Thursday, August 25, 2011

Long Time, No Update!

Sorry for the delay, everyone. Mark is traveling on business 4-5 days per week, and Todd pretty much just wants to veg out after Sebastian goes to bed. He's still sleeping from 7:30pm - 7:00am, give or take 15 minutes, like clockwork. Mark survived a mild heart attack on April 23, the day before Easter, but has fully recovered and is doing well. We took a vacation to Long Beach Island, NJ the last week of June for a little R&R and had a great time. Mark will be attending his brother Matt's wedding on October 1 in San Francisco. We're headed back to NJ for Christmas with Mark's family. And the three of us will once again be visiting Walt Disney World in January for 8 days at Disney's Old Key West Resort.

Columbus Zoo, 6/02/11:

Columbus Zoo, 6/14/11:

First Day of Goddard School, 7/05/11:

Columbus Zoo, 7/11/11:

Franklin Park Conservatory, 7/15/11:

Columbus Museum of Art, 7/23/11:

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Happy (Late) Valentine's Day

OK it is a week late, but HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY for anyone still following this lame blog. Being as busy as I am with travel lately makes updating this a bit difficult. Believe me, there is plenty to say about our little man and what has been going on with our family.

We have been in a bit of the "winter solitude" that is experienced between the holidays and Spring. We did meet another wonderful couple that also have a son very close to Sebastian's age. The boys really hit it off and the Dads seem to as well! It is nice having another couple to hang out with on occasion.

The travel to Memphis is ending in a few weeks. I have to admit this has been the hardest year of my life, both personally and professionally. Being gone this often is very hard on everyone. I will be glad when it is over.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Well, hard to believe that 20 months ago Sebastian was born, and now we are just days away from our SECOND Christmas together as a family. Sebastian continues to grow both physically and mentally. He is a regular little chatter box these days and you can really see a great personality coming through. He even has a sense of humor that keeps Todd and me laughing.

I get to be home for 2 weeks, and I am enjoying every day I can being home. It is great to be here each day and hang out with my little guy. He has started takign some occasional classes at COSI and loves every minute of it. He loves to visit as often as we can, mostly because of their 30 foot water table. Who wouldn't love a 30 foot water table?

The Christmas tree is up, so far Sebastian has managed to keep his hands off the ornaments-- he just stands back and says "COOOOOOL" on occasion. We'll see how long that lasts.

We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and a fantastic 2011!!

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Friday, November 19, 2010

The Next Fabio?

OK I had to post this picture too. In between pictures at our last photo shoot Sebsatian got "loose" in between outfit changes. Our photographer snapped these and captured a real "model" moment. It won't be long before his first GQ cover.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

What a week this has been for Daddy. WHEW! It is the Friday before Thanksgiving and it has not yet sunk in that the holiday is so close. We are packing our bags and headed to NJ to visit my parents. I feel totally unprepared. As luck would have it the easiest and fastest trip for us is to fly to Baltimore and drive up. We'll see how it goes. We'll post pictures of our visit here.
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Happy Halloween 2010!

Sebastian was a pirate this year for Halloween. Well, that's the costume he had, he didn't wear it for Trick or Treat night, or for the annual Halloween party we attend. You can only imagine that the hat, scarf and ear ring alone were tough enough for an 18-month old to deal with, let alone the cold windy night of Trick-or-Treat. I was traveling that night, so Todd handled it alone.

Sebastian has mastered his letters and numbers. He loves counting to 20, though he is skipping 6 for some reason, he doesn't seem to like it. He also gets Q and O confused, and if an A is upside down he says A. I am so impressed! His vocabulary is really expanding too. It seems like every week when I get home he has all sorts of new tricks up his sleeve.

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving and Christmas are so close. It won't be long before we are boarding a plane and heading to New Jersey for Thanksgiving. I can't wait to see my family and let them have some quality time with Sebastian.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Another fun day at the zoo

Todd and Sebastian took advantage of the nice weather this week and visited the Columbus Zoo. Sebastian sure loves the petting zoo the most, evident in the pictures of him hugging the goats. I am glad there was a nice day this late in the year to go, and sure wish I could have been there with them!

Thursday was "Beggar's Night" here in Columbus. It was too cold and windy to have Sebastian in his costume, but he did help Todd hand out candy. It was more fun to chase the other kids down the street than stay on the porch with Daddy, so they gave up around 7 PM.

Tomorrow we head to the ALcorn's house (technically we are going to Stephanie's Mom and Dad's) for the annual Halloween party. We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

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