Monday, November 15, 2010

Someday we'll look back...

Well I sure am glad my new year's resolution this year wasn't to blog more often. I'd be very disappointed with myself. So, some of these pictures are from when Paul's family came out when Gray was first born, some are more recent. Enjoy!

When Gray was first born and the family was out, there was a lot of this that went on...
and some of this...
(gosh, she is beautiful!!)
and a WHOLE lot of this!
When Gray was 8 days old we went to Loyola's New Year's Carnival. It was our first outing as a family: super fun!
Mom Miller brought out the makings for apple pie when she came. The apples were bigger than Gray's head!
We visited the beach.
And there was some of this that went on too.
You've got to take a "first bath" shot! Don't worry, they're better now. He actually loves his bath now. My goodness, he was little!
OK! Skipping ahead about 2 months... :)
These are the kids (crazy that I have KIDS!!) playing on the baby playmat. Obviously it still entertains a 2 1/2 year old.
We're enjoying Chicago's fall as much as possible.
This picture is specifically for Jillian. Yes, one morning as we were getting ready the best place to put Gray was actually ON Moses' dog bed. :)
I finally finished Ilana's cardboard kitchen. She LOVES it and is constantly "making" us meals.
For Halloween Ilana and our neighbor (her best friend) went trick or treating. Her friend was Curious George and Ilana was a princess. We made her take the frog too. Thanks for the costume, Nonni!
An action shot:
We met up with another couple neighbors and all walked around together. One of our neighbors dressed up their 8-month old son as a lobster, it was hilariously adorable! Watch out! He's on the move!
This was the first year that Ilana really started to understand what Halloween is all about (at least the candy part). We went out when it was light and stayed in once it got dark to pass out candy. Our sweet princess even seemed to enjoy that part of the night, too. I think she had a pretty good time.

A lot of people say "someday you'll look back and smile." Well, I've made it my goal to smile as often as I can during these days. They are trying, exhausting, inefficient, mess-filled, long days, but every once in awhile there are big big smiles and we love those moments!!
Like when Ilana puts on Paul's glasses...
or when Gray is happy about being able to pick up his heavy head...
or just generally happy...
or when Ilana decides to put on her sunglasses to help her watch morning cartoons.
Here's to more smiles!