Monday, March 23, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cousin Sarah

Cousin Sarah makes a special trip to Hoboken to visit with Leo and Day-z - oh yeah, Uncle Paul and Aunt Alison too.

Sarah learns that her cousin is no light weight. In fact, as a baby, she wasn't Leo's weight until she was 18 months old.


Leo's pediatrician gives the thumbs up to start solid food! Rice cereal is on the menu but Leo couldn't quite get the concept that it needs to go IN the mouth. Overall not very successful but we shall try again in a few days.

St. Patrick's Day

Hoboken has it's St. Patrick's Day parade two weeks before March 17th so that it doesn't conflict with the bigger NY parade. Usually it's a day where the town starts drinking by 10:00 AM and by noon everyone under the age of 25 is drunk. We normally try to avoid this day since the first year we lived in Hoboken a drunken youth mistook our black Saab for a taxi cab and proceeded to climb into the back of our car slurring his desired destination. The second year, we decided to be shut-ins and refused to leave our condo but the unit behind us had a raucous party so we weren't able to aviod the revelry. So this year, we debated whether to git the heck out of dodge but it turned out to be a beautiful, warm sunny day (after a long cold winter) and so a walk to the park and some lunch was in order.

A few firsts for Leo: first Hoboken St. Patrick's day, first swing and first outing with shoes. The swinging lasted about 5 seconds but the shoes lasted the whole day.


At five months, 18.8 lbs and 25" long, Leo has finally discovered his very own feet. They have become some of his favorite toys providing tons of enjoyment whether on his back or sitting.