Friday, March 25, 2011

Happy Friday -- 10 Things

My friend, Michelle B., recently started making a list of 10 things to be happy about each Friday.  Being the list-maker that I am, I decided to join in.  Here are the things that made me happy this week. 

1. Spending lots of time with Liam (the grandparents even got a little time with him).   

2. Visits from friends -- Jenny, Sarah, AND Ashley!
Ashley and Liam 
3. This book, which is prompting some excellent discussions.

4. Dairy-free, soy-free chocolate chips!  And the pancakes I put them in.

5. A baby who has a much easier time pooping.  Even if the poops smell 10x worse.  It's so much better knowing that he's comfortable.  Thank you, Similac Alimentum!  

6. Playing Scramble on Facebook with my mom.

7. Last night's proposal on The Office.  I didn't think they could top Jim and Pam...I was so wrong!

8. Socks that look like shoes.
sock shoes

    9. Putting together Liam's Easter basket.

    10. Impulse purchases from the Target dollar section.  Those bunny ears were the best $1 I've spent in quite some time.
      getting ready for Easter

      Wednesday, March 23, 2011

      Liam - Week 5

      whachu talkin' 'bout

      We finally took Liam's one-month photo.
      He spent his first night in his crib.
      He went to the doctor twice.
      He started formula. 
      He started another formula.
      He wore his first 0-3 month onesie.
      He watched lots of shows on Hulu with Mommy and Daddy one lazy Saturday morning.
      He went to church and Sunday School for the first time in a month.

      Thursday, March 17, 2011

      Happy St. Patrick's Day...

      ...from Mike and Liam!

      Happy St. Patrick's Day!

      Aren't the matching hats just too much?!  It's almost unbearable how cute my guys are.

      Monday, March 14, 2011

      Liam - Week 4

      •  My baby boy is a month old!  
      • He weighed 7 lbs 13 oz at his pediatrician appointment.
      • He is quickly filling out clothes that swallowed him up a few weeks ago.
      • He knows how to rock the fauxhawk.  
      • He's making more cooing sounds.
      • He's the only person I know who likes the sound of my singing.
      • He got a visit from his Uncle Matt, Matt's friend Rachel, and cousins Joanna, Robert, and Will.
      • We watched lots of Poker After Dark.  Mommy got to explain to him that Gabe Kaplan isn't just a poker player, but that he was Mr. Kotter back in the day.

      Wednesday, March 9, 2011

      Lullabies of the non-traditional variety

      As it turns out, there is now one person in the world who tolerates -- even enjoys -- my singing.  Since discovering this, we've been doing lots of singing over the last couple of days.  We sing some of the stand-by kids classics.  But I threw in a few other songs to our playlist...

      When I got to the "haven't you always wanted a monkey" line, he smiled.

      This is also Mommy's ringtone for Daddy.

      I just sing the chorus...because that's all I know.

      Saturday, March 5, 2011

      30 photos

      I saw this list over on Danielle's blog, and decided I had to give this a try.  This list took some time to complete, but I had a lot of fun looking back at my photos on flickr and facebook.  If you do this, I'd love to see your list.

      01 / someone you spend a lot of time with:

      02 / a picture of you:

      03 / a random picture of you and your sig. other:

      04 / a picture of something that makes you happy:

      05 / an old picture of you:

      06 / a picture of your sibling(s):

      07 / a picture you never posted on your blog before:

      08 / a picture of a person you miss:

      09 / a picture of people who know you now and then:

      10 / a picture of your favorite place:

      11 / a person you can tell everything to:

      12 / a picture of your everyday life:

      13 / a picture from a place you love:

      14 / a picture that reminds you of great times:

      15 / a class photo:

      16 / a picture from the best day of your life:

      17 / a picture that always makes you laugh:

      18 / a picture of your spare time:

      19 / a photo from a great night:

      20 / a picture of the people who are closest to you:

      21 / a picture of someone you always have a good time with:

      22 / a picture of your parents when they were your age:

      23 / a picture from last summer:

      24 / a photo of your closest friend of the opposite sex (not sig. other):

      25 / a picture of you on a favorite vacation:

      26 / a picture of an accomplishment:

      27 / a picture of your closest friends:

      28 / a random picture from photobooth:

      29 / a photo that makes you smile:

      30 / someone you will never let go of:

      Friday, March 4, 2011

      Liam -- Week 3

      Liam after bath 2

      • He had an unexpected pediatrician appointment, and quite possibly has a dairy sensitivity.
      • On the plus side, he's up to 7 lbs. 2 oz.
      • He received a cute hippo from Finland in the mail. (Thank you Inka!)
      • He loves his mobile.
      • He started sleeping in his Pack 'n' Play.  Mommy is slowly getting up the nerve to let him sleep in his crib.
      • He does not like to be much so that mommy is pretty sure he growled at her when she tried to burp him recently.  
      • He almost always wakes up to eat during Poker After Dark. 
      • He's much more alert through the day, and has started "talking" to us a little.
      • He has the most adorable grin.

      Tuesday, March 1, 2011