Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Here are some highlights from his special day!
Thursday, November 05, 2009
What Anna Ruth is up to:
She loves to imitate Mommy. She especially would love to be James' mommy. She keeps an eye on him at all moments to make sure he doesn't do something he shouldn't. Sometimes this is helpful, other times it is very frustrating and annoying. Thankfully she has dolls that she can role-play with. The other day she came up with tying her baby onto herself, since she has seen me put James into The Ultimate Baby Wrap that I have. She found a dress up scarf and showed me how well it worked. Some funny quotes from Anna Ruth:
--We recently heard that Rich's sister Judith is pregnant, and so Rich's mom ("Memaw") has been telling Anna Ruth that Judith is growing a baby inside her tummy. The other day Anna Ruth turned to me with wide eyes and said, "Mommy, did you know that Aunt Judith is growing into a baby?!"
What James is up to:
--He has four teeth--two on top and two on bottom.
--He gives open-mouthed kisses (but not always on demand).
--He can clap, and likes to clap to music and whenever he hears anyone else clapping.
--He loves to get into my "plastics" cabinet and take everything out. He even got inside the cabinet the other day.
--He has started trying to build towers with blocks and has been able to build a 2-block tower.
--He likes to drum on everything from tables, to bowls, to the floor.
--He says "Mama", "Dadda", "Anna" (for Anna Ruth), and sometimes will say "baba" (for Bye-bye).
--He has started walking!! It's been pretty gradual, but I think he's really getting the hang of it now. He takes 10 or so steps at a time and seems pretty excited with his accomplishment. He still crawls most of the time, but I don't think it will be long before he's an official walker!
--He likes to rock in his little rocking chair. He will hold on and bob his head back and forth to try and get it moving.
What they're both into:
--One morning while I was trying to get some bills payed on the computer, Anna Ruth was watching Sesame Street and James was happily playing in her room taking things out of her toybox. I was going back and forth from the computer to her room to check on him. Then I got sidetracked and forgot about it for a little while. I suddenly remembered because it had gotten very quiet. I ran to Anna Ruth's room and did not see James. When I went into the living room I saw James seated right next to Anna Ruth on the floor very engrossed in the TV show. I managed to snap a picture before he got distracted.
--They love to take baths together now. Anna Ruth likes to pour water on his back, and James just explores all the toys that float by and then drops them out of the tub onto the floor where I promptly pick them up and put them back in. He thinks it's a great little game! Me? Not so much. Except that I get these cute smiles out of him.
--They have started playing together in Anna Ruth's room. This is very nice for me, since I don't have Anna Ruth constantly wanting me to play with her or James at my ankles wanting to be held. They actually get along really well; Anna Ruth loves it when James crawls on top of her. She just has to watch out because he LOVES hair and always wants to pull her long locks.
I love my little munchkins! They do keep me busy and test my patience and wear me out, but they fill my life with joy and laughter, and I wouldn't trade being at home with them for anything! It is such a blessing to watch them grow and learn and to be loved by them.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
(Anna Ruth is the one with the ribbon headband, in case you can't tell.)
Monday, August 31, 2009
I recently signed Anna Ruth up for ballet lessons for the fall, and she has been getting excited about starting. Today I purchased her adorable little outfit, and when I got home I let her try it on. She of course loved it and immediately began practicing her twirls.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
holding onto the kickboard and kicking
noticing me standing there taking pictures
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009
The winner will get a 2-night stay in the Grand Room at The Inn at Middleton Place including breakfasts, cocktails, and lots of other fun stuff and also a 1 hour massage! If we win, it will be just in time for our 5 year anniversary.
Let me know if you have any problems or have any questions. Thanks for taking the time to help us out!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Our little boy never stops moving his legs, so this thing is great! No wonder I never got a rest from all that kicking when he was inside me! :) I know the video is a little fuzzy because of the movement, so I also got a couple snapshots.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
For about a week now, James has been showing a lot of interest in the food that I eat. The other day, he grabbed the cup I was drinking out of and tried to pull it to his mouth. And when I have him on my lap, he stares intently at each bite I take. So, I decided to let him try rice cereal since he just turned 5 months old yesterday. He ended up liking it, even fussing in between bites because I couldn't get it to him fast enough. We have a big eater...but I guess we knew that already!
Friday, March 06, 2009
1. white chocolate--I generally don't like white chocolate unless it's melted on pretzels. It's just a little too sweet and makes your stomach hurt quickly.
8. stinky (strong) cheeses--I really like cheese, but when it comes to the strong smelling ones, I'm not a fan.
What about you? Which ones do you LOVE or HATE? Which ones would you add to the list?
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Calvin la fondateur des libertes modernes – pg. 14
H.T.: Iron Ink
Friday, February 06, 2009
Well, I had to lay James down for a little while this morning while I changed his crib sheet. He was tired and unhappy and so was crying rather loudly. Anna Ruth went over to him and said, "James, James--inside voice."
I guess she's getting it.