Sunday, August 29, 2010

Simon is 3 Months Old!

I'm posting a little early because we are heading to Wisconsin for the week (more on that in a later post).
Dear Simon,
This has been an exciting month. You just grow bigger and stronger everyday. It's amazing to see that one day you look just like Daddy (it's all about the eyebrow action) and then the next you look like Mommy (the coloring and the eyes).

Last month you were just starting to smile and now it is non-stop. You laugh and coo like crazy as well.
You are so happy in the morning and you love to talk to your little lamb while it makes whale noises

You're holding your head up stronger

What a water baby you are! You take a bath every night before bed and I love to watch you look at us as you splash around. You haven't been in a pool yet, but I know you are going to love it.

And you finally got to spend some time with all 4 of your cousins! Seeing the fab five together was so amazing and special. You boys are going to have so much fun together and the biggest cousin is going to love teaching you things.

We love you so much and we're enjoying every minute of this summer with our happy little family

I love you always,

Friday, August 20, 2010

Meet the Grandparents

Grandma Linda and Grandpa Joe flew all the way from Hawaii to meet Simon and he could not have been more excited. They arrived very early in the morning and he smiled away at them.

We went for Simon's first visit to the Lincoln Park Zoo. Check out the Giraffe behind us!

And then walked a little closer to the lake to see some of the air and water show

We took walks to the park

Simon dressed up in his Sunday best to go to the Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues

And then the grown ups were off to the Cubs game, but Mommy and Simon stayed home. You'll go next year Simon when you are a little bigger. Of course, Simon still dressed the part.

He even got a bath from Grandma Linda

After all of the fun Simon was exhausted so he took a nap with the blanket that Grandma Linda knitted for him

Now after a quick few days in Canada, they will be back for more fun this weekend. We can't wait!

Monday, August 9, 2010


The Snugglesaurus used to roam the plains of North America during the Jurassic period but is sadly absent from our modern work-a-day world....until today!

The rare Snugglesaurus was spotted on the North Side of Chicago in his native environment, a dual-reclining microfiber sofa

The Snugglesaurus can be identified by his pointy ears, his plush dinosaur feet, and the words "Snugglesaurus" on his onesie.

The Snugglesaurus kicks in place to keep himself in top condition should his nemisis "Mamasaurus" try to swaddle him and put him down for a nap.

The Snugglesaurus prepares himself to meet a lady Snugglesauras 26 years from now (after medical school when his parents might be ready) by practicing his confident point and wink.

And there you have it, the cutest Snugglesauras to have ever walked the earth!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Simon is 2 Months Old!

Dear Simon,

I can't believe another month has gone by! Time seems to be flying and you truly get bigger everyday.
You spend a lot more time awake during the day now and your little personality continues to develop more and more. The biggest new this month was that you started to smile! You are especially smiley during the morning and it warms my heart every single time.

Your sleep pattern is also starting to get better and you've even had two nights where you sleep for 6 hours at a time! I really appreciate'll understand one day.
We've had a lot of fun adventures this month.
We went to the Old Town School of Folk Music Festival where you danced with Nonna and Mom and Dad

There were many trips to the park with your cousins. You will love to play in the fountain like Dennie one day!

And, today you went to the beach for the first time. We spent the afternoon at the Evanston beach with our family. You love being outside and you found the beach relaxing enough to take a nap on Mommy while smiling in your sleep.

You have grown so much over the last month and we're looking forward to an exciting August. Your grandparents are coming from Hawaii to meet you and they can't wait. We love you more everyday and can't wait to see what this month has in store.