Sunday, April 12, 2009

A lovely weekend

This weekend we escaped to civilization for a bit to shake things up around here. We headed to Concord, NH to spend some quality time together. On the 2 hour drive there, Brendan was so funny relaxing in his car seat. I had to take some pictures.

He loves to prop his feet up on Chris's seat and cross them over each other. It just seems like such an adult thing to do, it made me laugh to see our little boy doing it.

There's not much to say about Concord. It was fun to get out and have a variety of things to do besides go to Walmart or Burger King but it wasn't life altering. The best part of the day was going to Target. Man, I miss Target. We had fun and Brendan loved the expansive toy section that they had there.

Once back at home, Brendan got to play in the sink while Chris did some dishes. Chris washes the dishes most of the time- I've VERY lucky. But fortunately, we are moving and our new place has a dishwasher. Hallelujah!

Brendan really could climb in the sink if we let him. He was angry that Chris was done and turned off the water, so he was trying to reach the knob and turn it back on. Which he did.

He makes me laugh.

And of course, today was Easter. We had a lovely day and Brendan even got to show off his adorable tweed jacket for the first time. This is the only article of clothing that Chris has ever picked out for Brendan. When we saw it (back when I was still pregnant with Bren), Chris demanded that we buy it. So we did.

Brendan had fun checking out his Easter stash. We really didn't get him a whole lot of candy but he still enjoyed it- mostly because his Easter basket was a Lightning McQueen lunch box.

That jacket turned out quite cute. Good choice Chris. He kept calling Brendan "little professor."

And I would like to point out how long my hair is getting. This is the longest it has been in years and I can actually put it back into a very small ponytail. It's a good feeling.

We tried to get a cute family portrait of sorts with the my camera's remote but a lot of them turned out like this. Brendan loves the remote and constantly wants to be in charge of it.

This is the best we could do. Not my favorite but at least it's something. We'll keep trying though.


  1. Love the long hair, and love your shirt. Where did you get it? Adorable. And I had to laugh about Brendan loving to play in the sink. That is hands down Maddy's favorite thing to do. They are seriously twins separated at birth.

  2. Hey Val. I miss you! I love getting your updates, and I sure wish we could play. You look beautiful and way to try for those family photos. Where will you be moving? Are you going to rent again because of the market? Are you making great friends? Details?