Easy Like Sunday Morning

Last Sunday morning we had a little DSLR photoshoot with Andrew. I had an idea in my mind of an image I wanted to take of him holding my fingers and I’m very pleased with the results here.

It looks like he’s reading, but trust me – this is his “I wonder what this book tastes like, let me try to eat it” look.

February Favorites

February flew by, and not just because it’s a shorter month than the rest! Here are some of my favorite photos from the month.

Super Bowl Sunday, hanging out with high school and college friends and their wives in Walnut Creek – wish we got a group shot!

Andy and I have been having lots of fun, whether I’m taking creepy photos while he sleeps, selfies on the floor, forcing him to wear a Metallica onesie even though he has a beaming smile and clearly doesn’t understand Metal, or laughing while he rests in my lap.

I spent a few days in New York City for work. Here’s the amazing view from our office on the 43rd floor of a building in Times Square.

Stark difference between my second and third day there. The photo on the left was taken on Wednesday when it was sunny and unseasonably warm; the photo on the right was taken less than 24 hours later during a snowstorm that shut down the city – schools, some subway lines, and many offices were closed. Fortunately the storm cleared in time for my flight to depart that day. I wasn’t even delayed!

Julia went to Lodi while I was in New York. She had fun recreating photos Tim and Jeanne took of her when she was a baby – down to the same blanket, overalls, and toys!

The resemblance is amazing. And he looks a lot like me, too!

…and don’t you forget it.

Andy playing with Grandma.

A couple DSLR photos.

Andy meeting cousin Sophie for the second time – Best Friends Forever!

Watching the Warriors during Tummy Time.

Phil, Mia, Scott, Nicole, Sophie, Julia, Andrew, and I all converged at mom’s house to celebrate Phil and Scott’s 31st birthday. Somehow we never took a group photo! Huge miss after last year’s get together. Here’s one from Mia’s iPhone with its portrait feature.

Julia sent this one to me during work one day. Immediately made it my phone background image.

Photo of Andy looking happy on his four-month birthday!

January’s Greatest Hits

It’s such an irony – so many wonderful photos of Andrew, but so little time to update the blog. Some of the blame goes to the photo subject himself, but part of the blame is due to the endless march of software updates every time I try to pull photos off my iPhone or my DSLR. First world problems.

Anyway, here are some of our favorites from the month of January! It was a tough month for us because we were dealing with feeding challenges, but fortunately it looks like they’re behind us and Andrew is healthy, happy, and engaging. During the first couple months everyone told us “It gets better,” and it certainly feels that way now!

Reading to Andy on Dec 29th, not January – close enough.

Andrew showing his range.

On January 13th I stopped to snap a photo during my morning bike commute. I posted a version of this image to Instagram, but here’s the original.

We have hundreds of photos of him smiling at us from our laps. They never get old!

I took a work trip to Sundance, Utah. It’s gorgeous there. We had meetings in a conference room all day, but one night we went skiing – my first time night skiing!

Scott and Nicole welcomed Sophie into the world on January 20th! Here’s a photo Scott sent us from the hospital.

A week or so later Andrew met his cousin for the first time and Julia and I met our niece!

During breaks in the rain we took Andrew on hikes and walks around the neighborhood.

Another original of one you may have seen on Instagram.

Sometimes his mood can change in an instant!

Bath time!

Showing off his neck strength during tummy time. He’ll be crawling soon!

…but he’s still our little baby boy.

Andrew turned three months at the end of January! Here he demonstrates anger and finally acceptance about getting older.

Christmas 2016

Happy New Year! We had a great time celebrating Christmas in Sausalito, Antioch, and Lodi over the past couple weeks.

As usual, we put up a small tree in our apartment. This year we had an additional present beneath the tree.

Andy is smiling more and more!

Having some time off work has given us opportunities to take walks down to local parks.

We spent December 23-25th in Antioch with mom, Phil, Scott, Nicole, and Mia. Phil and Mia gave Andrew a new pacifier. He likes it, but I may like it even more.

Millenials. (eye roll) Just kidding, I caught them at a vulnerable moment.

Phil and Mia playing with Andy on his swing.

Dinner with the family on Christmas Eve.

Grandma and Andy got lots of quality time. I love his posture and contemplative expression in the photo on the left!

Andrew’s first Christmas Eve. He unexpectedly got happy and engaged around midnight, so we read to him and practiced talking for a bit.

Littlefoot. For real.

On Christmas Day we drove to Lodi for the night.

Andrew’s “My First Christmas” pajamas had this ridiculous and hilarious reindeer on the butt.

Andy and Grandma by the Christmas tree, Andy and Grandpa lounging in the big chair.

We’ve faced challenges with feeding and weight gain over the past week and I’m glad I’ve been off work so Julia and I can work together to help Andrew. Even though this has occupied a lot of our time, I’m happy I was able to log two surf sessions and two bike rides in addition to family time during this winter break. Back to work this week!

Thanksgiving 2016

Some of Jeanne and Tim’s great photos from Thanksgiving:

Hoping to get another post or two live before my winter break ends next week.