Cape Cod Baby

Pete is a lucky little guy and has spent lots of time at the Cape the last two weekends visiting his Nana and Grampa Marr!  We started off his first visit with a trip to Coast Guard beach, one of my (and Bailey’s) favorite places.  We head there at the start of almost every Cape trip because dogs are allowed year-round at all National Seashore beaches.  Which means Bailey gets to run. And run. And run.  The more exhausted she is, the better behaved she is!

B at the beach

It was Pete’s first trip to the beach and we loved it.  Brienna spent many a weekend tucked safely inside me as Pat, Bailey and I played on the beach.  I dreamed of being able to walk with her in a carrier or hold her little hand as our family strolled the beach.  My heart broke a little when we visited with Pete, because I never got to live that dream with Brienna.  I always feel just a little closer to her near the water, so it was emotional to finally live out that dream with Pete … I hope we get to do it many, many more times.

laus and pete beach

Here are some pictures from Pete’s first weekend:

Pete and Auntie Liz
Pete and Auntie Liz
Content in Grampa's arms
Content in Grampa's arms
Sound asleep in Nana's arms
Sound asleep in Nana's arms

Fourth of July weekend was extra special because Nana Quinn was visiting as well.  She and Pete spent lots of time together and Pete told her all his secrets while she listened intently:


Pete had lots of fun hanging outside with his dad:

pat and pete outside

And celebrated the holiday in style:

Happy 4th of July!
Happy 4th of July!

He also watched his first fireworks at Pam and Steve’s house on Hyannis Harbor.  Per usual, he was unaffected by the noise and seemed to watch in fascination as the sky was lit up:


We capped off the long weekend with Pete’s first daytime trip to the beach. I don’t think he quite knew what to make of the sand, but seemed to love the breeze and the sound of the waves.  Either way, he looked adorable and we can’t wait for many more trips to the beach and the Cape!


Two Month Update

Our little man is two months old!  Where does the time go?  I really cannot believe that two months has passed since Pete arrived.  The time is going by way too quickly and someone is growing up too fast before my very eyes!  Pete had his two month appointment on Monday and weighed in at 12 lbs. 14 oz. and 23.5 inches long!  He also had shots, which he handled like a tough guy.  When the doctor was explaining the vaccines, Pete was staring at him intently, as if he understood every word … the doctor was impressed and thinks Pete is very mature.  We do too.  Pete is a happy, healthy, content little guy that we’re totally in love with.  He smiles, tells us stories all day and lights up our lives.  We are beyond blessed to have him here with us!

pete - two months

Pete also had his first visit to the Cape this weekend, so that post will (hopefully) be up soon.  And a special thank you to my friends Jodie and Robin for Pete’s new chair!  We love it and know Pete will too for many years to come!


We (Pat) finally captured Pete’s adorable little smile on camera!


Pete is growing and changing on a daily basis, it both amazes and scares me!  At last check, he was 11 lbs. 10 oz. and he’s just about outgrown his 0-3 month clothing already.  Pete coos, smiles and entertains me all day long. He is such a good baby; a sweet, precious gift and we are so enamored with him!

precious pete

Happy Father’s Day!

It gives me great pleasure to wish Pat a happy father’s day.  The last two father’s days were more bitter than sweet with Brienna not being here, so yesterday was truly a day to celebrate.  Seeing Pat with Pete brings me such joy.  I love watching them together … Pete is a lucky little guy to have such a great dad!

i lovemy dad

pat, pete

Happy Father’s Day to Birdie and Grampa Marr too – we love you!

Gaspee Day

Pete attended his first Gaspee Day parade today.  Our friends Nick and Amanda live right near the parade route, so we braved the rain and walked down to see the action. The firing cannons scared me, but Pete was unfazed and slept through the whole thing.

pete - gaspee day

We had a great time at the parade, and at Nick and Amanda’s for the pre and post-parade festivities!  Here’s Pete hanging out with his older lady friend, Amanda and Nick’s daughter, Nia:

pete and nia

One Month Update

Pete had his one month check up today and is looking good!  He weighed in at 11 lbs. 2 oz and is 22 inches long … as the doctor said, he’s a “solid little guy”.  He is changing so much every day and it’s hard to believe he is five weeks old.  I already feel like he’s growing up too fast!  I fall more and more in love with him every day and am just beyond happy that he is here.  Most days I just stare at him in wonder and amazement … he is so adorable it makes me melt and I cannot believe he is our perfect son!   We’re starting to see signs of a smile (talk about melting) so hopefully we’ll be able to capture it on film soon!

Peter at one month.