Saturday, February 27, 2010

Independent Man!

This morning as my mom & dad prepared breakfast, I decided I'd bring out the book I blogged about yesterday. I hoisted myself onto the couch all by myself, flipped through the pages of the book & read aloud. My mom decided to take a picture of me since she thought it was rather cute to see me reading all by myself!

My favorite part of this book are the pictures of the moon. I'm rather fascinated with the moon these days & each evening after day care, I point it out as we're getting out of the car or taking the dogs out back. It's odd though because sometimes it's bigger, sometimes it's smaller & sometimes it's not there at all! I just don't get it!

But I'll leave you with this question, "If the moon was made out of cheese, would you eat it? I would!" Happy Saturday!







All done! Good book!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Bubbles & a Book!

It's Friday night! Can I get a "Hallelujah" over here?! I am so excited to start the weekend with my mommy & daddy! The word over at the rumor-mill is that we may be going to a children's museum in St. Pete tomorrow! That would be too cool!

But as for tonight, my dad picked me up from day care & we had time to play after Mommy was home. We popped some bubbles & I think my mom may have had more fun than me! Then it was on to one of my favorite books of the moment, The Big Blue Book of Beginner Books. I'm loving reading these days & to my mom's utter delight, I actually sit & let her read to me, rather than randomly flipping the pages as she tries to get through a story.

Happy Friday, everyone!! Our weekend starts.... NOW!









It's a sun! I knew it as soon as my mom asked me! I am so smart!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

17 Months Old!

Today I turned 17 months old so I decided I'd share a few tidbits of what the 17 month-old version of me looks like!



I still drool occasionally even though I'm done getting all of my teeth other than my second molars.



I'm obsessed with these blue Sponge Bob Crocs my cousin JoAnne gave me! I love to wear them any time of day, even if we're just staying home.



I adore all my pets & whenever anyone asks me what each says, I either say, "meow" or "oww, wow, wow, wow!"







I'm an absolute goofball, a ham, a bit dramatic & always keep my parents laughing.



My mommy loves me so much that sometimes I fear she may eat me up! We love to horse around & make each other laugh. At times though, I can be a bit of a stinker & deny her kisses even when she asks me nicely!







I decided that I'd tickle Mommy's toes since she's always doing that to me. Of course, she also bites my feet & yells, "stinky toes!" Odd duck, if you ask me...









But whether it be the 7 month-old version of me or the 17 month-old version of me, I'm loved unconditionally. Yes, we may be a goofy family, but there's plenty of love, hugs & kisses to go around. And speaking of love, tomorrow morning my grammy will be flying back to Chicago. I'll miss her so & look forward to her next visit in a couple of months. I'm so blessed to have so much love in my life.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I Take My Food Seriously!

As my mom & I shared breakfast today, she couldn't feed me her cereal quickly enough; I was like a bottomless pit! I chomped away with a serious look on my face so my mom felt inclined to take a picture of me. I don't mess around during mealtimes, people! This is serious business!



Yes, I have milk dripping down my chin, but I'm okay with it because this cereal tastes darn good!



Mom had to break out the bib so I didn't look like a little pig at church!



And here I am wearing my Valentine present I posted about earlier! Thanks again to my Auntie, Uncle & cousins!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

So Thoughtful!

My wonderful cousins, Madelyn & Mikayla were so incredibly thoughtful to send me these beautiful handmade cards. We have them proudly posted on our refrigerator & I look at them each day!



And they even got me these cool clothes & bath toys! I am such a lucky guy to have such an amazing family! Thank you Auntie Melanie, Uncle Mike, Maddy & Mikayla! I love you very much!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!



This Valentine's Day couldn't have been any better. After all, I was able to share a wonderful kiss with my wonderful gal! Ain't life grand?!

Bubbles!

Saturday my mommy & I had an awesome time playing around at Leah's birthday party & blowing bubbles. My mommy loves me more than anything in the world & we're having a blast together, in each new thing we do!











Then we took a walk around the pond & looked at the birds in the sky & the trees & the grass! Sometimes the littlest things in life are the things that make us the happiest.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Princess Leah is ONE!

My best girl, Leah Marie, turned 1 on Thursday, 2/11! We celebrated her birthday on Saturday & had a blast! She looked as gorgeous as ever & she's almost walking like a pro! Once she's steady on her feet, we'll be unstoppable!

Happy Birthday, Leah! Now that we're both one, it won't be creepy if I make a move on you! Before Thursday, I'd have been robbing the cradle! Whaddya take me for, some kind of perv?!









Click here for the message I sent Leah on the day she was born last year!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Knee Bouncers!

My Grammy found a really cool website that allows me to do my favorite thing; slam on the keys of the laptop! But, with this website, my button pushing actually does something! I can control a number of different things from playing peek-a-boo with animals, to flashing the sirens on police cars or waking up a sleeping monkey.

If you have a baby at home that to your annoyance, likes to take over the laptop anytime you touch it, check out kneebouncers.com!



Friday, February 12, 2010

Bumming around with Mommy

Last Saturday while Daddy went to the movies with Uncle Matt, Mommy & I went to Barnes & Noble & hung out in the kid's section. I had fun looking at some books & playing with a train set. Whenever I see a train, truck or car, is say, "Mmm, mmm!" That's my interpretation of the sound these things make!



See my mouth in this picture? That's what I look like as I say, "Mmm, mmm!"





Hey, I know you!



Look how hard I'm concentrating!



My mom pulled me out of Barnes & Noble in embarrassment as my face turned beet red & I grunted & groaned while trying to go poo-poo in front of another family by the train set! What's the big deal? It's not like I wasn't wearing a diaper. Geez!

Fun at the Park!

Lately in our downtime, we've been heading to the park & I've been having lotsa fun! Since I'm such a big boy now, I'm able to climb around with ease (while my mom chases after me to be sure I won't topple off the jungle gym!)

But, swinging is still my favorite thing to do! Weee!







Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Laughing in the Bath!

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Just Hanging In My Crib!

Most evenings before my bath, I end up wandering over to my room as my mom is picking out my pjs & my outfit for the next day. That's when I try to clamber up my crib, letting my mom know that I want in.

Once I'm in I roll around & tend to crack my head on the rails in the process, to my parent's horror.



I always put my music machine on when I'm in my crib. It's usually the first thing I do when I wake up or the first thing I look at when my parents wake me. I'll be in a deep sleep one second & frantically trying to stand up while pointing at my music machine saying, "Da!" the next second.





How I love this bed of mine!









And just as quickly as I want in, that's how quickly I want out!