Saturday, August 27, 2011

7 months!

I find it absolutely impossible that I have a 7-month-old. We've had a fun month. Harris is getting quite mobile. He's not exactly crawling yet, but still manages to get around quite well through various combinations of lurching, sliding, rolling and just plain wiggling. He is eating a huge variety of foods now and likes everything except broccoli. Zucchini is probably the favorite with applesauce being a close second. He got the top two teeth in with only a little fussiness. He is still our super sleeper and has lately become quite the babbler when he isn't just laughing. With only a month left in Ireland now we've been busy getting in as much cool weather park-time as possible. I've heard there's something of a heat wave in Texas. :)

Mackenzie trying her hardest to be good

Go Barca!

Barcelona fan

Is it time for football yet?

Getting ready for football season

Harris with the Irish cousins

The Lyons home - Harris's Irish great-great-great grandmother, Alice, was born in this house!

Checking in on Tiny in County Cavan

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

London for the Weekend

"We didn't start the fire, it was always burning since the world's been turning." - Billy Joel.

London is burning, riots are spreading and all the politicians are coming home from vacations abroad. It really seems that the UK should consider staggering their leaders' vacations. Despite the riots and fires, which are in areas of London several miles away from where we were, Richard, Harris and I all had a lovely long weekend in London. Harris and I did a bit of shopping while Richard worked a couple of days. Harris got to visit the Texas Embassy in Trafalgar Square while we got to have a Lone Star. And we got to spend a day with our friends Sarah and David who have recently moved to London. All in all, it was a perfect break.

Harris got to try out all sorts of high chairs which is a totally new experience for him since we still use the bumbo seat on the floor for feeding at home and hardly any restaurants in Dublin have highchairs. He loved being at the table with us and we loved it too. The Stokke Tripp Trapp was his favorite by far and we have been considering buying it once we move back to Texas. We all three may have been convinced despite it's price tag. Harris really loved all the travel adventure. It was a nice distraction from the two top front teeth that are working their way out. As usual, train travel is by far his favorite mode of trasportation. And Harris added 3 or four more pubs to his list. This will definitely be the hardest for Richard to give up when we move home. Pub culture, especially being able to take your kids to the pub during the day, is something we definitely enjoy and indulge in over here.