Saturday, October 31, 2009

See how big I am??

Alan has been growing and growing and growing. Literally. He's not only getting bigger, but he's learning lots of new tricks as well.

Alan sits up very well with support. He can sit by himself for a few seconds, but mostly still needs the boppy. He's also reaching out and grabbing every toy in sight. Or anything in my hands for that matter. And he likes to put everything he finds in his mouth.

He also found his toes! He loves to play with them, but hasn't started eating them yet. He thinks he's pretty cool when he finds them though. :) He also rolled over once. Purely accidental. We're not expecting him to do that again any time soon, but if he does, we'll get a pic.

And finally here's a little video of our awesome eater. He's now decided he likes the cereal a little more than he did this first time!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

National League Champs!

So we've been kind of into baseball recently, spurred in part by my trip home a couple of weeks ago. Alan's new bedtime song is "High Hopes" and we turn on the game whenever we can between our busy schedules. Lets just say we were THRILLED last night when the Phils won the NLCS. I am still amazed that they're going to the series again.

Biggest Phillies fan in the world? Geoffrey. Where has Geoffrey been the last two years when the Phillies went to the World Series? Albania. But Mom is recording every playoff game. I don't know if we should call the mission-World Series link a curse or blessing. In 1980 when the Phillies won their only other national title, my dad was on a mission. What are the chances of that?

We'll be hard pressed to win this year though. I'm sure Nate's calling for the typical W-L-W-W-W pattern that has been constant through the playoffs these past two years. I'm simply hoping to come out on top. Still fun though.

Here's a pic of the oldest 4 kids in the good old days.

Oops. There goes another rubber tree plant.

Monday, October 19, 2009

NJ Trip

Well it's about time for an update! Alan and I flew back home to New Jersey last week to visit my family. Unfortunately, Scott had to stay here with work and school, so we made the trip alone. With the exception of missing Daddy, we had the time of our lives. I was worried about taking Alan through security and on those long plane rides, but he was sooooo good on the flights. Just wanted to mention a few of the fun things we did while we were there, and why I love going home so much!

It was wonderful to spend time with my family. Evan, Nate, and my Grandma all met Alan for the first time. Evan got to learn about babies and loved to help bathe Alan. And Alan was delighted to have tons of people to play with him every minute.

Alan and Uncle Evan

We got to celebrate Meg's birthday as well. Can't believe she's 16. She's happy as a clam now that she got her own cell phone which she's been begging for for years.

Alan loved spending time with his Grandma.

We also got to go to the Apple Festival when I was home. I used to volunteer there every year in young womens. Clearly the best part is the food- apple cider, apple ice cream, apple butter, and apple donuts. We also had cheesesteaks, rita's, and tastykakes while we were home. Couldn't ask for much better in the food department. :)

Alan with Grandpa. We watched a lot of Phils games and sang a lot of "High Hopes." We know Alan is a Phillies fan because he absolutely loved Dad's Phillies shirt. He also loves his rally towel, although he seems to use it most as a burp cloth. Oh well. Go Phils!

Alan's first trip to the zoo! I'm not sure he noticed a single animal, but we had a fun time none the less. This is a picture we took for Scott of us with the red panda aka fire fox.

And we also took a quick trip to the shore. Even though it was cold, we flew some kites, got some seashells, and touched the water. It was so fun!

Four Generations!