Best Shot Monday – 4/21/08 – Together, but apart

Best Shot Monday – 4/21/08 – Together, but apart

I had a wonderful weekend. The weather was amazing. Hooray for spring!

First, I enjoyed a night out with my friends including dinner at a very tasty Japanese restaurant on Saturday night. Three and a half hours of good food, good company and good conversation. Oh, moms’ night out – how I need you more often! ;)

Then Sunday Jody and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. It’s amazing how much our lives have changed in seven years, though definitely in a good way. We took the kids out to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner. Things got a little chaotic between the appetizer and main course (let’s just say you could tell Julian hasn’t been out to eat much), so I took the kids outside to listen to a street busker play the saxophone (which Julian was enrapt by) until our food arrived. That did the trick. Jody called me on my cell phone when the waiter brought our meals and the kids were ready to dig in. Trying to head off any further restlessness, we rushed through dinner, which was delicious, then got a couple of pieces of cheesecake to go. (So much for the Buy Nothing challenge this weekend. Oy.)

I have a couple pictures of Julian to share from this week, one just being cute and then one enjoying his hummus.
Julian (almost 17 months) - 4/16/08 Julian, lovin’ him some hummus - 4/18/08

And then this one of Ava and Julian is my Best Shot for the week. Of course I wish they were both looking at the camera, but I also love the far off look in Julian’s eyes, while Ava looks cute as a button.

Ava and Julian - 4/16/08

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  1. Julian got a hair cut! He’s looking so big – and cute as ever! the sibling shot is so precious.

    Happy Anniversary! Our fifth is in two weeks. :)

  2. love the black and white — they look so comfortable and loving together!

  3. Happy Anniversary to you both – our 7th is in June.

    Lovely photos of your lil sunshines.

  4. I’ve been reading your site on and off for quite a while. I just started a new blog, b/c my husband and I are finally starting to prepare to start our family. Check it out…and please leave any suggestions that you have. I’d greatly appreciate it!

  5. Happy anniversary!! Wonderful photos, they are all so cute, but I do really like the last one too.

  6. Happy anniversary :) Kiddos as cute as ever :)

  7. What a great shot of both kids! That’s lovely :) I need to take more photos!!

  8. Sibling shots melt my heart. But I also love the one with the finger. Cutiepies.

  9. I LOVE the black & white shot–sooo, precious!

  10. Happy Anniversary, Amy! I completely understand about eating out. We don’t do it very often and it’s a challenge keeing Aidan occupied. We were also at a Japanese restaurant yesterday for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco (check my blog about it later) and the whole ordeal was a bit of a hassle but worth it. :)

  11. Look at those gorgeous babies! Happy Anniversary. …and many mooooore!…

  12. That last picture is gorgeous!! I love hummus too! : )

    Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!

  13. happy anniversary. that last shot is great! (it’s such a trial to get them all looking at the camera at the same time, isn’t it!?)

  14. Happy Anniversary!!

    Love the B/W photo! A great “best shot”!!

  15. Happy 7th Anniversary!! Ours is in a few weeks – number 8 for us. And yes! Talk about radical life change in just a few years’ time. Love the shots…that Julian’s so BIG now. He and M don’t look as similar anymore. Is he sleeping through the night? We’re still up anywhere between 1 and 4 times/night. Oy!

  16. Happy Anniversary! And great shots — those two are just adorable! And I love how rich your B&W conversion is…wow!

  17. I love that 1st one of Julian! And I agree, your BS is great! Great catch :)

  18. I love that black and white of the two of them – great shot and wonderful conversion. Your kids are so adorable!

  19. Happy Anniversary!
    And your BSM is STUNNINGLY gorgeous! They are beautiful, the b&w is just…wow!

  20. Your kids are adorable! :D

  21. Hope you had a great anniversary… the pics are adorable. J looks so big in that first pic.

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