Thursday, February 17, 2011


Aren't blogs for bragging? So here goes -- Timothy rolled over from tummy to back! Several days before his month birthday we were hanging out at the house and doing some tummy time when Timothy decided to impress us all by rolling over. And he did it not once but twice. He kind of got stuck on his side but eventually figured it out. Other than myself there were two witnesses -- Mark and our friend Evan. I view Evan as a neutral third party so it is definitely legit.

Don't worry. I'm not that naive. I know this was just a fluke. Although...several days later we had his one month check up and while showing off his neck strength to the nurse practitioner he tried to roll over again. The nurse practitioner said/asked "He hasn't rolled over yet, has he?" I tried to discreetly respond that actually, yes, indeed he had... twice. Anyway, he hasn't done it since but we are still very proud of him and we expect great things from him... hee hee!

Of course we did not capture the moment. Who expects a less than one month old to roll over? ha ha .. I'll stop now. Below are just a few pictures taken when playing around on our activity mat on a different occasion.

Speaking of January 24th

Apologies for the duplicate reference to our anniversary but I thought it was only fair that I give Mark a shout out for being such a wonderful husband. January 24th was not only the birth of Noah but it was also Mark and I's second anniversary. Sadly I am a lame wife and was not up for much celebration -- we opted to postpone until February 24th (which is almost here!). Mark, however, did not let the day pass without letting me know how much he loved me and had two dozen beautiful roses sent to the house. I am so lucky to have such an amazing husband. Hard to believe 2 years have flown by already. Can't wait to see what the rest of our anniversaries bring. Love you dear!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hershey Baby Bonanza Comes to an End

The birth of adorable Noah Kray brought an end to the Hershey baby bonanza. Noah was born on January 24th. He weighed in at 9 lbs 1 oz and was 21 inches long. Congratulations to Sandy (who amazingly gave birth with no pain meds!), Chadd and big sister Lyla. For those of you keeping track the 2010-2011 birth explosion of the Hershey High Class of '97 ends in a tie. 2 boys and 2 girls. Timothy and Noah versus Blake and Vivian. Everyone wins in the end though -- we were all blessed with a tiny perfect little one! Wish I had a picture of all 4 little ones together.

More cousins!

It was wonderful to have Paula, Christian, Lucas, Mariana and Leonardo come to visit. I know Timothy will have lots of fun with his cousins in the near future. Mariana was especially attentive to the little man -- so cute! And Paula of course was happy to be around the baby as well. The boys had more fun with the other babies (Winston and Annie). Check out how high Lucas had Winston jumping.

Outfit from Vovo and Grandpa

A few weeks ago Timothy requested to wear his outfit from Vovo and Grandpa. Of course Mark and I obliged. As you can see it fits very well and is perfect for playing on his playmat. Thanks Vovo and Grandpa. We hope you are having a great time in Brazil but can't wait for you to get back!