Sunday, July 30, 2006

It's hot outside, but Gavin is staying cool

Heather gave Gavin this onsie a couple months ago and although it's still a little big, I couldn't resist putting it on him today. It's adorable for a baby, but let's hope 20 years from now he's not wearing t-shirts with these kinds of messages (or worse!) on them.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

5 months old!

We may not have peace in much of the world today, but we can call the detente between dog and baby a small victory. Gavin used his new-found ability to reach and grasp to pet Keely on the nose yesterday. She responded by licking his fingers and then walking away.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Celebrating 3 years!

We spent a few days in Door County this week to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Time flies when you are having fun! We got some much-needed sleep while my parents watched Gavin for us, ate way too much good food and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. It was the recipe for a perfect trip!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Gavin had his first taste of solid food this week. That means rice cereal. Ever had it? I haven't tried it. Does that make me a bad mom? It looks like you could make a pinata with it so I haven't been tempted.
The first couple tries, Gavin looked at the spoon like he had no idea what we were trying to get him to do. By the fourth and fifth nights (which was last night), he was opening his mouth wide and asking for more. It can't taste that bad, right?

Monday, July 10, 2006

Family weekend

We hosted Don's brother Chris and his fiance Kathy this weekend, who visited us from the D.C. area. We had a great time hanging out on the terrace of the new Madison Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday night, where we ate at the new restaurant up there (called Fresco) and enjoyed the view of downtown Madison. The first shot is what happens when you ask a member of a bachelorette party to take your picture!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

When in doubt, wear your fairy wings

I recently took in the movie "The Devil Wears Prada," and it got me to thinking about fashion (and my lack thereof lately). Ultimately, I have decided it is most important to wear what makes you feel good and puts a smile on your face. This may not happen everyday, especially when you've got a baby in the house, but in those moments that it happens, it's something to be happy about. Exhibit A: my niece Caroline stepping out on Michigan Avenue during a recent family vacation to Chicago.