Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Surgery

Our holiday season started off with a surgery yesterday. A few months ago I noticed a bump on the inside corner of Conner's eye. When we got home from New York we had it checked out and after a few Dr's visits, and a CAT Scan we were told that surgery was the next step. Thankfully it's fairly common in infants, and we got a great plastic surgeon at Primary's to do it. It was a long day with lots of waiting, but everything went well and we are home and hopefully be back to normal in no time.


Looking good in the hospital jammies





Waking up after surgery







These are the arm braces that keep Conner from rubbing his eyes. It'll take a little getting used to since he loves to suck his thumb.


Good thing babies are resilient. It breaks my heart that sleeping has to look like this now. Poor Guy. I think we'll be almost as good as new by Christmas.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Dinosaur and a Bath

Since Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (for obvious reasons) I had to dress Conner up. My initial plan was to do something simple but after I saw this I just couldn't resist. Isn't he the cutest dinosaur you've ever seen?





And in other news, Conner has moved from the sink for bath time to the big tub. I thought he would be more hesitant, but once he got the hang of splashing, he was totally into it. I just couldn't resist documenting it. He's too cute.





Sunday, November 6, 2011

Busy...

I've found that when life gets hectic, blogging slips to the bottom of my to do list.

First things first...find a place to live: Check

Second things second...find a car: Working on it

Third things third...get a cable and Internet provider: Check

So here we are. A month after our last blog of the lovely Top of the Rock. We are back in Salt Lake, in a new apartment, (which I must say is so roomy compared to our place in New York)and adjusting to life here for the next little while.

After such a long hiatus I never know where to begin. Do I bypass the month that we missed? Do I go back and try to catch up? Alas, the last month has been filled with a lot of busy-ness but not much that is bloggable. Unless you want a play by play about our apartment search and the car salesmen that we've met with (pinkie ring and all). I'll spare you those boreish details and just give you a little bit of everything...but not today. I have no energy for that. Today you'll just get a little taste of DC. We took a little side tour before heading home from New York. We took the train to Washington DC and took in the sights. We even got a personalized tour of the capital (Thanks Kate).


World War II Memorial



Arlington National Cemetery



Capital Building



Lincoln Memorial



The White House



Korean War Memorial




We also made stops at the Air and Space Museum, The Holocaust Museum, The Museum of Natural History, The Vietnam Memorial, the Iwojima Memorial, and caught up with a few old friends. It was a jam packed few days. We are happy to be back and I promise more blogs to come!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bird's Eye View



Conner and I took in a view of the city in a whole new way. We both thought it was spectacular.





Monday, September 26, 2011

Pearly Whites

Why buy teething rings when you have...

Your toes



Dad's knee




The remote



Your thumb





6 months old and Conner already has 4 teeth. Even though he bites me, I just can't get enough. It makes those smiles even better.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lets Go Mets




Last weekend we made it to a Mets game.





The first part of the game was very slow and boring, but by the last 2 innings the excitment came when they evened the score and had a few hits. To be honest, I enjoyed the atmosphere of the new stadium more than the game itself. I think Conner felt the same way.





It was a great way to get out of the city and enjoy a game.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9-11




I wasn't sure how I would feel today, being here during the 10th anniversary of September 11th. It's different being in the city where it all happened. It's different seeing exactly where the towers stood. It's different seeing an empty spot among all the buildings downtown where they once were. It's different to watch all the documentaries and knowing exactly where it all happened. It's also different because 10 years ago I wasn't here.

Of the many documentaries that I've watched over the last week, one statement a woman on the street made was how different it was seeing the destruction in person. I can't imagine how frightening it must have been for everyone who lives here. I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't fully understand what was going on when the towers were hit. I was still in High School and instead of being worried about world events, I was worried about seeing a certain boy in math class that day. It goes to show you where the minds of high school girls are....or at least where my mind was. After a few hours I noticed how worried the teachers and other adults at school were. Coming home I remember my mom sitting on the couch with tears on her cheeks. I knew then that it was bigger than I would probably ever understand.

This morning Jon and I watched the memorial service they had at the site. While the names of each victim were read aloud, Jon and I sat together and this time I had tears on my cheeks. Tears for those babies whose fathers never came home. At this point in my life that hit me the hardest.

The greatest part of today was going to church and being reminded that life
continues after death. Knowing that we can be together with our families forever. Nothing brings more peace to me. I hope this day can remind us to share that message of peace, hope, and the happiness of knowing that this is not the end.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Squash and Rolls

I know the Grandparents don't think we are posting enough about Conner, so here is a little bit of fun to keep them happy.

Conner got his first taste of food this week.
video



He also decided that he loves to just keep rolling and rolling and rolling...but only on the bed. The second you put him on the floor he won't roll at all. It's so funny.
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He had one last trick up his sleeve and decided that he loves to stand on the couch and look at himself in the mirror. Adorable.




Friday, September 9, 2011

Wall Street



A few days ago we went downtown to visit the financial district. We passed by the Staten Island Ferry and checked out the Statue of Liberty.



Then we headed over to Federal Hall where George Washington took his oath as the first President.



Our next stop was Trinity Church.



I wanted to wait to check out the World Trade Center until after the memorial on Sunday. We'll post on that when we go later in the month.

Next was The New York Stock Exchange


We are headed to a Mets game tomorrow, we are really excited. I hope we catch a foul ball!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Tour

First I'll appologize for the lack of posts last week. Jon had the weekend off so we were out and about and I didn't get a chance, but I'll make it up to you this week. Lots of posts are coming. T

Today you get to enjoy a little tour of our place. We made a video that was much longer and had a little more detail, but alas, it was too long to upload to blogger, so we made a shorter version.

I hope everyone is enjoying the first few weeks of school and the U.S Open. We saw Rafa Nadal yesterday...our first famous person sighting. It was very exciting.


video

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hunker Down

With Hurricane Irene headed our way tonight, everyone says that we need to 'Hunker Down' and ride out the storm. Should be interesting experiencing hurricane winds on the 17th floor.



Conner apparently isn't too worried about it.

On a more serious note, I think we are ready for it. Plenty of water and food. The city is apparently sold out of flashlights, so we'll have to use something else. Hopefully we don't have to evacuate, we'll keep you updated. We plan on hanging out in bed all weekend.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Farmer's Market







Conner and I go to the Farmer's Market at least twice a week here. I know they have them in different places around the city on weekend's but the have one really close to us at Rockefeller Center. We've enjoyed lots of peaches and some really great breads as well. They have so many things to choose from and even have wine tasting there! It ends next week so we've been enjoying lots of peaches this week!









I think....I was mistaken for a New Yorker the other day. I was asked for the nearest grocery store and I knew it! And pointed them in the right direction! I'm totally fitting in here!

This weekend we were planning on going to Little Italy for our anniversary but we'll be hunkering down here to ride out Hurricane Irene. We're loaded up on diapers and wipes and water....now would have been a nice time to have food storage, bummer.