Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Take 'E' Out to the Ballgame

Sarah and I decided to share one of our favorite national pastimes with Elijah recently, attending a Major League Baseball game. 

These games were technically not Elijah's first two games though. The first game Elijah attended was the New York Yankees opening day game but he had a horribly blocked view, thanks to the inside of Sarah's stomach. 

The first game that Elijah attended from the outside was the Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets. Since I'm a Marlins fan and Sarah's a Yankees fan we made sure that we represented Miami for Elijah's first taste of Major League Baseball.
What's going on down there anyways?

Hey I think I like this baseball thing!

The following week we brought Elijah to Yankee Stadium to see the New York Yankees square off against the Tampa Bay Rays

This game gave Elijah a taste of what baseball is really like and how exciting it can be right up to the end! While we only made it through 7.5 innings, celebrating the walk off home run in the car on our way home in no traffic really made the night complete!
We got our own personalized locker experience!
Elijah will always remember his first game now

Here's the big boy with his First Game Certificate

This time we brought Grandpa along to the ballgame
Grandpa's telling Elijah all about the Yankees
Just like old times + 1
Thank you for the headphones mommy and daddy

The family at Yankee Stadium

I love my daddy and the Yankees

The headphones help me sleep

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

An Afternoon at the Zoo

Thanks to Bryan's work (Henry Schein), we were able to enjoy a free afternoon at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, September 10th. While Elijah is a bit young to enjoy the splendor of it all, he seemed to enjoy being in the fresh air and going for a walk around the grounds.  Here are a few pictures from the day.

 Elijah was all smiles as we headed in to the zoo.

The sea lions were rather entertaining.  There was even an adorable baby who had the cutest little bark! 

 These tortoises were so big! When I first looked at them, I thought the one in front was a rock.

 A nice security guard offered to take these pictures for us to make sure that we all got in the shot.

A boy in his giraffe outfit, posing by the giraffes.

 The red panda was right in front of us as we went by, but I was too slow to get a decent picture.

It was close to 90 degrees when we were there. This poor polar bear must've been so hot!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Elijah's Dedication

On August 7, Bryan and I dedicated Elijah at True North Community Church. Thank you to friends and family who attended. For those of you who weren't able to attend, here are some pictures and a short video of the ceremony from the day.

Our family. <3

I love the way he looks up at me. 

Friends and family.

August 8, 2015 - August 7, 2016
365 days later, I traded my bouquet for our baby.

Elijah's Dedication Video:

Elijah was so good during the whole church service. It wasn't until it was time for his dedication that he was unhappy. He cried during the whole thing and all of the pictures. I guess I can't expect him to be happy all of the time.

After the dedication service, we went back to my parents' house for lunch. 

My grandma with her youngest great-grandson.

All of that crying during his dedication tuckered him out. :)

Now, here comes an onslaught of pictures of Elijah on my parents' couch. I love all of his different faces and poses. He melts my heart.

Daddy is so funny!

Can someone just hold me already? ;)

That smile though.


So handsome.