I know I have been terrible at posting lately, but we have been so busy! This is what we have been up to. I apologize for the lack of text, but I know what you really came here for… the pictures!
First, my mom (Grandma to Milo) visited for the day last Wednesday. We enjoyed spending the day together, meeting Andrew for lunch in Fells Point, and enjoying the sunny weather by the water. We miss her already!
The following day, we made the trip back to San Antonio to visit with Bub, Gram, and Aunt Andrea for her sixteenth birthday party. Although it was overcast or rainy for the majority of our trip, it was warm enough to get us ready for spring! Milo was fantastic on the plane rides to and from our destination once again, and we enjoyed hanging out with family, though it just wasn’t the same without Ryan, Kristin, Lizzy, and Ava.
We were also able to engage in a few photo shoots:
Here is Milo (sitting up on his own- a new skill) in Gram and Bub’s lush Texas garden:
And discovering his first flower:
Taking a walk down to the Guadalupe River with Dad:
Swinging from the trees with dad… and yes, I almost had a heart attack when this occurred. It’s amazing they let just anyone take home a baby to raise… I guess natural selection will take care of this, unfortunately not in our favor.The big event, Andrea’s Big Sweet Sixteen Celebration, complete with ice sculpture and DJ:
Getting “Booped” by cousin Reina:
And a little kiss:
Yesterday, we enjoyed lunch with Andrew’s cousins Keelan and Lauren, Keelan’s husband Mark, and their baby Pierce at the Grist Mill, overlooking the river. I, for one, was amazed at how much food that little boy could pack away! I’m hoping Milo will take a cue from Pierce in this area.
After lunch, we took advantage of the opportunity to plop all three down in the grass together. This is the only picture that includes Reina sitting (the grass was a little wet… no place for the Queen):But Milo didn’t seem to mind a wet bottom.
And neither did Pierce:
Some down time in Bub’s family room (I know, not the most exciting photo, but I’m so excited that the Bum is sitting up on his own so well!):
After a long journey home, we arrived to 75 degree, sunny weather in Baltimore, flowering trees, and an all-around beautiful spring day! Our shrubs had even bloomed while we were gone. It was such a nice welcome home!
So our next “journey” is Baby Bootcamp in the form of sleep training. As we have been traveling so much this month, Milo’s sleep situation has not improved. But now that we (at least Milo and I) will be home for the next month, I am digging my heals in. Milo is pretty good at this skill (stubbornness, not sleeping), so I have a feeling we are in for a long week! Oh, well. Baby steps…