Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Awesome Opa

It's been busy-busy-busy in the Hoffman Household these days.  After fabulous and super-helpful visits from both of our Moms, my Dad (aka "Opa") came for a wonderful week.  Eleanora is a bit obsessed with her Opa and can't get enough of him.  She was shy for about 2 seconds then immediately began showing him all of her toys, asking him to dance ("come on, Opa, dance!") and keeping him very busy.  Dad was amazing and oh-so-patient, playing literally for hours on end with Eleanora.  He is fantastic with both of my kids, he's the baby whisperer, toddler whisperer, and mommy whisperer all rolled into one.  We loved-loved-loved having his sweet, peaceful presence in our home!

S.P. (Samuel Peter) meets P.S.(Peter Scott) in
color-coordinated outfits.
Superman's got nothing on this guy.
Handling two under two with a smile!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ups and Downs

Life in the Hoffman Household has been filled with many ups and downs lately.  Visits from both of our Moms (yay!), negative progress on the nursing front (boo!), lots of fun sister/brother moments (yay!), two very exhausted parents getting very little sleep between the nursing (attempts), bottle feeding, and pumping (boo).  My selfless husband decided for the sake of my mental health and sanity I needed a good night's sleep.  Monday he sent me to sleep with Natalie, ordered me to turn on the fan for white noise and sleep as long as I could while he took the night shift solo with Sammy.  I skipped pumping just this once and got an uninterrupted seven hours of glorious sleep - more than I've had in one stretch since July!  It was the best gift I've received E.V.E.R.  Ben is pretty much a superhero as far as I'm concerned.

Father & Son - identical sleepers

Eleanora can't get enough of "Baby Sa-ee"!

The first of many joint baths