Monday, February 23, 2015

Snowed IN!

Over the weekend we got 7 inches of snow and were unable to leave the house. The roads were horrible and the snow just kept coming, so we had a family snow weekend in the comfort of our own home!!! It was such a wonderful weekend and it was absolutely beautiful outside! Everything was covered in snow and was so bright and untouched. We spent the weekend eating delicious food, catching up on the Oscar 2015 best picture nominees, cuddling under a blanket, playing music and instruments, taking naps and playing in the beautiful snow. Here are some pics of our little weekend!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Austin in FIVE Months old!!

Happy Five months to my big, BIG boy!! On your most recent weigh in, you were 18.8 pounds and 29 inches tall! This was such a wonderful month with you. You become cuter and sweeter with each and every day that passes. You accomplished so many milestones this month and became a master at your motor movements. This month you went on your very first international flight and received your first passport stamp! We all went to Playa Del Carmen and had the best week together as a family! We watched you laugh while you splashed in the ocean and watched everyone admire your adorable smile and laid back demeanor. You rolled over for the first time while we were in Mexico and have been mastering it ever since. You also had your first taste of solids this month. We started you out on organic oatmeal cereal, avocado and sweet potatoes. You're still warming up to the idea, but seem to really enjoy sweet potatoes. I feel like you're growing up so fast and it kind of breaks my heart! I want you to stay my little baby forever! I don't want to ever forget your sweet baby scent,your adorable little baby fat rolls, your energetic nonstop happy kicks, your nonstop giggles and the way you look at me with your big beautiful blue eyes full of admiration and love. You have become quite the communicator this month and are always motor boating, growling, squeaking, giggling and cooing. You have also become ticklish and crack up when mommy tickles you while we get ready for bed. Whenever we're out in public you are so calm and then turn into a silly little man at home, full of excitement. You always keep your eye on mommy when other people hold you and I am definitely always watching you. I really can't remember my life without you, it feels like you have always been here with me and daddy and life before you seems so empty. As I sit here and write this journal entry, you are motor boating, slapping your hands on the desk and giggling at daddy in the office. Your bed time is now 7PM and you sleep through the night until 7AM which mommy loves! Days and nights with you are so memorable, fun and exciting and you have made me a better person. I love you so much my sweet angel! 
I love oatmeal cereal....first solids
Mommy cuddles after a fun day at the Botanical Gardens 
Mornings in Mexico


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!! 
I just can't get enough of these photos I took last week of Austin! He is such a little stud and is my forever Valentine! I got his outfit on Etsy. The day before Valentines, we went to our friends house for a play date. Austin's little girlfriend is so dang cute and they love being photographed together. We walked over to the Sugar Shack to get some donuts and I ended up buying 6 for Jonathan and I...eeekk, haha! They were so delicious and the Sugar Shack will definitely be seeing our faces again! Austin made adorable little Valentines care packages for all his friends and received some as well. On Valentines Day, our little family went out to lunch at Trattoria Villagio, in Clifton and it was spectacular. Service was great and food was delicious! When you have a little one, you find that lunch is the preferred dining time. After our romantic lunch for three, we headed home to hibernate during the snow storm. We put the little to bed at 7, opened a nice bottle of Chianti, baked up some yummy crab cakes, listened to music and enjoyed our romantic night in. I hope you all had a great Valentines Day as well!!

You lose sight of things... and when you travel, everything balances out.

The quote above explains precisely why traveling is so important to my family. Life is crazy...its beautiful, chaotic, messy, challenging, inspiring and so much more on a daily basis. You lose sight of thing and when you travel, everything balances out. Traveling for my family is a time to reconnect...to have absolutely nothing but each other to focus on, laugh with and fall in love with a hundred times over! We woke up every morning to watch the sunrise and sat on the beach until it set every night, laughed, ate and enjoyed our quality time together.
Morning cuddles with this little guy will never get old.
Daddy....higher!!!
Salt in the air and sand in my hair.
These two are my whole world!
Nightly sunset stroll on the beach.
My sweet little family!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo

We headed into Playa Del Carmen for a day of shopping, dining and entertainment while in Mexico. We jumped into a cab and got dropped off on Fifth Avenue, a pedestrian mall located a block away from the beach. Fifth Avenue is also called La Zona Italiana because of the number of Italian operating businesses there. I think there was just as many Italian restaurants on the strip as there were Mexican restaurants. The strip begins on Calle 22 and stretches north for 10 blocks and we walked the whole thing.  
Look Mommy, I have feet!!!