Thursday, September 30, 2010

Chef Shirley

I originally wanted to take these pictures to post a cute blog about how Shirley loves helping me cook. But instead, I thought I'd show you how she now smiles for...




Many of my other friends' two-year-olds smile like this for the camera, so I have to assume it's pretty normal, and that she will outgrow it by the time it's time for senior photos. I mean, as far as I can tell, I didn't smile this way in my senior pictures...follow my logic?

Also, that first photo is classic. The stuff of future torture.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Polar Bear

It wasn't untl about the fifteenth time (truly) this E.NOR.MOUS. polar bear swam up to Shirley and checked her out that she realized that he was real and that she maybe should consider being afraid. In the mean time, I got this fantastic photo.

Major Milestone

Well...It's happened. My children have successfully transitioned into their "big beds." This milestone was really difficult for me (again). Richard stayed in the bassinet beside my bed much longer than Shirley ever did, despite his enormity, because I didn't want to have to battle Shirley to stay in bed when she may not--ahem--want to go to bed. So far, it hasn't really been a problem.
Well, one night comes to mind... Our bedrooms are connected by French doors. Richard put Shirley in her big bed, and came out her bedroom door. Moments later, she emerged from our bedroom door. He circled back around and put her back in her bed and came out through our room. She followed through her own bedroom door. It went on like this for a few more minutes until Richard had had enough and made his point clear. I watched the whole thing from the couch--it was like watching "Laurel and Hardy Go to Bed."
Overall, however, the whole transition has gone very well. I still have the bassinet at my bedside, though, because I miss my little boy. Isn't that silly?

I think it's important to note that SJ sleeps with her head at the wrong end of the bed--in the same direction as when she was in her crib. I think her feng shui is off, otherwise.Woke him up with the flash...oops.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

At the Park

We've been taking as much advantage as possible lately of the gorgeous weather outside.
Here are some great photos I got last week at the park.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

He Sits!

Well, mostly. :) Also, if you would kindly note: his hair has started growing in. Really.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Baby Richard's First Bites

Two days ago, Richard got to try his first bites of rice cereal. He was NOT impressed, but I will not be thwarted. I have been unable to keep him full with breast feeding alone, and as a result, we've been sleeping in two-hour spurts through the night. Unacceptable. :)

What a big boy!

"Are you kidding me, Mom??"

Unimpressed. Unenthused.

For the record, night two went a lot better than night one. I see a lot of big meals in Richard's future.