Monday, April 30, 2007
One of the perks of our new home is that we are a very short walk from a pretty cool park called Lexington Park. It's a favorite location for Lily and I now that the weather is getting nicer. Even though she can't do a whole lot there she really enjoys just being outside and watching other kids play. She IS old enough to enjoy the kiddie swing now. Here are some photos of Gordon and I taking her for one of her first swings.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
It was a terrific day for a game - although the sun was a little too strong for Lily out in those bleacher seats. So Gordon and I spent the first half of the game taking turn walking her around down below in the concession area. She was a big hit and made friends wherever she went. We have the same seats every year so the people in our bleacher neighborhood were very welcoming to this new little member of Red Sox nation. We bought her a hat at the park to keep the sun off her head and her face.
The game turned out really well too - Josh Beckett struggled at first, but settled down nicely. The Sox bats came alive against the Yankee rookie who's name I already forgot... our "other" new Japanese pitcher Okajima combined with Papelbon in the late innings to keep the game at 7-5 and get the Sox to their second victory against the Yanks in two days. I was so happy that Lily got to dance to "Love that Dirty Water" at her first game - and against the Yankees too! It was also Lily's first walk across the MA Ave bridge from Cambridge into Boston - what a beautiful April day - and great Boston sunset on our way home.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Lily is really lucky because she has TWO great-grandmas that she can spend time with. My mother's mom (shown here) lives in Somerset, MA. She had her 87th birthday this year, and has been living in a nursing home for a few years now due to dementia. She is doing well though and we all go visit her often. Grandma (or Auntie Reggie as the rest of the family knows her) was a permanent fixture in our house when I was growing up. She cooked many dinners for us and I used to sleep over at her house once a week. We took Lily to meet her for the first time just before Lily's one-month birthday. Since then we have visited her whenever we're in Fall River and she spends holidays with us. I am so happy that Lily will get to have this amazing woman in her life. Below are some pics from our visits to Great-Grandma. Gordon's mother's mother is living in Toronto. We call her Pau Pau - we need to check on what Lily would call her... We're hoping to get to Canada later this year to visit with her.
Monday, April 9, 2007
Mmm, bath time. Taking a bath has become one of Lily's favorite activities. Its seems like no matter what mood she is in, she always perks up in the tub. She gets all excited, starts kicking her legs, gets me all wet and generally has a grand old time. Her favorite part is when I take her hands and start bouncing her up and down to the William Tell Overture, better known as the theme from "The Lone Ranger". The theme from "Gillian's Island" runs a close 2nd. Hey, its not her fault her dad only knows like 3 tunes in the world!
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Today was Lily's first Easter. To celebrate we went to my Mom's cousin Gail's house. Gail is more like an aunt to me than a cousin - my Mom is an only child with lots of first cousins that she is really close too. It's pretty awesome. We drove down to Fall River and met my Mom, Dad, Eric and Grandma there. Gail owns a beautiful house with her friend Bev. So we were also joined by Bev's daughter and son and their families, and Bev's mother Katherine. We had a wonderful dinner and Lily received a beautiful Easter basket (well more like a bin) from her Grandparents. She's shown standing in it here. The adorable bunny outfit that she's wearing was a gift from our friends Megan, Bryan and Max. She was such a cute little Easter baby!
For more pictures of our Easter fun see our Easter tabblo