Sunday, January 30, 2011

A new car seat and some fish

This weekend we finally had to break down and buy a new car seat.  Kyle is so long he has pretty much grown out of his Chicco keyfit 30.  We went with the Britax and he has only riden in it once so we are still deciding.  It's hard for us because we travel quite a bit and the car seat needs to be comfortable for him.  Lots of them out there hardly have any padding.  If you have any suggestions please let me know. Here he is testing it out before we put it in the car.

Then on Saturday we were in an Outdoor World store.  They have such a great fish tank we had to show Kyle.  He loved it!!!  I guess we will have to take him to Shedd Aquarium in the city soon.

We're Back

We had a wonderful week with my parents/family in Michigan.  Sorry I haven't blogged sooner but I had a million things to do when we got back.  The baptism was just perfect.  We are so glad we decided to have him baptized in the church I was baptized and grew up in.  My parents have been members of that church for over 50 years.  I know it meant a lot to my mom that Kyle was baptized in the same church all of her 5 children were baptized in.  After the baptism my mom had a get together/party at the house and the whole family was there.  It was so wonderful to see all my family again. 

The priest even asked my nephew Ben to help him.  He was so excited.

My sister and brother in law are Kyle's Godparents.

My sister and Kyle.  It was too funny, my sister said the next day her arm and shoulder were killer her and she couldn't figure it out and then realized she was holding this chunky monkey a lot the day before :-)

Hope you are having a great weekend.


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Off for a week

We are off to Michigan this weekend.  Kyle will be baptized on Sunday.  A little later than I would have liked but we wanted him baptized in the church I grew up in.  Coordinating the baptism with the church and all family members has been a little challenging but we have it all worked out now.  After that Kyle and I will be staying in Michigan for the week with my parents.  I am so excited.  It will be so nice to spend time with my parents and the rest of the family.  I miss my family so much.  I will also hopefully get to catch up with some friends I don't get to see very often.  So I will be out of touch for a while.  The parents don't have internet.  I know, I know but being my parents are in their 80's they have no interest in learning the computer thing.  Believe me we have all tried.  Will check in with you all when I get back in a little over a week. Have a great weekend and week everyone.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Reusable Bags

Aren't these just darling.  La Plates has done it again.  Only $22.  All three are so cute.  Hmmm which one to pick.

Monday, January 10, 2011

8 months old

Well I am a little late on this since the little guy turned 8 months Dec 26th but things have been a little crazy.  Sorry.
We can not get over the progress our little guy is making.  Now I know I am a first time mom so I have nothing to compare to but to us he is doing great.  He crawls all over the house, stands up hanging on to anything and will also let go of things and just stand there for a few seconds.  The other day I was sitting by him on the floor eating some yogurt and he was walking with his Little Tikes activity walker and then all of a sudden he stopped and let go and took 2 steps and walked to me.  I couldn't believe it.  Maybe he will be walking soon.  We can sure tell he wants to.  His 7th yes 7th tooth has popped through. I can't believe it!!  8 1/2 months old and getting his 7th tooth. He jabbers all the time.  He says dada mostly (which is what the doctor said would happen) and mama when he is upset and I am not in sight.  He understands the word no.  When we have to tell him no, no he just looks at us smiles and stops what he was about to do.  It is so cute.  We think he is already around 24 pounds but his 9 month appointment is not until the end of the month.  He wears a size 3-4 shoe when he will keep them on and is wearing 18 months clothes already.  He can still fit into some 12 month pants but he has a big and long upper body and only can fit into 18 months or larger.  He is so strong.  We can not believe the strength this kid has.  Some of the things he can move with just one hand amazes us. We are so blessed he is such a laid back easy going baby.  There is not much that rattles him.

Here he is with his activity walker.  He loves it!!

Showing off some of his teeth.

And here he is saying "mom enough with the pictures already."  Ha-ha.

Hope you all are having a great new year so far.  I haven't had much to blog about lately.  I hope to get better.  I have just been trying to go through the basement.  Ugh!! What a project.  I am waiting to be contacted by Hoarders any day asking me to be on their next episode.  Ha-Ha.  No I am just kidding.  It's not that bad but between my stuff, my husbands, his mothers and some of his grandmothers it's enough to drive me CRAZY.  Luckily it's an unfinished basement and just storage.  Anyone have any basement organization tips.  My idea is to just get rid of it all but the hubs says I can't do that :-(


Saturday, January 1, 2011