Sunday, October 31, 2010


Z had his first taste of the other white milk this month. It was received with mixed reviews. He really didn't seem to mind it the very first time, although he didn't exactly slurp it down. But by the second and third time the novelty had worn off, and he really just wanted his beloved water back. He's gradually warmed up to it, which ironically our guess is that it's because he is getting used to his milk being served cold! 

He's already had an entire gallon, and is working on the next half gallon. Knowing his Daddy, this is just the start of many gallons to come!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

More walk walk walking.

You can really see here how well he's doing with his walking, and he's even better since we took these pictures!

One Year, To the Minute

These were taken at 9/30/10 7:42 AM, one year after little dude's birthday.
Okay, so I'm a month behind on my blog posts...I'm trying to catch up!!

One more Happy Birthday wish to my baby boy! (who I know is a toddler now, but he's still my baby, and probably always will be!)

and later that day...we ate the cake, again. results from the second cake-ing were just as fun. Thanks to the QC contingent for joining us in the celebration!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Great Birthday Present Grandma Ann, these shoes are being put to work!!!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Trying on NEW SHOES!

Well, these weren't the shoes Grandma Ann ended up buying Z, but like his Momma and Grandma Ann, he enjoyed trying them all on! (and walk walk walk walking in them!) 
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Spoiled Momma

I definitely feel spoiled by my little dude. He makes me so happy! I am such a proud Momma. I should probably offer a blanket apology to the friends, family, and random people at the shopping market for my incessant bragging. But he's so awesome, I just can't help myself. 

Everyday he does something new to amaze me. Today he was signing up a storm, and he's started really connecting the signs to the meaning behind it. He asks for milk all day long, and he's not easily deflected! But when he's hungry, all you have to do is ask him if he wants to eat, and he starts making the sign and squawking happily when we lead him to the kitchen. Although lately, he's starting to lead us to the kitchen.  We just hold his hand, and he will walk right out there.

And yes, it's official, Z is walking. I'm not sure when exactly we switched from cruising to full on walking, but he's doesn't need to keep a hand on the couch, or hold onto one of our fingers anymore. He walks across the entire length of the room, stops at the other end, then turns around and comes back. He still occasionally teeters and falls down, and he isn't very aware of the toys or furniture in his way, but he's getting better all the time. At least he isn't throwing himself forward at top speed, he's adding a little bit more control and finesse!

I just have so much fun with him everyday. We play together, and get all our errands run. Market runs are more fun when I have Z in the cart, pulling out the groceries and putting them back on the shelves (or the floor!) when I'm not watching carefully enough. He keeps me on my toes! 

He keeps me entertained, and smiling, and I really do feel spoiled to have such a happy, easy baby!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Voracious Reader

Luckily Auntie Christine likes to indulge her nephew. Z couldn't be happier!

Thursday, October 21, 2010