Sunday, August 31, 2008
so many pieces!
I persevered and put the entire thing together on my own, with the exception of putting the batteries in. That dang cover would not come off! The final product:
I was pretty impressed with myself! For someone who is admittedly not too handy, or I should say not handy at all, this was a big accomplishment for me! Here is Luke in it at the very beginning. He's not too sure yet.
What is this thing?!?
He also wasn't quite sure what to do with his feet. He didn't realize that he could put them on the ground.
After a few minutes, he stared to figure out that parts light up, have music, spin around, and are generally fun. I am so glad that he likes it!
Saturday, August 30, 2008
I found this blog for Meghan McCain, John McCain's daughter tonight. The pictures taken before and after the announcement speech make me like Sarah Palin even more. She uses Costco baby wipes and uses Medela bottles which are bpa free and are typically used in conjunction with one of their breast pumps. She just seems so identifiable, friendly, and unaffected by the whole situation.
I hope I continue to like her and I know that Keith hopes that I continue to like her so that he'll continue to get me to watch all the news and political coverage with him. We'll see...but as of now, so far so good.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Leaning a smidge to the left...
...now to the right...
...centered with some help...
...gave up trying so he could blow bubbles...
...and then found his toes. Practice session over.
This is our typical practice session, but he is getting much better at sitting up without my help. He's getting so big and strong!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
At 6:00, when its time for him to eat, the kid is sleeping so soundly that he slept all the way through a 35 minute nursing session and woke up just in time to inhale a bottle in 5 minutes. Completely unprecedented.
A few minutes ago, as he was getting sleepy, I went to change him to put him down. Crazy kid peed on me as I was trying to put diaper cream on his rear. Twice. He peed on me twice. Like once wasn't enough, he had to do it again and laugh at me the second time. He even got himself so good the second time that it landed on his binky which he continued to suck. I feel like we both need a good scrubbing, but I think that we both need naps more. Scrubbing will come later.
This is going to be an awesome day. I can just feel it.
***personal note: research extra large swaddlers so days do NOT start like this again***
Monday, August 25, 2008
Once again, he found himself starving. He decided he needed to find something to eat while he was playing.
The binky just wasn't cutting it anymore. He looked towards his feet and his plan was hatched.
Seeing as how he was becoming quite the large boy and his toes had filled out nicely, he would use said toes as a nice snack until it was time to eat a full meal later. He began his first attempt to nibble on his toes:
Things didn't quite go as he planned. His grip on the toes slipped and his hands ended up in his mouth instead. Darn!
Luke was a resilient kid and didn't give up easily. Hope fully his next attempt would fare better for him...
He did it! Toes made it into his mouth and he was happy... for another minute or so until he realized the taste left something to be desired. Oh well.
We started off Friday night with trying to figure out what to do for dinner. This seems to be a very popular conversation in our house seeing that we have to eat dinner every night and we *try* to change things up every now and then. We got stuck on Friday night and had a very difficult time making the decision (meaning Keith couldn't decide). Finally Keith offered to make pancakes after he turned down everything I'd suggested and I held him to it. Like he promised, we had the best pancakes ever on Friday night.
I forgot to take a picture of the final product, but they were tasty!
We went to sleep late on Friday night after trying to watch as much of the Olympics as we could, so I tried to catch up on sleep a little during Luke's morning nap on Saturday. I vaguely remember getting a phone call from my mom saying they were coming to visit that day. I called Keith and he confirmed it! They were going to surprise me, but after remembering how well I deal with surprises, they called Keith and I to let us know. We also invited Keith's mom over on Saturday night. Luke was excited to play with some of his grandparents that night!
Happy to spend time with Nonna!
Playing with Grandma...
...and big kisses for her!
Goofy faces with Pop
Luke trying to pick his noseOn Sunday we woke up early to make it to church. Luke, Keith, and my dad hung out around the house afterwards while my mom and I went shopping. Apparently Silver City is not quite the shopping mecca and their options consist of a Wal-Mart. That's it. I guess that means Mom will be down here more often! When we got back my parents headed back and we prepared for dinner with Jeannie, Holly, and Corey at Joe's Farm Grill, one of our favorite places. So yummy! We finished the evening off by playing Wii (super addictive...I schooled Keith) and giving Luke his usual bath.
Nothing too exciting this weekend, but great nonetheless.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Here are the boys watching track and field (not nearly as exciting of a competition...yet):
On a completely different note, I thought this picture was pretty funny. It seems that after 4 months, Keith still hasn't figured out how to get Luke dressed...or undressed...I can't remember which this was. Hopefully someday my memory will return.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDI!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
The only downfall I can see is that it takes FOREVER to upload the dang video...
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Although we had a great time, its always nice to come home. So glad to be home!