Saturday, September 27, 2008

Miss me?

Hello interwebs. Have you missed me?
Good news. We have started a family website.
Go here now!
Features abound! Will can post, dedicated photo albums and its all on our own website!

Update your RSS feed. Change your bookmarks!
See you there!

Monday, September 22, 2008

one year later 365.366

happy birthday mom!
my family on my birthday.

I did it! One whole year in pictures, I only missed two days once due to sickness and the other time, I don't even remember why. I plan on continuing to post to internet, just in a new place. There will be a post here sharing the new address here soon I promise!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

keshet 365.365D

My last night of being 30 was spent going to a Keshet event. He wore his adorable Keshet onesie and was very well behaved. We of course forgot to take pictures of him being adorable at the party instead you get this, peeking out from behind the ergo carrier's straps.

crib 365.365C

Ruben took his first nap in his crib today. We were quite proud.

best dog ever! 365.365B

Jackson had an upset belly today and we took him to the vet, everything is fine. I guess times of crisis force you to realize just how much love you are capable of. I was going to take a walk today, but the emotional upheaval of a potentially sick animal made me exhausted, lucky for me I had a cute dog to snuggle with.

baby-sittters! 365.365A

Tonight Will took me out for my birthday dinner. Our friends Katie and Sander babysat for us. We came home to a sleeping baby (the best kind) Katie, Sander you can baby-sit anytime you want!

happy kid 365.364

I have been told if you find something that makes your kid happy take advantage. Ruben loves the Bumbo. Thanks Aunt Cara, the Bumbo makes me happy!

missing dad 365.363

Will had a work conference in NY today and tomorrow, so it was just me Ruben and Jackson. I could not get Jackson to join me for the picture, but its a tough call to say who missed him more.

Monday, September 15, 2008

creepy 365.362

My son often sleeps with his eyes a little open. I find this creepy, judge for yourself.

just cute 365.361

Ruben was just being cute today. It made me smiley, especially since his dad had to work most of the day.

center of attention 365.360

My in-laws have a beautiful HD TV, but on Saturday night, despite there being both football and baseball on, Ruben managed to steal the show!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

favorite shoes 365.359

Ruben had a hot date today. While he was off doing that, I went off to try to find a job. Because we all know I am clumsy, I opted to save the heels for later, and wore my favorite shoes while I traveled.

tired parents 365.358

Today was a day like any other, except that seven years ago, the US endured a terrible terrorist attack. Ruben is far too young to understand it and I struggle with how much we would want to expose him to anyway. Nonetheless at the end of the day Will and I were tired.

sleeping angel 365.357

sometimes when my son is asleep I just marvel at him. I never thought I would be one of those moms that just stares at her kid, but sometimes I can't help myself.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

yay friends! (take 2) 365.356

Being in the hospital sucked for many reasons, but it also meant that I lost out on spending the afternoon with Jonathan. Lucky for me he was able to be flexible with his schedule and came over today. Ruben was thrilled to meet him and is even more excited to have serious quality time in October! Also Ruben was quick to point out that his outfit is what all the cool kids are wearing.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Best visitors EVER! 365.355

I was on strict no food or drink orders with an IV providing all my sustenance for the whole of Sunday into Monday morning (I was very cranky about this). But by the time my favorite visitors came I was allowed clear liquids and was already in better spirits. Appendicitis was mostly ruled out. Will and Ruben spent most of the day with me watching bad television and sleeping. I was discharged at 6:38 pm with the diagnosis of inflamed lymph nodes due to a gastrointestinal virus. I was happy with the level of care I received, but unhappy that it took so long to discharge me. I waited from 1 pm to 6:38 pm to get discharged. Anyway I am so happy to be home and healthy!

hospital 365.354

At 1:45 this morning I woke up in terrible pain. It was bad enough that at 2:45 am I asked Will to take me to the ER. After some tests they decided to admit me with possible appendicitis. Understandably I didn't have my camera with me or the forethought to take pictures with my phone. Suffice it to say the ER is not really worth taking pictures of.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

i love mommy 365.353

Ruben has a lot of clothing that proclaims his adore for his father and his participation in things his father may enjoy. Until recently this was the only thing that proclaimed his love for me. (on the hood below the octopus it says "I love Mommy"
Also I couldn't resist another shot of Ruben enjoying the Bumbo and finding his thumb.

Bumbo! 365.352

Ruben got a Bumbo seat and tray from his Aunt Cara as a birthday present. We just started using it and he loves it!
Evidenced by hard it was to get a shot of him "sitting still."

Thursday, September 4, 2008

graduation (of a different sort) 365.351

The past six weeks I have been attending a class for new moms, getting to know other new (and amazing) mothers. These woman have been an inspiration to me and have helped me with transition into motherhood. Thank you ladies!
Unlike my graduation this graduation was marked by putting all the babies in a circle. They are all so cute... see if you can spot my son.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Uncle Jonathan 365.350

Uncle Jonathan was in town for work, so of course he had to stop by to see his youngest nephew.

b-school babies 365.349

we were due a month apart. I was two-ish weeks early, she was two-ish weeks late. funny how the babies are roughly the same size. Welcome to the world little man Ruben and I look forward to play-dates together!

more family 365.348

Ruben is slowly working on meeting his family this his great aunt. Before she and her family arrived Ruben was a cranky mess you can see that she has a calming influence on Ruben.

meeting a friend 365.347

our friends son, Lev just turned one and he was checking Ruben out while we hung out on the grass. I am sure as Ruben gets older he will start to chase Lev around,but for now Lev will have to make due with gently touching Ruben's hand.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

lovey 365.346

Tt was recommended that instead of letting Ruben choose his own lovey, we introduce one to him. This makes sense on several levels, we have to see it for the next two + years so we should like it, also it should be something that we can buy replacements for should it ever get lost. He seems to have taken to our choice rather well.

Friday, August 29, 2008

video! 365.345

bonus today, moving picture!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

inquisitive 365.344

As Ruben gets older he gets more inquisitive, tonight he was fascinated with my face as I watched the DNC on the TV.

present 365.343

one of our neighbors, Jenn Mason, made this awesome hat for Ruben. Its a little big right now, but by the time its cold enough it will fit perfectly! Thanks Jenn!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

mid morning snooze 365.342

after a long morning of eating, looking around and getting diaper changes, Ruben needed a nap.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

book keeping 365.341

Will and Ruben were working hard on our finances. I love how interested Ruben looks in the process! (also check out the awesome head and neck control!)

Monday, August 25, 2008

family 365.339

Today was all family all the time. Here is a shot with his cousins.
With his Grandpa Mike and Donna.
And with his Worcester family (except Bubbe). Its a rare moment in time to have everyone in the same place at the same time, even for a few hours. There are many out-takes of this picture but there isn't a single one where everyone is actually looking at the camera. (thanks to Uncle Becky for taking these shots!)

cousins 365.338

For most of the time that Ruben's cousins were around he stared at them in wide-eyed awe! Who are these beautiful girls, he seemed to ask. The minute I try to capture this, he gets a little fussy.

cousins! 365.337

This weekend Ruben's 2 of the 3 cousins from the Philly area came to visit with grandparents in tow. We went to the Museum of Science and then they went on a Duck Tour. This is them enjoying the virtual fishtank.
Eating lunch!
and finally making funny faces!

now what? 365.336

now that I have my MBA, I should do something with it. So this week I started interviewing for jobs. Here I am making a decision about what shoes to wear. The first time I have worn high-heels in 9 months!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

date night 365.335

tonight Will and I went out for dinner some friends of ours. We had a great time, good company, great waiter and tasty food. The best part was coming home to this. My son asleep snuggled up next to his Savta.

Uncle Saul 365.334

this evening, Saul came home, he is the last of Will's brothers to meet Ruben. Ruben was a little cranky at first...
but soon calmed down and enjoyed his company.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Julia! 365.334

Ruben had a great time with Julia over the weekend, here he is telling her not to leave its been too much fun and that life is more fun in your pajamas.

also a quandary, I am on post 334, which somehow puts me ahead of one picture a day by three days! . did anyone notice any days with double posts? (i know that i sometimes post more than one day at a time but each day is its own post. Color me confused) *** i figured it out but i am too lazy to fix it as it goes back many posts! i have learned to deal with my imperfections and you can too! ****

a walk along the water 365.333

our friend julia came to visit and she brought her sense of adventure and her dog Shadow. Jackson loved the company and so did we!

neck muscles 365.332

i know the image is fuzzy, someone was too busy turning his head about taking in the whole wide world.
this is less fuzzy, but towards the end of his endurance.
and finally after all that hard work he just wanted to relax with jackson.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Hard at work? 365.331

Today I met Will at his office to go out for lunch. The people in his office were thrilled to see him, Ruben just wanted to be sure he was well represented on his dad's desk. (note pictures of me, Ruben and Jackson!)