Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Petersons Meet Alice

We recently had a wonderful visit with the Petersons here in Boston. The Folks, Eric, Vicky, Brandon and Miranda traveled out during late June and rented a condo down the street from us. The week was lots of fun.

Alice enjoyed spending time with her family and getting to know everyone!:

The three of us enjoyed having the whole family here and together for a week. In addition to spending time relaxing together, Grandma Marcia and Papa Pete watched Miranda and Alice for an evening while the five "kids" got out of the house for a rare dinner on the town - fun! Vicky, Brandon and Papa Pete even managed to get a Duck Tour in.

Here is a link to the photos from the week. We miss you guys!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Super Cute Alice!

This morning, Mommy and Alice's Godfather, Uncle Eric captured some awesome photos of Alice that we wanted to share right away. Here are a couple favorites.

This one really highlights her crazy hairy "werewolf" ears!:

The rest are here. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Petersons in Boston!

The Petersons have had a great time in Boston and there will be more posts about their adventures... but for now, just a photo of the family from Alice's baptism

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day to New Papas!

Today was Scott's first father's day as a Daddy and he was showered with gifts right away in the morning from his little girl. Here she is presenting him with a bag of his favorite candy!

The gifts continued as Alice then took a nap!

She then woke up, blew a couple of kisses and then dropped a major A-bomb.

Thankfully, Grandma Marcia wanted to change the diaper... so all in all, its good to be a Daddy on Father's Day!

Grandma Marcia meets Alice!

At long last, Alice has met her Grandma Marcia. Scott's mother came in yesterday and will be staying here in Boston for ten days. Of course the first thing Grandma wanted to do was hold little Alice right away.

We still haven't been able to get Grandma up on the yoga ball, but Alice also likes playing on the floor and Grandma was down for that.

Once Alice is sleeping though, she will happily be held by anyone, bouncing or not!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Alice Videos

Here is Alice doing one of her most favorite things...

And here is Grandma's new favorite video...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Alice drinks a bottle

Scott's second attempt at making a funny video

Breakfast with Uncle Dan and Auntie Chris

Uncle Dan and Auntie Chris came over for breakfast this morning after dropping off Chris' brother Paul at the airport. Paul is off to Alaska to start his bike trip across the continents, we however were off to chow down on a pile of pancakes and fresh mimosas! Alice fared pretty well in the new sling, but I would not say that mommy Lisa got a very hot meal.

After breakfast it was time for Auntie Chris to snuggle with the baby...

and time for Uncle Dan to take a quick snooze on the sofa.

Everyone had a nice time though and Alice even perked up a bit for some vibrating-chair-giggles to end the morning.

After breakfast, the Baptistes headed home and the Petersons headed to Target for a quick loop. Now we are home, the rain is coming in and we are getting to our Sunday chores... laundry, house cleaning and ironing!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday Target Run

Today we did our weekly Target run rather than Sunday as Chris and Dan are coming up for breakfast tomorrow morning. Alice is already starting to be a great shopper and Target is of course her favorite store! Here she is perusing the aisles.

Ahhh... something has caught her eye! Probably a great sale!

She is even picking out her own wardrobe already! She is growing so fast that she is starting to get to be too large for her NewBorn sleepers, here she is checking out a size 3M!

Lisa also picked up a baby sling with her birthday money. It came highly recommended from Gregg and Laura and as you can see in the photo, Alice loves it too!

Alice gives today's shopping experience an "oooohhhh" rating! (this is really good)

Happy Birthday Mommy!

Lisa's birthday (29 or so, right?) was on Thursday this past week and we were able to go out and celebrate on Friday. Scott took the afternoon off from work and Grammie Chris came up for the day to take care of Alice. We both had on real clothes (no sweat pants allowed on date night!) but Lisa needed to get in her final hugs before we headed out for the afternoon.

Alice was not too happy to see us go, but Grammie said she was very well behaved for the rest of the afternoon.

Our first date as parents involved a quick lunch in Davis square (even with drinks!) and then we went to see 'The Hangover'. The movie was great and we were able to get home at 5:00pm

After we got home, we still had a bottle left over, so Scott got to feed Alice for the first time! The funniest thing about her eating the bottles is that she downs them soooo fast! I'm working on a video to highlight this fact so stayed tuned!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

First Time Sleeping in the Swing

Here in the Peterson house, we like to celebrate the little things in life. Today's new thing is that Alice slept in the swing for the first time! I know it doesn't look like much... but the fact that she slept in the swing meant that Lisa and I got to eat a hot meal together rather than in shifts! Happy days!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Video Software

I (Scott) have been playing around with the new video camera and software and this is my first big screen production... Please note that it is far from ground breaking, but I think you can see how future videos might be more fun. Anyway... I spent an hour tooling around making this video, so I though I might as well share it.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

First Baby Bath

When I got home from work today, Lisa said that we really needed to give Alice a bath. The reason for this was the given the hot weather, Alice had been getting sweaty the last few days and her hair was very crusty with dried milk. So.... it was BATH TIME!

As you can see from the picture here, Alice LOVED every minute of it!

Basically just a quick rinse and wash of the hair. I'm actually surprised that the neighbors didn't come check on us given the amount of screaming!

Even after she was dried off... still the happiest baby ever! Here she is exclaiming how great and refreshing the bath was!

The best part was that after all the crying, she was very sleepy. She has been sleeping now for an hour! Just enough time for Lisa to take a shower and have dinner!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Alice rides the bus!

On Monday we needed to go to the Cambridge City Hall to sign Alice's birth certificate. We had gotten two separate notifications from the city and the hospital that her social security card would not be processed until her certificate was signed. As a result, we took Alice on her first bus ride!

The total distance to the courthouse is about a mile, but we didn't want to walk there and back, especially if she was crying! She was fussing at first, but eventually fell asleep as we were waiting for the bus.

Once the bus arrived, we piled in and the ride was smooth. Unfortunately, there was a mistake on the birth certificate when we got there. It listed Scott's place of birth as Las Cruces, MN rather than Las Cruces, NM. An honest little typo I suppose, but now we have to wait at least a week as it gets corrected, so we will be busing again in the near future!

We ended up walking home, as it was a nice afternoon. Once we got back to the neighborhood, we decided to press our luck and try to grab dinner before she woke up. We stopped in at Precinct, where all the waitstaff were excited to see Alice. We had gone there once a week after our doctor appointments during the last two months of the pregnancy and now the first time since Alice was born. This was the place where Lisa had her last meal before we went in for the induction. Luckily, we were able to get in a cheeseburger before the little one woke up!

Once we got home, Lisa fed Alice, who said 'thanks' by blowing some kisses.

Couple extra pics here.