Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Picture Day

I realized I was quickly running out of time while Claudia was still 9 months old so today we had some professional pictures taken. This girl did NOT want to sit still. She wanted to crawl everywhere which made the portraits very challenging. But we did get some. Here are a few.

Monday, September 29, 2014

And so it begins

This girl is really crawling and getting around and so I caught her today at the place I've been dreading - the dog bowls. Yuck! 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Funday

Late this afternoon, Claudia and I went to the city to meet my friends, Linda and Ben. Both were in town for a conference. We had an early and delicious dinner at Eleven City Diner.

Mommy and baby. (If you know me well, you won't be surprised that C has a dress with black cats all over it.) 

Linda, Amy, Claudia and Ben. So glad to know that Ben hasn't changed a bit. 

Open-face reuben. Yum!

Linda and Claudia. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Baby's First Football Game

Today we took Claudia to her first homecoming and football game. We didn't stay for the entire game (nap time prevailed) but I think it was a success. She is a curious baby who loves to people watch.

Taking in all the sights before the game. 
Being held by a friend of Joe's. 

Ornament Party

Some of my mom friends and I got together last night for a girls' night out. We had fun catching up and also made Christmas ornaments for our babies. Inside the ornament we placed a piece of the receiving blanket from the hospital along with the hospital id band on the other side.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Weekend Visitors

Grandparents were here visiting this weekend and Claudia had a great time with them. She loved all the extra attention. Now it's back to our regular routine.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pizza Date

Our friends Marla & Tony are in town so we met them for a pizza date this afternoon. They also got to meet C for the very first time.

Believe it or not, my first time at Pizzeria Uno

Claudia wasn't sure what to think of Tony. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Nine Months Old


While grandma was here, we enjoyed a rare date out for my birthday. For the record, I mentally think I am still in my 20s - when does that change? 

Grandma to the Rescue

I have been having some health issues and not feeling up to par so we called for reinforcement. Grandma came and spent the week with us and we loved having her here. We're hoping she comes back again soon.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Calm Moms Under Palms

Just about three weeks ago, my friend Carrie asked me if I wanted to join her in Scottsdale, AZ at a resort & spa. At first, I just dismissed the idea. After all, I had a baby. Then I told Joe and he encouraged me to go. Let's face it, a mom's job is 24-7 so a short vacation would be much needed and appreciated. I was only at the resort for about 48 hours and the first day was spent with a lot of anxiety about leaving Miss C but then I started to unwind a bit - great food, massage, pedicure, swimming, napping.

We spent about 8 hours on Sunday at the spa. After massages, we hung out at the mineral pool. The spa was rated one of the best in the world by Conde Nast and it was incredible! 

Loved the beautiful desert scenery. 

I got up early just in time to watch the sunrise. 

We took a gondola ride at the resort. Here we are with our gondolier.

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