you, at four months...

Hi there cutie,

So much happening for you this month with celebrations, a little travel and all of the growing you've been doing. I can hardly believe how much you have changed from your three month photo to today. Your personality is suddenly as big as those gorgeous, kissable cheeks of yours!

At four months you:
  • weigh 14lb, 11oz and measure 25.5 inches - consistent at about 50th percentile for each. You did so well handling your vaccines. A quick cry and then all smiles when the nurse blew bubbles and did a little juggling act for you.
  • celebrated your first Easter. It was very low-key with just the three of us and a trip to Niko's since your Papou was in the hospital but, we still dressed you for the day and took pictures with your bunny.
  • are full of smiles!
  • celebrated your first Name Day on 7/23/10.
  • are doing much more solitary play on the floor with your toys and sitting in your bebePod seat.
  • have a new, big favorite toy: your exersaucer. You just sat and looked around the first few times but are quickly learning all of the fun toys and are wanting to stay in it longer each day.
  • are sleeping a little bit better at night, as long as I 'dream feed' you just before I'm ready for bed. It seems you just need a little more milk in your belly to get you through for a few hours.
  • have longer eyelashes all of a sudden. Your Baba and I comment all the time that we can almost see them grow.
  • are spending more time out of the harness than in - a very happy thing for all of us! You need to wear it now at bedtime (as of 4/7/10) and can take it off as soon as you wake up in the morning.
  • find comfort in your Sofie the giraffe toy and particularly love to munch on her hooves.
  • went to your first lacrosse game at Union College to see your cousin Josh play, followed by tailgating.
  • take lots and lots of walks around town with Mama in the beautiful spring weather.
  • have become very interested in faces. You love to reach out your little hands to touch Mama and Baba's faces when we are holding you. I think we'd both say it's one of our very favorite things you've learned lately.
  • are becoming more talkative with lots of coos and gurgles.
  • love looking at family photos. We have a lot of frames on our refrigerator and a sure way to distract you when you are cranky is to bring you to the fridge so that you can study the faces of the people in your life.

George, you are such a sweet, easygoing baby. You are quickly becoming more curious about the world around you and it is such a pleasure to see things though your eyes each day. I'm so very lucky to be yours.

I love you to the moon and back,



baby's first name day...

G and his Papou share the same name and today, St. George's Day, was his very first name day. In Greek culture the Saint Day a person is named for has even more significance than one's birthday. G will likely love this fact growing up with his Christmas Eve birthday! This name day was even more special as Papou is finally, blessedly in good health after a month in and out of the hospital and having had bypass surgery. He is doing great and we all think that having G around has been the best possible thing for his recovery.
Hugs from YiaYia and Papou:
G was very interested in the colorful confetti on the cake. Not surprising as he has been loving bold patterns and colors lately. Still quite a while before he is able to taste cake or ice cream but, photos are allowed!
Xronia polla baby boy!

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recipe: saucy chicken (slow cooker)

I tried a new slow cooker recipe last night on the suggestion of a friend and it turned out so well that I had to share.

Saucy Chicken (Slow Cooker)

1 c. bbq sauce

1 tsp. apple cider vinegar

¼ c. molasses

½ c. ketchup

¼ c. honey

1 Tbsp. prepared mustard

1 small onion, chopped

½ green pepper, chopped

4-6 chicken breasts

Mix all ingredients together and cook on High for 4 ½ hours.

Note: This was a delicious recipe that could not have been easier. I ended up using 3 lbs. of chicken thighs because they were on sale. There was more than enough sauce left so, next time I'll plan on adding another 1 1/2 pounds for more leftovers (thigh meat shrinks a lot when cooked), with the same sauce measurements.

We loved it and, if we are happy so is he :-)


scenes from our walk...

I finally brought the camera along on one of our walks to capture some of the sights along our regular two mile route. In the full bloom of spring there is so much to see in our pretty little town. G peacefully rides along while clutching his favorite (for now) toy, Sofie the giraffe.
Huge red tulips:
Tree lined sidewalks:
Our historic library:
Dogwood blossoms:
Days like this make me fall in love with our area all over again and, it almost makes the property taxes worthwhile. Almost.
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blame it on the sun...

G and I have been out and about, soaking up the sun, taking walks around town, meeting up with family and friends and taking full advantage of the unseasonably warm April weather in New York. With all the outside activities, I've been a terrible blogger.

All is well here. G is growing far faster than I'd like to admit and his personality is getting larger than his delicious, chubby thighs. Last week, we learned how to use the Moby Wrap so that he can face out and see the world...loving it! Check out the shades...could you just squee from all that cuteness?!

Oh and that's my new, long needed haircut. I just decided to go for it when we were up visiting my parents a few weeks ago. Loving the ease with the shorter length (took off over 4 inches) and how much healthier it looks and feels. Note to self: Keep it up and don't let it go so long between cuts again. Ever.

Every day that is warm enough to head out, we walk at least 2 miles around town. The fresh air feels so good after the long winter trapped indoors that we often end up doing 4 miles during the day, then Mr. Boom will take another walk with us in the early evening after work. Feeling very lucky to live in a town with such distance of sidewalks, the ability to walk to the grocery store, pharmacy, post office and a variety of shops and restaurants. My leased car is seriously under the mileage limit, we are saving a lot of money on gas and getting plenty of exercise!

I'm finally up to date uploading photos and hope to get back to posting Project Life Tuesdays soon ;-)

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