Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Celtics' #1 Fan

Look who's cheering on the Celtics in the playoffs ...

Obviously, basketball is serious business.

GFR @ 10 months

Friday, April 25, 2008

Cookie Monster

Gabriella sampling her first teeting biscuit ...

... and taking a moment to decide whether or not she likes it.

Um, I think the biscuit is a hit!

Fur Friends

Gabriella absolutely loves to watch the neighborhood dogs play in the park. Of course, Elmo is never too far behind.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Easy like Sunday Morning

Gabriella and I started our morning with a long walk and breakfast at a local cafe.

Then Michael joined us, and we spent the afternoon with her godmother and cousins, Jonathan and Adam.

The beginning of Spring in the Northeast is my absolute favorite time of year, and Sunday is my absolute favorite day ... so today was, well, sort of perfect.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Baby Proofing

Um, do you think it's time for us to lower Gabriella's crib mattress again!?!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Boss Lady

This is a picture of Gabriella in her stroller as Michael walks her. She is telling him where to go, not to stop, keep on going until she says otherwise.

She does not do this to me.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

My first laptop.

After weeks of unsuccessfully trying to get a hold of mine, Gabriella now has her very own laptop to play with courtesy of Nana.

Notice the expression of glee. Also notice her right hand on the oversized red mouse. She's a braniac, I tell you.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

My curious and determined little girl.

If you want a glimpse into Gabriella's personality, check out these two photos. They say it all.

Everything facinates her: lights in the ceiling, the cat sauntering through the living room, her own delicate hands.

And when she has her heart set on something--like playing with my cell phone or grabbing at a power cord or not wearing a hat on a windy day--God help the person who tries to get in her way.

Reaching for the stars.

I love this shot because it captures yet another rite of passage--Gabriella reaching for her crib mobile--as a newborn photo looms in the background.

I remember carefully picking out that mobile for my registry. Now it's time to take it down. Have nine months really come and gone that quickly?

Say "cheese"!

Gabriella posing for the camera with her best bud, Elmo.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

9-month Checkup

Gabriella had her first needle and, as a result, her first Band-Aid today.

We also learned that our great eater isn't, well, eating quite enough. Bring on the pasta, eggs and avocado. We've got to fatten this girl up.

My first trip to Florida.

Gabriella charmed the pants off her Great-Grand 'rents ...

... and Grand 'rents during her first trip to Florida.

We're very lucky. She is an awesome traveler. Gabriella also loves the warm weather, just like her parents, and very much enjoyed sitting on Nana's patio every morning and evening, watching the birds.

My first Easter.

Gabriella with Daddy on her first Easter:

Gabriella taking her Easter monkey home. Doesn't she look like she'd fight you for it?