Wednesday, May 26, 2010


This past month has been a whirlwind. With making the four hour drive to visit with Mr. Rochester's family every weekend to Mr. Rochester's graduation to trying to close on a house, the month of May has just flown by. Here are some short updates:
  • Mr. Rochester's dad seems to be doing okay. He started radiation treatments this week and we've tried to be with him on the weekends as much as possible. His brothers flew in town last week and we enjoyed spending some time with them as well. I have pictures and will post some later.

  • We are supposed to be closing on a house on Friday! I can hardly believe this is happening. Mr. Rochester and I are so excited. The home isn't anything fancy but we really like it and it's in a good location. This is crazy, but we close Friday and Mr. Rochester and I are going to try and move in on Saturday (we don't want to pay rent in June). So, anyone in our area who wants to help us move, we would be indebted to you!

  • Trotwood is almost 10 months old. He is getting so big. In fact, he's almost too big for the changing table we have. If he is just laying straight on the table the top of his head touches the top of the changing table with his feet touching the bottom. Where did my little baby go? He is getting into absolutely everything he can, crawling all over the place and standing for a few seconds on his own.

This photo is about a month old (all the recent ones are still on my camera). We love this picture of him just after he woke up from a nap. I love the tousled, nap-hair look.

He's a pretty happy boy most of the time although he is starting to get much more vocal when he doesn't like something (his car seat, for instance, I believe he hates it - I cannot wait to switch him to a forward facing seat!). He babbles "dadadada" all the time and practices his vowels, mostly "Eeeeee" and "Ohhhhhh". It's adorable. We just feel so lucky to have him.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Window watching

Trotwood loves looking out the window.

He also loves licking it.

He's become a master at pulling himself up on just about anything.

Monday, May 10, 2010


This past weekend Mr. Rochester walked in his commencement ceremony! He's all done with his master's degree except for that darned thesis. Before our recent family emergency, he was on track to finish it by the end of April but he has extended his thesis into the summer. Also, I'm not sure if I wrote about this or not but we are planning on staying here for his PhD program. We're glad to be staying in the area and we're currently under contract to buy a house! On May 27th we're supposed to close on the house - we just hope everything works out with the inspection, appraisal, and our loan approval.

Here we all are before going to Commencement (we got a baby-sitter for Trotwood). I love this photo of Trotwood and his little disheveled head - he had just barely woken up. After Mr. Rochester's commencement ended around 11:30 am, I had to rush over to another building to the business school's commencement which lasted until about 3 pm. I was in charge of planning and organizing the commencement ceremony for the business school and boy, was I glad when it was over. This past week has been exhausting with a million last minute things coming up but thankfully, nothing went terribly wrong during the ceremony. This is Trotwood and me snuggling Snuggie-style after the ceremonies on Saturday. Can you tell I'm tired?