Friday, April 30, 2010

Roundin' the bend

Hi Everyone!

I feel like I just turned 10 months, but so far 11 months is pretty fun too!

  • I love to eat mashed potatoes, refried beans, taco meat with guacomole, black beans, grapes and lots more! Sometimes, Mommy can't get it to my tray fast enough!
  • After months of work, I FINALLY have those little white bumps called teeth poking out! I have 2 teeth poking out the bottom AND 1 tooth starting to poke out from the top. Mommy is super sad about the top tooth. She says it means that I am growing up way too fast!
  • I got my first real cold this month. Not fun! I am back to my regular self now though.
  • I am sleeping through the night....most nights!
  • I am a busy busy boy! I never want to miss out on the action around here. I love to explore the bathrooms, the laundry room, and the kitchen.
  • I especially like to sneak to the toilet, trashcan, or under the kitchen cabinets before Mommy or Daddy can wisk me away! I try to flash my big grin to throw them off, but it never usually works. When they say "uh, uh, uh", it makes me giggle.  Mommy keeps saying that she is good at raising strong-willed children!
  • I still like look out the windows and it is really cool to walk under the table. It is like my little fort.
  • Mommy and I have been going on walks several mornings a week. I usually talk to the birds and squirrels or take a little nap. I also see mean dogs and roosters along the way.
  • I love to follow sister and brother around just to make sure they stay out of trouble! ;) I love to wrestle with brother and play with sister. I always have to toddle to their room at night for hugs and kisses and then I like to wake them up in the mornings by crawling on them to give them big squeezes.
  • When they are at school, I usually play with toys, read my books, or have a chat with sister's dolls. I am really interested in their faces, especially the one that talks to me!
  • I am still good at bumping my head! I love to walk all over the place, but sometimes I get in a hurry and fall down. Luckily, the bruises go away fast.
  • I am a great clapper and try to keep rhythm with songs. I even try to sing along now.
  • If I think something is funny, I have a big laugh now. It cracks Mommy and Daddy up.
  • My new favorite thing is talking on the "phone". I pretend that lots of things are phones too.
  • I don't like talking animals or when my brother wears animals masks. I back up pretty fast when those things come around.
  • I don't really like it when Mommy or Daddy leave lately. Sometimes I just look sad but other times I cry.
It is hard to believe that I turn ONE in just a few weeks! Mommy is planning a fun little party with family and a few friends. I can't wait!


My poor red face after a few days with a cold.
Going for it!
Excuse me while I take this call.

One is never too young for oral hygiene!
I LOVE me some black beans! (Notice the green peas pushed off to the side!)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Easter 2010

The goodies await!

B's two favorite pasttimes~books and putting things in his mouth!

I was getting nowhere fast with my sewing list due to the move, so I requested a shopping cart cover from the Easter Bunny in the meantime!
Ready to get down

The many, MANY attempts at cute Easter pictures!

B's first egg hunting experience!

Gathering the loot!

"Yea me!!"


LOVE that face!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Perfect 10!

Hi Everyone!

Mommy is catching up after a crazy 2 months! She doesn't want me to feel like the neglected 3rd child, so here is my 10-month newsletter!

  • I don't go back to the doctor until I am 1, but Mommy thinks my diapers seem awfully loose. I still love to eat, but staying busy plus growing taller keeps my trim and fit!
  • Mommy and Daddy think the bumps in my mouth are getting ready to erupt. Mommy has been calling me names like "Cranky" and "Fussbucket" lately. Daddy thinks it is funny when I rub my tongue in and out of my mouth like a snake!
  • Mommy took me to see a friend of ours that takes care of ears, noses, and throats. He stuck weird-looking things in my mouth, ears, and nose while Mommy held me in her lap. He said my tonsils were a Grade 4 out of 5. I think that means they are big. Mommy says I am just like my brother and sister. Although I am sleeping better all the time, Mommy says I snore pretty loud. She says that some nights, I am competing with Daddy for Loud Snorer of the Night!
  • I edged out sister by mere days to secure the record for earliest WALKER in the family! Yay me! Of course, I am counting a few steps as walking! This walking thing makes everyone clap for me all the time. Who knew it was this easy to be famous and applauded!
  • I like to say things like "gumpgumpgump", "dadada", and all sorts of noises.
  • I love to read my books all the time. Mommy keeps them stacked so neatly so that I can entertain myself by pulling them off the fireplace over, and over, and over! I am great at turning pages and love looking at all the pictures.
  • I am good at making messes. My favorite messes include rugs, books, dishes, and toys that don't belong to me.
  • This month, Mommy let me try out apple chunks since my gums are bothering me. I really enjoyed gnawing, but I didn't know my own strength. Mommy laughed watching me gnawing off chunks. I was real good about spitting them out when she asked for them.
  • Mommy introduced me to mandarin oranges and all I can say is YUM YUM YUM!
  • I still don't want to sign, but Mommy and Daddy don't give up. I just like to talk real loud when I am hungry.
  • Mommy and us went to visit our family in Oklahoma. It was very exciting! I got meet my Uncle C, Aunt K, and my cousin J! All those big kids were WILD!
  • When we came home, Mommy took us to our new temporary house. Hey! Where are my stairs people?! There are lots of new corners to check out though!
See you next month!


"Good Morning birds!"
Mommy loves toes!
Making messes!
Reading one of my favorites
Hope the floor is clean!
I like to practice my squatting a lot!

Yummy apple!
Playing cars with brother
Me and my crazy brother!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


What better way to test out your new tooth than with a little toe for breakfast!

This little dude has been "teething" since about 5 months and his first bottom tooth just broke the surface on Saturday!  The second one seems close behind!  Which explains his crank.i.ness these past few weeks!

Personally, I think he will be getting a lot more to follow soon.  All of his gums seem so red.  And on Sunday, I swear that I felt a bump on top! Yikes! 

I love baby mouths.  Those precious red lips around those sweet little mouths that show off those cute gums every time they smile!  Don't think Momma is ready for little man to have teeth! 

That means he is growing up, right?!!



Monday, April 19, 2010

Who is this young lady impersonating my baby girl?

Although I miss the days of precious outfits, big bows, and the newness that comes each day you are raising a little one, she still has that sparkle in her eyes and all the personality to go along with it.

After she and little brother finished with their respective pictures, I let her get her hair cut as promised.  Doesn't she look happy as we wait for our table at Cheddar's?  We enjoyed a yummy meal and then headed home to Daddy and L.  It made for a good day!