Thursday, December 11, 2008

Liam meets Santa

James had the day off today (thanks, rain!), so we went to the Mall of Georgia to take care of a very important Christmas tradition-in-the-making: visiting Santa Claus! I think I was secretly hoping for a classic screaming-baby shot, but he did very well! (I'm sure we'll have one of those eventually!) He was pretty interested in Santa's outfit...all in all, I think he did pretty well! See you next year, Santa!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thanksgiving post - finally!

Well, it's a week late, but here are pics from Thanksgiving! My youngest sister, Brie, closed on her first house the day before, so we have been busy painting and moving her in since then.
Liam quite enjoyed his first Thanksgiving...he tried real mashed potatoes (loved them), sweet potatoes (hated them), and pretty much anything else that was soft and mushy. He also got to meet Bella, my sister Amy's chihuahua/mountain feist mix. Not a fan. He spent the last part of his time at G&G Neuhart's snuggled up on Grandma's shoulder on the swing, one of his favorite places to be. Then it was off to the Adair's for a delicious honeybaked ham dinner...and James reportedly LOST 3 pounds over the weekend. Jerk.
Liam and his Uncle Nick

Aunt Amy and Uncle Nick
Meeting Bella...

Aunt Amy and Aunt Brie
Too cool for Ladderball
I don't think she's winning...Nope!
Enjoying all of the "free time"!
Watch that necklace, Grandma!
That looks like a sleepy kid!
I love those cheeks!!!
Yup, sleepy kid.
It's hard work being a baby.
Playing with Daddy at G&G Adair's house
Trying out my awesome new highchair at G&G Adair's
Check out my two new teeth!
I can eat Cheerios really well with them now!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Opening Mail - Part II

So it's been a couple of months since Liam cracked up when I opened the mail. I had tried several time since, but it just wasn't hilarious to him anymore...until this morning! For whatever reason, the comedic value of ripping paper has returned! Enjoy!
Oh, and also note how he's trying to move about...he's still not quite crawling, but he scoots and rolls short distances to get what he wants. He'll even rock on his hands and knees...time to start baby-proofing the house!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Liam's friends

Liam attended his first ever birthday party on Sunday for Brayden Durham (the big number "5"!), and he also had a playdate with Emory Johnson on Friday (5 weeks). He learned to swing at the party and I think he really wanted to go down the slide, but he definitely had a great time watching all the kids run around.

Brayden's birthday party:

Playdate with Emory:

Monday, November 3, 2008

First Tooth!

YAY! Liam has been working on getting his first two teeth in for the past week or so, and I noticed today at the grocery store that it looked like one had finally poked through! Of course I didn't want to stick my nasty-shopping-cart-germs-hands in his mouth to find out, so I waited until we got home to check. Sure enough, he had cut the tiniest little speck of tooth! It's in the bottom left's a video of me trying to get him to bite on the spoon so you can hear it, because I knew it would be next to impossible to get a photo of it this early. He's hardly fussed about it at all...he's such a good baby!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Messy baby!

Liam was practicing feeding himself last night and made quite a mess! He was a joyful little mess, though, despite his swollen gums. You can kind of see in the pictures the two "bumps" on the front of his bottom gums where the little toofies are budding.
I'm looking forward to dressing up the monkey tonight and getting candy! Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Lil' Monkey

And here he is with his Aunt Brie! Only a few days to go until Halloween!
It's so tempting to use him as our ticket to free candy!

The sun was too bright in his eyes to get him to smile at the camera...

He looks so tough in this picture. Gangsta monkey.


I'm addicted.
No time to blog...must send friend requests...
OK, I promise to post more soon. I just finished Liam's halloween costume! (Here it is sans baby...he's napping. We'll do a final fitting when he wakes up!) I think I'm going to be a safari girl...I got a pith helmet and I think I'll just wear khaki shorts, a white shirt and my hiking boots. Easy & comfortable...noone will be looking at me anyway, with such cute competition!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

7 months

Little man will be 7 months old on Thursday...another month gone! I am pretty sure he's teething for real now, he's waking up in the middle of the night, feeling his gums with his tongue and he's just generally fussier than normal. I'll be glad when the little teeth pop through and he feels better.
Anyway, here are some shots I took this afternoon...I was't sure how the rest of the week would pan out and today was wide open, so I wanted to get some good shots as close to his birthday as possible. :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hilton Head

We just got in from another wonderful weekend on Hilton Head island...our last for the year. :( One of my sorority sisters got married there on Saturday (which was absolutely gorgeous, Kristin!!!), so my mom and dad came with us to watch the baby while we got our party on with my Sigma Kappa girls. Brie, Amy and Nick came, too, and a good time was had by all!
Here is a video from Friday morning...the weather was perfect; just warm enough to appreciate the shade. Liam again was a champ and napped on the beach in his little tent, but this time he also enjoyed just sitting inside and contributing to conversation. He is my favorite baby in the world!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Feeding himself

So I had a much longer, cuter video with him laughing and slapping the tray, but Movie Maker kept stalling out on me. grrr...
Anyway, here is the video of the pork chop feeding himself. I gave him these little Gerber puffs to eat this morning, and he was grabbing them by the handful. I think he likes this new skil...I do too, honestly, because he has outgrown sitting in his Bumbo and watching me. He arches his back so hard I just know he's going to pop right out. So feeding himself in his high chair keeps him entertained while I do laundry, dishes, eat my own breakfast, etc.

Enjoy! :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Some random pictures

I actually took these two outside shots under the tree in our front yard about a month can tell b/c everything is still green. I love his rosy little cheeks in the second one.

And this one just cracks me up every's a few weeks old, too.
And then James took this one tonight while getting him ready for bed. I was working downstairs and heard all kinds of commotion coming from his room - including stomping, squealing and hysterical laughing. You can see in the photo that Liam can now hold himself up if you give him something to hold onto...James was popping in and out of the room and Liam just thought it was hilarious!
And one more accomplishment that we don't yet have a photo of is his ability to feed himself (we do have video, though...coming soon!). My friend Kristin gave us some Baby Mum Mum Rice Rusks...Liam loved them! They're big enough for him to pick up and stuff in his mouth, and they're not too messy. He loves to sit in his high chair and eat them while we have dinner. He's also figured out that mommy and daddy's food tastes good too - I was sitting on the floor playing with him tonight and eating a chocolate chip cookie and he kept following the cookie with his eyes. I broke off a tiny soft piece (no chips, though) for him...then it was all over. As soon as he had gummed it and swallowed it, he was lunging at me/the cookie with his mouth wide open for more. Guess he got his mommy's sweet tooth!
That's all for now...I'll work on editing the video soon!