Monday, July 31, 2006

If you are reading this right NOW

stop everything you are doing and let me know who you are. I love seeing who is visiting my blog. It's so easy to leave a comment too...just click on the link that says comments. Leave me a line or two because I would love to hear from you.

My friend Luke

Me and Luke

I really liked this toy! I think mommy and daddy may buy me one. I can just imagine me zooming after the puppies and kitties in it. Watch out!

Hmm what am I suppose to do now?

Today, mommy and I took a little trip early this morning to my friend Luke's house. Luke's mommy had to go to work, so Luke and I got to play together ALL morning. Luke was very nice about sharing his toys with me. I tried to give him a hug to say thank you but it didn't quite work. After I ate breakfast, mommy gave Luke a bottle and tried to lay him down but he screamed and screamed. Boy he can be really loud when he wants to be!! Mommy tried and tried but nothing was working. I didn't like mommy spending all that time with Luke so I decided to let her know how I felt! Mommy didn't know what to do with 2 crying babies who both needed naps. Finally Luke and I fell asleep, but I didn't sleep very long. Everytime I moved the bed did too. That was a little scary. BUT...I did get mommy to myself for awhile and we got to play with some of Luke's cool toys. After Luke woke up, we played together for a little bit and then it was lunchtime. I wasn't quite sure about that! I wanted to eat it all but mommy had Luke and I wait for turns. After lunch and Luke's bottle, mommy tried naptime again. I wouldn't let mommy get to far...I wanted to play! Mommy and I played some more and I took a little snooze on mommy's lap while we waited for Luke's mommy to come home. I think mommy is pretty tired, but I heard her tell daddy and Luke's mommy (Jenn) that she wants me to have a brother or sister soon. HMMMMMM I'm not sure what I think about that. Let me ponder that for awhile, but until then


Guess what I can do all by myself??

I can pull myself up from sitting to standing!! While mommy and daddy were getting ready for church, mommy sat me in my crib and when she came back in I had pulled myself up and was standing holding on to my crib. Of course then I had to do it again for daddy. Watch out world! I'm going to be on the move soon!


Friday, July 28, 2006

Who should I call?

Hmmmm I have all these friends now, I wonder who I should call first???

Phone calling makes me hungry! I think I'll eat the phone instead!

What keeps the doctor away??

First, you give thanks

Then you decide how to go about eating it

I'm not so sure about's a little tart

I wonder if it will ALL fit in my mouth??

An APPLE a day, of course!
Mommy says that I am going to start applesauce on Sunday. I hope it tastes better then that green apple did. (Don't worry, I didn't eat it..I just liked sucking on it)

Everything tastes so good... apple

my microphone that I LOVE singing into

My stacking rings

The stacker..YUMMMMMM

Rule number 1: Everything must go in my mouth
Rule number 2: See rule number 1

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

I can stand by myself

well sort of. I usually have to hold on to something but today I stood a couple of seconds in my crib while mommy was getting my bath towel. I'd like to think that I can stand without holding on but everytime I try and let go I timber (as mommy and daddy like to say) Everyone says that I am going to be walking soon. I can't wait to walk and chase our puppies and kitties around the house. (Note to mommy and daddy: Put up a gate soon) Well that's all...

You caught me....

I'm so proud of myself!!

My best side

I wonder how I get out of this thing?? Can you help me?


Not much to update

On Sunday morning at church, I got to play with Grant and Sarah. I really like playing with them. Mommy even stood me up in the pew and I stood up all by myself. I'm getting to be such a big boy! Later on Sunday mommy and daddy went grocery shopping to restock the fridge. I started getting tired and cranky, so mommy got me ready for bed in the car and I was out like a light. On Monday, mommy and I did some errdaands and spent some time outside. It was really nice and just the right temperature...But boy how things change. Tuesday and Wednesday were HOT and I didn't want to go outside any more after our walk.

This weekend, mommy, daddy and I are going to try and get together with one of daddy's friends, Dr. Finnie and his wife Lynn and their children. I hope we all can play together.

Well that's about I said, it's been too hot to do anything so I'm


Sunday, July 23, 2006

To Thomas....from Mommy

To My Child...

Just for this morning, I am going to smile when I see your face and laugh when I feel like crying.
Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear, and smile and say how perfect it is.
Just for this morning, I am going to step over the laundry, and pick you up and take you to the park to play.
Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink, and let you teach me how to put that puzzle of yours together.

Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep the computer off, and sit with you in the backyard and blow bubbles.
Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once, not even a tiny grumble when you scream and whine for the ice cream truck, and I will buy you one if he comes by.
Just for this afternoon, I won't worry about what you are going to be when you grow up, or second guess every decision I have made where you are concerned.
Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me bake cookies, and I won't stand over you trying to fix them.
Just for this afternoon, I will take us to McDonald's and buy us both a Happy Meal so you can have both toys.

Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms and tell you a story about how you were born and how much I love you.
Just for this evening, I will let you splash in the tub and not get angry.
Just for this evening, I will let you stay up late while we sit on the porch and count all the stars.
Just for this evening, I will snuggle beside you for hours, and miss my favorite TV shows.
Just for this evening when I run my finger through your hair as you pray, I will simply be grateful that God has given me the greatest gift ever given.I will think about the mothers and fathers who are searching for their missing children, the mothers and fathers who are visiting their children's graves instead of their bedrooms, and mothers and fathers who are in hospital rooms watching their children suffer senselessly, and screaming inside that they can't handle it anymore.

And when I kiss you good night I will hold you a little tighter, a little longer. It is then, that I will thank God for you, and ask him for nothing, except one more day..............
I love you!!

We LOVE the Sleep Lady!

Thank you Heather Thank you !! Aiden's mommy told mommy about the Sleep Lady and I love my new schedule. It goes something like this:
6:30-7am Wake up and have some milk
8am Breakfast
8:15-8:45 Walk
9am Nap
10:30ish Wake up and have some milk
12:15p Lunch
1:00p Nap
3:30p More milk
5:00p Dinner
6:15 Bathtime
7:00 Bedtime

Here's what happens when my schedule gets a little off
We were a little late with breakfast. I hope it doesn't happen again, that tray is pretty hard.


Saturday, July 22, 2006

What's that BUZZZ?

Oh that would be power finally!! After 3 days of not sleeping in my own bed, I finally get to sleep in my own bed again and it feels soooo good.

Mommy and daddy had some work to do though. They had to empty out our freezer and refrigerator of almost everything. I'm glad that none of my food had to be thrown away. Mommy also had laundry to do. Having no power was exciting for a little bit, but I'm glad that all the lights are back on and that I get to sleep in my comfy crib again and not the pack n play.

Mommy and daddy told me that we did have a little scare Saturday afternoon. A tree limb touched a wire in our neighbor's backyard and caused a large BOOM and a little fire in the trees. My friends from the fire department came but they didn't get to use their hoses because the electric company was already cutting down limbs. The power was out for about 30 minutes, but I slept the entire time.

Enough excitement...I'm


Friday, July 21, 2006

Where did the lights go?

Wednesday night was pretty scary although I slept through most of it. It all started after I went to sleep. Daddy called mommy and told her that there was some bad weather coming. After mommy hung up with daddy the lights flickered a few times and went completely out. That meant NO fans, air conditioning, music, lights or TV. Mommy heard the tornado sirens go off and took me downstairs to the basement. I woke up for a little bit but as the winds calmed mommy and I went to survey the damage. The tree that was in our front yard fell down but luckily didn't hit the house and there are leaves everywhere.

Some of our neighbors have shingles off their roof, but mommy and daddy says our roof is fine. We ended up sleeping in the basement because it was cooler. On Thursday though, it got really really HOT so mommy called Luke's mommy and we were going to go to his house but Mommy and I were really tired so she called greatgrandma instead and we went to hang out at her house for the day and napped. I got to see my Great Uncle too because he came over to check on us a few times. We went back to our house to check on my puppies and kitties but it was really HOT. Grandma came over and we had dinner and then we went back to greatgrandma's house and stayed there. I also got to see my great aunt again and 3 of my 2nd cousins. I really liked playing with Larry. His dog, Pierre is pretty funny too. He gave me kisses all over the place...and I laughed and laughed.

I had a hard time going to sleep but once I did, I slept all night long! In the morning, I got up and had breakfast and played with Larry and Chris and after they left, Mommy and I went for a walk. More storms are coming but I hope we get to go home again soon. I miss my bed. :(


Tuesday, July 18, 2006

More proof that I am a monkey

I have learned how to grab the animals on my swing's mobile and I try to make them spin all by myself. I also have just started to sit up in my swing. I'm glad mommy buckles me in because otherwise I think I might try to tumble out on my HEAD! When I swing like a monkey, I also make sounds like a monkey. Mommy and Daddy laugh at me so I do it more. It is pretty funny. Mommy says that she will try to get a picture of me, but I am always in motion in my swing so it is hard to do.


Good Night, Sleep Tight

Mommy decided that I needed a schedule because I have not been wanting to take afternoon naps or sleeping through the night. Mommy heard from my friend Aiden's mom about the Sleep Lady. Yesterday was my first day trying it out. I wasn't too happy about taking my afternoon nap, but I did sleep for 2 hrs and I felt so much better. I went to bed without too much crying, but I woke up at midnight and I wanted mommy! She tried and tried to get me to go back to sleep the way that the Sleep lady said but I would not go to sleep. She gave me a little drink and I was asleep until this morning. When mommy and daddy came in to get me up, I had a surprise for them! I had managed to untie my bumper tie and I was playing with the bumper and the tag. It was pretty funny. Mommy says that she wishes she would have taken a picture!I think I might like this schedule...once I get use to it, but shhhh don't tell mommy. ;)OUT


It's been HOT HOT HOT so I haven't spent a lot of time outside. I have been going swimming though. I really like playing in the water. I have learned how to splash and I can even float on my back by myself for a very short time. I can sort of doggy paddle to as long as mommy or daddy are holding on to me. I like to hold on to them while I move my other arm and legs. I don't seem to get anywhere though. :( My friend Marc and his mommy and daddy came over and swam with me last week. I even shared my baby float with him. He needed it more then me. I liked playing with him, but all that swimming is hard work for a little guy like me.Daddy had last week off work so I got to play with him every day! I had so much fun. Maybe he will take off in October again for a week. (HINT HINT)Like I said, it's been HOT so I don't really have much to say...except OUT

My tricks

I have definitely learned how to roll over and scoot all over the place especially in my crib. Mommy and daddy never know where they are going to find me lying in my crib. Sometimes I sleep on my tummy, sometimes on my side and sometimes on my back. Sometimes I lay towards the window and sometimes I lay towards the closet and even sometimes I lay across my crib but I'm getting so big that I don't exactly fit. I love being a little monkey.OUT

Monday, July 17, 2006

Daddy's Birthday

Monday was a little different. Mommy and Daddy started a new sleep routine with me. I'm not quite used to it yet, but we'll see. One neat thing is we went for a walk around the neighborhood before it got too hot. Then after my nap, Mommy and Daddy picked up Grandma and we went to Noodles and Co. It was Daddy's Birthday! Things were fun for awhile, especially eating squash. But then I started getting cranky. I was tirrrrrrrred. Later, Mommy gave Daddy his birthday cards from us, and a DVD...whatever THAT is. Best of all, he got a yummy looking ice cream cake from DQ. Mommy and Daddy wouldn't give me any. How fair is that!?! Later on, when I woke up briefly, I thought I heard them both splashing around in the pool. Hey! I didn't think they'd do that without me! Well, the Cardinals are getting shelled by the Braves, so I'm OUT!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Trip to the doctor

I went today for my 6 month check up. I am getting so big. Dr. Rezabek was very happy with me and mommy and daddy. He said I am doing great! But then he left and the MA came in and gave me 3 shots. :( Even though mommy was holding me, I cried for a bit. I heard her tell mommy that next time I only get one shot. I hope that I am almost done with all those shots!!

My 6 months stats:
Weight: 21 pounds 8 oz (95%tile)
Length: 29 inches (97%tile)
Head: 18 1/2 inches (upper 97%tile)

Mommy and daddy weren't too surprised by any of my stats because I am wearing 9 month clothes now. Mommy has had to put away some of my favorite outfits because they don't fit me anymore. Maybe I will have a brother someday that will be able to wear them.I get to start eating fruits on Sunday. I can't wait! I heard that they are really sweet and I like my sweet foods.Well I think that is about it.OUT

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Look at how big I am!

Here is a picture of me on 07.04.06 when I turned 6 months.....

and here's a picture of me when I was just minutes old on 12.29.05.... (I wasn't too happy being's cold!!)
I have gotten so big in the last 6 1/2 months. I started out at 9 pounds 9 ounces and now I weigh 21 pounds 13 1/2 ounces and still growing.

Monday, July 03, 2006

My first road trip!!

After being sick for a week and not sure if we were going to go, mommy and daddy decided Friday that we were all well enough to embark on my first road trip. On Saturday after packing up the car and picking up grandma to pet sit, we were off to Bloomington, IL to see my friend Aiden's daddy get ordained and installed as a pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church. On the way, we made a stop in Springfield so daddy could get his record fix and mommy and I window shopped. I was happy to get out of my carseat again and stretch my legs. We stopped to eat and I got to sit in a highchair all by myself. I did really good but I really wanted to chew on the table and mommy and daddy wouldn't let me so I let them know how unhappy I was. After we all ate, we were on our way again. I took a little catnap in the car so I could be wide awake while we explored Bloomington-Normal. After we checked in our hotel, I had fun playing on the bed with daddy before bedtime. I slept in my pack and play for the first time and I almost slept all night except I heard mommy and daddy talking and I wanted to talk to them. Daddy got me out and put me in bed with him and mommy. I like sleeping next to them. When we got up on Sunday, we went to church and then did some more exploring before the ordination and installation service. It was a long time sitting still and I didn't like that, so mommy and I walked around the back of the church for awhile. I didn't see my friend Aiden until the very end and then I was so excited to see him and I think he was excited to see me too!! I wish I could see him more often. Mommy and Daddy said that maybe we would be able to see him again if we take a trip up to Chicago. At the reception, I had my first taste of icing and cake. On our way out of town, mommy and daddy lost my daytime eeyore and they spent a long time looking for it. I was happy that they had remembered nighttime eeyore because I was really sleepy. I slept most of the way back home until we stopped to eat in Litchfield. Mommy snuck me some potato and some applesauce. I made some really funny faces eating the applesauce. It was really tart. Once we were back on the road again, I napped some but woke up once we were back in St. Louis and I was NOT happy about still being in my carseat. I made sure mommy and daddy knew that too. Once we got home, I was happy to be home and to see grandma. It was a busy weekend, but I hope we go on a roadtrip again sometime.Mommy said she will post some pictures of me in the highchair and some of me and my friend Aiden soon, so be sure to look for them.Later.