He really DOES love his Mommy. I'd like to think he's trying to "point" that out here :) And, yes, that is baby food on my carpet.
Starting to feed him baby food while packing and moving into our house was a bit of a challenge sometimes. But we've grown into a flexible little family if I do say so myself.
I just had to post this little nekkid baby picture :) I'm so proud of that sitting up!
We took my old college roommate, Lacey, out to eat on Saturday night. It was such a pleasure to catch up with Lacey, especially since she is headed back home to California soon, where she is joining the wonderful Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles.
We also met up with our friend Neil, who is a seminarian from Maryland working at a parish in Louisiana for the summer. We spent five entire minutes trying to get Gabriel to look at the camera, but nearby traffic enthralled him.
Here we are, posing after Michael finished the race. All three of us smell awful and are hot, sweaty and tired, but in amazingly good spirits. Michael because of all the endorphins from finishing the most challenging physical activity of his life (in his words), and Gabriel and I because we are so proud of him (and maybe excited to leave the race and get out of that horrific South Louisiana heat!).
Michael said that the swim really kicked his butt in this race. To his credit, though (and as his dad so eloquently put it later) he may have looked and felt like hell, but he had a smile on his face the whole time!
Finishing the 13-mile bike ride and heading into the 2-mile run phase...go Michael!
Going through the finish line--amazing! I am so, so proud of Michael. What a brutal race and what great attitude, strength of character and perseverance that got him through.
Me holding an exhausted, sleeping baby G.
We really hauled our little angel around this weekend and he was such a trooper!