Friday, September 16, 2011

Boy Genius!

Yep, I have become one of those moms who post videos of their baby doing ordinary things and fully thinks it's the most extraordinary thing any baby has ever done! But luckily we live thousands of miles from our family so I get to post videos of A because "the grandparents, aunts, and uncles" NEED to see this! So here's a video of my genius rolling over!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Asleep or Mild Drunk?

Sorry for the annoyingly loud tv in the background....

Monday, September 12, 2011

Our Last Day in Boston

We didn't have much of a plan for our last day; we just played it by ear. We headed to Chinatown for lunch. I have to admit, it wasn't the nicest Chinatown, but the food was good! we found a restaurant that served dim sum so Chris was pretty happy! After lunch we found a bakery that sold bubble tea!
Chris and I with our bubble tea....clearly Asher was as excited as always!

Asher and Daddy ready to head out for dinner!

We spent the evening at Quincy market finishing up buying souvenirs. Then we had our last dinner at Cheers, which was great!!

Of course we had to end the night at Modern Pastry for dessert! There's an ongoing rivalry between Modern Pastry and Mike's Pastry and which has the better cannolli. So, of course, we had to put it to the test and judge for ourselves! Our vote ended up going to Mike's pastry...they had better options and just tasted a little better!

All in all we had a fantastic trip and Asher did quite well! He only had one fit on one flight out of three! And he was calm before the flight even took off so all in all I consider that a big success!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Boston: Day 4

We spent our fourth day in Salem. We were kind of surprised at how cute and residential the town is. It has a cute little shopping area, however not too many stores we were interested in since most were psychic and palm readers! ha!

Love this picture of us ready to head out for the day!

We took the ferry over to Salem. It was about an hour ride, and they gave a few bits of historical facts as went.

Our first stop was the House of Seven Gables. I have to be honest and admit I've never read the book, however, I probably will after seeing the house that inspired it!

Getting ready for our tour of the house! They didn't allow pictures inside the house :(It was a really great tour! There's a lot of it that's still original!

Next, we headed for the Salem Witch Museum. This museum was neat, but much smaller than we expected. However, they did a good job of explaining exactly what happened at the witch trials.

Of course, we had to visit the oldest candy shop in Salem!! We got some delicious fudge and found a cute area that looked out on the water to sit and eat!

Asher slept most of the ferry ride home, but he did wake up at the end and flashed all kinds of smiles!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Boston: Day 3

We started out our third day in town at the New England Aquarium. It's not a huge aquarium, but really just perfect sized because it didn't take too long to go through it, but they still had some great animals and exhibits!

Our little family all ready to go!!

Ben, Asher, and I at the aquarium

This would be Myrtle the Turtle and she was adorable! We were lucky and got to see them feed her and a couple of the other, smaller turtles.

After the aquarium we walked around and saw a few of the historical sights. Then, of course, had to stop for cupcakes!

We went to Sweets Cupcakes and I thoroughly enjoyed my lemon raspberry cupcake!

Next, we headed out for whale watching, which I was super excited about!!

This would be shortly before I started to feel slightly queasy and Caycee took Asher for a little bit!

We were really lucky and spotted humpback whales right away!! There were quite a few whales around and they got really close to the boat!
Notice Chris' totally appropriate tshirt....he was pretty excited about this.

This would be a humback's face that surfaced right beside the boat!

We ended the day by eating at The Oyster house which is the oldest restaurant in the area! The upstairs of the building used to be used for printing the local newspaper! We enjoyed some clam chowder and Boston baked beans!
All in all, it was another great day in Boston!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Asher: 3 mo

I can't believe how big our little guy is getting!! He was 3 months old yesterday!!
Here's some info on Asher at 3 months:
~He's really starting to like his swing more and more
~He loves to stare at ceiling fans, which means he really likes his play gym because he can go
from playing to watching the fan.
~He's happiest in the morning, but is pretty happy all the time.
~He LOVES playing pat-a-cake
~We've heard 2 giggles last week, but nothing else just yet!

He didn't go to the dr this month so I'm not sure on his stats. I'm planning on having Chris help me measure and weigh him today!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Boston: Day 2

Day 2 of Boston started with a beautiful morning run along the harbor for me while Chris and Asher hung out in the room! It was a beautiful morning and it was great to have such a beautiful view to run with!

Asher taking a morning cat nap while we got ready.

The Liu family all ready to go!! (yes, Asher was actually asleep and not too happy with me making him take a quick pic!)

We started our sightseeing with a 2 hour lunch cruise of the harbor. It was a great way to see and hear a lot of history plus eat a great meal!!

Asher and I enjoying our lunch on the boat.

The USS Constitution: the oldest commissioned naval ship.

We bought tickets to a night time trolley tour of the haunted sites of Boston. However, once we got there we were told they don't allow kids under 6 on the tour. So while the Sharps went on the tour, we went shopping at Quincy Market.
Our night then ended relaxing at the hotel!!

We also went to the zoo on this day. However, I didn't have many pictures from it, and I wouldn't recommend going if you're in Boston. It was a pretty small zoo and really out of the way. There's way more stuff to do near the harbor that was much more fun!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Boston: Day 1

We spent Labor Day weekend in Boston!! We had a great time, and of course, took TONS of
pictures!! I'll try to get a few from each day posted over the next few days.

Asher did great on his first airplane ride! However, I do not recommend trying to change a diaper in the airplane bathroom!!

Finally in Boston and waiting on our bus!

We took a water taxi from the airport to the hotel, which gave us a great view of the harbor on our way!

My handsome guy stretching out at the hotel.

Heading out to a nice dinner on our first night there!

The Chart House: They had great seafood and this building used to be where John Hancock held his office!

Me and my cuddly man!

And this was just day one!! We crammed a lot of fun in our trip!!