Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sean and Malana Hang Out... Twice

Sean got to see his friend Malana Schreiber not once, but twice this weekend. I babysat the two them Saturday for about 90 minutes while Darcy and Krissy (Malana's mom) went and did Dream Dinners.

Then, today we drove to Pleasanton to meet up with Krissy and Malana and our friend Jenn Scholting, who lives in Walnut Creek, to take photos. Jenn is a professional photographer and enjoys taking pictures of Sean and Malana (lucky us).

I brought our telephoto lens and Darcy and I took pictures while Jenn snapped away. Her pictures will no doubt be better than ours, but at least our we get to see same day.

Here they are (click this sentence), but beware, there are quite a few of them!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

11 Days Straight Without Aunt Deb

Aunt Deb was off last week so Sean got to spend some time with his grandparents on both sides. He stayed in Ceres after Easter with the Baker's until Tuesday evening, when Mike and Barbara drove him to us since Mike conveniently had to teach in San Jose. We took Barbara out to dinner while Mike was working. Darcy took the day off work on Wednesday to drive him to Marin County where my Mom met them. They had lunch together, swapped the car seat, did the Sean hand-off, and headed to their respective homes.

On Friday I drove up to Santa Rosa to get him, but didn't return until today. Yesterday I got to play golf with my dad in Santa Rosa at the Santa Rosa Country Club. What a treat it was to get to play that course!

My mom gave him a bath Friday night:

I put him down for a nap Saturday and he fell asleep sitting up and flopped his body over his legs and feet, thumb in mouth, like this:

Ok, gotta watch the rest of this Sharks game. They are down 3-2 with five minutes left. They need this!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter '09

We spent our Easter weekend in Ceres with my parents. It was a pretty relaxing weekend, we watched the Masters and spent time with friends and family. For Easter yesterday, we spent the day at my grandparents with my mom's side of the family. It was a beautiful day!

This is my Great Aunt Margaret feeding Sean - I'm not sure what her relation to Sean is (maybe someone can fill me in if you know).

Sean hanging out in the shade.

My sister Meghan, Aunt Becky, Cat, and Aunt Laurie enjoying Easter lunch.

Sean with his Great Grandpa John.

Sean with his grandparents. He is staying at their house until Tuesday night, I'm sure he is keeping them busy now that he can crawl at lightning speed!

The Carvalho kids, from left to right: Rachel, Anthony, Samantha, Danielle, and Kelsey. They don't get to hunt for Easter eggs anymore because they are "too old." I guess Sean will be hunting by himself when we are back in '11.

Sean playing with Anthony. Sean had a blast crawling around the floor trying to play with everyone's shoes.

We had a great weekend, but missed the Narduzzi side. Next year we'll be spending our Easter there.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sean - 8 months (2/3rds of a year)

Today Sean turned 2/3rds of a year old. That's right folks - 8 months!

Luckily, it was a Sunday so we could celebrate this monumental day together as a family with a walk on the Campbell trail and into downtown Campbell where farmers market was going on. After walking through farmers market we walked a mile down the nearby Campbell trail to the dog park. We spent 20 minutes or so there before heading back, which completed the two mile round trip on the trail.

The dog park just got upgraded to artificial turf... very nice!

It was fairly warm today so Bosco got a little worn out by the long walk. Darcy had the idea to put him in the bottom storage area in the "BOB" stroller. Here is a video of what that looked like:

Bosco and Sean riding in the BOB:

Sean enjoying his bottle during the walk:

We are amazed at how happy Sean is most of the time. He barely cries, and only fusses when he's hungry or tired. He is a great eater, and smiles all the time! He is also a great crawler, which is fun to watch, but at the same time, makes him much more high maintenance. Gone are the days when we could set him down with some toys and take care of some chores or watch a TV show without worrying about what he may get into. These days we have to always be weary of where he is, what he is getting into, or what he may be putting in his mouth. As we look ahead to the next and final third to the first year of his life, we look forward to his first word(s), possibly his first steps, and all the other subtle firsts/developments I can't think of right now.

Some recent photos...

Sean in the bjorn on one of our many weekday evening walks (notice how he is holding the Bosco's leash):

Happily playing with his toys:

You can see his two bottom teeth in this one:

He likes to suck his left thumb:

Here are two by the TV equipment - one silly and one serious:

Next weekend we will be in Ceres/Modesto enjoying Easter with Darcy's side of the family while watching the Masters!