June 15, 2008

First Word - Dad!

Today was one of those days that just clicks. Sure it started off with not so much sleep because our son hasn't quite figured out the joy of settling into dreamland for more than 2 hours at a time, but mere sleep deprivation couldn't come close to spoiling this day. The 3 of us started the afternoon off with lunch on the Hudson River where the waitress commented that Ash was the best 1 year old customer ever! It may have helped that his meal consisted of delicious cornbread and sweet potato fries, but we're giving him the "will be fantastic in restaurants" benefit of the doubt. He'll be scooping up sushi with chopsticks in no time... Then we went on to the Storm King Art Center which is a massive sculpture park near us nestled in a beautiful Hudson Valley setting. Ash promptly fell asleep in his stroller (speaking of which, for those of you who have been reading for a while and remember the stroller debate - the Stokke Xplory really is the bomb) and the two of us enjoyed a sunny stroll through the park. On the way home we stopped by Circuit City and picked up my new favorite gadget, the RCA Small Wonder, which is a $100 solution to posting quick and easy videos to our blog. It's inexpensive, small, ridiculously easy to use, so enough already on with the videos! A first Fathers Day well spent.

Ashton said "dad" today. Really, on Fathers Day, could it get any better?



Ashton and mom



Ashton and dad



And a few pictures!






8 comments:

julie said...

Oh my gosh, SO CUTE! I love how he said dad.....on all days today! He looks just like a perfect gentleman at the restaurant.....I cant wait to go out with him!! Cant wait to see more videos-you gotta get in some of those mommy!!

Love auntie Jewels :)

Gamma! said...

Nothing short of spectacular! Nothing but pure love, joy and zest for life comes through loud and clear - and may the rest of your lives be just like this special fathers day. And can I change my flight to tomorrow? I don't think I can wait another minute to meet my grandson and teach him to say "gamma!" :) Love you all, mom

Brooke said...

How perfect for Father's Day....Da Da Da! So cute!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just too precious and special! I can't get over what a happy baby he is. Such a difference each day brings. It's clear you are all good for one another. I think we ahould teach him to say "Let's visit Minnesota Mom & Dad" ! The video recorder is a great investment. Love Mom C

Stacie said...

Ahhhhh, too sweet. Ryelynn looks at your picture Jo, and thinks it's me...she is convinced....
So glad you made it home, and what a beautiful son you have

courtney rose said...

SO HAPPY!!!!

Here's to another beautiful day with your little one....

Auntie Janelle said...

I love it!!! I look forward to your posts every day, and can't wait to see all the new things in Ashtons day! Keep it comming.... Mom and Dad.... the best 2 words you will ever here! That little guy is just precious, and just continues to adhear himself to our hearts!!!

Ted and Lori said...

Oh, he's beautiful. So great that he says "Dad" so well! Here's how that goes in our house--
Abe: Dadadadada!
Lori: Who's that? (pointing at Ted)
Abe: Ma!
It's this nonstop.