Every time he sees her he smiles and when she says ANYTHING to him he laughs.
He had some playdates this past week - and loved the other babies. Little Kyler (3 weeks his elder) and him actually had a conversation and smiled at each other. It was quite a riot - and totally unexpected.
We managed a trip to North Carolina to visit Babcia Morphet. What has usually taken us 11 hours, took us quite a bit longer due to Pennsylvania being totally clueless on how to handle snow (hopefully no offense). (Route 81 in PA was closed for 4 days in a row !) I now have all the confidence in the world about parenting after enduring a 14.5 hour car ride with a very active 2.5 year old, a 4 month old who refuses a bottle, and a dog (by far the best travelling companion). Did I mention that route 81 was closed in PA, and so was route 80, and all traffic was diverted to the PA turnpike, also known, on this occasion, as the PA parking lot? Oh yeah -Cracker Barrel has barred us from ever entering the place again. :)
It was a good trip nonetheless because we were able to spend time with Babcia and was nice to see some sunshine and warmer weather.
I start back to work in two weeks. We'll see how that goes... Wish me luck (and I will always take your prayers!)
Going to try something different for the pictures this time and let you all link into them at:
Anyone having difficulties with the site, feel free to let me know and I can send along the pics via email.