Chinny, Chin and Chin

This is our first blog so don't blame us if we don't know what we're doing.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Nice weather....FINALLY

Over the weekend we celebrated our friend Josephine's first birthday. Great weather and great time!

Brady loved playing with toys he's never seen before

Joey is Brady's idol
Joey's imitation of Sanjaya last week when he got booted from American Idol

There's that smile!

Got dad's nose....

Pinata time. An example of how a good idea can go bad....
Did someone say "Pinata?"
After 10 minutes of slugging, candy spewed and kids pounced
Isaac got enough sugar to last him the rest of the day (and so did everyone else)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Split decision

Last Friday the Red Sox played the Yankees for the first time this year. Schilling versus Pettite. What a game. However, Irene also wanted to get a boxing workout in. So we went split screen so we both could enjoy the start of the weekend.

Bob and weave!
Jab, Jab, Jab
Upper cut
Split screens lead to happy marriages

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Camping indoors

Daycare said that Brady and his friends have a lot of fun crawling through 'the tunnel', so we decided to break out his cabana tent to let him crawl in and out of it. Sometimes he let's mom visit too.


Sunday, April 15, 2007

Saturday morning the weather forecasters were wrong again, so we took advantage of the opportunity and took Brady to the playground swings again. This time he didn't fall asleep but from the pictures, I think we may have preferred that over staying awake.

It started out all smiles for the parents...
...and a lack of confidence from Brady - "are you sure this contraption is going to hold me?"

"Umm Mom, is it supposed to feel like this?"
"This is supposed to be fun? I'm wedged in this seat that's bunching my diaper suspended by these two chains that don't look so strong."

"Yup, definitely not comfortable"

..."And my parents make fun of me..."

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Playroom fun

Brady is very proud of himself that he can stand

Chasing balls

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Happy Easter

Sunday Brady enjoyed his first Easter. No egg hunt since he doesn't yet get that concept, but instead he just familiarized himself with the eggs for next year's hunt.

Happy Birthday to Judy

Sunday, April 08, 2007

I want out!

Brady now likes to make it known when he is awake and still in his crib.

Sleep walking

Brady obviously doesn't distinguish between weekends and weekdays, so on Saturdays and Sundays he's up and raring to go first thing in the morning. This weekend, after the early wake up call and playing for a couple of hours, we decided to get out of the house at 8am to go play on the swings at the park. Afterall, we figured Brady hasn't ever been on a real swing and the weather is finally getting better.

We walked up the road to the closest park and when we got there, Brady was asleep. Irene found a baseball (it's in her hand) though, so we played catch for awhile to see if Brady would wake up. He didn't. So, in typical fashion, he woke us up early, and when we were finally awake and took him out to have some fun, he decided to take a nap. Perfect. Just the way we want to spend our weekend mornings.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


If you're looking for action, then this is not your video. But turn up the sound to hear Brady snoring. :)

Monday, April 02, 2007

Help Wanted

Fatigued, over-worked, and once intelligent couple seeking anybody that can responsibly take care of an adorable, very fast crawling little boy.

- Person must be signficantly more attentive to details than the parents currently are. At this point in time, this would include 7 year olds in a video arcade, any hungover college kid 'the morning after' the biggest party of the year, or a guy shopping for curtains with his wife on a Sunday during football season.

- Person must have more energy than parents currently have. At this point in time, those same hungover college kids would qualify, as well as a teenager with Mono, or any businessman who just completed a 12 hour flight schedule with two layovers, one delay, and only peanuts and water for nourishment.

- Person must be able to drive or set up transportation in case parents injure Brady or themselves. Also would be beneficial to bring highly needed items left behind on routine trips, when necessary.

- There are no educational level requirements for this position. The Harvard MBA degree clearly is of no value in this case.

The reasons why help above is needed is because of a recent series of perplexing events occurring in our household - primarily driven from the tax season crunch on Irene and new job negotiations with Jason. Examples of concerning events are as follows:

1. March 28, 2007 - Irene left her car at the dealership for maintenance. She planned to simply ride the commuter rail from Back Bay to Needham heights and walk three blocks home. At 5:55pm ET, I received a call from Irene stating "Umm, I don't know what happened, but I think I got on the wrong train and I think I'm in Canton." For those non-Bostonians, Canton is not close to Needham, so I had to get Brady out of daycare and pick her up on the way home from work.

2. March 30, 2007 - Irene helped me carry Brady's daycare bag (food, bibs, etc) out to the car in the morning. When I arrived at daycare, I couldn't find Brady's bag. I thought I left it at home (very possible and has happened multiple times prior), but I realized that Irene had 'helped' me with Brady's stuff in the morning. I called Irene and sure enough, the bag was in her car, so she had to leave work and come to daycare (and then she worked the morning in my office, which is in the same building as daycare).

3. March 31, 2007 - At 2:44pm ET I took Brady upstairs to help me empty out the trash for a run to the dump. 2:45pm ET, Brady bolted out of the room and decided to go downstairs on his own. When I realized he wasn't where I thought he was, I ran out of the room just in time to see him going full speed off the top step of the stairs. I was one step (literally) behind him the whole way down the stairs as he bounced down the stairs like a rubber hot dog. Truly, one of the most terrifying things I've seen in my life. We then spent the next 4 hours in the emergency room, but mostly for precaution sake. Brady is very happy and healthy as usual. The doctor confirmed that Brady is a very durable little guy and will make a great running back. Okay, I made up the second part, but he did say he was quite durable.

4. April 2, 2007 - At 7:43am ET, Irene called me on my way to work to find out if I took Brady's daycare bag in my car even though she was taking Brady to my parents' house for the day. I didn't though, which meant that Irene had to return home from my parents' house to get the bag and then go back to my parents' house to drop it off.

In summary, if anybody fits the above help wanted advertisement, PLEASE apply before we starve or break our little boy (or ourselves....).