Friday, December 25, 2009

The Met

While in New York, we visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Eli took a look at some of the Monets on exhibit.

We also went to see the special exhibit on Robert Frank's The Americans.

We ended the day in the Temple of Dendur, where Eli had his lunch...

...and then went promptly to sleep.

New York Pt 1

We spent a grand short week in New York City over Thanksgiving doing as much as possible. Lots of walking through the streets with an awake (and an asleep) Eli.

We were protected by New York's finest.

No pastrami on rye yet for Eli. But soon.

Experiencing Zabar's the day before Thanksgiving. Not for the faint of heart.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

First plane trip

Eli took his first plane trip during Thanksgiving, flying from Raleigh to New York. Mom and dad spent days trying to figure out how to pack for the journey but thankfully almost all the scenarios we tried to plan for never came to pass. Even on a small commuter jet (ERJ) on mom's lap Eli was a champ.

Four Months!

In mid November Eli went in for his four month old checkup. He continues to grow fast, weighing in at 17 lbs. 11 oz. and is 27 inches tall.

He continues to be more and more comfortable on his stomach as he checks out his charts.


Eli enjoyed his first Halloween, dressing up as a dog and going to a party in downtown Raleigh. No candy this year - maybe next year.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The great North Carolina get together

In mid October Eli, along with our friends Marc, Tiff and Ian, visited the North Carolina State Fair. It is a gastronomical adventure.

We all had fun walking through the acres of activities.

We ended the day with Eli's first ride on a carousel. He enjoyed the going round and round, especially as dad tried to steady himself to take pictures.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Paul in Raleigh/Ethan in Sunset Beach.

Paul and Hannah visit - Pt. 2

Uncle Paul and Aunt Hannah came down from Boston to spend some time with their nephew. He loved spending time with them - even if they were tasked with giving him his medication.

Paul brought Eli out to dinner.

And then entertained him at the dinner table.

Uncle Paul and Aunt Hannah visit - Part 1

Paul and Hannah took Eli out shopping on a rainy Monday. He enjoyed the tour of the stores.

Eli loved spending time with his aunt and uncle. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Eli went to vote for the first time in the city elections in early October. He was so excited he fell asleep.

He did proudly wear his "I voted" sticker afterwards.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Eli took his first vacation to spend time with Kim's family on Sunset Beach on the southeastern edge of North Carolina.

Though he didn't hang out on the beach in the middle of the day, he visited the ocean every evening.

Putting his feet in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.

We all had a great time...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The two month update

Eli had his two month checkup where he weighed in at a very healthy 15 lbs. 1 oz. and 25 inches tall. The doctor thanked him for doing so well by giving him a shot in each leg - the first in a long series of vaccinations.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Eli, mom and dad visited SPARKcon in downtown Raleigh. The yearly arts event downtown is a feast for the eyes.

While there we enjoyed dinner outside.

One of the joys of SPARKcon was viewing the Barrel Dinosaur up close. Made by artist Joseph Carnevale, the artwork made from construction barrels originally got Carnevale arrested when he created a barrel monster in a construction zone. See that story here.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Eli speaks

Eli from Ethan Hyman on Vimeo.

A quick little video made this week of Eli and one of his talkative moments.

A night on the town

This week, we took Eli out downtown to Busy Bee for dinner with our friends Marc and Tiff.

Eli smiled as Marc took his picture.

He enjoyed his ride downtown.

We all enjoyed our views of the city as we had dinner.

By the end of the evening, Eli decided it was time to sleep.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Little E with his first camera.

Feeding at Moonlight Pizza.

E loves his baths.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Big changes

It has been a big week for Eli. On Friday, dad was able to feed Eli for the first time (with mom's milk). It took just a second for Eli to realize he could be fed this way too and gulped down the milk.

Saturday Eli went out for his first "fancy" dinner with our great friends Marc, Tiff and Ian. He was a champ during dinner - opening his eyes but then going back to sleep.

He loves to sleep when we are sleeping - just not necessarily always in his crib.

On Monday, Eli went for his one month checkup (though he is officially 5 weeks old). All is well! He is growing fast - he now weighs 12 lbs. 10 oz. and is 23 inches long.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Boylan Bash

Eli took his first trip in a Baby Bjorn on Sunday to the Boylan Bash, the yearly neighborhood block party. He loved the sights and sounds and dad was able to eat and drink with him strapped to his chest.