Tuesday, March 29, 2011

California Dreaming

A few weeks ago Simon and I went to California to visit his Auntie Gabrielle, David and Buster. We had an amazing trip. Simon was a perfect angel on the plane. When he wasn't sleeping he was busy charming all of the other passengers.
Buster and Simon adored each other! Buster would lick Simon's face every chance he had and our little angel would laugh and squeal.

We spent a morning on a hike at the Griffith Park observatory. The views were amazing and we can't wait to go back when Simon is walking so he can hike himself.
Here is Mr. Hollywood (see the sign in the background?)

We also went for a picnic at Zuma beach in Malibu. It was so fun for Simon to watch the waves and he loved the seagulls.

Simon also got his first haircut while we were there. He did really well and looks very handsome. Special thanks to David for taking 150 (that is not an exaggeration) pictures of this milestone event. It made it really hard to pick which ones to post because they were all amazing. Here are a few...make sure to check out his cool ride (yes, it is a Ferrari)!

Thanks again to Gabrielle and David for hosting us. We had such an amazing time and we will be back soon! We miss you and love you!

Monday, March 14, 2011

I miss my Auntie!

Simon and Mommy visited Auntie Gabrielle (plus David and Buster) last week in Los Angeles. We had an amazing trip and will post some more pictures soon, but here is a sneak peek.

We love you!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Simon is 9 months old

Dear Simon,
My little nine month old boy! We have had a very fun month.
We went to visit our good friends the Kelleys in Dallas for the weekend. It was a great trip and you were such a good boy on the plane. Ethan was born two weeks before you so it was great to see you interacting. You played with toys (although you both had some issues with sharing......we'll have to work on that). Ethan even let you borrow his car. We went to Fort Worth for the day where you saw some real cowboys and even got to ride a longhorn! And you both loved playing in the park and riding the baby swings. Special thanks to the Kelleys for hosting us. We can't wait to see you again soon!

We celebrated our first Valentine's Day.

You got your first tooth this month too! It is on the bottom in the front. It is just starting to get big enough to see in a picture so we'll try to get one soon! You are really feeling the pain from teething and we keep hoping more with pop through so it will be over.

In other news, you started crawling this month! It started with a slow scoot and now you are really moving. Just the other day I left the room for a minute and when I came back you had scooted to your toy basket to get some toys out.

Then I left again for another minute and I came back to find you had pulled yourself up! I can't believe how quickly you went from crawling to pulling yourself up. You were so proud! We have always suspected you would be an early walker because you love the walker so much and you practically run when we hold your arms. We have an exciting few months ahead.

It has been amazing to watch these big changes. Your are so excited to be doing more and moving around. We can't wait to watch those things happen, but it is bittersweet because our little baby is gone and you are turning into a little boy. And the most adorable little boy you are!
I love you with all of my heart, angel.