Saturday, January 31, 2015

Frisches Luft


We try to get outside for at least a little bit every day, which doesn't sound like a huge feat, but can be scarily easy to avoid in the middle of winter with an infant when your apartment feels perfectly cozy and everything you could possibly need could be delivered in just a few minutes for just a few bucks. But it definitely feels good to get some sun and stretch my legs, plus the Germans instilled in me the belief in the power of "frisches luft," so today we walked over to the Jackie O Reservoir in Central Park. It was brisk, but G was warm in his fuzzy bear suit and it was good for us both to breathe some fresh air. 

 

While walking home from the park, we happened upon a museum that was recently reopened after having been closed for renovations. Curious, and always eager to find a good public restroom, we popped inside!



The museum resides in an absolutely gorgeous old mansion and I imagine the gardens will be stunning in spring.


  

We enjoyed a quiet moment sitting on those colorful cushions in the conservatory (now the museum shop) overlooking the garden and are looking forward to returning to the cute cafe with DVC next weekend!


Friday, January 30, 2015

This is hilarious.



Dax Shepard used to be annoying, but he's grown on me. This interview cracks me up.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

We Survived!


Well that was anti-climactic. Not nearly as much snowfall as expected. Around six inches here in the city, I think. And it's a light, fluffy, sparkly, beautiful snow. Juno is a rather wimpy storm name, after all.

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If Graham wasn't feeling under the weather I would bundle him up and take him to the park for his first snow pictures. All those colorful coats scampering about look like a picture book!


For now, we'll just enjoy the snow sifting down prettily outside the window
from the comfort of our couch and jammies. 


Snowmageddon

As you may have heard on the news, the east coast is preparing for the storm of the century - NYC in particular is expecting 1 to 2 feet of snow overnight and winds up to 50 mph. For a (totally naïve) California girl like me (who has never been marooned inside her apartment with no electricity or running water), Blizzard Watch 2015 has been sort of exciting!


G and I had a big day yesterday preparing for the storm - we went out in the morning before the snow got heavy to get bottled water and canned goods (plus some chocolate for good measure); we dug up flashlights, candles and matches; we washed every stitch of laundry in the entire house (four loads!) so we'd be all ready for whatever fell from the skies over the next 24 hours! DVC made it safely home from work, though the walk through Central Park was a bit treacherous and he was sopping wet with snow by the time he walked through the door. They announced around 8pm that they'd be completely shutting down the subway system - something virtually unheard of for New York - so the city will be at quite a standstill the next few days.

This was yesterday at 2 PM, just when the flurries began to thicken. 

Thank you to everyone who has called, texted and emailed to check in on us. We so appreciate your kind words and caring thoughts, and will of course keep you posted on our safety status throughout the storm. As I sit here with Graham in the middle of the night (poor dude has been up often with a very stuffy nose), it's actually rather peaceful watching the white flakes swirl about and quite reassuring listening to the rumbling of the snowplows attempting to stay on top of the pile up. We shall see what the morning light reveals!

Monday, January 26, 2015

11 Weeks Old


Eleventh week on earth DOWN!  And what does this smiley babe have to show for it?  Regularly finding his hand to chew on and calm himself, figuring out how to grab onto toys and interact with them, getting better and better at napping, easily recognizing mom and dad. 

AND the proud owner of thighs the size of adorable little tree trunks. Life is good!




Put 'em up, put 'em up!


 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Paddington


We've been spending a lot of time chatting with this bear lately. 

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Despite the hiccups, he's enjoying himself, I promise.


Friday, January 23, 2015

Happy Friday!


Any fun plans for this weekend?? We were hoping to go on a fun family outing tomorrow, but the weatherman is predicting "winter mix," a less-than-ideal combo of rain, sleet and snow. Yuck, yuck, triple yuck. 

Looks like it might be a cozy day at home watching movies and eating popcorn for the Cederquists!


Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, January 19, 2015

10 Weeks Old

Posting several days late as we were traveling this week...


but GUESS WHAT - this little nugget is 10 weeks old this week!


Newest tricks - sticking his tongue out at mom and dad, recognizing our voices and looking around the room for us, sucking on his hand and NEARLY rolling over. Getting close on that last one! Fueled by a passionate hatred of being laid on his stomach, rolling from tummy to back will be any day now.




Spent the long weekend in Flo-rida so G could meet his grandma and great-grandparents on the Ambrosio (DVC's mom's) side. It was a delight to see them and get away from the cold for a bit. Lots of pics to come!


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tummy Time


Got better and better over Christmas! Sometimes we give him a little lift with a rolled up towel.


But he's getting really good at lifting his head all on his, so it's no longer just a 20 minute face plant!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Meeting Baby Jake


Our friends Olivia and Johnny swung by over the holidays with their adorable son Jake, so of course we had a blast propping the kids up next to each other on the couch and taking a million and two pictures. We didn't realize Jake would be showing up in such a dandy outfit. Apparently it's time to up our style game. 




Simko/Cederquist presidential ticket 2064!

Monday, January 12, 2015

9 Weeks Old

 

This kid loves sticking out his tongue, blowing bubbles and babbling all day long - and he's getting louder!



He has also already mastered the very important fashion guideline of 
"better to be overdressed than underdressed."