Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dinner + Drinks + Movie

There is a lovely new theater a few short blocks from our house.  If it weren't exciting enough that we can go see a movie in our little Brooklyn neighborhood, they serve you dinner and drinks while you watch.  Yep, you read that correctly, dinner and drinks and a movie, all at once.  The Nitehawk Cinema is amazing, and we love it.  The food is quite delicious!  We went on a little date Saturday night and stuffed our face with an appetizers, entrees, drinks and popcorn.  We saw The Descendants and think you should too.  It wasn't quite up to all of the hype, but it is still a really good movie.  And lets be serious, who doesn't love George Clooney?  It was date night perfection!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Maybelle Jean McGuffey

Meet Maybelle Jean McGuffey, born on October 11, 2011 at 3:56 pm.  Most of you have already met her or at the very least knew she was already here, but I figured I would make it blog official.  It has been quite the crazy three months, hardest of my life, but she is amazing.

After four long hours of pushing, she entered the world at 7 pounds 5 ounces and 20.5 inches.  We were so thankful to have both of our parents here for the couple of weeks after she was born to help us with the transition into parenthood.  I have a new appreciation for all of the parents out there; this is quite the undertaking! :)  I now understand why when I was pregnant, every parent we saw said "this will be the hardest and most rewarding thing you will ever do."  Three months in, I feel like I am starting to get the hang of things.  She is growing up and interacting so much more; which makes the days go by faster.  She can certainly melt my heart with her little smile, and it's fun to have someone to go around with me on the various errands I have to run.

Today is her three month check up, so cross your fingers she is gaining weight and doesn't freak out too much with her shots.

Note, the picture above was taken right after we loaded her up to go home from the hospital.