Monday, December 1, 2008
We also combined Turkey Day with a family birthday party for everyone that couldn't make it down for the party we had in Louisiana. It was a lot of fun! Michael's cousin Mary was there to help him open packages and play with his new toys.
Uncle Joe and Aunt Nattie brought the neat Elmo cake! It was so cool. Michael definitely liked it!
Here we are singing "Happy Birthday."
Then it was time for the birthday boy to chow down on some cake!
After the party we wrapped up the evening by heading to downtown New Orleans to see some friends.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Which is great since this is his usual method of movement...
a ball pit,
One of his favorites was a soft jungle gym that he enjoyed doing this...
By the end of our trip they turned on a bubble machine. Here is Michael with our friend, Geraldine, popping them.
Monday, October 20, 2008
He can turn on the light saber all by himself...
And he feeds himself... and he shares with his best friend!n
Now here's your treat! These are older videos that never got uploaded. In this first one, he had thought that my "sinister" laugh was funny, but as soon as we tried to get it on camera he changed his mind.
Next, here's Michael watching Daddy mow the lawn.
Finally, here's Michael's first wagon ride. (He enjoyed it more than the video lets on.)
Monday, August 11, 2008
We got back from vacation this weekend! We had a great time in the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Michael got to go to the beach for the first time,
He makes a particular noise when he's interested in something though. It's usually made when he finds small things on the floor, like paper or carpet fibers. In this case, yarn from my knitting bag in the car.
He also really loves his Uncle Bil. Maybe because he gets to play with Uncle Bil's ponytail like string? Every time he came into the room, Mikey was really excited to see him. Here are a couple of videos of those two playing together.
When we could get the little guy away from his new best buddy, we did get a video of him at the beach. I promise he had more fun that this lets on. We had just prevented him from eating sand, and it upset him. He had been laughing and splashing.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Now he's supporting himself on all fours more often and lunging back and forth. He can get pretty much anywhere now, but thankfully he doesn't realize that yet. But life is much happier for the baby boy now that he can reach things (most of which is stuff he shouldn't).
Monday, May 12, 2008
He also says "hi" a lot. And occasionally we'll get a good "Momma" out of him, but I haven't caught that one on camera yet.
It's been a bit since the last update but I'm behind on the videos. So most of these are a little old, but new to you! Michael now has 2 teeth and we have the sore fingers to prove it. He's been chomping away at most things in his path, and some things not so close that he manages to rake over to him.
He's not crawling yet, but he does "creep" backwards. Really, it just aggravates him and he flips back over. As much as he is a happy boy, he does have his moments of frustration. This next clip he didn't get to play with the new toy exactly the way he wanted....so he had his first tantrum.
But I can't leave you with THAT! Here is a cuter clip of him discovering that Mommy can make a "pop" sound.
Since the potatoes weren't much of a hit, I gave him a taste of my pickle. Apparently that was the way to go. By the way, he does have his first tooth in now. So it was rather dangerous of me to have my fingers so close to his mouth.
After wearing both Michael and his Daddy out from shopping all day, we came home and played with the puppies for a while. He still really likes dogs and loves to pet Vega.
Overall it was a great day and I can't wait for next year!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
So much growing up has happened just in the past week or so! We had our 4 month check up on Monday. Michael now weighs 16.14 lbs and measures 26.5 inches. That puts him in the 90th percentile for his height and in the 75th for his weight! The doctor says he's doing great and we are now ready to try some different foods. We've been eating a little rice cereal with formula the past two days now and later this week we'll try some fruit or veggie baby food. He liked the cereal so much, he decided to eat the bowl!
Hopefully he will continue to remain an adventurous eater (like his Mommy) and not be as picky as his Daddy is! I'll let you all know how our little foodie likes pears later on this week.
Also, Mikey rolled over for the first time last week. Pretty impressive! Our dogs don't even know that one. This is an important milestone and we're very excited about it. Soon, he'll be on the move. He already likes to stand up while holding onto our fingers, so I predict he'll be more interested in walking than crawling when the time comes.
Today we also took a bath, so I shot a couple of quick videos of him playing with the rubber ducky. Enjoy a few more giggles!
Friday, February 22, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
It seems that his left hand is the favorable one when it comes to actions like this and grabbing items. And it also makes for a tasty treat; when he decides he wants to chew on something he almost always goes for it. Perhaps we'll have an artist?
Monday, January 14, 2008
Also, he had his two month checkup on January 3rd--complete with shots! He handled it like a champ. Didn't even notice the needle stick. The vaccine must have stung a bit though, because he started crying after they started injecting the solution. But by the time we got to the lobby to get our prescription for Baby Tylenol he was laughing and playing with his Daddy.
He is now 12 lbs 13 oz and in the 90th percentile in size for his age group. He's right on track in terms of developing. He's grabbing things and so incredibly interactive. He doesn't just follow people in a room. He talks to them. One of his favorite things to do now is laugh when other people laugh. He's kinda like the guy at the party that doesn't get the joke but laughs anyway to try and fit in.