Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I finally have a few minutes (although Eli is currently whining in the swing. The poor baby is getting a tooth and his gums are bleeding whining is an improvement over the screaming but it's going to be a long night). Anyways...

Last Saturday we headed to Boston to have Eli and Emerson's one year pictures taken, and to meet up with my internet friend Jess, her husband and her adorable daughter Avelyn. Jess and I first "met" two years ago through an on-line message board for those going through infertility. We were matched as "sisters" to support one another through the ups and downs of all things infertility and in the last two years we've gone through a lot together including the births of our children.

I was so excited to finally meet her in person and we all had a fantastic time. We had a picnic in the park, the babies tried to grab at our food, and Jess, Matt, Marcus and I talked. It's amazing how well you can get to know someone online.
Me and Jess with our babies (I was trying not to drop mine).

Matt with Eli & Emerson. Emerson loved Matt (and she's pretty picky about who she'll let hold her).

Three babies every where. Trying to eat was interesting because they all kept grabbing at things. 
Hanging out with my babies in the park.

Emerson loves flowers.

Me & Marcus.

Jess has more pictures on her blog here which are much better than mine  if you're intersted. Overall, it was just a really nice day in the park with new/old friends, eating a picnic and enjoying the beautiful Boston park.  I'm not sure why it took us two years to get together we had the best time!

The pictures turned out amazing too. We had them taken with Rachel of Brisham Photography and she does such great work and it was great to see her again too. We met her the first time last August in NYC when we went and had pictures taken in Central park. (You can see a preview of our shoot at the link along with some of Rachel's other work.

The saturday was just what we needed. A quick trip out of our city, away from finals and job hunting and all of that fun, a time to relax with friends and our babies. It was just perfect. 

(Eli & Emerson also got to see the Make Way for Ducklings statue, which you can read about here)


~Jess said...

It was a really fun day! It was great to see you guys! I'm serious about coming down in a couple of weeks...maybe when Marcus' mom is there I can come down for lunch, if that's all right...I know you guys are going to be busy with packing/moving. And the invitation stands to come up for the fair :-) I think the kids would get a kick out of the animals :-)

sadie607 said...

Jess of course you're welcome here anytime. It would be great to see you again and I think my MIL would love to meet you as well.