Here is a photo of Rory at one month old. That month went by fast!
Rory One Month Old
Things are going well here in new-baby-land. Rory is packing on the pounds and sleeping fairly well. Better that Elliott did I think, but it’s hard to remember those days. Last weekend my parents were here and were a great help. We went to the Darlington Apple Festival and Dad and I even worked on building a dining room table.
Yesterday we went to the local orchard to pick apples and pumpkins. Then Elli and I made a pie while Cheri and Rory took a nap. Good times all around.
Elli’s First Taste of Caramel Apple
Rory in the Old Crib
FLASHBACK — Elliott in the Old Crib
Wagon Ride from the Orchard
At the Pumpkin Patch
Posted by Cheri
After RJ’s wedding on Friday, we ventured up north to visit Erin and Jeremy for the weekend. We weren’t 20 miles from the border when I said to Jared “Can we move here?” I seriously love Vermont, especially the cool summer temps, mountains, and overall relaxing atmosphere. While Jared spent sometime looking at real estate, I’m pretty sure it’s all just a fantasy. Pretty sure….
Erin and Jeremy were great hosts and I so wish we lived closer to them. We met their son Abbott for the first time and boy is he adorable! Elli really adored him too. Jared got to enjoy a mountain bike ride with Jeremy, we went blueberry picking, and enjoyed fresh vegetables from their garden and cheese from Erin’s shop. We ate way too much and had a very relaxing time – pretty good vacation if I say so myself.
We again were pretty terrible with capturing the weekend, but did get these two gems.
Abbott and Elli
Enjoying a carrot right out of the ground. 🙂
Written by Cheri
A few weeks ago we went up to Connecticut to see my cousin RJ get hitched. We had a great visit with family and friends, but we were not very good at taking pictures.
On Thursday we met with my name sake and her husband (no pictures though!) and enjoyed great pizza and a children’s museum. Elli and Brayden had a great time. Elli’s favorite was the Great Green Room (from Goodnight Moon) because there was a bed that she could put the bunny to sleep in. There was even a telephone that connected to another one downstairs and she found herself talking to someone who I’m sure was trying to reach another kid in the room.
From there it was off to dinner and dessert with Uncle Randy and his family (again – no pictures). Elli did a fantastic job keeping it together during the late evening. She took a special liking to Aunt Jen who may or may not have taken food and a plate from the restaurant to lure a cat so Elli could see it!! Hilarious.
RJ’s wedding was fun and the food was AMAZING. It was nice to catch up with my Dad’s family, some of which I hadn’t seen in many, many years.
The Borruso’s – you wouldn’t know that they never sleep – they look fantastic!
My Dad’s sister Linda and niece Lisette.
“Can I hold Baby Brayden?”
Uncle Ron and Aunt Linda; Elli refusing to look at the camera.
Our whole gang on the beach where RJ got married.
We’ve had no problems staying busy this spring and summer. The kitchen renovation has been in high gear and is nearly done. Elliott is being evicted from the nursery to make way for the new arrival and moving into her big girl room. So that has meant painting, fixtures, and carpeting bedrooms. We are now preparing a 3rd birthday bash for this weekend.
Last weekend we took some time off to play at the beach.
Here are a few photos since the last post.
German Brother and Chocolate
Fathers Day Hike
Story Time with Grandma
Not Blueberry Picking
Creek time with Anthony
Elli and Jenny on the beach
Preggo Plumbing Service