Monday, September 24, 2012

Kicking The Ball And Ready To Crawl

It was a beautiful weekend, and we had just about every minute scheduled.  Between the Georgia Antiquarian Booksellers Association Book Fair, a trip to the tennis court, and soccer, it was a typical action-packed Angle weekend.  Here are some things we thought you might like to see.  It seems like we have a lot more photos of the baby these days, probably because he is learning and growing so quickly, but Gabriel is still at the center of our universe and will always be the one who made us a family in the first place.  

This is from a couple of months ago, but we hadn't posted it yet.  Even in utero, Oliver has been a music lover.

He got cozy on his activity mat.

We almost thought he might want to take a little nap, but he just wanted to rest for a minute.

His "jingly bird" is one of his favorite toys, and it never fails to get him to sleep.  Sometimes he plays with it until he can't keep his eyes open anymore.

We mentioned in a previous post that he got to ride in a shopping cart with his cover on 12 September.  Here is the photo.  Can you tell I am a germophobe?

This is a little controversial if you don't know how it works, but we took Ollie for his first chiropractic adjustment the other day.  There is no cracking involved; it is more like a baby massage and totally harmless.  Since I was there already, and his first adjustment was free, we decided to do it.  We can't prove that it changed anything, but he has been healthy and slept great for the following week (eight hours several nights!).

The new year of our Parish School of Religion (PSR) has begun.  This is how we usually find our dear firstborn when we go in to pick him up.  We love his sense of humor.

Although our anniversary was the 20th, we went for dinner at Elevation on Saturday the 22nd to celebrate.  There was lots of action on the runway outside, and our steaks were delicious.  Another of the highlights of dinner were our drinks made with liquid nitrogen.  This is the beginning of Matt's Makers Mark Manhattan.

Gabriel had two soccer games on Sunday in beautiful Rome.  The drive there was fabulously beautiful, and it was great weather for a day outside.  Here he is as one of the team captains (they rotate, I guess) before the beginning of the second game.

Here is the little athlete in action.  He played his absolute best, and we were so proud of him.

Ollie is getting close to crawling.  He already does a sort of "Army crawl", using his face as another arm, but he looks like he is getting closer to a traditional crawl... or maybe he is just a budding yogini with this "downward dog."  What do you think?