Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Central Park fun

We headed down to Hecksher Playground at Central Park a few weekends ago to enjoy some early-fall weather and family time. This is definitely one of our favorite Central Park playgrounds... there is so much to do it can really be enjoyed during any season (although the summer is our fav!).

Gabe opted for the swings while Noah went for the giant slide. We had a little picnic lunch, played in the sand, rode the tire swing, ran through the castle, and ended with a little family photo shoot... since for some reason we ended up wearing coordinating colors!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Little Red Lighthouse Festival

We headed down to the river for the annual Little Red Lighthouse Festival a few weeks ago. We've never been for some reason as long as we've lived here, but I was determined to get the kids down there this year, even if it meant hauling the double stroller back up 3 serious hills by myself!

It was THE perfect fall day and even after a few bumps in the road (i.e. realizing almost all 3 of my stroller tires were almost out of air on the way there and Noah falling asleep on the way only to say that he wanted to go home as soon as he woke up when we finally arrived) I was glad we went. We had a little picnic, decorated a lighthouse cookie, did some hula-hooping, and enjoyed a reading of "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge." Fun was had by all.

Noah (a.k.a Mr. Crankypants) waking up after a snooze in the stroller

(and not wanting to get out of the stroller for a 1/2 hour)

at least someone was happy we went!

fascinated by the lady on stilts

a little hula hoop action

boys + lighthouse

Friday, October 2, 2009

6 months old!

Time is just flying by (so much that I didn't even get a chance to post a 5 month picture!) and I can't believe that Gabe is already 6 months old. We had a little photo shoot with Noah's old 6 month t-shirt so we could compare him and Noah at this age.



I am loving this age right now. He's finally starting to take real naps, he's giggly and smiley whenever people are paying attention to him, not quite mobile so he can't get into Noah's toys yet (dreading this!), and he loves to be held and cuddled. I'm suspecting a tooth any day now... we've had a few rough nights this past week but he's a trooper.

I finally have some video footage of him for the long distance relatives. Sorry it's taken me so long to post! (and sorry for the super annoying mommy voice)

and last but not least... here are some 5 month pics that I didn't get a chance to post:

feeding himself already!

(I still squeeze his chubby little legs into this thing even though they get stuck everytime I try to get him out... and I have to peel the seat off of him!)

starting to sit up on his own

so happy in this thing!

watching "Little Einsteins" with Noah

finally getting them to bathe together

chillin' at the playground