Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Traveling Man

It has only been a few short weeks since G learned to crawl, but he is taking up traveling in so many ways...

His new favorite past time is traveling right down the fireplace. When at home all roads lead to the fireplace.

He also discovered a new mode of transportation last week on our trip out to Cornerstone to visit Aunt CC - The Wagon! We could tell he loved it by the smile plastered on his face.

His also has a new ride in the car. A big boy car seat! He was such a help putting it together and loved his first ride.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

9 months or 3/4

What a great day! Lola's Birthday, G is 9 months old and tax day. Ok, maybe not the tax part so much. After struggling with his monthly snapshot for the 7th and 8th month I finally figured it out this time...

Is there anything more irresistible than a baby sleeping with the hiney in the air? And here is a close up of that sweet drooling face.

So pure and again irresistible.

Oh Sweet G, you have no idea how incredible the love is that your life has created in our family! Our hearts burst with thankfulness for you!

Happy 9 month day to you!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pardon the Interruption

Please excuse this break from our regularly scheduled adorable baby sighting, but I just have to share.

Now how in all of my culinary research I have missed this woman is beyond me, but I would like to introduce the Pioneer Woman. To say I am in LOVE is to put it mildly! I stumbled upon her website a few weeks ago, I know I am probably the last one on earth, and it was love at first sight. It is loaded with recipes, mouth watering pictures for every step, and commentary that will have you laughing. My first attempt was her Grilled Ribeye with Onion Blue Cheese Sauce. Really y’all I about died. It was that good! In just a few short weeks since that amazing evening, I have made her Lasagna, Enchiladas, Chicken Strips, Crash Hot Potatoes (twice) and tonight I am mixing up my version of Chicken Spaghetti with hers. All recipes have been still thinking about it the next day good! The lasagna even got approval from my Italian hubby who frowns at the thought of anyone but his mother’s lasagna.

So go on now, hop on over to her sight. You will need to hop, since I haven’t found a figure friendly recipe yet. And if you have some time, say you are nursing a baby, read her love story and swoon over it too!

Then, call me so we can share in our new found love.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Four Posts in One: Hang in There

April Fools Day Crawler: Post 1 of 4

So April started off with a bang as our little April Fool decided to crawl! He had been getting into position for a few weeks, was very successful at creeping backwards and had even learned how to creep forwards, but on April 1, he crawled about two or three feet in drive, straight ahead. He saw the pulls on our dresser and just knew they had to be his. I stood in delight trying not to squeal since that might break his concentration. Over the next few days, he repeated this very short crawl and I failed to capture any of it. Every time I broke out the camera he would just look at me, which means he wasn't crawling.

Meeting a Princess: Post 2 of 4
When the invitation came in the mail I was so excited! A Costume Party for a friends birthday. It was Little Mermaid themed, so G went as Flounder. At the party, he got to meet Snow White. Can you tell he was taken with her?

Here is G in his Flounder top... isn't he the cutest flounder you ever saw!

Mom's Gone Peepin' Crazy: Post 3 of 4I found this tutorial for a bunny bunting and just couldn't resist. It turned out too cute that I just kept going and G ended up with a peep outfit. He was too busy for me to get a shot of the front of it, but the good thing is he is adorable form this angle too!

All the New Things: Post 4 of 4
So G is on a roll with new tricks. Here they are in no particular order.

Crawling: Part 1 of 3 of Post 4 of 4
His crawling is getting better by the day and taking him to new places all around the house. His favorites so far are emptying out the diaper basket and grabbing the pulls on the furniture.
He likes to take the cloth diapers out one by one, swing them around then pull out the next one. Eventually, the empty basket seems to be the most fun.
Here is a video of him crawling in action! I guess it is hardwired in men to be in control of the remote!

Swimming: Part 2 of 3 of Post 4 of 4
We got together with family Easter afternoon, grilled out delish burgers and G took his first dip in the hot tub. I was sure that he would love it since he loves bath time and I was right. He stayed in until his feet were prunes!

Clapping: Part 3 of 3 of Post 4 of 4: AKA Mom's Heart Melts
We have been working on clapping for a few weeks and this morning G woke up ready to clap with no assistance! He was so pleased with himself, just laughing and clapping, laughing and clapping. It is so precious I just fell to pieces. Don't believe me? See for yourself!

I love how he holds his left hand still and only moved the right one.

Thanks for hanging in there through all of the updates. You must really love us!

Friday, April 02, 2010

I am Going on a Picnic and I'm Bringing a...

Blanket! G and I are loving this spring weather and I have been loving sewing away his nap times. So with hopes of all of the picnic/outdoor playtime we are going to have I stiched us up a picnic blanket. I think he likes it?

More posts to come on our April Fools Day Crawler!