Saturday, September 27, 2008

Play Date

Jake and I had our first official playdate with our friends Rebecca, Natalie, and Amelia. I think the playdate was more for my social benefit than for Jacob, but that's neither here nor there. We went to an animal preserve here on Long Island that houses everything from chickens to mountain lions (not in the same cage, of course) to alpaca and a woodchuck. I'm not sure where they got the wide array of animals, but I think some of them were illegal exotic pets or animals injured who can't be released into the wild. At any rate, I'm glad that someone is taking care of them and that I can bring my son to enjoy seeing them--at least he'll enjoy it when he's a little older. And its always fun to spend the afternoon with my favorite little 2-year-old Natalie (and her mom, of course). Here a couple of shots: Natalie and "baby Jabed" in front of the black bear, and one of Nattie comparing her wingspan to that of the eagle.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Time is flying

I have to say that despite the sleepless nights (yes, he's still waking us up), the poopy diapers, and the occasional nothing-makes-me-happy crying, after two full months Brian and I are enjoying this thing called parenthood. And Jake is getting to an age where he's more talkative and interactive with us, which makes it even more fun. We'll come in the room to get him up from a nap, and he greets us with a smile (unless, of course, he's starving), or when in the right mood, he'll coo and have a regular ol' conversation with us. It really does make you want to snuggle him and love him all the more. I was trying to get a picture of his happy little face the other day, to which he wouldn't look at the camera, so Brian came in to help. Little did we know that he would actually smile when being tickled!! And I love the picture of father and son having a grand ol' time together.