29 June 2012

Conan’s First Hickey

I noticed some redness on Conan’s wrist this morning. At first I thought he had gotten scratched or cut somehow, but upon closer inspection, discovered that he just had a hickey. He can get his thumb in his mouth, but it always seems to pop right back out again, so he’s very enthusiastically taken to sucking on his wrist.


I kept pulling it away from him today, but he managed to expand his love bite some by bedtime. I guess he’s trying to impress his friends.


12 June 2012


Since we moved down here we have driven past Georgetown Cupcake (of TLC fame) on many occasions, always taking note of the long line stretching up the street next to the building. Every time we saw this line we thought, “Cupcakes cannot possibly be worth that wait.” Over the course of the last couple of weeks, however, my resolve has been slowly chipped away. The line goes fast, friends told me. They really are that good, others insisted. I decided we had to try them. The boys and I went into DC yesterday on our cupcake adventure. The line really does go fast and they are that good.

3 years olds are not known for their patience, but dangle the possibility of a cupcake in front of him and I think Lincoln would wait in a much longer line then this.



When we finally got in the shop we were greeted by pedestals full of cupcakes. Lincoln wasn’t shy about telling me he wanted a chocolate one.



We were also told that Georgetown Cupcake has a secret flavor everyday that they announce on Twitter. If you order that flavor by name it is free. So, we were extra pleased to receive two free German Chocolate Fudge cupcakes (I love it when Lincoln and/or Conan get free stuff too. They both also got free donuts at Krispy Kreme on National Donut Day)! We ordered a few other flavors and headed out.


Jonathan was working an exceptionally long day yesterday, so we decided to go have our cupcakes at the office with him. I thought I had scored an amazing parking spot at about 3:27 when a very nice parking garage attendant told me I’d have to vacate it by 4 to accommodate rush hour traffic. I called Jonathan and he ran around the corner to meet us at the car and have our cupcakes right there on the street. Lincoln didn’t mind as long as he was stuffing cupcakes in his mouth. Let’s be honest, Jonathan and I didn’t mind as long as we were getting cupcakes too.



Just because he’s not old enough to eat cupcakes, doesn’t mean Conan doesn’t deserve to be in photos too! (I don’t think this baby could possibly be any sweeter!)


Both boys fell asleep in the car on the way home, so one of the remaining cupcakes and I had a little photo shoot on the steering wheel while I waited for one of them to wake up (it was Conan, so I had to carry both kids up three flights of stairs. That has too burn enough calories to justify all the cupcakes I ate, right?)


11 June 2012

Go Go, Daddy-o!

Jonathan ran the Lawyers Have Heart 10K this weekend, so we all got up extra early and trekked into Georgetown to cheer him on.

It was a little early for Lincoln.


But the Cone-dog didn’t seem to mind.DSC_1075

We had an excellent spot so we were able to see Jonathan when he started and finished. Here he is heading out.


Then we just had to wait for him to run 6.2 miles.


Lincoln and I made Daddy a little sign. Here Lincoln is holding it proudly before the elite runners had even finished. He could not be persuaded to hold it when Jonathan was actually running by.


I couldn’t get a good picture of Jonathan finishing because he was just going so fast, so we’ll have to settle for the Powerade shot with the Porta-Potty background from after he received his finishers medal.


Way to go, Daddy-o! We’re proud of you!

Side Note: Conan keeps getting left out of these post-race pictures. Next race, count on seeing some sweaty person holding Conan.