Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Baby Bonanza

Since November, I've been meeting weekly with a wonderful group of moms and babies.  The core, consistent group is about 15 moms with babies born between March and December 2011.  Most of us became acquainted through prenatal and mommy-and-me yoga classes, birthing class, and/or work relations.

Thursday morning coffee is a highlight for me each week.  I've loved getting to know the other moms and watching the little ones grow.  Having spent time with all these great moms and babies, I wanted to do something to have a chance to meet all the dads who I knew must be great as well. So Matt and I decided to host a brunch for the families. 

In our little house, we had 14 babies and 27 parents!! It was a full house indeed.  The brunch went so well.  I think everyone had a good time, and it was easy to host because everyone chipped in.  Everyone contributed delicious food and willingly brought their own dishes and utensils which made our cleanup a breeze (thanks again ya'll!).  I felt I was truly hosting a legit brunch when 3 airpots of coffee arrived, meaning I didn't have to brew coffee one pot at a time all morning long (THANK YOU Sara!!).

Here are the pictures taken with our camera (you can click on a picture to go to the full album):

I was so astonished at the number of people fitting in my house that I kept trying to capture the essence of the masses in my photos--not sure I succeeded.  Because I was so focused on that,  I didn't take any pictures of the beautiful spread of food--what a shame! It was gorgeous.  The amazing food array included scrumptious muffins, decadent homemade cinnamon rolls, delicious quiches inspired by Chef Matthew, yummy coffee cakes and breads, and over-the-top, Martha Stewart style strawberry shortcake (good work, Kerry!), just to name a few.

Our friends David and Leah got some great shots of the babies.  Here is the link to their pictures:

What a fun, special, memorable morning that was!  Thanks so much for coming everyone. Let's do it again!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

BAH bah BAH bah

As a continuation of yesterday's post, I want to share a video to show how this 9-month-old likes to entertain himself.  Isaac is really into repeatedly babbling, sometimes yelling, "bah, bah, bah, bah."  A couple of weeks ago, it was "Ma, ma, ma, ma," but he seems to have forgotten his M sound and is back to B all the time now.

Bah bah bah bah from Julie Anderson on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

9 Months

Our sweet valentine is 9 months old today! 
(How did that happen so fast?!)

It's hard to get a good picture of this little mover....he just doesn't stay put!

Happy 9 months, my love.  We love you!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday Matthew!!

Today Isaac and I took Dad's favorite cake to him at work to share with his coworkers. His birthday was actually Wednesday, but logistics made today a better day for a work visit.

Matthew loves Isaac visits at work. 

Already bored with the work talk.

And on another note, Isaac just learned that he can stand at the window and watch cars and people go by.  He finds it very fascinating.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012


Poor, sick little boy,

but still smiling and playing,

even had his buddy Bella over to play, 

and got to stay in his jammies all day.