Thursday, April 27, 2006

9 months

Well, I am 9 months old today. Time sure does fly by. And guess what you get to do at 9 months....go to the doctor. I did very well at the doctors. I even smiled for him because he didn't give me any shots. I guess you don't get shots at 9 months. That's a big relief! Everything checked out okay. My ears look good, my heart sounds good, and he said I even look good. The only thing he said is that I am a little small for my age. I only weighed a little over 17 pounds and 27 1/2 inches long. Which means I am only in the 5-10 percentile for weight and the 10th percentile for height. But he is not to worried about it and just wants to make sure it doesn't fall any lower than that.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


I am getting stronger every day. The therapist think I am doing great. I mean look at me sitting up all by myself. I am such a big boy. But it is still really hard. But I am working on it. The other night me and mom were sitting on the floor and she was holding my body and I held my head all by myself for about 30 seconds. That's a record. I even did it again the next day. I am determined to hold it up because dad said if I don't hold it up by the time I am a year old, he says I don't get any birthday cake. And you all know how I like my sweets.

Now that were on the topic of sweets. My speech therapist brought me a sucker yesterday during therapy. I guess she thinks I am doing really good. But later I found out that it was actually for therapy. She wants me to get my tongue stronger. Because sometimes when I am eating food I like to push it out with my tongue. She said most babies do that but a way to work on that is by sticking your tongue in and out. So that is what the sucker was really for, but I got to taste it and man was it good. I was sticking my tongue in and out the whole time. I think she is going to be my favorite therapist.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Go, Go, Stop

I've learned a new game. I like to imitate other peoples voices. Well it's more like they say something and I come back with "uh". But dad tells me to go and then we go back and forth and when he says stop, I stop. I stop almost everytime. I know I am just so smart. But I really like playing it and we play all the time.

I worked really hard today. And by that I mean supervising. Mom, dad and I worked outside all day today. We first went over to Grandma Vickie's and helped her in her yard. But that wore me out after awhile and I took a little nap. But then we came home and worked some more outside. But of course I just watched and played with the neighbors dog. He liked licking my feet. I am sure I'll sleep good tonight.

Friday, April 21, 2006

1st Tractor Ride

My grandpa taking me on my first tractor ride. As you can see from my expression it wasn't much fun. Like I said before I didn't like it at first but after awhile I thought it was alright. I'm sure it will take me a few rides before I really enjoy it. Then I'll be begging for rides. And as my cousin Luke would say 'Let's go feed hay grandpa.'

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Pics of Easter

Me and the Easter Bunny. I didn't even cry!

Luke, my cousin, petting the horses.

Luke, Drew and Dave feeding the sheep.

Mom and me hunting easter eggs.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Pics of haircut

Before - A little scruffy looking

"Mom, don't cut me!"

After - I'm so handsome

Sunday, April 16, 2006

1st Easter

Happy Easter! I had a very busy weekend. First of all, I got to go to a different farm on Saturday. It was nothing like my grandpa's, this one was a lot more fun....I think. My cousins, Luke and Drew, went with me. There were chickens and sheep that you could look at. Then there were some little baby chickens and ducks that you could pet but I didn't really want to pet them. Also some rabbits. Then I got to sit on the Easter bunny's lap and get my picture taken with him. I even smiled a little and didn't even cry. Unlike, my cousin Drew who cried and Luke who didn't even want to get close to him. Then I got to go on an Easter egg hunt, I got one egg and Luke helped me with the rest. But the best part of the trip was a horse and buggy ride. That was a lot of fun. I also got an egg painted on my face.

Then that evening I got to go to my Aunt Doris and Uncle Dick's house. I also got to see my other cousins Nick and Joe. They sure can eat a lot. I got to tell Doris all about what I did earlier and I wouldn't stop talking. I just kept telling her the same story over and over.

On Sunday, I went to my Grandma and Grandpa's on the farm. And got to see my Aunt Jen and Uncle Jason. I almost forgot who they were it's been so long. I think Jen is going to be my favorite aunt because she feeds me sweets. She fed me this cream cheese dessert and man was it good! I'm going to be up all night long.

Thursday, April 13, 2006


I have decided I am a pretty good supervisor. Today I watched mom do laundry and I made sure she folded everything right and hung everything up straight. I talked to her the whole time and watched to make sure she didn't mess up. I had to correct her a couple of times and yell at her. I also watched her load the dishwasher, but she did everything right. Yesterday, I got to help mom and dad cut down some limbs from a tree. Of course I made them do all the hard work and I just supervised. It looked like it was hard work. So I kept my mouth shut and just worked on my tan.

I usually enjoy being outside except when the sun is in my eyes. Mom takes me for a stroller ride everyday and that is a lot of fun and is also relaxing. I sometimes fall asleep it is so relaxing. We always stop by the neighbors and visit with her dog Gracie. She used to bark everytime I went by but now she doesn't mind when I cross her tracks.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Not happy :(

This is the face I made yesterday when I got my first tractor ride. This picture is not from yesterday but the expression was still the same (the pictures are still in moms camera). I wasn't to happy as you can see. It was really loud and bumpy. But after awhile I got used to the noise and grandpa held me extra tight. Then it was much better. I still kept looking at my grandpa to make sure everything was going to be okay, and he reassured me by smiling at me and telling me I was alright. I don't know when I'll be ready for another ride. I may need awhile to get over that one. But I'm sure I'll enjoy them when I get bigger.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

It's supper time

I have found out that food is much better than milk. I don't like drinking my milk when mom gives it to me now. I only drink about 3-4 ounces at a time. I usually get to eat some oatmeal or some kind of fruit in the morning and then for supper I get some meat and veggies, like broccoli and chicken, vegetable pasta dinner, or mac-n-cheese. Man is that stuff good. Sometimes mom and dad give me some real food from their supper. I've got to eat mashed potatoes, beans, and spaghetti. But the really good stuff is dessert. Ice cream is my favorite.

Where's my supper?

What was that?


Monday, April 03, 2006

1st haircut

I got my first haircut last night. As you can see from the picture I needed one. My curls were getting out of control. Mom liked the curls and wasn't ready to cut them off but dad talked her into it. Mom just wanted to trim the curls so they were still there but dad got a hold of the clippers and went to town. Now I look like a big boy instead of a cute baby with curls. Now no one will mistake me for a girl. You would think wearing a blue shirt that says "Gone Fishing" means that I am a boy, but some people are just stupid (like the lady in Walmart who asked if I was a boy or a girl). Well of course mom said I was a boy. And was nice enough to say 'Its hard to tell at that age'. So last night dad cut off all my curls and now I am a big boy. I'll show you the pictures later when mom gets them developed.

I also got to spend a lot of time outside this weekend. I helped mom clean up the yard and burn sticks. I loved being outside except when the neighbor started mowing her yard. It was really noisy. Then when dad got home I got to play catch with him and mom. Well I mainly watched. But it was still fun.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Early one day, late the next

I will sleep when I want to sleep and play when I want to play. That is the rule at my house. I decided to sleep in today until my mom woke me up at 9:30. I was sleeping so good too. I wasn't ready to wake up but she made and told me I had a big day ahead of me. I was going to get to go to Grandma and Grandpa's house. Mom and dad both had to do that work thing. Then I got excited and decided to wake up. Maybe grandpa will take me on a tractor ride. I keep hearing about those but I'm not sure what's in store for me. Grandma keeps telling me it has to be warm enough outside before I get to go. We'll see (maybe I'll talk grandpa into giving me one).

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Another one

Well I got another tooth. The other one on top poked through last night. So now I have two on top and two on the bottom. I'm all evened out. I'm feeling much better now that its in. I like to spit up a lot and throw up when I'm teething. Mom ended up having to change me 3 times the other night because I threw up. And as soon as she got another outfit on I threw up again. But I haven't done that since the tooth poked through. I'll give her a break on doing laundry for awhile (well until another one comes in).