November 24, 2008

You talkin' to me?

Who, me? Nah, I'm just chillin'. 

November 10, 2008

Three Months Old!

To celebrate Ciaran's 3 month birthday we did a photo shoot -- as nunga punga as his unpredictable sprays would allow.  It's his favorite thing to get and be naked; when we change his diaper, but especially when we take off his shirt, he squeals in delight! In fact, it was getting naked that inspired his first giggle. 

 Who knew we'd have an exhibitionist for a son?  Enjoy it while it's still cute, kiddo!

Other than being irresistibly adorable, Ciaran is doing lots of fun things which lead us, as completely neutral observers, to conclude that he is absolutely brilliant. First, he's grasping at objects, and sometimes even pulling them to his mouth.  he loves his play mat, with the toys and mirror above him. And he's no match for his swing -- we put him in there, and it's lights out. Speaking of shut-eye, he's sleeping between 4 and 8 hours at night -- obviously still trying to figure out his schedule, and keeping us on our proverbial (and sleepy) toes.  He's still figuring out which part of his hand (and, for that matter, which hand!) he likes best to suck on (generally the pacifiers just don't do it for him). It's the cutest when he "finds" his thumb; but his three fingers (leaving the pinky out for effect) is a close second. As you can see, he's getting pudgy, and holding his head pretty steady, and smiling and talking all the time.  We have long conversations, mostly about his day but sometimes what he thinks on the issues. (At least that's how it goes in my head.) 

After 3 short months, it's hard to imagine life without him: he just belongs. Happy Birthday, Little Mister!

Hey, look what I did!

It all started like perfectly normal Tummy Time: lots of squirming, that fun baby doing exactly what I'm doing right in front of my face, and those rude attempts to put me on my back again. But then...

all of the sudden I was kind-of tipping in one direction. I figured I'd see what my arms and legs could do about this situation...

...and suddenly I was on my back -- only this time Mommy didn't push me. I did it all by myself!  I was a little startled...

...but Mom and Dad kept smiling and clapping, like it was the greatest thing on earth. So I smiled and went along with it, although I'm really not sure what the big deal is. It's not like I was about to do it again!

November 8, 2008


Congrats to Tom and Julie, SO'B's brother and now-sister-in-law, who tied the knot on November 1! The festivities were great fun. They got married at Callenwolde, the mansion of one of the Coke founder's sons. Gorgeous.

The rehearsal dinner afforded Ciaran the opportunity to dress up for Halloween (no candy yet, though...except second-hand!).

First: Up, up and away! (Thanks, Julie & Mark!)

Then, the giraffe (he is tall, after all...):

Ciaran loved hanging out with his Mimi...

...who cracked him up endlessly!

All the activity -- and the excitement of being universally adored -- sure did make him sleepy. He actually slept for a continuous 8 hours one night!

Thanks, Mimi & Pop, Dado & Mamo & the whole family for a great weekend.
And thanks to Gabi, Ann & Mary for wonderful pictures!

Dadó & Mamó

Ciaran met Sean's dad and stepmother for the first time in Atlanta last weekend!  They decided their grandparent names would be the Irish names for grandpa and grandma -- only we didn't know what they were... So a quick call to Sean's friend and colleague, who grew up speaking Irish, and John and Connie became Dado and Nano.  
Here is Dado: 

and Mamo: 

and the happy clan (with Uncle Kevin and Aunt Mary): 

November 4, 2008

This kid knows what he wants:


Ciaran needs a change!