Tuesday, March 31, 2009

So Big


Michael is very interested in holding his own bottle now.


Daddy loves him so!


Mommy does, too!

The Many Faces of Michael




Precious Boy





Exersaucer Fun




Michael continues to amaze us with each new skill he learns! He is getting very good at playing with his toys. He has figured out buttons and how to spin things. He is always looking for something "new" to do and gets frustrated if he cannot master a new skill immediately. Kind of sounds like his parents... :)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Dangerous Liaisons



Oscar insists on laying on Michael's blankets when I spread them out on the floor. On this particular day, I move Oscar to one end and the baby to the other. Well, of course, Michael rolled onto his tummy and was "in range" of Oscar. I told Oscar he was in a perilous position. He just waved his tail in Michael's face. Can you guess what happened next? Let's just say Oscar exited the scene abruptly!

Feeding the Backyard Geese


Now that spring is here, the geese and ducks have gotten quite active. They love for the residents on the lake to feed them, and they will come right up to our deck.


It's mating season for the geese, and they've been REALLY loud (we can hear them quite clearly from our bedroom at night)! We haven't seen any of them sitting on nests, but we hope to see some goslings at some point this spring.

Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue?


There's something about dressing Michael is blue and brown they really brings out the blue in his eyes!

This Is How the Eskimos Kiss

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The oddest things make Michael laugh. The tummy monster has been a favorite of his for a while now. Recently, I started showing him Eskimo kisses and he thinks they're great!

He Keeps on Growing!


Michael has moved up yet another size in clothes and diapers. He's wearing size 3 in Pampers now (I remember putting those tiny newborn size on him!) and he's wearing mostly 6 month clothes now (some of his 3 to 6 stuff still fits).

Bumbo Time


Here's Michael in his Bumbo baby seat. He likes to be "up" and to be able to see the whole room, but he only wants to sit in it in short increments.


I love the look on his face here. I can imagine him saying, "You see, it's like this..."

Monday, March 23, 2009

I Found My Feet

Situp with Daddy


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Playtime with Daddy





Michael loves spending time with his daddy!

A Walk on the First Day of Spring


Michael and Missy in front of our flowering bush that I can't remember the name of.


Heather, Hope, and Will joined us. This is Hope making friends with a neighborhood kitty cat.


Michael is wondering why I've brought the camera.


Will was excited to have his picture taken. After our walk, we went down to the lake to feed the ducks and geese. It was a great walk!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Big Boy

Michael had his 4 month checkup today. He is 27 inches long (off the growth chart) and 18 pounds 3 ounces (95%). His head circumference was also off the chart. What a big boy we have! We are so thankful he is thriving! He's feeling a little better now, so we hope to be over these colds soon!

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Few Pics from the Past Week...




He Did It!

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Michael has been rolling over alot today, and I finally caught him on video :) Poor sweetie isn't very happy when he finally manages to roll over - I guess he really isn't sure what to do next!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

We Are Sick

I'm sorry for the lack of posts, but all three of us are sick.

Jason and I woke up with sore throats on Wednesday and have had the "ick" ever since. We took Michael to the doctor on Thursday because we could tell he was coming down with a cold, too. He also has an ear infection (poor guy!). So, we are doing the pink antibiotic thing with him. As a result, I've changed many more dirty diapers in the last few days than you could possibly imagine. I would love to know how a baby can get more poop on the outside of a diaper than inside it, but let me assure you, mine can!

We started him on probiotics today to help counteract the antibiotics but he hates how they taste... so, I'm off to figure out how to sneak them by him.

Michael has his 4 month well child visit on Tuesday (he's not exactly well, but okay) so we will post how that goes. In the meantime, I'll try to capture a few good photos, but it's doubtful given that we are all living in our pjs.

One other bit of news, we were able to chat with my dad on Skype today. It was great to be able to "see" him and for him to "see" Michael.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Few More...



Bathtime Fun





Playing in the Jumperoo


Oh, this is fun!!!



Okay, Mommy, I'm ready to get out!

I can roll over!


He did it! Still can't get that arm untucked, but he's getting better all the time!


It still freaks him out a little. He usually needs some comfort after he gets back onto his back.