Monday, September 25, 2006

Baseball History

Morgan, Zachary, Aunt Bethie, Mommy & Daddy got to see Trevor Hoffman set a new all-time saves record today! This was very special because when you root for the Padres, things like this don't happen very often. We sat in the upper deck, row 24 (of 27) and it was extremely cold and windy - so cold that we actually went to the souvenier shop and bought Morgan a blanket. Even then, we spent most of the game walking around parts of the stadium where it was a perfect 78 degree San Diego day. But we were back in our seats for the 9th inning and got to see Hoffman make baseball history (without even loading the bases first - a nice surprise!) . The clebration was a bit loud for Morgan & Zach, but Morgan stayed focused on her Brian-Giles-in-a-Box that was the give-away at the stadium today. I had no idea how exhausting it was to go to a ballgame with 2 kids in tow. Jon & I as just beat! I think everyone is asleep now, so I am going to bed.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Thursday, September 21, 2006


Morgan threw up today shortly after I put her down for her nap. I thought it was because of all the crying and protesting she was doing since she didn't seem sick. She was not happy about naptime today. So I cleaned her up and put her back to bed. A few minutes later I heard her gagging again so I ran into her room. She hadn't thrown up this time and looked quite happy.

"What happened?" I asked her.
"There's a hole in my mouth!" she announced proudly.
"What do you mean? Where?"
"Right here!"
And she shoved her finger down her throat.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Two Months

Wow! Zach turned two months old on Tuesday. What a busy month this was.
This month, Zachary:
  • Moved out of his first house.
  • Took his first airplane trip.
  • Met the rest of his Grandparents.
  • Grew into size 2 diapers.
  • Grew out of most of his 0-3 month clothes.
  • Went to the beach for the first time.
  • Smiled!

Zach also had to go for his 2-month well-baby check-up yesterday. He got 4 shots and was a very sad baby all afternoon and evening. He doesn't have the really angry cry like Morgan had (still does!) . Zach has more of a sad, sobbing cry and it make us feel so bad! But he woke up around 10:30pm in a great mood and seems to be feeling better today. The rest of the appointment went well. He is still a big boy - 12 lbs 10oz (75th percentile) and 24 inches (90th percentile).

Sunday, September 10, 2006


Morgan & Zach has their first visit to the Pacific Ocean today. Morgan wouldn't go in the water, but she had a great time digging in the sand.

Zach prefered to lounge on the beach chair.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Hello from California!

We made it!

Moving out of the house went pretty well. The movers were nice and seemed to take good care packing our stuff. Morgan's only major meltdown came when she opened her closet and saw it empty. "I'm very sad about the movers", she said.

Staying in a hotel for a week with a 2-year-old and a 6-week-old is not something I would recommend to anyone who likes sleep. Morgan really started to miss the house while we were there. And Zach still had his "fussy time" every night between 8 and 10. I'm glad that is over.

The flight to California was easier than I thought it would be. (Not that I am eager to do it again or anything.) We checked our baggage at the curb to avoid waiting in line, getting through security was easier than it has ever been because a TSA agent pulled us out of line to help us with all our stuff (3 carry on bags, a stroller, a car seat, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 kids, etc.), our flight from BWI to San Diego left from the exact same gate our first flight came in on, and Zach slept the vast majority of the travel time. Yay!

We are having lots of fun in California. Morgan still misses "home" and "her" car. And we all miss Daddy. But the weather is great - if a little hot - and there are so many neat things to do and see. Zach is even getting to meet a lot of relatives for the first time. Morgan is thrilled by all of the "mountains" here. And Zach is still apparently on East Coast time and falls asleep around 8pm! Can't beat that!

I am still pretty worn out, so blogging will continue to be light over the next few weeks. But I'll try to update from time to time.