Dec 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

One of the moms in my online mommy group started a thread about what she's ready to say goodbye to in 2013 and what she's ready to welcome in 2014. This post is brought to you by her (and all the other moms)

  • Middle of the night crib parties
  • Nursing-related everything and anything
  • Sallie Mae
  • Reusable grocery bags as my "lightweight laptop bag"
  • Subpar and/or free photo editing software
  • The most recent Texans season
  • New car!
  • Purse/tote (lightweight) laptop bag
  • Full night's sleep
  • 3 exciting Texas weddings
  • Photoshop Elements

Dec 30, 2013

I wanna be

I wanna be half as funny as Amanda when I grow up. OMG go read her Christmas blog post. Right now. Go read it:

Christmas Part 2

Saturday night Ross' family came over for our Christmas. First, you should know that getting the six of us in the same room was like getting Congress to pass a budget law. Nearly impossible. Meg and Ross just did not have complementary schedules.

But anyways it finally happened and we had our gift exchange. The big winner of the night was Cade's new car. Complete with working blinkers and radio. Fancy fancy. 

Beyond the car there was a combo of Bears gifts for Ross, wine for Meg, Stacy & me, a Texans blanket for me (that poor Nancy bought in the summer when hopes were high for the team - if she'd bought it this month I bet it would have been like 50 cents), a fingerprint gun safe for Ross and all kinds of other wonderful things. Not to mention a baby kilt. Yup, a baby kilt.

And FINALLY a picture of the three of us on Cade's first Christmas (part 2)! YAY!

Dec 26, 2013

Cade's First Christmas

Whew! The first Christmas has come and gone!

Christmas Eve my parents arrived for the holiday. With them they brought a very very special present: Cade's stocking, handmade by my Grandma. There's a snowman, and lots of beaded sparkles and of course his name at the top. She did a wonderful job on it and having such a special, sentimental Christmas stocking for my little boy warms my heart. I know he'll grow up knowing his Great Grandma worked hard making sure he always has a special stocking.

All day Christmas Eve, Cade was spoiled with grandparent love (imagine that) and we had a big delicious ham dinner that night. Like a little angel, the elf slept the whole night through. Merry Christmas Mommy!

Christmas Day Ross arrived home from the station and the four of us (4 = Lexi) opened our stockings in our PJs. I received a year's supply of chocolate and wine to go with it. Cade received pears (to try as finger foods), a book, T-shirt and socks. Ross received a travel coffee mug, gum, candy and shaving cream.

Compared to the Christmases I grew up with, the post-stocking, pre-party part of our day was pretty mellow. Ross smoked a brisket, we all took turns playing with Cade, Mom and I made tortilla pinwheels, we whipped together side dishes and pour our first glass of wine around 2p. Now unfortunately during all this Cade was just too excited about the holiday to do much in the way of napping. But I guess with all those presents under the tree and his grandparents here - who could blame him.

Around 3ish, Nancy arrived and we started gifts. It was 3 gifts for Cade, 1 gift for someone else, 3 for Cade, 1 for someone else. Needless to say he received a few gifts. The hands-down favorite though was this activity table from my parents. He literally crawled on top of the box and started playing with it through the "test me" window.

Now with the nap situation, Cade had to go to bed at 5:45 while the grown ups ate dinner. And OH WHAT A GOOD DINNER it was. Brisket, Caesar salad, french bread, green beans and mashed potatoes. Then for dessert, cranberry pie and ice cream. YUM! Ross did a bang up job on his first Christmas brisket. I'm so glad I won't have to wait until next Christmas for another brisket. Thank goodness he likes to smoke them!

After dinner and dessert, the night calmed down. (Well, except for Cade's crazy sleeping/waking all night but that's a story for another day.) All in all I'd say Cade had a good first Christmas and we successfully hosted our first holiday.

Dec 22, 2013

Congrats Ryan and Margeaux!

While I was getting  my nails done today I checked Facebook to see if Margeaux changed her status to "engaged". Not because I knew anything definite but because I knew she and Ryan were in Fredericksburg for the weekend. She had not.

When I arrived home and Ross told me Ryan and Margeaux were coming over soon; I said "I hope they are coming over to tell us they are engaged!!!" Ross did not know if that was the case or not. But I had high hopes. Because, well, we LOVE Margeaux. And if Ryan didn't propose to her soon, I was going to do it for him (which is exactly what I told Nancy at lunch on Friday).


Yes, that is what happened on Ryan's 35th birthday weekend getaway to the vineyards of Fredericksburg. He popped the question over a bottle of wine at their B&B and Margeaux said yes! WOOHOO!

And just when you think we couldn't possibly be any happier for them, yes, it got better. Today Ryan asked Ross to be one of his groomsmen and then they asked if Cade could serve as ring bearer. YES and YES.

We promptly asked if we could host their engagement party which it looks like we'll be doing in January. I couldn't be happier for them and am thrilled that my boys will be part of such a special day in life of two people we love very much.


Dec 21, 2013

Santa Surprise

Ross and I decided earlier this month that we weren't going to mess with Santa pictures this year. The lines, the inevitable screaming/crying baby, the cold weather, the obscene cost. Meh, wait until he gets it a little more.

But surprise!

When outlet mall shopping today (in beautiful sunny 60 degree weather), Cade and I ran into Santa with no line  and he was willing to let us snap a free pic on my phone. And as the pic below shows, we also avoided the screaming/crying baby situation. A Christmas miracle all around!

Kids Club

Today the Cade-man had his first experience at the 24 Hour Fitness Kids Club. They will accept kids starting at age 6 months but Ross and I weren't quite ready then. Now at 9 months and a crawling machine, it seemed like a good time to give it a try.


He was super popular with all the ladies (duh) and the three times I checked on him he was happy and playing. One thing I like is that for non-walkers, one of the ladies greets you and then is basically assigned to your kiddo the whole time. He was very well attended to.

I don't think this is something we'll do multiple times per week or even weekly. But on crazy weeks or when Ross' work schedule doesn't allow me to go to yoga, it is a nice option to have.

Dec 19, 2013

Happy 35th!

I have never been so glad to miss a birthday party. Ever.

Saturday night was a Meg/Ryan birthday combo package. Both turned 35 within a week of each other and to commemorate the event there was a private karaoke room at Common Interest. Having partook in these private rooms twice before (once because Ryan was "moving to Dallas") we know they are a super duper good time. We were naturally bummed to have missed Saturday night's event. But with Ross' work schedule and my Friday night at Horseshoe Bay (life is so tough) it just wasn't in the cards. Again, I reiterate bummed.

However I have never been so pleased to miss a birthday party. No less 6 people who attended that party have ended up with flu-like symptoms. You gotta figure, breathing on, singing into and then sharing a mic lends itself well to germ sharing. So while we would have enjoyed the hell outta that party, I'm enjoying the hell outta good health right now.

Fortunately, Ryan's bout with sickness was mild and short-lived. He and Margeaux came over tonight for a birthday celebration (pizza, salad, booze and board games). It was great! Cade hung out for the first 20 minutes and gave them their Christmas present. Then off to bed with the baby and up late playing games for the grown-ups. I think we all had a great time. Plus we started discussing our shore-adventures for Cozumel. Mayan ruins, booze cruise, scuba diving and beach lounging lead the pack (basically that's everything offered so we haven't made significant progress...).

So to Meg who turned 35 on Sunday and Ryan who turns 35 in 2 minutes ---- Happy Birthday!!

Dec 15, 2013

Girls' Getaway to Horseshoe Bay

Friday afternoon (after the all important 9 month photo shoot with Cade), I packed up my swimsuit, clothes and champagne and drove to the Horseshoe Bay resort for a night away with Brittany and Nichole as part of Nichole's birthday celebration. I was SO excited. I'd been wanting to go out there for four years.

It did not disappoint. The resort was great, all decorated for the holidays. We had a room on the 6th floor with a view of the pool. The cocktails were delicious, the hot tub fabulous and the company couldn't be beat.

As I've just wrapped up 2 hours of work, I am going to let the pictures tell the rest.




Big Healthy 9 Month Old Baby

imageOn Friday, Cade reached the 9 month mark. Such a big boy! He also had his 9 month well baby check up and he got straight A's. (Not really, they don't give letter grades but you know what I mean.)

Here is what life as Cade is like at 9 months old
  • 19 pounds, 9 ounces
  • 50th percentile for height, weight and head circumference (up from 30th percentile in weight and height at his 6 month appt)
  • 2 teeth peeking through
  • crawling machine
  • eating monster
  • takes 2 naps per day
  • sleeps about 12 hours at night, sometimes with 1-2 wake ups, sometimes straight through
  • does not like getting in his car seat
  • knows his name
  • learning "no"
  • infatuated with cords and strings
  • loves looking out the window
  • very entertained by his own baby pictures

Dec 11, 2013

WFH and PJs

Around 12:30p today Ross and I had this conversation

Ross: Not even getting out of your PJs today huh?
Me: Yes! I will! For my meeting!

Geesh, pajamas is a large part of why I work from home. And really, it is creating less laundry. Because I have a baby. And he spits up and drools on me. I would be just plain silly to put on work clothes while I'm in mommy-mode. I don't think Cade or Lexi mind my lime green tank top, tie-dye looking pants and red plaid slippers one bit.

Dec 8, 2013


Woohoo! After talking about it for three weeks, yesterday we booked a cruise to Cozumel with Ryan and Margeaux. Ross, Margeaux and I have never been on a cruise before. I for one am super excited. It sounds like the perfect way to skip out on a few days of the winter.

The conversation originally started when Mom and Dad told Ross and Ryan that we should go on a cruise and let them have a long weekend with Cade. A fine idea! Cade will get 4 nights in Seabrook with his grandparents and we'll go adventuring. A win win if I do say so myself!

Now - snorkeling, scuba diving or beach bumming while I'm in Cozumel? Decisions, decisions.

Dec 6, 2013

That Little Christmas Stinker

iphone_picHe's trying to open his presents early!

Well, really I think tissue paper just looks like too much fun to pass up but the result was an attempt at opening presents. Little stinker.

Dec 4, 2013

New England Yuppie Baby

Thanks for the shirt Dr. Jane!
Red Sox shirt and matching plaid shorts. Can we say yuppie?

Dec 1, 2013

First Tooth Has Been Eye-Spied!

Yay Mom! You figured it out!
Finally a reason for the fussy-pants baby that I am willing to accept! His first tooth is on its way in! I felt it and spied the white gums this evening and Ross seconded the finding. We have a tooth that should be with us any day now!

Nov 29, 2013

Short Naps are the Devil

Because when a baby takes a short nap they need another one in short order and the time between them is too short to leave the house (without risking an even shorter car nap) and the actual sleeping time is so short Mommy can't do anything.

And then baby wants to go to bed at 6:30p which while sounding awesome after a day of this crazy napping, causes great concern for the hour of the morning said baby will wake.

So in short: short naps are the devil.

Nov 28, 2013

Our Little Turkey

Cade's first Thanksgiving! He was...diverse? Mercurial? All over the place because his mommy is enforcing nap training which affects his eating schedule and neither he nor mommy have totally figured it out yet all while having a stuffy nose that is interfering with his breathing?

Yeah, the last one. Definitely that last one.

However, despite his mood swings, we did have one HUGE victory. My baby loves pumpkin bread! I don't need a DNA test to prove he's my baby (or the 40 weeks of pregnancy or 24 hours of labor). At 8 months old he is a pumpkin bread connoisseur and that is all the proof I need that he is my offspring. Victory!

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of him eating the famed family pumpkin bread because naturally I was too busy stuffing it in both of our mouths. But I do have other of his many...expressions. Enjoy!

Happy to see Aunt Meg arrive

Sad 5 minutes later for no reason


Tentative bites of mashed potatoes

Cheeks stuffed with potatoes and not too happy about it

Finally a good picture! Winner winner turkey dinner!

Nov 27, 2013

125 Years of Delta Sparkle

Little known fact: Despite being a member of Alpha Chapter, I have never taken part in a TriDelta Founder's Day event.*

Arrived yesterday; the only pic on the front of our fridge
So it isn't often that I get misty eyed about Founder's Day. I missed that Delta gene I suppose. But today the darling Deltas are 125 years old and seeing one of my sisters' post on Facebook about the wonderful women TriDelta brought into her life reminded me to be so very thankful.

The ladies of three D have more sparkle than any others I know. They are my very bestest friends, my roommates, my bridesmaids, my most favorite vacation-ers, my labor & delivery cheerleading team and one is even my baby godmama.

On the 125th anniversary of Sarah Ida Shaw & Co founding our most wonderful fraternity at the Park Street Church, I say thank you. Thank you for the most wonderful, unbelievably fun, incredibly brilliant, very bestest, super sparkley girls a girl could ever have the honor and joy of calling her sisters.

*Freshman year not yet initiated; sophomore year home for Turkey Day; junior year I'm not really sure but let's go with weather; senior year in Australia

Nov 24, 2013

Holiday By Sheer Force of Will

Yesterday I asked Ross to get the Christmas boxes out of the attic because I wanted to start decorating today. He refused. "It's not even Thanksgiving yet! I'll get them down for you that night."

While I would agree with him most years on this basic Thanksgiving before Christmas principal, this year is different. Because there is less than a month between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And we have a kiddo who needs to start experiencing Christmas. And because it is bloody cold outside.

iphone_picAlas, he stuck to his guns. But then, so did I.

And I have Christmas candles lit and music blaring from Pandora on the surround sound.

I will have my Christmas season for a full month. Starting today.

Best Use of Babysitter Ever

Cade spent yesterday afternoon and night with his Nana. I went Christmas shopping, saw Hunger Games and had dinner with my hubs and then slept/relaxed in bed for ELEVEN HOURS.

God it felt good.

Nov 20, 2013

At the Office

Just a normal day at the office when you co-worker is 8 months old.

Nov 18, 2013

Mom Says: Two Naps

Yes, that's it. Crawl. Wear yourself out. Good boy.
Cade of the crazy naps and early wake-ups: Game Over.

This morning's 6a wake-up was the last straw. We have officially begun Operation Better Sleep.

While he's a pretty good sleeper in general, the past 2 weeks of ALWAYS being up before 7a and usually before 6:30a is wildly unpopular. And the 3 naps per day, while sounding pretty cool, is also lame. Because they are 3 naps of 45ish minutes each. As a parent you can actually do nothing at all in 45 minutes.

So today I said, no more. Game over. The times they are a-changin' son.

We're knocking these naps down a peg to two. That's right, you get 2 naps kiddo. Take them wisely. Take them long and indulgently. Take them for 1-2 hours each please.

And while you're at it, quit waking up before 6:30a you crazy baby. I keep telling you, Mama is a pumpkin until GMA comes on. At 7. Central Time.

Nov 17, 2013

Big Baby Day: Baptism

IMG_1895Today was a BIG Baby Day! Cade was baptized!

During the 9a service at Westlake United Methodist Church, Cade was baptized. All of his grandparents, his godparents, Aunt Meg, Uncle Stacy, Jon and Margeaux were all in attendance with us. The ceremony included a promise to raise him with God, holy water poured on him from a seashell and then a song about him while the minister took him on a "Cade parade" through the church. It was wonderful! And he was a super well behaved baby, giving a few baby talks during the event and otherwise playing and listening quietly. Best baby ever.

Afterward we hosted a celebration at our house. It was a total baby-fest. So many little ones! And it made us realize how long it had been since we'd seen some of our friends. When you realize their two year old was a newborn last time you saw them...yeah, it's been a while. It was a great crowd and we feel so lucky and happy to have had so many friends celebrate with us. It was especially special to have Val down from Washington (even if it was just for 30 hours total) to celebrate.

All in all a lovely day. I am EXHAUSTED from it all so am heading to bed very soon. Big thanks to Erin for sharing her photography skills to help capture the day! Enjoy the pics!





Nov 14, 2013

The Amazing Failure of Women's Career Advice

This article in Forbes is great. Almost two years old and still wildly relevant. Here are my favorite snippets.

“We’re putting a lot on younger women,” said Sallie Krawcheck, former president of global wealth & investing for Merrill Lynch at a recentForbesWoman panel discussion. “[Telling them that] In order to be successful you need to ask for more money in this way, you need to raise your hand in that way, you need to do things that you weren’t brought up to do or are not comfortable doing. By the way, you need to join this woman’s network and go into that mentoring program… And what’s happened is [that] we’re not necessarily bringing women forward as much as we’re just making them busier.”
So are we asking women to do too much? Considering the fact that even “doing it all” doesn’t seem to be helping, that just might be the case. “By the way,” Krawcheck added. “You’re already doing three times the childcare and two times the housework so you’re already busier [than your husband]. And then you’ve got to go to the mentoring programs?”
Seriously though: what gives?
It’s all based on viewing women against the masculine paradigm, which has long been considered the “right way” to live and work. When women do things differently, well, Duffy says it’s viewed as deficient, or the “wrong way.”

Just as good: the comments. Some faves:

With both men AND woman focused on creating balance, it will become more socially acceptable for men to take on traditional female caregiving responsibilities freeing up more time for women to focus on career. In a utopian world, both men and women would spend equal amounts of time at work and at “life” (for lack of a better term).

This is a complicated problem. As a manager, one of the things I have noticed is the amount of time women spend highlighting their private lives in a work environment. A woman who has to be late to a meeting, leave early, or take a day off will tend to provide a reason (I have to take my daughter to the doctor, I am meeting a friend for lunch, I’ve got to pick up a prescription before they close, etc.). The men simply say, I’ll be out tomorrow, I’ll be 5 minutes late to our 2pm, I’m leaving at 4, etc., and leave it at that.
In other words, I hear women take the focus off their work selves and onto their private selves more frequently. This, accompanied with the excuses/explanations can change the perception people have of them as professionals. In my experience men do this less, which leaves only the “work personae” for people to consider.
Right or wrong, our communication styles might be part puzzle.

Nov 13, 2013

The Big 08 Months!

imageThat's right! The Best Baby in Texas is 8 months old now! Naturally we had us a little photoshoot.

As an 8 month old, Cade is
  • crawling!
  • making consonant sounds, mostly Bs and Ds
  • Had his first word...or so claims his Dad. "Dada" is the alleged first word. I suppose I'll give it to him.
  • 17.5-ish pounds of baby awesome. 
  • sleeping without a swaddle. Just footie jammies and a light blanket.
  • just a few days away from being baptized and not having to worry about baby limbo. Whew.
  • a bit more demanding. Food, warm, sleep, hold-me no longer covers his needs. Now he has specific things he wants to play with or places he wants to go. Goodness.
  • about to out-grow his ducky bath tub. Boo.
  • able to sleep in the stroller, even when we go from outside to inside. He's taken 2 naps in the stroller in our entry way in the past week!
  • super duper cute. Duh.


Nov 11, 2013

Baby's 1st Consonants

That's right! Another baby first! Today he just started babbling outta the blue. He's had vowel sounds for a while. A lot of "ahhhh" but now he's added consonants into the mix. I can't get enough of it! Which is good because apparently he's a chatter box like his mama.

And here's even more of it (+ crawling) from his afternoon with Erin.

Nov 10, 2013

Crawling Cade

Proof of crawling!

Unrelated but also fun, a pic from this morning's stroller walk

Also it is worth noting how super awesome my kid is. We had some friends over to watch football, play board games, eat and drink this afternoon. Cade went to bed at 7:15p and totally slept through the rowdy noises on the other side of his wall. The party broke up a few minutes after 8p and as of right now (8:30p) he is still snoozin. Clearly he is Super Baby.

Nov 9, 2013

Baby's 1st Haircut

And before we went to his Christmas photoshoot, this happened.

(Video not showing for you? See it on YouTube.)

Baby's 1st Photoshoot

XmasPicYesterday I cashed in on a sweet coupon picked out of Parents magazine in the doctor's office waiting room. $6 for 3 sheets of photo prints from JCPenney. Plus the $9 sitting fee and tax...we got Cade's Christmas pictures done for a cool $16.

Hijacked from the online album slideshow and ordering form, here's the winning shot!

Nov 8, 2013

Suburban Sunrise

Per the post Daylight Savings Time usual, my son woke with or before the sun today. Which meant I did too. And while this is usually quite unpopular, today it meant I saw this lovely sunrise. So lovely that though I put him back to bed, I stayed up to look at it myself.


Nov 7, 2013

Baby Problems

It is so hard being a baby.

First your mom dresses you in these ridic pants and silly puppy hat

Then your Lexi is so confused by the puppy hat she tries to eat you

Then you are dragged out into the cold and when your hat goes crooked,
you are made to look like a one-eyed pirate

What's worse: you fall asleep mid-walk and miss half the scenery!

Nov 5, 2013


Today my online mommy group decided it was #TransformationTuesday. The baby evolution is fun I'm sharing here.

Here's Cade on the day he was born and then again this evening.


PS In 5 years will we see this and so many other hashtags and think "that was a really dumb trend"?

Nov 2, 2013

He moves!

Cade has a busy social calendar.
This evening we dropped by Kassy's 6th birthday party. 
Cade crawled today! He crawled toward Ross while they were upstairs playing. It hasn't happened again since (granted this was less than 2 hours ago). We don't have video yet but I'm sure there is much action packed crawling video to come. Stay tuned!

Nov 1, 2013

Shit Happens


I know Cade is going to be mortified one day that I posted this on my blog. But maybe that will make him think twice about pooping his bed and then playing in it.

Oct 31, 2013

Happy Halloween from Superman and Wonderdog


Happy Halloween!

For his first Halloween Cade had a PJ party in is super awesome Superman PJs. And Lexi was Wonderdog...which isn't really a costume since she's Wonderdog every day. By the way, please note that both the baby and the puppy are looking at the camera. That's a small miracle.

In addition to our early morning photoshoot, there was the afternoon with Ballerina Rowan, trick-or-treating at Uncle Ryan's (who gave Cade a box of Nerds...Margeaux and I had to inform him that Cade cannot have candy) and then greeting the neighborhood kids on our porch.

Thanks to the very nice neighbor
(whose name I don't know) for taking this pic

Oct 29, 2013

Dining Room Evolution

Slowly but surely our dining room is evolving from a cavernous space with doll house furniture to a real, legit grown up, functional and somewhat coordinated room.


Oct 27, 2013

Gone Girl and The Husband's Secret

The two most recently books I read did not end in ways I expected at all.

Gone Girl is about a couple going through a rough patch in their marriage (to say the least) when she disappears on their wedding anniversary. At first I thought it would be your typical whodunnit but I was way wrong. It was much more twisted and interesting than that. I wish I could tell you more but seriously any more and I would give away too many of the juice details. Just read it.

The Husband's Secret was a Nancy recommendation and since it takes place down under, I was sold. It tells the stories of three families and (as would be expected) they are eventually intertwined. But really that is the only very predictable part of the book. Most of the book goes along ho-hum. Interesting enough to keep you reading (there's the secret from the title, a love triangle, an plenty of reason to read). The last few chapters and then the epilogue, goodness the epilogue. Wowzas. Total curve ball.

I know I'm not giving you a lot on either of these but with the super unexpected endings I think I'd unintentionally give something away. And that would ruin them for you.

Take my word, they are both worth reading.

Oct 26, 2013

Four Celebration

A day after our anniversary we celebrated.

After a baby exchange with Nana at the usual Starbucks location, there was some mommy-time (shoe shopping resulting in super cute DSW brown leather "shooties" and then a pedicure). After which couple time began. We went zip lining!

20131026_163052This was a gift from Ross for my birthday but the weather did not cooperate back in the spring. So today was take 2. Much more successful. The tour included an 11 year old's birthday party, another couple about our age (thanks y'all for taking the picture!) and us. Hats off to the kids because they were very well behaved. Hat off also to our tour guides who enforced the "grown ups go first" rule at the last zip line which got us to the "lake side" bar a few minutes earlier. (If/when Baby Cade asks, please support us in our claim to have been cool...even if we aren't at the time. Historic pictures from Europe and now zip lining prove we were at least cool at one point. Right?)

Post zip lining we cleaned up and went out for a night on the (Round Rock) town. We had dinner at Jack Allen's Kitchen, a restaurant known for its very tasty locally-sourced menu. We started with the house guacamole (which included pumpkin seeds!) then on to entrees of sliders for him and ruby trout for me. We wrapped it up with dessert to-go (for tomorrow). Super tasty. An excellent dinner selection by the hubs.


Basically, Ross with his awesome sense of fun was totally #winning with all the plans he made/suggested for this anniversary. Two thumbs up for the hubs.

Oct 25, 2013

Lucky number 4

What's not to love
I've always liked the number four. I was born in the 4th month of the year so I think that started it. But today I have one more reason to like the number four. I've been married to my sweet husband for four wonderful years.

Four years of amazing and counting.

Oct 24, 2013

Background Music

I love days when the background music to my work is the boys upstairs playing.




Oct 22, 2013


We can't get enough of swings. So we keep going back and I keep taking (really cute) pictures.


Oct 21, 2013

Houston Baby

Last weekend Cade and I went to Houston to visit my family. He had QT with so many people! On Friday my Dad took over the role as Chief Baby Entertainer while I worked at the kitchen counter.


On Saturday my Mom and I took him Target shopping and then we spent a hour or so at Grandma's house and met Uncle Larry, Aunt Sandy, Megan and Rhoda.


After lunch Mom and I took his new shark stroller for a whirl and then his Auntie Melissa visited.



Cade spent dinner time and the evening with his grandparents while Melissa and I had an impromptu Girls' Night Out in Seabrook (burgers at Tookie's, baby grocery shopping at Kroger and wine at the waterfront Chelsea Wine Bar).


Good weekend!