Saturday, February 27, 2010


Mima and Oompa got a wii. Fun for boys of all ages.

Playing in the group is much better than trying to go at it alone

Noah needs a bit of practice. Luckily he has Wii sensei Mima, who knows all the secrets to super Mario bros. and never, ever takes the game too seriously. Also, perhaps he needs a wii-mote with batteries that work.

Details, details.

-- posted from the phone

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Shake it

Noah would like to show you his Outkast impression.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Beautiful Day

It was beautiful out this weekend (by that I mean 40 degrees and sunny, not bad for February), so we took advantage of the paved, plowed walking path at valley forge.

Noah continues practicing for his future career as a baby model.

Good looking kid, huh?

Sunday, February 21, 2010


From the "oh my god, he can do that?" department:

Apparently he knows how to eat with a fork. I don't think they work on this at day care, so we will just chalk it up to natural genius.

Monday, February 15, 2010

What the frying pan has to say

Don't ask, I have no idea.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Still snowy

Are you tired of snow pictures yet? No? Good. Because today I had to dig out the car.

Hello? Car?

So that was an adventure. Luckily we have good friends who helped me by watching Noah so I could shovel.

Speaking of Noah, we took a walk to survey the neighborhood today.

It was snowy.

The Bob proved its worth again, as we went through the slush and over the snow with no problem at all.

Hey - the stroller is almost exactly one snowblower-width!

About two seconds after I took this picture the guy with the snowblower came around the corner, directly at us on the same track. Let's just say we high-tailed it onto the street after that.

Overall, it was a really beautiful, sunny day today. It's amazing how much snow has melted already.

So we go back to work and school tomorrow, two hours late. This I do not understand - see how clear that street is already? Just because all of that water is going to freeze into sheets of black ice... wimps.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

View from the front door

So we're having a blizzard.

Not the same blizzard we had a few days ago, this is a brand new blizzard (those cars were clean yesterday).

And it's still coming down at a good clip (it's supposed to snow seriously until midnight). Look at the sidewalk I just shoveled a few hours ago:

I hope you'll excuse me if I don't go out to take better pictures. It's blizzarding and I have a sleeping baby upstairs. Day care is already closed for tomorrow - maybe we'll get out to explore then.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Sunday

Reasons I like it when Saba and Nana come to visit:
1. Noah likes to see them

2. I can sit on the couch and read a book for longer than 5 minutes.
3. Noah can have a dirty diaper and I get to STAY sitting on the couch.
4. Nana and Saba often bring presents from Grandma and Grandpa
5. We just like to have them around. :)

6. Did I mention the part where I get to sit on the couch? Shoveling makes me tired.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


So it's pretty snowy here.

How snowy? Take a look at our next door neighbor's porch:

Impressive, no? We decided to give the snow a try with Noah, even though we don't have boots that fit him so maybe (just maybe) his feet would have to be protected by sandwich baggies and hand-me-down sneakers. Don't tell anyone. We weren't out for very long.

Noah was a bit unsure about the snow.

I think I would like to take a step. How exactly should I do that?

A little help here, Daddy?

Ok, the snow is a little funny, I will admit.

Although I am not sure where my legs have gone...

Shortly after this picture Noah tipped right over and did a face-plant in the snow (not pictured). We whisked him back inside, ending our approximately five minutes of wintertime fun.

The storm was impressive though. I was skeptical based on all of the hype, but my compost says I was wrong.

Seriously? All you could do is make jokes about "Snopacolypse?" You couldn't be bothered to protect the compost?

To which I respond, duh. Snopacolypse is funny and the compost is already way more covered than it used to be. Also, I don't talk to the compost.

Anyway, here's what our street looks like today:

I'd say we have 15-18" here. The total at the airport was 26.7." Not bad for the tropics, huh?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

iPhone chat

So apparently Noah knows how to use the phone.

Huh. I don't let him play with mine, so who could be responsible for this? Hmmmm...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sick again. :(

So. Yeah. A lot going on around here. In case any of you dear readers are not already aware, I've decided to leave my job so I can spend more time at home with Noah. This means we'll move back to Boston once we sell our house.

So on top of everything else, this week we got our house ready to list. It is now officially for sale. Tell your friends! Especially your friends who are in the market for a house in Ambler.

Enough about the house - back to the baby. We had planned a trip to Worcester for my alumni basketball game this past weekend. We drove to Nanuet on Friday night and spent the worst night in a hotel ever, as Noah came down with a raging double ear infection. Needless to say we headed home the next morning.

Poor kid. He was actually really sick.

We had three doctors appointments in four days, and short trip to the ER (because Noah only gets really sick on the weekends). He was the world's best sport.

He's still a bit fussy and tired but was well enough to go to school today. We will see the specialist tomorrow (hello tubes!) to see if we can keep him from getting a severe ear infection in February (this will be the first infection-free month since October if we pull it off).

Luckily, as I mentioned, Noah is a very very good sport. As evidence (also as evidence he is on the mend), I present the following:

Silly Boy.