Babysitting Ben

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Nov 17, 2009 8:37:25 AM

I can't believe it's already been 10 months since Emmett was born, yet it still seems like so long ago.� This past Sunday, James, Emmett and I went to Shawn and Sara's to babysit one-month old Ben while they went out for a lunch date, and it seemed like such a flash back.

I also realized how much easier it is to look after a one-month old than it is a 10-month old.� My gosh!� It's crazy to think about how our lives have evolved in 10 months.

[caption id="attachment_1079" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Checking out his cuz "]Ben, Emmett[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1082" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Sleepy Ben"]Ben, Pamela[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_1081" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="James pacifying Ben"]James, Ben[/caption]


Oh, what Shawn and Sara are in for in 9 months ...

Age Timer: 10 months

Topics: Weekly Updates, family, infant, cousin, babysitting

The Apple Remedy

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Nov 11, 2009 8:13:32 AM

Emmett spent last weekend up in Maine with Gran Lucy and Grandpa Mac to give James and I some time alone to celebrate our 2-year (dating) anniversary.� While it was fun to do some adult things like go out to dinner in Harvard Square, have intelligent conversation and see a movie at the theater, I'm not gonna lie - I missed the little goober.

Of course he just had to do some growing while we were away.� Lucy noticed a budding tooth in the front, top row of his gums while he was in her custody, which has without a doubt contributed to his crankiness this week.� Luckily though, Lucy also came up with what I'm calling the apple remedy: a semi-peeled apple for Emmett to chew on, which really does the trick.�� It keeps him occupied, and it feels good on his gums.� A lifesaver!� Check out the apple remedy in action:

[caption id="attachment_1069" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Tart!"]Baby Eating Apple[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1070" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="The Apple Remedy"]Baby, Apple[/caption]

In other news, it's my sister's (Aunt Adrienne) birthday today.� Happy Birthday, A!

Age Timer: 9 months, 3 weeks

Topics: birthday, Weekly Updates, Milestones, family, anniversary, teething, toofers

Meeting Gus & Sprouting Toofers

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Sep 8, 2009 8:40:56 AM

Busy isn't even the word to describe the past couple of weeks.� Packing and moving (and unpacking) took over our life for a while, and then once we were done with that (well, almost), we headed over to Michigan for Labor Day weekend to visit my sisters, brother-in-law and new, 2-month old baby nephew, Gus.

[caption id="attachment_941" align="aligncenter" width="484" caption="Emmett tries to reason with Gus "]Emmett tries to reason with Gus [/caption]

Besides the unfortunate incident of me leaving my digital camera in the seat-back pocket on the flight to Detroit,� (I'm still mourning its loss, which included an adorable video of Emmett on his first-ever flight) we had "great times" in the Great Lakes State, watching an Olympic sailing qualifying race, hanging out with babies and taking pictures (on cameras other than my own).� And Emmett's first couple airplane experiences went surprisingly well.� A little bit of crying here and there, but nothing we (or other passengers) couldn't handle.

In other news, Emmett has not one, but two toofers!� Two of his bottom front teeth have broken free, and James and I agree that now he looks just like a classic cartoon baby.

The rest of this week will involve finishing touches on the apartment and new digital camera shopping (so we can take pictures of said apartment).

Man, it feels good to blog again!

More of last weekend in pictures ...

[caption id="attachment_942" align="aligncenter" width="470" caption="2 Month Gus"]2 Month Gus[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_943" align="aligncenter" width="520" caption="Getting changed together"]Getting changed together[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_944" align="aligncenter" width="523" caption="Adrienne, Gus, me & Emmett"]Adrienne, Gus, me & Emmett[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_945" align="aligncenter" width="524" caption="James keeping Gus pacified on a yoga ball"]James keeping Gus pacified on a yoga ball[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_946" align="aligncenter" width="527" caption="Party pic with Aunt LuLu"]Party pic with Aunt LuLu[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_947" align="aligncenter" width="453" caption="Family pic in the park"]Family pic in the park[/caption]

Age Timer: 7 months, 3 weeks

Topics: Weekly Updates, Milestones, family, holidays, Firsts, Labor Day, teeth, flight, Detroit

Daddy's First Father's Day

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Jun 24, 2009 11:51:52 AM

James had his first Father's Day last Sunday, so of course I did a successful job of teasing him by wrapping his presents and displaying them on the kitchen table the Wednesday before.� I know -- evil.� To be fair, there were three gifts, and I let him open one each day starting on Friday.� Father's Day itself was fun.� We indulged James' craving for KFC, then later went out to dinner to Charley's with his parents who were in town to help James' step sister move.

[caption id="attachment_879" align="aligncenter" width="642" caption="James, Emmett & spoon on Father's Day"]Emmett & James on Father's Day[/caption]

Overall, I think James enjoyed his first Father's Day.� I bet he'll love it even more as the years go by and Emmett actually understands what's going on :)

Age Timer: 22 weeks, 5 days

Topics: family, Firsts, Events, Father's Day, dinner, dad

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