Saturday, July 30, 2011

Trip to T.O.

My best friend from junior high and high school, Robyn, got married to her fiance Alan on July 10, giving us an excuse to visit the folks in Toronto.

Although it was brutally hot and humid, we did manage to get outside some.  Here we are enjoying an evening barbeque in the lovely backyard:
Me, Grandmama, David and Dylan

And a second barbeque with the Bayers in their fabulous tiki-themed backyard:
Me, Dylan, Great Aunt Maureen, Great Uncle Jonathan and Cousin Rebekah

We also went winetasting in Niagara. Here's a picture from that day:

And here are some more family pics:

Dylan with Grandpa

Me, Dylan, Great-great Uncle Joe and Great-great Aunt Martha

Dylan with Rich's Aunt's sister, Sarah

More pictures are here on flickr. Sorry, no pictures from the wedding, since we leave that to the pros.  Congratulations to Robyn and Alan!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Grandma and Grandpa visit Berkeley

Before I get too far ahead of myself, I'd like to blog Dorothy and Eli's visit in mid-June.  While we were hoping to impress Grandma and Grandpa with how smoothly things are running around here, Dylan foiled our plans by going into his first ever sleep regression.  While he had been sleeping consistently through the night since he was three months old, he started waking up every two hours or so and refusing to be put back to sleep.  Needless to say, he was killing his parents.  Thanks goodness Dorothy and Eli were here for the worst of it so we could hand him off in the morning and get more sleep!

We had to scale back our plans for their visit due to our general stupor.  However, we did manage to get out one day and visit the Little Farm in Tilden Regional Park.  Grandma and Grandpa enjoyed showing Dylan the farm animals:

Here's Dylan with Grandma:
And here he is with Grandpa (and his new stacking cups and toy train, courtesy (of course) of Grandma and Grandpa:
More pics in the Month 8 Flickr set.

Friday, July 22, 2011

9 months old!

Dylan turned 9 months old last week.  For his in/ex utero equinox we drove him across the continental divide.  More on our Toronto/Montana extravaganza in the next post (Rich is editing the photo set down from 600 pictures so that we don't overload our flickr followers), but here are his 9-month stats from his doctor visit today.

Length = 28 inches (30th %ile)
Weight = 17lb5oz (11th %ile)
Head Circumference = 46.75 cm (90th %ile)

So our little guy is packing on the pounds thanks to his new and improved diet of actual food (well, mostly fruit still). He's got five teeth, and is babbling and clapping.  He can't crawl, but is working on cruising around while standing.

Here he is at 9 months (taken last week at Glacier National Park):
Today in the grocery store a woman was admiring him and said that his skin looked like peaches.  I came home and repeated this to Rich, who replied that it should, since that's half of what he eats these days.