Sunday, February 24, 2008

Giant Messer

For those of you wondering what a stay at home mom does all day, I'd say this comprises a fair amount of the time. It seems that Isaac gets more creative by the day in ways to get into things and messes to make. One of his most recent favorite activities is pulling all the stuff off his shelves. He loves to throw everything over his shoulder so dramatically. I spend most of my day trying to keep up with his mess making (many days to no avail). I can't wait until he learns how to get into drawers! (HUGE amounts of sarcasm there.) Then I guess I'll be picking all my clothes up off the floor. :-)

He has to crawl all the way in to make sure he's gotten everything out.

He does occasionally put things back on the shelves...but only momentarily, so he can throw them back out.

Wouldn't you want to clean up this mess multiple times a day?

Monday, February 18, 2008

Two legged mobility

The Monkey is finally walking! We've been working on getting him to do it...I'm sort of surprised he didn't do it earlier. He's been able to pull up and walk while holding onto things for months, but he just refused to take the leap of taking steps on his own. So Paul put him down tonight and somehow coaxed some steps out of him. When Paul put him down, before he walked, he squatted down and did this little nervous laugh. It was quite adorable. Then I guess he finally decided he could try it, and low and behold, he walked! I've got some video of his second attempt I plan to put up, but I've got to edit it first. I guess we're entering a whole other world! (This picture is actually from a later date. I just have the video from the first day--no photos unfortunately.)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Peek-a-boo video

I'm making the leap to video, so we'll see how it goes. This was taken after Christmas on a stop to my cousin Debbie's house on our way home from Florida. Isaac likes playing peek-a-boo, but he had never really done it himself before this.

Friday, February 15, 2008


Ok, I posted 5 new posts today (not counting this one) best effort yet at getting caught up. Two of the posts are in January, so you have to scroll down a bit to see those. I've been hearing rumors that quite a few of you are still keeping up with this blog (thanks for your patience!). I love to get comments, so please post them so I know you're still looking. (I'd hate to keep doing this if everyone has stopped looking at it!) Thanks Ardie for your comment--that was cute :-). I replied to it if you want my explanation. Hope everyone is doing well. Love to you all.

Santa Clause?

Nice bubble beard there, Bubba!

This is the biggest smile we've captured, and therefore the best picture of all those teethers!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Favorite foods

Some of Isaac's favorite foods...

My little Monkey loves bananas.
He likes taking huge bites that are entirely too much for his mouth.

Pasta is great too (of course it has to be the marinara sause--the messiest of them all!)

Check out those hands!

It's also great for painting with after you've finished eating.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Isaac's wagon

Oma (that's what the grandkids call Paul's mom) gave Isaac this wagon for his birthday. It was a really nice day for February, so we decided to go for a walk and try it out.

Thank you Oma! We love our wagon!