Monday, April 23, 2012

10 months

Our sweet guy is 10 months old.  That sounds scarily close to one year! We love, love, love, love him so much.

  • He has the funniest sense of humor.  He just starts giggling at the randomest things: pulling Josie's leash, the luggage falling onto the baggage's always so fun to see what he finds amusing.  He also loves peekaboo, and the other typical things.  
  • He's a big boy!  We had his well child visit a couple weeks ago:  22 lbs 5 oz (75%), big head (97%), and I don't remember his height, but it was in the 90%.  He's in 18 month clothes, depending on the brand.  I think he'll be a tall boy.  Everyone that holds him says how solid he is.  It's true: my arms feel like they're going to fall off after holding him for about 5 min.  
  • Still wears the helmet.  Yuck.  We hate it so much.  He's had it almost 3 months and they initially said it would be 3-4 months.  Hopefully he gets it off soon.  
  • Has gotten much better at eating solids.  He eats three meals a day: fruit for breakfast (his least favorite meal of the day), oatmeal for lunch, a snack of yogurt in the afternoon (if I remember--usually on my lap while we watch Ellen), and veggie/protein for dinner.  He likes to eat, but absolutely hates getting into the high chair.  He doesn't calm down until I put food in his mouth. Strange.  He has not grasped the concept of finger foods.  He gags whenever something that isn't pureed enters his mouth.  
  • He still nurses 3x a day and twice in the middle of the night.  
  • He is super smiley.  He smiles all the time.  Especially when someone says his name.  He also loves to wave his arms up and down when he's excited.  He loves to pound on the table.  
  • He has suddenly become a fantastic napper.  Hooray!  He takes two naps a day, each one is usually 1.5-2 hours long.  I wouldn't have believed you if you'd told me 6 months ago he would ever nap so well.  Back then his naps were about 20 min. long.  
  • He can use a sippy!  He's still not incredibly efficient at it, but he'll do it.  He loves water.  Juice--not so much.  
  • He can crawl! I first saw him do it on Monday, April 16th, but he wasn't incredibly motivated to do it.  It was only if he saw something he really wanted.  Just this past week he's gotten more comfortable with it and pretty much moves around all the time! 
  • He pulls himself up to standing pretty well and stands with ease.  He doesn't fall anymore.  
  • Finally got his first tooth!  Cam noticed it while feeding Andy dinner on Monday, April 16th (big day for him! Also the day he figured out his sippy cup).  It's his bottom left tooth.  It looks like his bottom right will pop through any day now, too.  
  • It feels like he's had a runny nose all month.  *Luckily* his favorite thing is to wipe his nose on my sleeve all day.  That's much more fun than letting me wipe his nose, which he hates.  
  • Still loves Baby Einstein.  We love that he loves it so much!  Oftentimes we play it during dinner so we can actually eat. :)
  • He loves books.  Especially his abc book and his animal touch 'n feel book.  And he loves to tear the flaps in his books that have flaps.  
  • Absolutely drenches us when he bathes.  He is a splasher! 
  • He had his first trip of the season to the pool.  He absolutely loved it.  I think we'll live there this summer.  
  • He loves to nibble on his pointer finger.  He also loves to play with his toys.  He crosses his ankles all the time too.  Especially while nursing.  Adorable.  
  • He has gotten much better at entertaining himself.  He loves to sit by his basket of toys, dump it out, and examine each toy. 

Favorite time of the day: after bath time, rolling around naked, playing with his blue cup.   
Dad is his best friend.  He gets super excited when he comes home from work!  Sometimes we go and wait outside for his car to pull up.  

Visiting Grandpa Greg in Utah.  Yummy dinner at Market Street Grill.  
With Uncle Ben and Aunt Christine at Rachel's graduation; 10 months today! 
"I love to chew on everything." 

Ignore the boogers and look at my sweet smile.  

Sunday, April 15, 2012

People I Love: Sara

My wonderful sister Sara (also known as Sar-Bear) celebrated her 19th birthday a couple of weeks ago, so I think it's time I make a list of things I love about her! 
  • I remember a few years ago telling one of my friends about Sara, as we were scheming to arrange Sara's marriage to my friend's brother.  I said, "The best way to describe Sara is sunshine!  She lights everything up."  That is still so true.  She is always a joy to be around.  She makes everything more fun.  She has a magnetic personality.  Everyone wants to be her friend.  
  • She is absolutely beautiful.  There are so many times I look at her and think, "Dang, she looks good! Why didn't I get those genes?!"  She has a way with fashion, style, makeup, etc.  She always looks so pretty.  Whenever I'm not sure about an outfit, I can always trust Sara's opinion. :)  She has an eye for decorating and crafts too.   

See...isn't she pretty?
And here, too.
  • She is kind.  She has such a soft, sweet heart.  She is so tenderhearted.  She's always looking out for others and wanting to do something nice for them.  
  • She is FUNNY.  She has the craziest sense of humor.  She always does the randomest things in public.  We were at the beach a while back and she all of a sudden started dancing ballet around all these people we didn't know.  Of course the entire beach was staring at her, pointing...but she loved it.  :)  Once we were on a sight-seeing boat and she put on a really weird hat and started acting like the boat was swaying so much and she was going to fall over any second...even though it was probably the most mellow boat ride ever. Some other pictures that showcase how crazy she is:

  • She is so upbeat and positive about everything!  
  • She is super talented.  Piano (she would have easily gotten into BYU's piano dept if she wanted to), dance (probably got that from me), singing, and school.  She is smart! She puts on a ditzy act sometimes, but don't let that fool you.  This girl got a 5 on her AP Calc test!  
  • She is a good sport.  She has put up with endless facebook, phone, and email pranks from me. 
  • She has such a sweet testimony.  You can just tell by the way she lives her life that she loves the Savior.  
I LOVE YOU SARA!  Hope this year is a great one. :)  

Monday, April 2, 2012

I love him.

Oh my goodness, I love my little Andy.  We got more of 6 month pictures back and I can't stop looking at them.  It makes me almost want to sneak into his room to wake him up and cuddle.