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!