I like to move it, move it!

At 6.5 months, Connor is starting to figure out how fun it is to move. He is just starting to army crawl, and if he's anything like his sister, it means he will master it by the end of this week. And from experience I know that my leisurely days of setting him down and walking away are over: time to freshen up the baby proofing!

Here's a little clip of Connor having fun and "crawling" towards me:


Galway 2013

With the purchase of the new car, Eric and I had this strong desire to break her in and just take her everywhere. He brought up Galway, NY, where his grandpa has a lake house and where Eric spent many of his childhood summers. We drove up there once from DC and it really was a lovely little getaway. But when Eric brought it up this time, I wasn't quite as gung ho about driving from Indiana... with the babies... and Indy. But I eventually sucked it up, and we went, and although the trip had moments I was expecting (crying, whiny babies unable to sleep consistently in new places) it overall went a thousand times better than I ever anticipated. And at the end of the trip, when Eric's grandpa gave me a big hug and thanked us for bringing his great grandchildren out to spend time with him, I knew that going was the right choice. I am very thankful that Riley and Connor got to spend time with their great grandpa, who happens to be one of my favorite people.

With step-great-grandma, Bernice.
She was totally ga-ga for him

Riley got to ride Great Grandpa's boat

Connor sits in Riley's chair while she naps

Lexi came with us, thank goodness!

She wore this face most of our trip
Our 10 year old niece, Lexi, came with us and thank goodness for that. She was amazing with the kids and I know I would've thrown many meltdowns without her help. Grandpa sent all his friends and family a sweet email about how much he enjoyed our visit, and that alone made it worth it to me.


Proud Mama

I hate how bad I've been at updating. My little monkeys are seriously amazing me everyday. I know I say that all the time, but they change so much so quickly, I have no other way to describe it.

I was trying to distract Riley with these letter magnets one day and she surprised me by stating the letter I was holding. I picked up another and sure enough she got it right. Luckily I had my camera handy and was able to catch what is currently my favorite video of my little brainiac:

Connor is also growing up way too fast. He is starting to show more of his personality- he pays close attention to new things and loves to grab at any object within his reach. He is also loving the freedom of using his legs. We decided to pull out the old walker, and he had a great ol' time in it. Here is a sweet little clip of our big guy in the walker: