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Daddy’s First Father’s Day

June 24, 2009 1 comment

James had his first Father’s Day last Sunday, so of course I did a successful job of teasing him by wrapping his presents and displaying them on the kitchen table the Wednesday before.  I know — evil.  To be fair, there were three gifts, and I let him open one each day starting on Friday.  Father’s Day itself was fun.  We indulged James’ craving for KFC, then later went out to dinner to Charley’s with his parents who were in town to help James’ step sister move.

Emmett & James on Father's Day

James, Emmett & spoon on Father's Day

Overall, I think James enjoyed his first Father’s Day.  I bet he’ll love it even more as the years go by and Emmett actually understands what’s going on 🙂

Age Timer: 22 weeks, 5 days

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Categories: Events, Firsts Tags: , , ,

Emmett Likes Oatmeal!

June 18, 2009 1 comment
Gerber Oatmeal

Gerber Oatmeal

Or “oap-meal,” as my family likes to call it.  Well, oatmeal mixed with formula, that is.  He definitely prefers it over rice cereal.  It’s kind of fun that his preferences, likes and dislikes are starting to shine through.  He managed to eat most of what I prepared tonight, and then proceeded to ask for more, as shown in this video:

What a messy lil dude.  Good thing he was wearing his Terrible Towel bib to mop him up with, courtesy of Uncle Dan and Uncle Matt.

Messy Dude in Terrible Towel Bib

Messy Dude in Terrible Towel Bib

Age Timer: 5 months, 2 days

Emmett Test Drives His New Walker

June 16, 2009 1 comment

Remember how I told you that all Em seems to want to do lately is stand up?  Well, thanks to Gran Lucy, now he can — without any help from James or me!  He has a brand new Sesame Street ABC Elmo Activity Walker, and he absolutely loves it.  Here he is taking it for a test drive:

That video was taken before we had a chance to add the toys.  He loves it even more now that they’re there.

Nibbling on Cookie Monster's cookie

Nibbling on Cookie Monster's cookie

We also tried out Emmett’s TravelSeat hook-on Chicco high chair for the first time yesterday, too.  I think he’s a fan.  Still doesn’t really seem to be a fan of rice cereal though.  I think we’ll have to try something else.

Love the hippos!  Hip? Hip-hop? Hip-hop-anonymous?

Love the hippos! Hip? Hip-hop? Hip-hop-anonymous?

In other news, Emmett is 5 months old today!  Can you believe it?

Age Timer: 5 months

Categories: Milestones, Toys, video

The Lone Mother

June 11, 2009 5 comments

Well, I’m alone again.  Sans boys.  I don’t think I’ve mentioned this yet, but for the entire month of June (and maybe even the first week of July), James and Emmett will be spending every Wednesday night to Friday night in Maine.  James is working for his parents’ business, Creative Cottages, and since I have a weekly work meeting every Friday, Emmett has to go with him.

Last week was the first week they went.  It was the first night I spent away from Emmett, and while it was nice to have some time to myself (I got a LOT of work done and was able to go to a Tweetup!),  it still felt strange to be alone, and I missed both of them terribly.  To keep myself occupied, I’ve made an extensive list of things I want to get done while they’re away in June, which includes a ton of magazine-reading, plenty of baths and pedicures and some online shopping.

Emmett the Super Stander

Emmett the Super Stander

Other than that, things are going very well.  Emmett grows more and more everyday.  And all he wants to do is stand up.  Seriously, this kid is totally dying to be mobile.  Last weekend we enjoyed another lovely visit from my parents.  We went for a stroll around BU’s campus on Saturday, and on Sunday headed over to the Charles for the Dragon Boat Festival.  James and I were also able to go on a date on Saturday night – we saw Angels and Demons (it was awesome!) and hung out with friends.

Enjoying the outdoors during the Dragon Boat races.

Enjoying the outdoors at the Dragon Boat Festival

Hope you enjoyed the update.  Gotta get back to my magazine reading!

Age Timer: 20 weeks, 6 days

Categories: Weekly Updates Tags: ,

Emmett’s Funny New Sleeping Position

June 8, 2009 4 comments

The other day I caught Emmett sleeping in the most adorably odd position ever – I had to snap a photo …

Emmett the Butt Sleeper

Emmett the Butt Sleeper

What a cutie patootie!

Age Timer: 20 weeks, 3 days

Categories: Bizarre Tags: ,

Feeding Emmett “Solids,” Take Two

June 2, 2009 1 comment

We attempted to feed Emmett that yummy rice cereal/formula mixture again a couple of days ago.  He seemed a little more receptive to the idea, actually opening his mouth when the spoon came near and even swallowing some of it (or so it seemed anyway)!  Check out the two part series below (we had some technical difficulties) for an exclusive look …

Age Timer: 19 weeks, 4 days

Categories: Milestones Tags: , ,
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