Monday, July 19, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

1st 4th of July

4th of July is always fun in our little community. We always have a big Independence Day parade with our Mothers Club, a dog club, lots of corvettes, the little league, cheerleaders, dance groups, the firemen, etc. It's pretty impressive for such a tiny town, if I do say so myself. This year it was held on Saturday so that it didn't interfere with church on Sunday, which meant a lot to us. We walked the little man and the dogs down to Central Parkway to see the spectacle. Although I was hoping he would enjoy watching everyone, he was more interested in his own dogs. I shouldn't be surprised. He is in love these two furry, crazy creatures. After the parade, we made our way down to Central Park where they have a bouncy house, lots of food booths, live music and all kinds of fun. It was a little warm out and the dogs and the baby were a little overwhelmed so we just took a walk through the park to see and then headed home. Everyone took a little rest and then we headed up to Walnut Creek to go swimming with the B.J., Sara and little Savannah. It was so great to spend time with them and it's always so much fun seeing the cousins together. Savannah is always so fascinated by what Elijah is doing and is so incredibly sweet with him. Eli has been in the pool before, but he was a little fussy when Jason first took him in. Uncle B.J. brought out an inflatable infant sling for the pool, and although I was afraid that the little man was going to prefer being held, he absolutely loved this little bit of freedom. He floated through the pool and just kept looking around so he was so cool!

How cute are those little pruney feet??

What? Why are you looking at me like that?

On the 4th itself we had a very nice relaxing day. After church we came home and everyone took a long nap, since we had been up every couple of hours with the teether the night before. Later on we headed down to our neighbors' house for a bbq and fireworks.

The little man was in no mood to miss out on the party despite the fact that he was falling asleep on my shoulder. Every time I tried to put him down in the pack and play he woke up and let me know that he was not having any of that :-) Finally we had to send Dada down to the house to get the Baby Bjorn. On a side note - I could not survive with out the Baby Bjorn. Thank you Courtney and Kevin!

The boys set off a fantastic fireworks show in the court. I swear it's as good as any professional show!

The 4th of July is definitely one of my favorite holidays. It's so fun to spend so much time outside with friends and family. We love you all!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Catch Up

Life has been a little crazy lately so I haven't been able to blog for all the pictures that I have. Let's be honest didn't come here for my stories. It's all about the munchkin!

Big boy holding his own bottle.

Mama, I think you got the picture of me with a sippy cup.

Who me? I wasn't doing anything...

Elle's new favorite hang-out: under the high chair :-)

Did I hear something drop?I definitely heard something drop.

Couldn't leave Parker out.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

We have a crawler!

So last week I set the baby on the ground to play with his toys and all the sudden he was across the room. What?? He went from scooching to racing. Crazy kid :-)

I love this video because Jason sent a text over just as he was crawling for the first time. Dada's intuition?

Right after the crawling came the pulling himself up and walking along the coffee table. Geez buddy, can we take a break between milestones please??

Teething Bites

Poor baby has started teething. He is gnawing on anything and everything he can get his gums on. He's in love with frozen teething rings and ice in his self feeders. I also want to try the pacifiers you can freeze, but I'm not sure how well they work, so if any of the mommies out there have used these, let me know! So the teething has caused a runny/stuffy nose, which has made sleeping not so much fun. Usually he sleeps for about 11 hours at night and the past few nights he has been awake every few hours. WE got a cold mist humidifier, which seems to be helping with the congestion (and is pretty darn cute if I do say so!).

He's absolutely miserable, but continues to pop out that grin for us, which actually made me sad today, because I realized I'm not going to have that big gummy, toothless grin for much longer. My baby is growing so fast and I just want to hit the pause button.
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