Saturday, January 30, 2010

Last Night and Today

Last night...
Do you see someone hiding? Guess what he has in his pants...Also last night: Little boy in big boy's bed
This afternoon: photo of this morning's ice storm with a sad little dumptruck in the background... the truck was played with in the 62-degree sun just two days ago.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Big Day for E.J.

I noticed a lower right central incisor peeking through this afternoon: his first tooth (at 4.5 months, too; Andrew was 5.5 months when he got his first in exactly the same spot. YES, I whipped out the baby books). He's been a trooper so far: the teeniest bit fussy but really not very bothered by the tooth.

Also, we started rice cereal today. The photos are in order, from the moment he was happily curious about being in his high chair for the first time, until the bitter end when he had had quite enough of this bland concoction. It really does taste terrible, and we are so NOT mixing it with applesauce yet.... not until the veggies come along.

So, there's E.J.'s big day. Two milestones in one.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

it's all about the perspective...

teeny bugaboo dwarfed by his crib
(after about 10 hours of sleep, by the way - THANK YOU for our sanity, sweet boy)
giant chubba wubbaboth shots were taken this morning. our "little" boy changes his looks more often than we change his diapers...

Friday, January 22, 2010

And while I'm on an Elmo kick...

Andrew and I love this one too (even though it is definitely not my intention to idolize Chris Brown)....

Friday, January 15, 2010

Why We Moved to the South

One reason we moved here was the great weather, which was finally acceptable again today (high of 63) after our rare cold snap of late. Andrew and Ethan were outside pretty much the entire day. It was so beautiful. Hello, Vitamin D. We have missed you.
We have a thumb-sucker on our hands. Andrew never was. This is new to me.
Dora so loves her hose drinks.

Dirty bird... those fingernails need a couple more baths before being pristine. But then again, are boys' fingernails ever really pristine?!? (And the bandages are from dry skin scrapes that he keeps scratching beyond oblivion.)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Bones and Birthdays

We visited a great traveling animatronic dinosaur exhibit at the state museum yesterday, and here are the highlights. There are more photos here on my facebook page.

Also, happy four-month birthday to our very smiley, very round Ethan today!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Potty-Training Report

If THIS childwould put number two in the potty EVER (number one is great), then he would score this:
All we have talked about around these parts lately is "Big Zurg."

Oh, how we want to give him Big Zurg.

But for now, and for what seems like infinity, Big Zurg remains in his plastic cell inside his guest room closet prison.

So, there you have it: the most recent potty-training report.

Now your life is complete.

Friday, January 1, 2010

November Photo Session

Early in November, my friend Karen Johnson took some photos of us at the Children's Garden here in Columbia. Besides it being a really fun afternoon, Karen did a really nice job and we were so very happy with the photos. I posted my five favorites, and here's an album with the rest.