From Bean to Sprout

a first time mom's forray into parenthood

Home Sweet Home September 5, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — frombeantosprout @ 10:07 pm

We got home on Saturday around 5pm. It was a great trip and we had lots of fun but Henry’s refusal to sleep had us a tad bummed. Pretty much the entire week, Henry would wake up around 3am and refuse to go back to sleep. I’d stay up with him until he would eventually fall back asleep around 4am and then he’d wake up for good around 6:00-6:30 where Chris would take over. Chris and I both expected Saturday night to be unpleasant as we thought we’d have to retrain Henry in sleeping properly. Well the little guy was so glad to have his bed back that he slept straight from 8pm to 3:30, waking up to eat a little bit then back to sleep until 7:30.  It was miraculous. I remember when he woke up at 3:30, I was in such a deep sleep that I had a hard time walking straight to his room. I kept stumbling around like a drunk on a boat on the high seas.  I actually had to stop and shake the sleep off before going to get him in his room.

Yesterday we didn’t do much just kind of hung out and today I went to pick up Ginger at my mom’s place. It was a pretty great greeting with Ginger practically losing it on me. She quickly recovered when she realized I was alone and Chris wasn’t with me. She kind of looked at me accusingly like I had lost him somewhere even though I reassured her that Chris had just stayed at home to cook himself some meals for the week. I don’t think she believed me until we got home and Chris came running out the front door to greet her and hug her. I wonder if I would get that greeting if we were apart for a week :-p

As promised, here are some pics from our trip to the Finger Lakes (some are self explanatory, so not all will have captions)

Happy Diner at the Crow's Nest Restaurant near Waterloo

 

Josie and her cool shades

 

at the outlet mall, I made an unexpected friend

 

Objects in mirror are cuter than they appear

 

 

 

Henry and Chris doing "Blue Steel"

 

Marty, Henry and I saying hello from afar

 

Super windy outside due to Hurricane Irene

 

Some of the art at the Corning Glass Museum

 

Henry chilling with Lolly

 

Josie pushing Henry around in his stroller and George keeping a close eye

 

Goofing around at the Sonnenberg Mansion and gardens (after we had left Henry at the cottage with the others)

 

"this guy right here..."

 

copycat

 

Sonnenberg Mansion

 

part of the Sonnenberg Rock Garden

 

Chris petting what looked a lot like the evil dog in Ghostbusters

 

Flying high at the Ithaca farmer's market

 

Cornell University

 

Henry already embarrased by family pictures

 

showing off his new hat that Lolly and Pops bought him

 

Enjoying various tomatoes for dinner

 

 

throwing rocks in the lake = hours of entertainment

 

Canandaigua city hall

 

More of Canandaigua (I loved the little towns we came across like this one).

 

Chris and I heading for a date lunch at the New York Wine and Culinary Center

 

Enjoying a beer before lunch

 

a bit more fun with dad before we pack up to go...

 

I’d recommend the Finger Lakes to just about anyone. It’s such a nice friendly area with lots to see and great food and booze.

 

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