Boys will be boys

Boys will be boys

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dog Beach

Today we went to the dog beach. How many people can say that they went to the beach on a Thursday in January without jackets!?!? It was a GORGEOUS day; the sun was out and there was a light breeze. Panzer did a great job of staying close to us while off his leash and he interacted with the other dogs just fine. Yurchik slept or hung out in his stroller the whole time but I still managed to take a few pictures of him with the water in the background just so we can look back some day and say... hey this is when you went to the beach for the first time. It was nice to go out as a whole family and spend some quality time together. Plus Yuri, Panzer and I got a TON of excercise! We came home and took naps as a was a perfect day!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Yurchik is 8 weeks old today! I cannot believe that time has flown by so quickly. He is growing up so fast! I just cannot believe it!!

Today we dedicated Yurchik at church. Our friends and family filled an entire side of our small sanctuary (there were at least 30 people just for him there today!). He was peaceful throughout church and didn't cry on stage with those bright lights shining at him. It was wonderful to have our church family there as well to share in the blessing of his life. Knowing there are sooo many people who support us and are willing to be there with us as we raise him is truly a remarkable thing. We are blessed beyond compare.

After the dedication was a wonderful time. We went to brunch at BJs (about 25 people) and had a wonderful time socializing. I am so grateful to have a wonderful family and blessed that Yuri does as well. Above and beyond that we are truly blessed to have two families that get along together. Our family really does turn into one and we couldn't be happier about that. It was a lovely morning and afternoon. The day ended with some rain which I guess is just His way of rejoicing with us this day!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Story Time

Being a Kindergarten teacher and an avid reader makes exposing Yurchik to books a high priority. Yuri and I always said that we would be sure to spend time as a family reading; and we have as husband and wife. Now that we have a little one my reading has taken a step back as I've been doing midnight feedings and all that. Yuri has read a million books since Jr's birth whereas I have been trying to read the same book since the end of October! We got a few books at the baby showers and for Christmas presents so we have added to the few books I don't have in the classroom to our home library. I've read a few stories to Yurchik in the past 7 weeks but he was either sleeping or eating or something else. Tonight he was on my lap staring at the vibrant illustrations while I read, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie". It was so adorable to see his eyes widen when I turned the pages; amazing how he can track the movement of the page already! I finished the story and starting talking to him about how this book is one of mommy's favorites and it was a gift for him and he can read it as many times as he wants. I look down and he's peacefully asleep! It was one of the most precious mommy moments so far. Since he's asleep and I am still quite awake perhaps I will take the opportunity and read a few pages!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


So Yurchik decided that he was going to try and let his parents have a complete night of rest! The first in at least 6 weeks. (I still count a few weeks before that when I couldn't sleep during pregnancy.) He slept from 11pm-7am! He's always been a good sleeper and has only gotten up once or twice a night from the moment we came home from the hospital. We've been gradually more and more excited about his constant gain of time throughout the past few weeks but a complete 8 hours was just heaven! We are now taking bets on how many hours he will sleep tonight (promise to comment with a number!). I love all the milestones that he is experiencing. Time is just going by so quickly and he is growing up so fast! Parenthood is a fantastic experience!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

As 2010 begins we thought it would be a fun idea to start a blog for our friends and family to be able to keep in the know about Yuri Jr. We hope you enjoy reading about him as he grows and changes.

So last night, 12-31-09, Yurchik decided to fall asleep around 9:00pm. Of course mom and dad weren't tired at all so we didn't go to sleep until around 11. Just as we get comfy in bed he decided he needed a midnite snack. Luckily he ate quickly and we were still sound asleep before the clock struck twelve. It wasn't until about 5am that he woke up for breakfast and we wished each other a happy new year. The lives of new parents... no more staying up all hours of the night partying!!

Today we plan to take it easy. Daddy made belgian waffles and we watched the parade and the winter classic (hockey outside!!). Later we plan to visit some family that didn't make it out for Christmas. We hope that all our friends and family have a blessed day and a wonderful 2010!