Jamie and I had a wonderful long weekend; I hated to see him leave for work this morning!  Granted I usually don’t like when he has to leave in the morning regardless of how long the weekend was.  We enjoyed some wonderful time as a family and also some wonderful time with family.  Jay also had his first dip in the pool this weekend!  I have many more pictures to share from his swim but I am busily trying to hack away at some of my work this week so I’ll tease you with just one from the day.

Jay and Jamie in the pool

happy friday to ya!

No, I haven’t flown off my rocker- I know that it is actually Thursday.  It’s just that Jamie has tomorrow (and Monday) off so it is Friday in the Perreault household- woohoo!!  I am so excited to be able to spend the long weekend with my guys! We are looking forward to some much needed rest, relaxation and especially to seeing Sean and Mary Beth who are flying in from New York tonight.  They have not met Jay yet (aside from a video chat) and we are anxious to introduce them. Hope everyone enjoys their weekend  as much as we will.

the best gift!

Today, on Mother’s Day, I am reminded of just how very blessed I am.  I couldn’t ask for a better husband and Daddy to Jay or for anything more in a son.  Since the very first moment that he came into this world Jay has captured my heart and I continue to love him more and more each day.  I have had the most wonderful day with my two guys and Jay gave me the best Mother’s Day gift- his first real laugh!  I love the sound of babies laughing; however, when the laugh comes from your child it is the most amazing sound on Earth!!

Jay’s First Laugh from James Perreault on Vimeo.

By the way, we were lucking enough to have the video camera rolling when he laughed.  So you really are seeing his first laugh in this video!

you may have heard

that good sleep is not a regular thing around the Perreault household right now.  We are getting neither quality nor quantity right now; which when you are a person that needs sleep a whole awful lot (ie me and Jamie) it makes for a pretty stinky situation.  Here’s one of my coping methods…

Looking at these makes me realize that sleep is possible for our little Jay Bird- woohoo!  We are making progress, it’s slow but steady, and that’s progress none the less.

a man and his truck- it’s a beautiful thing

This has been a long time coming, the day that my father-in-law purchased a new truck.  Although it looks very similar to the old one (at least to me a girl and non-connoisseur of vehicles) I am sure it is so much cooler.  Actually I promise that it is cooler, seriously I have been told this by both my hubby and father-in-law.  I feel it only appropriate to grunt and make “man” noises before actually unveiling this beauty so pardon me- ugh, ugh- roarrrr…

And now…

the new (left) and the old (right)