Monday, September 22, 2008

farty butt a new way

farty butt

I still have not mastered this vidoe thing. Hope this works!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoiHmv1LKvQ

Sunday, September 21, 2008

the monkey sits alone






we got the little monkey to sit up for a few seconds on his own today. We cracked up as he slowly fell forward each time face first. He's getting it slowly but surely!

Friday, September 19, 2008

photo shoot post-note





Little monkey got really tired right after his photo shoot. Fell asleep right in the Bjorn. Maybe we should do a shoot daily!

morning photo shoot





Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Little porker




The little porker had a doctor appt today and he is a whopping 16 lbs 3 oz. That puts him in roughly the 90 percentile. Kid likes to eat - just like dad (ok - mom too.) He was a little trooper once again through his shots and barely cried. He is such a good baby! The past two nights he slept through the night. It was glorious. I suddenly feel like eating healthy and exercising. It is amazing what a good nights sleep will do for you!

Anyways Cy has another new friend! Soren James was born yesterday. Congrats to Josh & Anne. We will know more tomorrow after we visit them!!

Good night!

xoxo

jill

Friday, September 12, 2008

Home at last






Well, Patrick made it back from a successful convention in Chicago. His booth was 17,000 square feet! Can you imagine? That means that his company alone had about 15 of our condos worth of space there. Huge! Since he has been back, we went to lunch (twice!) and took Cy out to see Dad's office for the first time and meet his co-workers. This week also marked our three year wedding anniversary and Cy turned 4 months old.
We also broke out the high-chair which has been really great. Cy seems to enjoy sitting in the middle of the action in his new chair. I was able to do some cooking yesterday and we also ate dinner at the kitchen table for the first time since he has been born! Now we are looking forward to a nice, relaxing weekend!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

what we do when daddy is gone



take a look. Here is Cy at the last vikes/pack game..
and then here he is this year....

all indications point to a new green and gold fan!

A new friend for Cy












Hi! Cy has a new friend! Last Tuesday Mark & Kat had a sweet baby girl named Camille. She has a head of dark hair and looked very happy to be in mom and dad's arms. She weighed over 9 1/2 pounds at birth! Congrats! Cy got a chance to quickly meet his new friend last week. We are looking forward to seeing a lot of Camille! Kat seemed to be doing great. They went home from the hospital on Friday. Hopefully they are getting some sleep!
On Friday we said goodbye to Julie and her two girls Alexis and Hailey. It was sad to see them go. They are moving to Chicago this week. Luckily, they will be back up a lot because their families are here. Good luck in Chicago girls!
Patrick & I had a great weekend. On Saturday night our friend Katie babysat and we got a chance to celebrate our 3 year wedding anniversary. We had lobster and steak at one of our favorite restaurants Jax Cafe. It was really romantic and so nice to be out - just the two of us! When we got home Cy was asleep in katie's arms. You can just tell how much he adores her. (And I am pretty sure she adores him too!)
Yesterday we went to the Renaissance festival in a special 'godparent' outing. Cy loved to look at all of the 'interesting' people there. It was expensive but fun. A highlight was Stevie and Patrick throwing tomatoes at a smart aleck who was insulting them. Patrick was wearing a button-down and the guy called him yuppie scum (all in Good fun of course.) Then Patrick dunked a 'wench' by hitting a target with a softball.
And now Patrick is at the International Machinery & Tool Convention in Chicago. He had a 6am flight. ouch. Good luck in Chicago Daddy!
Cy just went down for a nap so I figure I'd write a quick little post. He is getting so big! My arms tire pretty quick when I hold him and he loves to 'stand' all the time. He is also starting to really chat up a storm. It is the sweetest sound.
Today we went on a walk, read some books and now I am trying to clean up our house a little while he sleeps. Hopefully Cy will be willing to watch the packers crush the vikes tonight (i hope I didn't just jinx it!)
ttfn,
jill



Tuesday, September 2, 2008

God's Grace

Hi,
We are back! This morning Cy & I stayed in bed late & listened to all the sounds of the city. Sirens, helicopters, cars, horns & the rain. A lot different from the cottage sounds. Cy loved it up there. He was such a good boy. I took a lot of pictures and I will post them in a day or two.
Today I want to use my space online to share my heavy heart. On Thursday our friends Andy and Elizabeth "Faz" lost their baby Grace. Grace stayed with them through 9 months of pregnancy but somehow didn't make it through the birth. Their web site has more details, pictures of Elizabeth pregnant and a place to share your thoughts. http://www.caringtree.com/car_page.cfm?pageID=4&contactID=2754&coID=0 My heart just aches. I am already amazed at the strength they have shown.. reaching out to people with their web site, taking the time to respond to emails and phone calls. I could not have been as strong. Tonight Patrick is probably going to see Andy and give him a bear hug from the Emmers. Faz's, you are in our prayers. And Angel Grace, we did not get a chance to meet you but we will always remember you and consider you a part of the Faz family. God bless you.