September 26, 2012

Far across the ocean...

Okay, not really. Block Island is only about 14 miles off the shore of Rhode Island & a quick 50 minute ferry ride, and that is on the slow ferry, mind you. But honestly, after taking this ferry, I would not have wanted to take the speedy one. It was so nice to sit on the ferry, basking in the warm sunlight of the perfect day, feeling the gentle rise and fall of the waves. It felt like we were escaping to a far away, secluded island, just our little family of 3...& a few dozen other people on board. 

Hudson loved it too. He made the cutest faces as we played with him & of course, I couldn't resist an impromptu photo shoot of him in his little chambray romper, boat shoes & boat hat. I thought he looked so cute all decked out for a day at sea. He loved the boat, & he even tried to take off his shoes and just kick back and relax, just like mom & dad! And relax we did, until the slight mishap of the utter blow-out/explosion occurred just before we reached the island. Luckily, in one swift move, Kyle had the babe out of the carrier, so most of it ended up on the deck & not on him. Yes, it was that bad. All over the deck of the ferry. Good thing it wasn't our private million dollar yacht. And good thing I have such an awesome husband to help me and laugh with me in all these adventures of being parents together. 

Before we knew it, we had reached the island. All the other passengers scurried off immediately, but we leisurely walked around the boat, catching glimpses of the beauty of the island. 

Us at sea

Our first glimpse of the island

Just kicking off those shoes. Maybe he has a fetish with tan feet like his mama.
Can he get any cuter?!
The explosion happened right after I clicked this photo!

Hudson in outfit #2, taking his daddy's hand and ready to explore!

September 11, 2012

Block Island Getaway: Part 1

It's been over a week since we returned from our Labor Day dream weekend away and I am still sifting through the hundreds of pictures we I took. I sometimes annoy Kyle by stopping every few minutes and snapping a picture. You just never know when you'll want that moment etched in your memory, you know? I think he might enjoy it more than he lets on though; at one point on our trip he simple said, "I remember moments when we take a picture more than moments when we do not." Cha-ching! Now, I do not feel so bad about my addiction to taking photos.

We had such a lovely weekend away with just our little family of 3. This picture was taken in our final few moments on Block Island right before we boarded the ferry back to the mainland. I love that this picture captures it so well. The ocean behind us, the picturesque harbor, our sunglasses and summer hats, our little Hudson (who honestly looks a little dazed, but happy nonetheless...he is such a trooper on all our adventures), our creamy & delicious half-eaten peach ice cream in homemade waffle cones, and the big smiles on our faces. Our day on the island was slow-paced, stress-free & simple. Simply perfect, I might add. When I look at this picture, I am instantly taken back to that moment. And I love that sensation.

More on Block Island coming up...

Our new routine

Lately, I have discovered something that makes this little guy so happy-the swings! 
He's even developed different swinging techniques:
No hands, legs extended, one hand, legs tucked in...
At 5 months old, he's got this down!
We've almost made it part of our daily routine:
Sleep, eat, swing, sleep, eat, swing. The occasional diaper change.
(If only parenting was just that easy.)

September 7, 2012

Hanging out at the Highline

Our city summer is quickly coming to a close. And while I love falltime in New York, part of me just wishes we could delay its arrival. Or, that we could just freeze this moment & stay in this endless summer forever-like today hanging out at the Highline, sipping on chilled limeade, watching these barefoot beauties bask in the simple delights around them. We were quite the spectacle...forget the cool views of NYC, there were 5 babies together at the same place at the same time! Wow! People even thought Hudson, Macy, & Scott were triplets. We got lots of happy stares & comments from delighted passerbys, & more than a few people (including tourists) who stopped to snap a photo of the babies together. Watch out Lady Liberty, spotlight's on something new!

I'm loving this new "stay-at-home" gig. Although Huds & I rarely find ourselves "staying" at home, we love our adventures, but most of all, I'm loving every moment with this guy. Every smile, every laugh. Maybe that's really why I don't want the summer to end. My baby is growing up too fast!

Em + Huds, Kristi + Macy, Whitney + Scott, Tiffany + Henry, Breanne + Kenna