Thursday, November 11, 2010

oliver sees NY

our dear friends, steve and marynan, came to NY for their anniversary this past week. we were lucky enough to get to meet them for brunch when they first got here, and then oliver and i got to spend the day with them on wednesday seeing NY! we took one of those bus tours with them and it was a lot of fun. i wouldn't necessarily recommend doing it with a baby (or child for that matter) but oliver was awesome! it was a 5.5 hour trip and there were a few times we got off the bus, but they were very brief and you were moving even then, which made it hard to find times to change and feed him. he didn't fuss really at all though, thank god! part of the tour even included a ferry ride out to the statue of liberty! we didn't get out but it took us right up to it and paused for a bit before taking us back. so oliver has now been on every mode of transportation possible i think: train, plane, automobile, and boat! and he's only 3 months! what will i do to impress him the rest of his life???

oliver chillaxin' with the maberrys!

they are both listening very intently to the tour guide talk about strawberry fields

oliver wasn't so sure about the boat, but he cheered up quickly.

standing on the bow (i think that's the right term!)

and here she is, lady liberty

we had such a good time, thanks again aunt marynan and uncle steve! hope you enjoyed your visit! xoxo

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

oliver's first halloween!

sunday was oliver's first halloween. i thought about his costume for weeks! i originally wanted him to be a bear (because i call him ollie-bear), but i had a really hard time finding one. so then i decided, this might be the only time i get to pick his costume, i'm going to pick something i love. giraffe it is! he looked so cute! it was a really hot costume, so i was really glad it was cold out. he had a little party at his kindermusik class on saturday, then on sunday we met up with one of my mom's groups, then went to a friend's house. apparently halloween is a HUGE deal in our neighborhood. they have this big parade, and all the stores give out candy, and the houses decorate, some even open up with a haunted house, etc. so it was a mad house! we didn't even watch the parade because it was so crowded and cold. but we had a good time!

then, yesterday, oliver turned 3 months old!!! i can't believe it. lately we've been hanging out with some younger babies and it's crazy seeing how much they really do change by 3 months. and oliver (always the overachiever) cut his first 2 teeth last night! hopefully i can get some pictures of them soon!

here's the comparison from 1-3 months: