Friday, January 9, 2009

Brotherly Love

I'm really not sure who loves who the most...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

This is what TV will do to a kid..

"Hey! Hey! Hey Honey!?? Are you listening to me???"

"Are you talking to me mom? I'm busy! What do you want??"

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Water Baby!

Today was Anderson's first swim lesson :) I only wish I had someone there to video it or take pictures- it was one of the most fun things AJ and I have done together so far. Jason told me that he will make it to at least one of our classes before it's over so he can watch him and get it on video.

We arrived at the rec center today and although I was confident Anderson would enjoy the water, I was a little unsure how I'd do this whole thing alone. We were dressed in our suits already, but since it's 40 degrees outside, we both had layers of clothes we had to get off when we got there. I also was wondering what the pool temperature would be; I'd heard from other moms that sometimes it can be pretty cold.

When we got there, I was happy to see that there were 5 other parents and kids there too. The instructor had us all get in the pool and right away AJ LOVED it! He was smiling, kicking and laughing pretty much the entire time. The (indoor) pool was nice and warm and I didn't have any problems getting in and out of the rec center.

The point of this class is to get babies used to the water- we sang songs, splashed and dipped their heads under water. AJ enjoyed everything- at times he was screaming and laughing while the instructor was talking. I have to say- he was the best little swimmer there :)

The class was only 30 minutes long so after I took AJ to the other kiddie pool and we played there for a while. I had him float on his back for a few minutes at a time, dipped him some more, and twirled him around.

Seeing how happy he was in the water made me so excited for the summer! We'll be at the outdoor pool all the time!

Christmas 2.0

We were so overwhelmed by gifts this Christmas that we had to ship many things back home- mainly AJ's gifts. Well, they arrived yesterday and it was like having Christmas all over again! We had forgotten about some of the gifts and they were all new to AJ. Here he is this morning (red nose and all) about ready to tear into them! So fun!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Snack Time

Eating and Drinking

AJ had finally decided to broaden his horizons and is starting to enjoy fruits- Once in a while I could get him to eat a few bites of apples before he started spitting them at me. Now, he really enjoys them. Today I tried pears again and he really liked them too! Good thing because I just made a big batch of both!

He still loves peas, carrots and sweet potatoes but now will eat fruit. We're continue to hold off on bananas because they just plug him up too much :(

As for drinking, I'm trying to figure out how to get Anderson to take a sippy cup, but he has NO CLUE how to do it. He ends up chewing on the bottom of the sippy cup or throwing it down on the ground for fun. At his age, AJ really doesn't need to drink any water or juice because I'm still nursing, but I'd like to him to get a few ounces of juice each day to help with his digestion.

I had been getting juice in a straw and then dropping it in his mouth, but decided to try to get him to sip a straw. It's the funniest thing because he can do it- but I don't think he quite knows he's doing it. Then, to top it off, when he actually sips and gets some juice, he typically just opens his mouth and lets it all out and all over himself.

Meal time is a VERY messy time in our house! But it's super fun!