Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fluffy Little Chick

We took another trip to the Arboretum with G's best bud, Andrew and his fabulous mommy. The boys are getting harder to pose, since they would rather be on the move, but it was still fun to stroll with them and enjoy the stunning landscapes and gorgeous flowers. Here are a few of my favorites from the day.

Sittin Pretty

On the Move

Face Plant

I love how they already play with such a boyish nature! Just for fun comparison here are the little guys in October.

Gosh, they have changed! I thought that would be fun, but I am in a little bit of shock right now. It all changes so quickly!

Seeing their interaction with each other change as time passes is so fun. They always grin big grins when they first see each other. I can't wait to see the relationship that forms between them, being that they are each others first friends.
Happy Spring!
Love the Fluffly Little Chick

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sweet Breath

When I see this and hear that sweet breath my heart could just stop from pure happiness. Oh how I love this child!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Convesations with G

Here is an excerpt from my daily conversation with G

Mom: MaMa, Maaa Maaa

G: Dadadada, dad

Mom: Say Maaa Maa

G: (Smiling) Da-da

Mom: Ma Ma

G: Ddddd, Dada

Mom: Maybe tomorrow

And now for a picture. Just because he's mine, and he's cute and I can :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Little G that Could

G is so close to crawling! Everyday he moves those hips a little more and trys to push those arms forward. As you have seen here and here, he usually ends up going backwards, but those days are quickly becoming part of the past. Here are his latest moves as of yesterday.

I think I can... I think I can...

And I try and I try from Callie Newton on Vimeo.

Video also available here

Monday, March 22, 2010

8 Months and then some...

When you are counting in months time really seems to fly by. So here I am a little over a week late for oh so many reasons. Reason #1 was that our 8 month photos turned out like this...

But I guess that is what you get with an 8 month old. He wouldn't lay still for a moment and just wanted to play with the blocks, so here he is doing just that.

8 months is...

New snacks

Trying to crawl but usually ending up stuck

Wrestling with Dad

Loving on Mom

Reading a good book

Playing with friends

and family

discovering new places

and enjoying it ALL!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Few and Far Between

Road Trip! G is a traveling man and can now add road trip to his list. In typical G fashion, he made the trip to Grandma and Grandpa's much longer than it has ever taken before. To his defense, it was only because he needed to eat and I felt like he needed to stretch his legs or he might be permanently formed to the car seat.

It was short trip filled with nothing but relaxing with family and lots of great food! Seeing G with my dad is very emotional for me. After looking at these pictures over and over I am starting to understand why. I think I have taken for granted all of the time I have with the majority of our family that lives in town. They have seen him gradually grow from a tiny little 6 pounder to the plump 8 month old he is today. They have hardly missed a beat. With this part of my family it is different. Physical distance seperates us. They can see pictures and watch videos, but don't get to touch, to interact, to snuggle, to connect. They don't get to make a funny noise and see his reaction. It is all secondhand. Watching Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Eric engage with him is precious. These moments are few and far between. These pictures probably seem exceptionally ordinary, but I could look at them over and over again. Just a reminder to myself to slow down, soak it in and not to take it for granted.

Enjoying the Outdoors with Grandma and Grandpa

Grandpa and G

Grandma Sharing the Beauties of Lake Hills with G.

Uncle Eric and G Hanging on the Porch

Celebrating Easter a little early with confetti eggs!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Beep! Beep! Beep!

That is the sound of G's backup warning, since that is the only way that he has figured out how to crawl. When you only know how to go backwards this is often the result...

He gets to this point and then looks at me like "Now What?". I am sure it won't be long until he puts it in drive.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Free Ear Piercing

Special Offer! You can now have your ears pierced for FREE at Raising Fig. Matt and I have gotten ours done. Don't you want to too? Just push play and claim your free offer now.

**offer courtesy of G Vocal Experiments, Inc
***please, oh please, let this offer be for a limited time only

If the video is not showing up you can use the link below.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Good Morning

Remember what I said about mornings here and here? In case that wasn't enough, here is some more morning love.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Childless Engineers

Here is a random thought... Now that I am a parent, I often think "The engineer behind (insert gadget here) must not have children.".

Example: The universal remote, or any remote for that matter
It has lots of bright attractive buttons, yet no lock feature. Yes, G almost ordered us up some new channels the other day. That one would have been fun to explain when the bill came. Seems all to close to the dog ate my homework excuse.

Maybe the remote engineer is in cahoots with the cable company. In that case, they probably do have children and it is a brilliant scheme!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

A Little Help, Please!

As Matt once brilliantly put it, "G is such a great help. He makes everything take at least twice as long!". Well, that is a thing of the past. We had a conversation and he really wanted to take an active part in chores, so here is what we came up with...

Our new dry mop! He lays down on the dry mop pad, scoots around, and the floors are clean! Genius!

**Update** This is technique is probably best suited for a baby that doesn't drool.