Thursday, February 5, 2015

Pictures of Life Lately

You know, one of the funniest things about keeping up a blog is that once you don't write for a while, it seems to be that much harder to get back into the swing of things. Here's hoping I can start to write more frequently. After all, baby Caleb is finally sleeping through the night (!!!) - I suppose it's time for me to give up my midday siestas, yes?


For those of you who follow me on Instagram, most of this will be old news. But for the rest of you, here's a look at what's been happening in these parts!

This was on New Years Day. We rang in the New Year with a giant leak in our kitchen. We are still working to fix the damage caused by it. Yay, home ownership!

It's been satisfying to study the house. To learn what time of the day the sun shines into which room. To watch the shadows that form on the walls (Caleb's favorite). To get used to how the radiator sounds throughout the house. To find all the creaky parts in the floor. To know how the garage door sounds when it opens at the end of the day when Taras gets home. There are definitely some frustrating things we've had to deal with since moving in, but all this stuff - learning all the sounds of the house - it's the fun stuff that makes it all worth it.

Before the winter weather turned crazy-town, Caleb and I were taking full advantage of living downtown. Stroller and carrier walks galore.

Ikea! And we've quickly learned that house projects take forrrrever with a little baby hanging around.

Just teaching my boy about accounting.

Deer! There were four deer the other week, just chilling in this liiiittle patch of woods behind our house. (Only one is pictured here, just so you don't go crazy trying to find all four.) We watched them for a long time as they ate anything they could find. It was the coolest. And very relaxing.

Caleb turned six months old! A whole half-year! I wrote a little blurb over on instagram about what he's up to at six months. According to the updates on this blog, however, baby boy is working on month number four. Ha! I have months four - six written up on my phone and I will get them over here with all the baby pictures you can imagine!

Picture by Tatiana Garanina (more photos here and here). We celebrated seven years of marriage. That is just crazy town, I can hardly believe it. And while I'd love to tell of an awesome way we marked the occasion, instead, we mostly skipped it this year. We talked about doing a weekend away, with baby in tow. Then, new house projects seemed more relevant. Instead, we tried for an afternoon escape for food + drinks but baby Caleb freaked out at home without us and we came back home. Such is this season of life!

Snow days and more snow days. Lots of cozy time at home and lots of snuggles. It's always fun and games until your husband has to shovel a tunnel through the snow to get out your front door.

January was the month of having friends over for weekend breakfasts and brunches. Caleb is at his best and most predictable in those morning and early afternoon hours. Plus, breakfast seems much easier to whip together than dinner these days. And, listen, Portsmouth: where is our specialty donut shop, is what I'd like to know? I think it's time for our little town to get with the program. In the meantime, hooray for Boston visitors who bring donuts!

We are great parents, I promise.

Yay, Patriots! Listen, we're not the most dedicated fans. Fans, yes, but we definitely don't watch every game. And our friends who are more dedicated fans are to thank for any of Caleb's Patriots gear. Still, the Patriots are the only football team we cheer for and it was so fun (and stressful!) for them to win the Super Bowl.

That about catches us up on things. You can always find more frequent updates on Instagram or Facebook. I hope to be back here very soon!

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