Saturday, September 17, 2011

The view from the ground

Late. That's how we'll roll, now that the family photographer is back to her real job. Funny how photos from a couple of weeks ago are "old" when it comes to a wee one. Ferris just proved a couple days ago that he can roll over back to front AND front to back; what an overachiever! These tummy time pictures are from Labor Day weekend, proof that so much can change in less than 2 weeks. New York has turned chilly and these summer days are officially over. The summer of George Ferris! Oh, how I'll miss you.

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"OH MAH GEE, I don't understand why I gotsta do tha tum tizz AGAIN."
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'"TREE?!"
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Of course I jumped up and down when I got this frozen drool drop!

First important lesson: keep smiling even though you can't win 'em all.
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Friday, September 2, 2011

New York boy meets the Midwest

Here we are at 3 months old! It's all about the hands. Ferris's hands have now explored their way down to his little feet and he spends a lot of time practicing his happy baby pose. He has also started sucking on his two middle fingers, just the way I did as a wee one. How can a baby possibly sleep with such interesting distractions?! At night, he smiles while we tuck his arms in the swaddle and say "Good night, hanny! Good night, other hanny!" The word "hanny" has somehow become the most endearing word I know.
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While setting up the camera, slight malfunction of the baby!
Ferris's other obsession is trees. For those skeptics who don't know Manhattan (dad!), YES, we have trees here! He peers up and his eyebrows crunch with curiosity as he examines tree after tree. It's so amazing to think that one day his brain will fill with complex thoughts that run the range of human experience, but for now, it's simply, "TREE! TREE! TREE!"

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Ferris recently added 2 additional states to his list when we went to the midwest to show him off and attend a wedding. We have had excellent timing, since we missed the huge snowstorm last year and Hurricane Irene this year. On top of it, a well-timed yawn!
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While in Iowa, we visited Nick's 89 year old grandpa and were able to capture 4 generations of Caligiuri men together.
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Ferris also met his little big cousin Zoey! Here is an updated version of this double belly shot at 8 months and 4 months pregnant!
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Our little family at the wedding.
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It wouldn't be Iowa without the barn reststop! You'll notice that Ferris always finds it impossible to look toward the camera while I'm holding him.
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There is only one man who can possibly describe how it feels to be smothered in so many hugs and kisses in such a short time. That man, of course, is Ludacris.


 Tuesday was my first day back at work and yesterday was his first day at "school." As you can see, he's ready for our daily commute together with his mini MetroCard! And now we move on to a new stage in our lives, one that includes a baby as a part of our "normal" day.

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