Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Welcome, Eli!

Here are some long overdue photos of the newest addition to our family. It has been interesting trying to get used to his 'baby schedule.' Wyatt seems to be taking it all in stride so far - he enjoys giving Eli his pacifier when he cries, sharing his blanket (if only for a short period of time) and giving him lots of hugs. We'll see how long it lasts!!

Shh...sleeping baby!

Proud parents

Happy Father
Wyatt hugging his new brother

Monday, November 29, 2010

Congrats to my Sista!

There's a wedding in the near future!
Congrats to Jon and Amy :)

Jon proposed at the UF vs FSU game this past weekend!

Monday, November 15, 2010


My Mother and Sister had a surprise shower for me this weekend :) The guest list was only family members and was the perfect afternoon for the occasion. My Aunt even came down from New Hampshire for the shower! The surprise was at the Windsor Rose Tea Room in Mt. Dora. It is such a quaint area. I don't think the afternoon could have been any better for some afternoon tea, mini sandwiches and sweets. The doors and windows were open at the Tea Room and the light breeze was perfect. Thank you to my family for a lovely surprise!

Below is a poem my Mother and Aunt wrote for little Eli that they shared at the shower:

There’s a reason our women
Are gathered today
It’s too early for Christmas –
Or Thanksgiving – Say!
That’s Jennifer Hamel
Eight months and still growing
Looking so lovely, so happy, so –

We know it’s a boy
What a thrill, what a joy
Please tell Wyatt this baby
Is more than a toy!
He’s a son, he’s a nephew
A grandson, a kid brother!
This child, Eli Hamel, he’s unique
Like no other.
Generations of women are gathered today:
Let’s celebrate!
A toast –
Eli’s on the way!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

October Happenings

There is pink everywhere you look this month for Breast Cancer Awareness Month - apparently I have pink fever - cherry chip cupcakes, yum!

He wants to go swimming!! (Showing off his new kicks, too.)
"I'll wait here until it's ready."
A few pictures from our trip to Clearwater, FL.
Sitting on top of the world!

Wide open space to walk!

View from the balcony

Hmm...too bright...and sand feels funny...

Saturday, October 9, 2010

October fun

We picked out our pumpkin this week! Wyatt had a ball walking up and down the pumpkin patch aisles.

As you can tell from the video...he is really moving now!

We celebrated some October birthdays today! The lucky birthday guests were the center of attention at our pie eating contest!

Wyatt's new car!

A rare moment

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A few pictures...

Fall is here!

Enjoying the view, watching the cars go by

Playing with the swingset in the backyard
Going down the slide (yes he's pantless...sometimes a boy just has to move...)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Walking caught on tape!

I finally got a small video of Wyatt walking...he's getting better at it every day. Balance is a tough thing to master! He has several more teeth in his mouth now - I believe we are up to 12 teeth.

He's also started asking with his hands where things we know when he's trying to look for something because he'll put up his hands as if he's asking, "Where is it?"
And, within the last week or so, he's very interested in turning his toys on and off. He'll flip the toy over and turn it on, then off. Then on, then off...

This weekend we also made a bear for baby boy #2! We made Wyatt a Red Sox bear before he was born. He sleeps with him each night and loves to give Wally hugs. For Baby boy #2 we made a fishing bear. I think we've settled on the name Seabass for the bear. (We're still undecided about the name for our second little man...who will be here in a few short weeks! The first week of December is quickly approaching!)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A few steps!

Wyatt has starting taking a few steps on his own!! He is getting very brave...this past weekend he could make it about 7 steps before plopping down. He's now up to about 14 steps. It is hard to get it on video. I'll try to post a video soon.

On top of Wyatt's new found walking ability, the poor little man has three molars and two incisors coming in at the same time. He's been drooly again lately and a little irritable at times. Who wouldn't with that much going on in your mouth?? He did seem to like the nectarine out of the fridge though - I like to think it felt good on his teet as he chewed.

Monday, September 6, 2010

On the move . . . heading into Week 26

Wyatt is non stop action lately. He hardly sits still! It's one thing then another. He is constantly on a mission and has started telling me about it if something he wanted to do is not going smoothly. Here is a video of him having fun on his firetruck in his room.

And the latest on the pregnancy front - heading into week 26 on Tuesday. So far so good, just as easy (thankfully!) as the first. No big complaints. I have noticed that #2 is MUCH more active than Wyatt was when I carried him. He makes his presence known! The occasional heart burn has started a week or so ago but other than that we're both growing slowly!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Food fun :)

He still enjoys eating with a spoon! It does make meal time messy...but you have to learn somehow!
A trip to the Winter Park Farmers market this weekend - walked out with some veggies and the boys got a refreshing pineapple drink (sans liquour...)


Sunday, August 22, 2010

All about busy man Wyatt

Coloring on the window (Daddy found some fun window crayons)
Serious work here

He's very proud of himself now that he can go up and down the step with ease.

He loves to take the spoon from me and feed himself. He hasn't quite figured out how to scoop up food with the spoon yet though.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Wyatt seems to love music. He's been dancing for at least 2 months now when he hears music but it has been a real challenge trying to get it on video! Once he sees the camera he usually starts reaching for the camera to play with and investigate. I finally got a fairly good clip of him clapping to one of his toys that plays music. He's also been caught swinging his legs to the beat and moving his arms. He's a joy to watch :)

It also looks like some molars might be coming along very soon - there is plenty of drool to prove it too! He has eight teeth so far. Number 9 might be a doozie though. (You can also see my baby bump here...I'm a little more than halfway there!)

Here's the sneaky little guy - I felt sure he was rubbing and yawning because he was ready for his nap...not so much, as you can tell!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Good news

We had a good day today. This morning Wyatt had his dentist appointment which was a piece of cake compared to his eye appointment. Everything looks good though-no problems with gums and all eight teeth he has look great. We should be seeing some molars come in soon, the doctor said he felt them right under the surface.

This afternoon I had an appointment for a sonogram. This will be a house full of boys! Baby number two is a boy! (name to be determined) it was fun to watch Caleb and Wyatt during the sonogram. Wyatt could tell we were both excited about the news so he got excited and was exchanging high fives with Caleb. Too cute. I guess I should get used to being out numbered and out voted for the future!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A few more pictures from our MA trip

Digging for clams

Biking trip

Small birthday celebration with cousins - I'm not sure he likes the candle...

A new book!

Opening a present

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Massachusetts Trip

We've just returned from a few days with family in Massachusetts. Here are a few pictures from our trip.

Bleacher Bar in Boston (in Green Monster)

Finding our seats at the Red Sox vs Rangers game

Having a beer at the oldest tavern in the US


GP showing off his lacrosse skills

Family picture

Taking a dip in the Ocean

Taking a break, playing with Wally in the stroller

Strolling with Uncle B

Candlepin bowling