Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wingaersheek Beach

Life is busy, and we haven't had time to update in quite some time. Between the baby, working from home, trying to make healthy meals, preparing Madrigal for winter, working on Creeky when we get a spare moment...well, you get the point. Busy busy.

Sadly, the blog gets put on hold at times like these - times when we should be writing the most and cataloging our adventures of life.

Ah well, so it goes.

In the meantime, we went to Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester with some dogs and some friends and took a few photos. Willie had a blast and it was a beautiful day.

The weather has been unseasonably warm, hot even. We've had more days in the 60s than I can even count, and only a small handful of days below 50. It has been nice for the heating bill, that's for sure.

Ivy is growing by leaps and bounds. She's taking a step here and there now (unassisted, without holding onto anything!) and mastered crawling long ago. She's in swimming lessons now at the Y and enjoying those immensely. She really seems to love the water.

Madrigal is doing well and keeping us dry and toasty on those few cold days that we've had. The rug heater has done wonders for us, keeping Ivy nice and warm on those cool mornings when she wants to crawl and practice standing.

Willie is doing well and gets along fantastically well with Ivy. The two of them are so fun to watch together, and it's nice to be able to trust him so much with her.

Creeky's projects are few and far between, but Justin is still making progress. Currently he's working on the rudder and he's getting close to finishing that project up soon.

And Justin and I are doing great. We're both quite possibly a bit overwhelmed with everything going on in life, but Ivy helps remind us to stop and enjoy every moment. It's just so fascinating to watch her progress day to day, week to week. She changes so quickly and it's so happy and sad to see. I can't believe that little baby we had just 8 1/2 months ago is now this little girl, and I sort of wish that she had grown up just a wee bit slower. At the same time, I am looking forward to everything to come. Bittersweet, for sure...but mostly just sweet.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a cutie! (No, not you Justin :) Ivy has grown so much, it does go really fast. I can't remember my son that small, and now he is almost 12 and telling me what to do. :) Enjoy it while you can, but there are upsides to them getting older and hauling a jib sheet.