Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Oh what a year!

January - got hitched!

February - walked the length of Manhattan (and got pregnant, though we didn't know it just yet!).

Almost there!! 

March - a quick visit to CA. 

April - a Cederquist visit to Caz and a Dunn visit to NYC.

NYC to Cazenovia. 6 minutes down!
Are we there yet? 
Are we there yet? 
Are we there yet? 
May - the  cat  baby is out of the bag!

Cederquist, Party of 3! Coming November 2014.
June - halfway point of the pregnancy, 20 weeks down and 20 to go.

July -  Mom, Leigh and the Tuculet gals visit NY for a baby shower.

August - summer vacation in Cape May with the Speros. 

29 weeks!

September - already feeling about ready to pop!

October - Happy Halloween!
November - FINALLY the arrival of our dear Graham Oliver.
And our lives were never ever the same...

December - a California Christmas, Graham's first visit to the west coast!

2014 has been the busiest, craziest year of change in my life thus far.
Luckily, each new twist brought incredible joy and new levels of happiness. 
I've always considered myself a very lucky person, but this year truly trumped the rest.
Excited to see what 2015 has in store. XXOO

Monday, December 29, 2014

7 Weeks Old

The varied expressions of Graham Oliver continue to enchant as we finish up his seventh week of life!  His happiest time of day is first thing in the morning - 7am to 9am is regularly filled with coos, smiles, attempts at conversation and vigorous kicking.  He is even enjoying tummy time more the stronger he gets.

Graham's facial features are developing rapidly. He looks like a different baby than he did just a week ago!

His lungs are also getting more powerful. Though he's happy most of the day and (luckily) doesn't wail too often, he sure can belt it out when he decides he's really pissed - boy oh boy does this kid hate being burped!

Parenthood is getting more fun the more we get to know this curious little creature.  By now we've learned his noises fairly well and can usually tell whether a grunt signals hunger or the need for a change of drawers. And it is amazing to see him perk up at the sound of our voices or light up when we come into view.  My heart melts so often it's a wonder there's anything left!

Saturday, December 27, 2014


First (annual?) family tennis tournament at Nipomo Regional Park!


This little dude working on his game face already!

Me, not so much.

First match: girls vs. boys.


We love tennis!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Little Dutch Boy

Thank you Holland friends for the adorable gift!
Love and miss you. Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!!

Graham O wishes you a wonderful holiday with your loved ones!


Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!