Monday, October 24, 2011

Snapshot - 18 Months

What he is saying:
  •  Car! Any vehicle seen or heard gets an enthusiastic "car!"
  •  "Shoes go bye" Outings are such fun and the sight of his shoes in our hands mean we're "going bye."
  • Showee (shower)
  • Grandma!
  • Caillou, his absolute favorite cartoon.  He'll turn the tv on and if Caillou isn't showing he asks me to turn it on (hurray for Sprout on demand).
  • "Bai-bu" (diaper) After he's done on the potty he gets up and grabs a "bai-bu" and brings it to me to put on him!

What he loves doing:
  • Stacking things on top of each other; legos, cars, cas of catfood... you name it.
  • Helping mommy wash dishes (pouring water from container to container in the sink, mostly in the sink anyway).
  • Helping mommy cook. He pours stuff in the mixing bowl for me and enjoys having his own little bowls of ingredients to mix and match and stir.
  • Taking showers!
What I am loving about him:
  • He is very affectionate, he loves snuggling (sadly, kisses are few and far between).
  • He is very patient when we go out and about even when errand trips take going in and out of the car repeatedly.
  • He is very expressive, I LOVE the intense little shake and laugh he does when he gets something he's been trying to communicate with us.
Some of his quirks:
  • Still not eating much food, but loves kale chips.
  • MUST have a car in hand to fall asleep.
What I want to remember from today:
  • The sounds of boys wrestling and paying peek-a-boo when Daddy got home from work.  So much giggling and laughter and squeals of pure joy.

Well, it's been a ridiculously long time since I've posted anything (any my major difficulties typing this are telling me it's been WAY too long since I've used a real keyboard). Hopefully along with my return to the Fly Lady's fold I'll have a bit more me time to keep this up.  It's amazing to realize we've been here for a year now.

    Wednesday, September 7, 2011


    We went on our first family camping trip a couple weeks ago I can't wait to go again! Peter had an absolute ball playing in all the dirt and just wandering around. We went up to Mt. St. Helens Moss Creek Campground, one of my favorite campgrounds ever. So Beautiful and while it was almost full, it wasn't crowded. Our site was pretty sloped and while Peter had no issue going up the hills, he'd stand at the top waving and calling for us when he wanted back down.

    I was a bit concerned about how well he'd sleep but it actually went pretty well. There was no possibility of him going down for the night before dark so the last hour or so was a bit rough with tired baby who refused to sleep surrounded by that awesomeness, but I can't really blame him. Jason wasn't thrilled by the sleeping situation either. Three on a queen air mattress is tight and being the great Daddy he is, he was the one squoshed to the side and falling off periodically through the night. We'll be getting a twin mattress for next time, luckily our tent is huge.

    I'm also super pleased to be able to report that we didn't lose anything to the fire! Peter was super 'helpful' while I built our first fire, chucking numerous trucks in, but once it was actually lit and hot he realized it wasn't such a good toy. That was a big worry of ours of course so I'm glad his instincts are in good working order.

    The creek was beautiful but cold and our water baby preferred to play in the water bucket which he did for a lot of the weekend. He was so funny when he'd walk away from the bucket an he'd trip and get his hands all dirty. Peter hates having dirty hands (the rest of him doesn't matter, just the hands) he'd stand there mad, shaking his hands in front of him until we helped him clean them off. Jason tried to teach him to go back to the bucket to clean them himself but it didn't really seem to stick. All right, enough talking, I know you're all just here for the baby pictures anyway. :)

    He tasted a few rocks of course but not too many.  That water bucket provided great entertainment.

    We found a cute fishing hat at the camp store but Peter is not a fan and it took a couple tries to get any pictures.  He has figured out not only that keys open car doors, but he know which of the keys goes to daddy's car!  I love how he's been walking around with his finger in his bellybutton.  I love the picture of Peter covered in dirt, a dirt covered boy is a little boy who's been having fun!

    Saturday, July 2, 2011

    An amazingly patient child.

    No offense intended for any other babies, but I have to say, I think we have the cutest, sweetest baby ever. He's also spectacularly patient. We've had a bit of an adventurous day today. Upon arising we decided we wanted to go out for breakfast, but we hit a bit of a snag, we couldn't find Jason's keys. They have a hook by the door where they normally go but last night Peter ended up playing with them after we got home from the park. We searched and we searched and we searched. We were almost ready to go dumpster diving as we'd taken the trash out last night but luckily after 45 minutes of hunting Jason found them. I can't believe we didn't find them earlier as he's stashed stuff in that drawer before but oh well, live and learn.

    So we finally made it out to breakfast. Peter entertained himself with a glass of ice and the lids off our coffees while they took a rediculously long time to make our breakfast. Once the food arrived he proceeded to demonstrate with his little plate of scrambled eggs that he has mastered the proper use of a fork. He repeatedly speared a bit and maneuvered it into his mouth! I've gotta say I'm pretty proud of that. Of course he ate a good bit with his hands too but still, he's got it figured out. We stopped at a garage sale and the storeafter breakfast, by this point we're well past when he normally takes a short morning nap but he wasn't complaining. He fell asleep in the car on the way home. Apparently that cat nap was enough for him as he was running the rest of the afternoon.

    We had our first adventure with crayons today. He scribbled a bit but had a blast just playing with the crayons. He'd pick up a handful and offer some to me (I was coloring) and pick up some more and put them in the box. Then he'd dump the box out. Then he started chewing on them. He broke the tips off several of them and had orange teeth. It was pretty cute but he wouldn't oblige me and open his mouth so I could get a picture, oh well.

    Still running on only the short nap late this morning when it was time to leave to meet a coworker of Jason's for dinner. I was a little concerned that he might end up cutting the trip short but he seemed to enjoy himself. He entertained himself with his whisk, matchbox car and another cup of ice. He ate a respectable bit of parts of our dinners and seemed quite content while we chatted and ate. At the very end he started making his tired talk but when Daddy picked him up he was content to continue hanging out. He stayed awake in the car for the ride home but while I was getting some water and getting ready to settle he passed out in Jason's arms (for the record, he hasn't fallen asleep for Jason since he was probably 3 months old).

    Pretty precious huh? I love my boys!

    A squirrel at the park! The squirrel apparently really wanted some of our lunch as Peter kept going after him and he never actually ran away, just stayed out of reach.

    Fun toys, ride em cowboy!

    A budding engineer? He loves turning the gears.

    I love the dirt on his forhead. The poor tomato plant is still trying so hard to grow but he's making it tough!

    Rice is delicious, but also quite a lot of fun dontcha know?
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    Wednesday, June 22, 2011

    Kookoolan Farms

    We had a fun adventure out to Kookoolan Farms today.  They raise happy chickens, cows, pigs, sheep and veggies.  Yum!  But what really brought me there in particular was the fact that they sell raw milk.  I've been doing a lot of reading and I've decided that that is the best way to go assuming we can get our hands on a safe supply which I believe I have found here.  The lengths they go to to ensure the milk is safe is awesome and the respect they show all of their animals makes me feel pretty incredibly lucky to live so close to them.   The raw milk is gonna take some getting used to, it's really nothing like the stuff you get at the grocery store.  It's not even white!  Apparently cows that actually eat grass make milk that's a creamy off white (huh, guess that's where the color descriptor 'creamy' comes from, duh).

    The other exciting thing is they sell everything you could need to make cheese out of that fresh milk.  I can't wait to begin those experiments, I just can't decide where to start.  Tomorrow is the day we pick up our CSA share so we'll see what we get in the basket this week but I'm gonna have a ball making dinner tomorrow with all my new goodies.

    Peter had fun at the farm store, lotsa stuff to look at and they had a fun wood farmhouse in a corner that kept him occupied for quite a while.  While I'm thinking about Peter, I forgot to share that he got his first molar last week!  He was laughing and I saw white.  At first I thought he had something in his mouth as we hadn't had any teething fussiness but nope, he cut a molar.  He's got such a mouthfull of teeth now!

    Jason growls a lot.   It's not loud or anything but when he first wakes up or when something isn't right he growls (I suppose there isn't much right about getting up in the morning when you're a night owl huh?).  It's completely unconcious and I often don't even hear it unless I'm thinking about it I'm so used to it.  Well, Peter apparently has been listening.  When he woke Jason up from a nap after work he started growling too!  I just busted up laughing it was so cute and he did it a few more times before he went to sleep.  I hope he keeps it up.

    What a boring post with no pictures but I've got Petey sleepin in my lap and I forgot to bring the camera over before we settled so too bad!

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011

    musings on a baby boy

    Before I had Peter I think I kinda wanted a little girl.  Of course I always knew I would love and adore my child no matter their sex but part of me thought little girly stuff might be just a little more fun for me.  Well, now that I have a little boy I had to say I really do find the dirt eating munchkin moments to be fantastic fun.

    He has absolutely zero interest in stuffed animals or books.  But if it has moving parts, lights, or buttons, he's ALL over it.  He studies things and likes to figure out how to make it do everything it can do.  He'll keep turning and pulling and poking until he's satisfied that no other parts open up or activate anything else.  He pulls the batteries out of the remote and then tries to put them back again. 

    I really don't know much of anything about little boys, but boy, I'm having fun learning!

     This was just after he came in from playing in the rain (and my tomato planter... again).  The water and the mud made for a very happy boy.  And then bathtime was a blast as usual!

    Helping Daddy clean the lint out of the dryer. 

    Saturday, June 11, 2011

    Sesame Street and Gymnastics

    We have discovered Sesame Street.

    I'll often watch Food Network as Peter nurses and drifts off to sleep in my lap but yesterday I thought I'd turn on Sesame Street. I've offered him various kids shows before, including Elmo, but he never paid any more attention than he did to my shows so I just kept watching what interested me. Yesterday was different though. He was fascinated. The sprawl in the recliner is exactly how I set him when I got up to get the camera, he didn't move a bit, while usually when set in the recliner he tries to climb over the back immediately. The spell started wearing off a little so I put him a bit closer in his rocker and he went back to glued for a little while. I love the different expressions I caught in those shots.

    We finished swimming lessons a couple weeks ago and decided not to continue for a while.  The classes are in the evening and Peter just wasn't happy going out at that time.  He'd had fun the first few weeks but his nap/sleep schedule shifted so we'll just have to go play during free swim or when his sleep schedule shifts again.

    Parent/child gymnastics started this morning!  The age group for the class is 1-3 years, most of the children were 2 1/2 - 3 with one 2 year old and then Peter at not quite 14 months.  Despite the age gap, Peter was pretty comparably sized.  He was just a touch shorter but most of the kids had lengthened out into lean little kids as is normal so Peter looked like a little tank in there.

    The class started with the teacher asking everyone to sit on a colored spot on the floor she'd put down.  Peter, not too interested in following directions yet, started trying to collect them.  I managed to keep him entertained with one while she walked the other kids through some stretches and when she had everyone run around the room in circles for warm up Peter mostly stood in the middle and stared with occasional forays into the flow of traffic going the opposite direction.

    It was fun to see the other kids actually doing little things like somersaults and hanging on the bars and walking on the balance beam.  Peter seemed to enjoy walking on the squishy mats and was enthralled by himself in the big mirror and had a blast checking out the equipment (most particularly the stands and knobs for adjusting height.)  The class ended with the teacher blowing some bubbles and all the little kids crowded together popping bubbles was adorable.  It took Peter a while to realize what was going on and to wander in the midst but he did eventually. 

    I think the class is a bit beyond him and I don't think I'll sign up for more until he's a bit older but we'll keep going for this session.

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    Grandma and Grandpa come to play!

    Grandma and Grandpa came and had a wonderful visit yesterday. We had a blast playing in the park and Peter had so much fun showing off his walking and talking skills. We got a new word too! "Catch" Last week I played catch with him for quite a while and he had a blast but I forgot all about that until he started throwing his ball yesterday and every time he threw it he said "gah-sch!" The two parts of the word were very distinct and oh so cute.

    He walked all around the place holding Gramma's hand and had a grand old time, she still wasn't allowed to actually pick him up though. He was also very helpful when she wanted to try to take some pictures of him. I think he ended up taking more pictures of the grass and her jacket than she managed to get of him. I rather love the shot I got of the two of them taking a picture though.

    Grampy was there and played with us a bit but he kinda melted in the sunshine and slept for most of it. I love the picture of him sleeping on the hill, it reminds me so much of when I was a kid and we'd be playing around him and he'd be trying to stay awake but just not succeding convincingly.

    My mom also brought Peter the ferret and Peter had a ball playing with him but that play is really hard to photograph. I tried but I mostly got little blurry flashes and butts sticking in the air as Peter peers under whatever the ferret is checking out. They seem to enjoy playing together though and it is such fun to watch.

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    Momma's little helper

    I just can't get enough of that sweet little grin.  In this shot he's been 'mixing up' my poor tomato plant with a whisk and periodically trying to get at Thomas in the planter on the table.  I'm SO happy we got a place with a south facing balcony so I can grow plants and let Peter and the kitties play in the sunshine!

    Here's some random cuteness from this week: Peter was watching me sweep and when I set down the broom he picked it up and tried to walk around with it but kept getting it stuck on things so I got out the little broom I found while I was pregnant and he LOVED it.  He was 'sweeping' chairs, the floor, the cats...  it was so much fun to watch.

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    Wednesday, June 8, 2011

    Snapshot - 13 1/2 months

    What he is saying:
    •  Still lots of Mamama and Dadada
    • Ghee Ghee! (seems to be his attempt at kitty!)
    • A whole lot of other sounds
    • While he's not saying them yet he's signing "hi" and "bye" with two distinct waves even when he just hears the word so it isn't just him copying our wave!

    What he loves doing:
    • Touching the kitties!
    • Digging in the planter on the balcony, sad for the tomato plant trying to grow in it but oh well, we'll see how many make it to ripeness.
    • Playing with water.  Whether it's water in the sink, toilet, tub, watering can, pool, puddle... you name it.
    What I am loving about him:
    • His ADORABLE drunken sailor walk.  I just adore it!
    • How easily he adapts to different situations.  He did amazingly well at a crowded conference for three days.
    • How intense he can be.  He is very expressive and he lets us know when things are and aren't going as he would like them to.
    Some of his quirks:
    • He likes kalamata olives but not black olives.
    • He holds anything remotely cellphone shaped up to our ears for us to talk into (and he enjoys it when we talk then hold it for him).  But if there's someone actually on the phone talking to him it fascinates him and he wants to stare at it.
    What I want to remember from today:
    • His obvious delight at all the different toys our first time to Tiny Tots.  
    • How happy he was to play with a new kid and how willing he is to share.  He doesn't mind when another child takes a toy as long as there's something else for him to have instead.
    • The way he feels sleeping snuggled in my lap after a long day of play.

    Snapshot - 1 year!

    **I typed this up 4/24 but never posted it, oops**

    What he is saying:

    • Mamama and Dadada
    • Lots of motor noises, particularly when pushing toys around

    What he loves doing:
    • Playing 'can't catch me!'  He giggles furiously when I call after him "I'm gonna get you!"
    • He still adores daddy's mouse and has figured out many of Jason's tricks to hide it from him.
    • Emptying the fridge door, though now that he can open the fridge on his own the novelty seems to be fading
    • Playing in the toilets!  Opening and closing the lid, flushing, and general joyful splashing.  We haven't had him clog it yet...
    What I am loving about him:
    • I love watching him experiment with things, figuring out how things work.
    • How patient he is when we're out running errands
    • How he scrunches up his whole face when he grins

    Some of his quirks:
    • He loves everyone and smiles for strangers in a heartbeat, but if anyone tries to hold him, he cries desperately.  They may get a minute or two of happy baby, but not much more than that.
    • When something frustrates him the throws it away from him, tucks his chin to his chest and grunts (hard to describe, but rediculously cute).
    What I want to remember from today:
    • The absolutely gleeful belly laughs coming from both Peter and Jason as they played together this afternoon

    Tiny Tots

    We went to check out Tiny Tots today just cause it was something different to do and it struck me as a good idea. It's fantastic! It's just two rooms in the basement of the community center and it's full of all sorts of toys. There were tons of cars and trucks, Peter made a beeline right for them and carried that red car around for quite a while before taking any deep interest in anything else. There was a train table and a lego table, three slides, a puppet stage, several of those horses that rock on springs (no idea if they have some fancy name but I remember those from when I was a kid). Plenty of 'appliances' for playing house, I don't think I've ever seen a plastic washer and dryer before, and lots of plastic food. Even a dress-up box with several capes! The rooms were connected by an open double door, the one with most of the toys was carpeted and the other had a little basketball hoop and some 15 or so vehicles for kids to ride in/on. I can see that room reading like bumper cars on a cold rainy day.

    Today the place was empty, there were two kids there when we arrived but apparently it was time to leave for kindergarten as they left within 5 minutes of our arrival. The whole place was ours for over an hour and a half until a 2 1/2 year old arrived. His mom and grandma appeared to be meeting with a social worker or something so he was left to his own devices. Except for the trains which he hoarded completely he played really well with Peter and was a pretty friendly child. Peter had a blast going from pile to pile just checking everything out a little at a time. It wasn't rainy today but it wasn't particularly nice either so I was kinda surprised at how quiet it was. I wonder how busy it gets during the wet winter months.

    Busy or quiet, this is going to be a fantastic fun place to play!
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    We're still here!

    I've got so many cute pictures since I last posted that I know Peter will never give me time to post them all so here's just a few and I'll try to post more often to keep up with the cuteness in the future.

    It's kinda hard to see in the picture but this is his first experience with eggs. He was helping me make breakfast and he started pulling eggs out of the fridge so I just put him in the tub with the two he'd cracked and let him go for it. He thought it was pretty awesome and it was fun watching his surprise when he cracked it enough for the egg to start coming out. Apparently this was all he needed as he plays in the fridge regularly but he hasn't touched the egg carton since!

    Peter is playing with Peter here, you can just barely see Peter the Ferret's nose poking out from behind the garbage can.  They had a lot of fun together in the hotel room.  Shortly after this picture was taken there was a moment of insane cuteness as  Peter the Ferret did his modified weasel war dance (his back legs are completely useless) and Peter danced with him!  It was spectacularly adorable but sadly we didn't manage to really get it on camera.

    This was a fun evening.  I can't remember what started it but apparently I thought he wanted to play in the sink (I was right) so I let him and he thought that was just the most awesome thing he'd ever done.  He just sat in there turning the water on and off  and played with the stream and his rubber ducky.  After a little while Jason thought to stop up the sink and then he had even more water to splash in which of course made it even better.  He is constantly reminding me how much joy we can find in the little things if we just stop to take the time and think about how cool it really is that we can pull a little knob and water runs out!  And better still, if we turn it one way it's cold but the other way it's hot!

    Walking in the park.  He still walks like a drunken sailor, especially when he's trying to go quickly, but he rarely crawls anymore.  It's pretty cute when he does fall too, it's Very controlled and he looks like he's falling in slow motion most of the time, pretty funny to watch.

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    Tuesday, May 17, 2011

    Daddy's out of town!

    We survived our first 24 hours without Jason.  Only two more days to go.  Peter seems to be doing pretty well, there's a lot of "dadadada" going on but he doesn't seem upset so that's good.  I'm holding up so far, I don't know how single parents do it though.  I already miss having a second pair of hands and an adult around to talk to. 

    I'm not quite sure how but I've been getting more housework done though so I think this place should be pretty beautiful by the time daddy gets home which will be nice.  Some days it's easier than others and even on my laziest days I'm getting better at at least doing a little bit.  It's SO much easier to KEEP house than it is to CLEAN it.  I love that distinction and I can really feel the difference in the rooms that I have perfected.

    The room I have the most trouble with is the kitchen.  My biggest trouble is that I LOVE to bake.  So the minute the kitchen is clean it just calls to me to make something in it.  Anything will do.  Like today, I started off my day with some strawberry shortcake.  Then decided that I absolutely had to try out my new food dehydrator.  I ended up drying some kale chips and my first attempt at flaxseed crackers.  The kale chips are better baked in the oven but the crackers ended up being surprisingly delicious and the texture was better than I expected.  A great combination of crispy and chewy.  That's gonna be a fun toy that's going to make it even harder to keep the kitchen clean as of course, Peter only allows me so much time to work without his assistance.  Oh well, progress, not perfection, is the name of the game, and I am making progress.  And I'm making nummy food so I can think of worse ways to make a mess.

    But enough babble, it's time for Petey pictures!
    I love the park we live next to, it's got lots of swings and a ton of different play structures that I've never even seen before let alone played on.  Peter is still rather unimpressed by the swings as you can see in his face.
    Now this is much more fun.  Yes, he's standing in my washing machine.  I was putting a load in the dryer and he REALLY wanted to see what I was doing so I thought "why not?" and set him in.  He twisted the knobs and scooted around in there for about 5 minutes before he decided he'd had enough and asked to go on his merry way.  I love watching him try stuff out.

    I've always wanted to live close enough to my work to be able to come home for lunch and now that Jason does I realize it's even more awesome than I'd imagined.  When it's sunny we've been meeting him for lunch in the park that's across the street from his work and it's been so much fun.  Peter's enjoying his dessert here, chocolate chip cookies are too tasty to resist.

    He's a sucker for an empty bottle of any sort so I thought I'd try to capture my little 'drunken driver.'  That crinkly faced grin is just the cutest thing ever.

    I've known since I was a little girl that I was going to be a momma, but I had no idea how incredibly awesome it was going to be.
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    Sunday, April 24, 2011

    Happy Birthday Peter!

    Well, his birthday isn't actually for a few more days but we had Peter's first birthday party yesterday and it was a blast. The weather cooperated fabulously and of my family only Jesse was missing. Peter had a grand time as long as no one but mom or dad picked him up and he was perfectly happy to play with everyone. Though, his favorite people were those drinking pop. He LOVES pulling the tabs off the top of pop cans.

    By the time we got around to the cupcakes he was pretty tired and really not that impressed overall.  I don't remember how many times Jason offered it to him before he actually took a bite, the wrapper was far more interesting and less messy.  He's a funny little boy, he really doesn't like to get his hands dirty.  Whenever he grabs something sticky he tries to shake it off.  Of course he doesn't like to have his hands washed either but I think that's more normal.

    It just occurred to me, I don't think I got any pictures of the pretty rainbow cupcakes I made!  Poo on that.  I wasn't that impressed with how they tasted (the vanilla with chocolate were much better) but they were so pretty.  Oh well, I'll just have to make them again but tastier this time.  I've got so many more pictures but I'm tired, it's been a busy weekend.  I'll post more later.
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    Friday, April 8, 2011


    I made homemade chocolate pudding-pops this week just cause.  As you can see in the pictures above, Peter gave his stamp of approval.  His reaction to the cold was pretty funny at first but it didn't take him long to realize that despite the cold, this was something yummy!

    He's getting close to walking too.  He's taken a few steps unsupported but he hasn't realized it yet.  Both times he had something in his hands that must have just distracted him enough to not think to look for something to hold onto.  I wonder if he'll be walking in time for his birthday but I also won't be surprised if he waits a few more months.  He'll get there in his own time and crawling sure isn't slowing him down.  He LOVES playing "can't catch me!"  His happy baby squeals and giggles are just the most wonderful sound I've ever heard.

    Wednesday, April 6, 2011

    Peter sat at the table with us for the first time tonight! He was so cute sitting there like a big boy chowing down on his dinner. Some bits were eaten off a fork we loaded for him but much more was simply picked up and eaten out of hand (or out of lap). I was actually pretty surprised, he still usually just tips plates and bowls right over but he just sat right down and joined in like he knew exactly what to do.

    Saturday, March 26, 2011

    So much going on...

    I can't believe it's been over a month since I last posted.  Oops.

    I'm here to post cause Peter was just playing a cute little game he invented that I just felt like sharing.  I gave him a glass of ice that he dumped over and then very carefully picked up each ice cube and put it back in the glass.  As soon as they were all picked up, it got dumped over again.  He did that over and over for probably 10 minutes.  Each time he got quicker at picking up the ice cubes, at first he struggled as they kept slipping out of his hands but practice makes perfect!

    The other big news is that he's said his first word.  Da-da!  Jason is understandably very excited about this except for when Peter shouts it while smacking him first thing in the morning.  :)  I don't think the boy is taking after his poppa's night owl ways.

    Oh, and he's getting closer and closer to walking.  He's standing up without assistance and is perfectly stable while doing so (even able to shift his weight to close a drawer and then straighten back up).  No attempted steps yet though. 

    All right, Peter's telling me I'm done for now.  Next time there will be pictures!

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011

    Aren't my two men adorable?? Peter just loves it when his daddy comes home to eat lunch with him and I just love having opportunities to get cute pictures of the two together. :)

    We went to Portland Saturday and had a great visit with my family. Peter had some fun playtime with Grandpa Larry. He didn't even mind when Grandpa stuck his truck in his pants. That confused him for a bit (the truck rattled every time he moved) but when he couldn't see anything he forgot about it and went back to his other toys. It was pretty funny.

    I have such a wonderful life. As I sit here typing Peter is snoring the morning away. Baby snores are so stinkin' cute.
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    Friday, February 11, 2011

    Pictures in a baby's life

    He's sitting inside a tunnel playing with an empty tube of toothpaste. I love how everything in the world is fun and fascinating for him.

    A few more pictures of him with his beloved mice. His is the one with the 'tail' and he carts it everywhere but Daddy's clicks better. He knows where Jason's mouse lives and he like to go into the computer room and grab it. Sometimes he'll wander around the apartment with it but the pictures here are from a day when he just decided to play with it on Daddy's chair.

    Peter loved my split pea soup (no, it's not green, I thought the yellow split peas were prettier). Of course I ended up wearing even more of it than he did but we both had fun and he had so much fun taking the loaded spoon and feeding himself. :)

    So, a few weeks ago I mentioned that he enjoyed helping me unload the dishwasher.  Well, now he's helping load it too, with himself.  The morning I took this picture I had opened the dishwasher to unload it then instead of emptying the silverware as usual Peter decided to climb in.  His first time climbing up on anything and he made it look effortless.  He doesn't climb in every opportunity but periodically.

    Peter also LOVES his bathtime.  So far, no matter what he's doing, when he hears the bathwater running he comes flying into the bathroom and he stands up at the side of the tub and hollers and dances from side to side as it fills.  I've gotten some video of it but I haven't played much with how to share that video with you all.  I'll get to it at some point but for now, just trust me, it's cute!

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