Monday, May 24, 2010

Blankets and Sun

Our very favorite thing to do lately is lay on a blanket in the pretty sunshine or under a shade tree. Jude loves the outdoors. He talks and talks and talks when he lays on the blanket with the wind in his face. We just can't get enough of the sunshine.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mother's Day Wknd in NY

Here's some pics from our weekend in NY.
Our favorite thing about NY this time around? Laying on a blanket in the sun.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Roly Poly

It's becoming a daily occurrence--our boy is a Roly Poly.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Jude had his 4 month check up yesterday. Here are his stats:

Weight: 15.06 lbs (53rd percentile)
Length: 26 inches (84th percentile)
Head Circumference: 17 inches (74th percentile)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Jude Harvey I am proud to be called your mom.

Everyone was right when they told me my life would truly begin at your birth. However, I have loved you so dearly ever since the pregnancy test said "positive." You were just a tiny bundle of cells, but at that moment I had never known a love so deep. Every day I can't imagine loving you more...but somehow every morning I love you more than the day before.
I know two things with certainty: 1) without Jesus and without His resurrection you would not be here. It is my greatest pleasure to tell you that story everyday. 2) without the love of my own mother I would not know how to love you well. It is because of her love for me, that I can love you the way I do. She is one of my greatest examples of how to generously and sacrificially give. I will spend much of my life living up to her example.

I love you precious baby.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I think I’m going to get over the fact that I can’t write as well as other bloggers out there. I avoid telling stories of our days and usually default to just posting a pic because it’s the safest thing to do. (Safest meaning, people are less likely to judge my grammar and less-than creative descriptions of our daily events.) So even though I’m not the least bit witty--and because once a year when I “make a funny” my family pauses and applauds me in my accomplishment--I’m going to tell more stories. (Oh, and it doesn’t make it any easier when I think my husband is the best writer I’ve ever come across…Why isn’t he writing this blog?)

With that said, I’d thought I’d let you in on some of Jude’s quirky sleep habits and our diverse town. (You’re dying to know.) Yesterday as Jude took one of his 30 minute naps. (Jude has this amazing ability to detect down to the exact minute when 30 minutes is up. He never naps a minute longer or a minute shorter.) As he was napping I noticed all of the LOUD noises that happen outside our window. I made a mental note of it and thought it was a little funny how different the sounds would be if we lived in Oklahoma. Several times we heard fire engines, cop cars, many motorcycles (the weather is much warmer now), and homeless men with their carts rummaging through our trash, and then as evening came the hippie playing his harmonica. I sat next to the open window last night for a long time listening to the beautiful harmonica, while Jude slept soundly. I thought if we lived in Oklahoma, I’d probably hear crickets and possibly thunder outside our window, and how the breeze would be much warmer. It’s amazing how God sometimes surprises me with little things, because tonight we actually got a fast moving thunderstorm come through our area. (I can count on one hand the times I’ve heard thunder living in Massachusetts. It just never happens.) I wondered if my city boy would know how to sleep through thunder and pouring rain since he was so used to City noise. He slept soundly and I think it’s because he has Okie DNA running through him and already loves the idea of a good thunderstorm. I digress. I was sitting next to the window really just counting the minutes till 11:30 when Brett would walk in the door and we would have our late night dinner together where I would tell him about how Jude and I walked to the beach today and spent a few hours in the shade of a beautiful tree, and how I called the police on some teenage girls fighting in the lot across the street from us and Brett would tell me about he met up with some quality friends for lunch on the 38th floor of the Harvard Club, and how his mind was about to melt because he just finished two final exams. Then of course our conversation turned to what it always turns to late at night: New York. Making a home in New York and loving on people that God had ordained from the beginning of time for us to know, and love, and live life with.

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ~Rober Brault

Monday, May 3, 2010

Jude really enjoys books.  So, last week when we dropped Brett off at the library to study we explored the children's floor. We had so much fun getting new books. The current books we own have only been read about...a hundred times already. :)
WARNING: We quickly discovered that children's books from the public library are gross! When we got home, I realized that they were covered in slobber and knaw marks. Nasty!

Because the public books were so gross, Jude and I went to the cutest little children's store in Ipswich on Saturday and bought SIX new books! We had so much fun reading through all the shelves and picking our favorites. (The store reminded me of Kathleen's tiny bookstore in You've Got Mail.) When I showed Brett all the "damage" we did at the bookstore, all I had to say to my MBA-pursuing husband was, "Hey, the added value came from supporting a small business owner."...and then he was okay with it.

***Our new favorites are "I Love You Stinky Face" and "Russell the Sheep"***
Oh, but don't go to Barnes & Noble to purchase them. I was in there this morning and just for curiosity's sake I asked if they had "I Love You Stinky Face." They did not have it. Kathleen wouldn't be surprised. :)