Monday, July 27, 2009

Garden in the Woods & Hanging out on the Balcony

A couple weekends ago, Brennan, Adrienne, and Papa went to the Garden in the Woods in Framingham. We saw some beautiful plants and had an extremely peaceful stroll in the woods. Brennan loves trees, so this was right up his alley.

After the gardens, we kept enjoying to beautiful day. We all met up with Daddy back at home to hang out some on the balcony.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Some more dedication weekend, and beyond

OK, so it was a month ago, but finally, here are the rest of the pictures, from the reception:

On Monday, Carl, Brennan and the girls went to Newport:

The following weekend, Papa and Brennan went to a Cultural Survival Bazaar in Boston Common. We got to listen to a ton of great music and do some of Brennan's favorite activity -- peoplewatching. He loves just watching people walk by, occasionally shooting a smile their way.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The backlog continues

I still have all kinds of stuff to post about -- some more stuff from Brennan's dedication, the fourth of July, our trip to some pretty gardens in Framingham, the Friends in Adoption picnic. But right now, Daddy and Brennan are in Chicago while I'm still in Boston, and Daddy's been sending me some pictures -- looks like Brennan is having a fun time! Especially in his new umbrella stroller.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Getting Stuck

As we've talked about in some recent posts, Brennan moves around quite a bit in his crib. It's not unusual for him to migrate from the center of the crib to one end of it, and then make a u-turn and end up at the other end. At first, he got stuck pretty often in the side slabs and needed help getting out, but he's gotten better at freeing himself. Sometimes, though, he'll just fall asleep with one arm or leg completely out, like this:

Even when his arm is outside the crib, he'll find a way to get those fingers back into his mouth:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dedication Ceremony

A couple of weeks ago, we had a beautiful dedication ceremony for Brennan in the Public Gardens in Boston. Here are some of the highlights. First the program, which Carl spent endless hours drafting, printing, etc.:

The baby boy arrives in the Garden:

Brennan greets all his friends as they arrive:

Brennan & Papa:

The ceremony begins:

Brennan's godparents:

Ceremony's over, time to take pictures!

After the ceremony, we had a great lunch at Maggiano's. We'll post pictures from that soon.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Dedication weekend pt 2

A couple days after Sarah came, Nikki, Ella, and Adrienne came, as did Bill & Yvonne. Below are some pictures and a video from them visiting, during the couple days leading up to dedication day.


Hanging out with Aunt Nikki:

and Aunt Adrienne:

Out to lunch at Abe & Louie's Saturday afternoon:

Ella & Brennan with matching outfits (this might have technically been after the dedication...):

A few more post-dedication pictures with Yvonne and Bill -- we promise we're not skipping the dedication -- we'll post some pictures tomorrow from the ceremony.