Thursday, May 28, 2009

I Heart Netflix

The best thing about maternity leave (besides not having to work, and you know...bonding with my baby) is my Netflix subscription. Between summer reruns and being up at all hours of the night, I'm pretty sure they are losing money on me at this point. I am really, really particular about the kind of movies I like. I will watch anything, but I only actually like and recommend about 10% of what I view. Here are some highlights. So take some time off work (have a baby if you need to) and watch these!

Special: This is probably one of the best movies I have seen in a long time.

The Visitor

Tell No One: I don't usually like subtitled movies (too much work) But this one was worth the effort.

I've Loved You So Long: I know, I know...another French subtitled film.

Frozen River: Really, really depressing. But I like depressing. And I liked this movie.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


My transformation is nearly complete.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mr. Max 2.0

I thought I should post some more pictures now that Max isn't so purple and squishy. He is doing very well despite the fact that he is up all night and I'm not sure what day it is. Oh, and not to be upstaged by Max, Maura had some big news of her own. She lost her first tooth and got the training wheels off her bike. We are so proud!

Notice the awesome quilt that Andrea made for Max. I love it!

Collin seems like a monster next to the little guy!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mr. Max

Little Max made a quick arrival on Wednesday. We got to the hospital at 11:00 and by 1:44 he was born. I didn't even have time to freak out, which is good. Here are some pictures of the little guy. We are so glad he is here, and more importantly, that I'm never going to be pregnant again.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


This past weekend we visited the Gardens at Thanksgiving Point. My hope was that I would walk around enough that I would eventually go into labor. No such luck, just a sore back. It was gorgeous though and I especially enjoyed it after our disastrous visit last year. We went in the late summer last year and summer+lots of plants to eat=freakishly huge grasshoppers. I spent about 30 minutes hyperventilating and running around trying to dodge them and then we left. At one point Rand took the kids so I could sit in a grasshopper free zone and try to catch my breath, but then these two little boys started picking up the grasshoppers and throwing them. I'm pretty sure I was crying by the end. This time around, I didn't spot one of those little green demons. It was beautiful.