Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cat Sitting

Our cat, Tabitha, has been great with the new addition to her household. She pretty much pays Molly no mind... although she has cuddled with her and given her a couple kisses... very sweet. But one change she has taken notice of is the sudden abundance of cat-sized seating.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

3 Months

Molly turned 3 months old today! How did she spend it? Watching The Price is Right and going to Target... another of our Nation's unemployed.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bath with Mom, Dress, Bumbo, Park, Dad's* Birthday

No theme or narrative this time... just some stuff that happened over the past week.

Sharing a bath with Mom* the other day... and loving it! Kicking, splashing, and laughing the whole time. Bodes well for fun times at the pool this Summer.

Wearing the super-cute dress that Kelley and David gave her. Thanks guys!

Sitting in her Bumbo. She wobbles and struggles a little, but seems to enjoy it.

Taking a break while on a stroll with Mom in Prospect Park during the mini-Spring we had last Thursday.

Dad's birthday! Wearing her first item of parent-praising clothing (who's really speaking in this t-shirt?)... and being bounced during dinner at Sripraphai (already her second time there).

*I'm a little uncomfortable referring to Courtney as Mom and myself as Dad in these posts... but it works for the writing... so long as we don't start calling each other that.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Molly this morning... in her second experience with holiday-themed clothing.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Molly and Friends

Molly with a few friends we've visited over the past week or so.

With Courtney's friend Danielle.

With Tobin who was in town from South Carolina.

With Angie (Aunt Ang).

Angie gets a smile!

Lunch with Rita and Ricardo.

Molly eyeing Rita's amazing Guinness Cake.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


As I posted before, Molly had her first confirmed smile on New Years Day (glad she has a sense of occasion), and for a good while they proved infrequent and elusive to the camera. But in the last couple weeks she's started smiling a lot... I thought I'd share a few from this past Sunday.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Another long break since the last post... three weeks this time. Courtney, Molly, and I went down to Georgia to visit our families. Things have been pretty busy since our return... sorry.

So we were pretty nervous with the first leg of this trip... all because Molly would be taking her first flight. I've been annoyed by enough crying babies on planes to know that there's something about it that doesn't agree with them. But our little girl didn't make a peep. She slept most of the flight, had a little snack, and made her parents proud... or relieved.

After arriving at the Atlanta airport, we met Courtney's parents (who came to the airport to loan us their car... thanks Bill and Sharon!!!) for lunch. Molly unleashed several of her newly discovered smiles for Grammy and Grandaddy (although none for the camera).

We made the 3 1/2 hour drive down to Albany and Molly proved again to be a stalwart traveller... little to no crying and she waited until we made it to Cordele until she needed to nurse (I took advantage of the rest stop to nurse as well... on Stripling's amazing, amazing sausage dogs).

After arriving in Albany and unpacking the car, we went straight over to my Dad's house so she could meet her Pappa (pronounced Pap-paw) and Uncle Jacob. 

Kicking the tires.

Now that Molly had checked off all her grandparents, we went back to Grandmama's where Molly met her Great Aunt Tutta... who gave her a bath.

And, of course, Grandmama was over the moon about seeing her little Molly.

The next day Molly was in for a real treat... she met her Great-Grandmother... Mimi! 

We spent the next few days in Albany hanging out with my parents and introducing Molly to more of her South Georgia family. And possibly I ate too many chicken livers and other fried Southern goodies.

With Uncle Jacob.

And her Great Uncle Bill.

With Pappa outside his office.

In her pod... protected from the rain.

So after a few really great days in Albany, it was time for Dad to go back to work in New York. I was sad to leave my girls... but maybe, just maybe I looked forward to catching up on movies, dining out, and sleep. Little did I know that that the Old Man Winter would tack on four more days to our scheduled week apart. So now I'm going to let Courtney take over and tell about her week in Atlanta.

OK, it's me.  I don't like doing this stuff...I don't watch YouTube; I'm not on facebook and I don't like writing for all the world to see.  But, I'll do it... just so you can all see more pictures of my cute Molly!!!

Molly and I had our first road trip driving from Albany to Atlanta.  Everyone but me seemed worried about driving 3 1/2 hours by myself with a newborn...probably because they all knew better than me.  But, Molly defied expectations and was a great (quiet) traveler.  Our first stop was Kathryn and Stacy's in Decatur.  We then headed up to my parents' house in Acworth.  Molly met and spent time with lots of family and friends.  And thanks to Grammy, I got some much needed grown-up time with friends and Kathryn -- dinners out, time at the Korean spa...such a treat!

Evie wanted some time with Aunt Court. 

Molly meets Uncle Kyle and Aunt Ashley 
(my wonderful soon-to-be sister-in-law!).

The girls take a trip to the mall.

Kelley and her son, Jin, meet Molly.  Jin loved kissing her head!

Grammy loves her girls.

Babies love Lindy!

Cousin Carrie stops by.

Molly and her great-grandma.

We celebrated my Dad's 60th birthday at Picadilly Cafeteria...
the perfect place to take an old man and a baby out to dinner!

Baby cousins.

Meeting Officer Uncle Kyle at his "office"(the Atlanta airport).
Heading home to New York City!

In closing, I now have more sympathy for Josh...blogging is a pain...please go easy on him when he falls behind with the posts.