Saturday, May 3, 2008

Our Little Swimmer

We took Christian for his first dip in a swimming pool this week. He was sooooooooooo cute!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Our Third Anniversary

Today marks our third wedding anniverary. My goodness, three years have gone by quickly!

We celebrated the grand occasion by going out for a nice sushi / sashimi dinner here in the D.C. area. It was the first such dinner I've had since before becoming pregnant ... and it was WONDERFUL!

We sure have come a long way in the past three years. We went from two single apartment dwellers in ABQ to a couple who owns a home in Santa Fe, has a fabulous dog and the most wonderful baby ever! God has certainly blessed us!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Taking a Baby to a Nice Restaurant

We only have two restaurant options at this hotel: a pub and a nice resturant. We planned to have dinner with a colleague of Jonathan's, so we opted for the nice restaurant.

We arrived to find only one table was occupied by people. I was relieved, because Christian was a wee bit cranky tonight. The hostess sat us in a "quiet corner," but I knew that wasn't enough distance between us an the other restaurant patrons. I suggested she could move us to another part of the rather large restuarant, but she told me she had to seat us in that section.

Long-story-short, we decided not to interrupt the people already eating dinner, and opted to eat in the pub. I'm sure the hostess was relieved.

The pub had more people and was a bit louder, so we figured we'd be okay. But in addition to Jonathan's colleague joining us, her boss and an acquaintance of her boss also joined us. It quickly became apparent to us that Christian would be a distraction for one and all.

The waitress was very kind and boxed up our meals and we returned to the room.

Have you seen those commercials on TV that say, "Having a baby changes everything"?

Its true. :)


Monday, April 28, 2008

We made it!

Christian was fabulous during our flights yesterday. The only problem was Christian's diaper blowout when we got to the ABQ airport. But the nice thing was that Jonathan just ran the soiled clothing out to the car so I didn't have to carry it across the country.

It is so incredibly green out here! Coming from Santa Fe, it as if we walked into the Garden of Eden. I recall a co-worker's sister once came to Albuquerque for a visit and he told me she proclaimed, "Those poor people don't have any trees out there!" And I thought, "Well, of course we have trees ... look around."

But, now I see what she's sayin'. In most of Albuquerque / Santa Fe, the trees you see were intentionally planted by somebody at some point in time. We are, after all, living in a desert. But out there, the trees just grow "wherever." I suppose if you're used to seeing trees like this, its not that fascinating. But since I live in a brand new neighbornood where everybody just has "baby trees," I am just amazed at the trees out here.

I had a bit of an "incident" this morning with Christian ... and it just broke my heart. I had placed Christian in the middle of the king sized bed and he was just happily hanging out. So I sat down at my computer to get some work done. A few minutes later, I heard a "thud" and looked to see Christian wasn't on the bed anymore. He had a delayed reaction to the fall, and it took a moment for him to start crying. I picked him up so quickly that I don't even recall what position he was in when he landed. Fortuantely, he was fine and his tears lasted for a brief time.

He's become quite good at rolling around and using his legs to push himself backwards when he's on his back. Obvsiosly, he can move himself a longer distance than I was aware of. I am so thankful Christian wasn't hurt.

He's one tough little kid ... and already very energetic. Christian is "all boy," he definitley isn't delicate. I'm sure we'll be in for a lot of adventures as he gets older. :)