Tuesday, March 02, 2010


Yikes. It's March? Already? How did that happen?

Alex turned 30 this weekend, so we headed up to Dallas to hang out with someone other than ourselves. We got to hang out with Mel and Beckett, the Crows, and the Griswolds. We had a great time catching up and holding lots of different babies. Alex got to sleep in, which is the GREATEST PRESENT EVER to a new parent. We ate pizza and carrot cake and eclair cake and some kind of magic bars. The Griswolds are the most fantastic hosts in the world and if you ever get a chance to stay at their house, you should. You feel so welcome and loved and FULL. So very, very full. There was also bacon involved. BACON!

We also went to Ikea. So, you know, it was the perfect weekend.

Here are a few pictures from our little Babypalooza.

Jack spent most of the weekend like this:
I am overstimulated! And freaking out! I will not sleep! AT ALL!

What? Did someone say BACON? Ooooh! Shiny!

Reagan was all, "Whatever boys."

I like this one because it looks like Reagan just told a joke and Jack is CRACKING UP. Even then, Reagan is keeping it cool and my child is all I'M REALLY, REALLY STIMULATED RIGHT NOW. HANGING OUT WITH BABIES IS LIKE DRINKING A RED BULL!!!!1!!!1

Beckett is mastering crawling. And also thinking about attacking the camera.

He made it to the camera! I love this picture of him. I don't know what it is, but I guess it just captures how unassuming and in your face babies are. Also? So adorable!

A rare moment of calm.

They're friends!

The boys got along really well all weekend. Jack kept trying to touch Beckett at Ikea and I was like...HE LIKES HIM! HE LIKES HIM! MY BABY IS SOCIAL! And Alex was all, "Uh, I think he's trying to take Beckett's paci." So, whatever, maybe they didn't become FRIENDS, per se, but they definitely played well together and this could be the BEGINNING of a beautiful friendship.

It was kind of surreal to have our babies playing together this weekend. I met these girls (women? Women sounds so...mature? Old? Not us?) over 10 years ago and here we are all old and thirty and married and bringing our babies over to hang out. I never would have imagined this is how it would turn out when I first started Ouachita. Back when a naiive, 18-year-old me roomed with her friend junior high and met the girl with the long hair at the first WOW group. But here we are, watching our kids playing together.

And it's better than I could have ever imagined.

1 comment:

philly said...

All three babies are awesome. It would have just been awesomer if Bell was there :-( It is better than I could imagine, too!