Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Another Haircut

A couple days ago I was trying to clean the house (a rare occurance, I know) and Christian was in the way, as always, so I put him in his toy box to keep him out of my way. He thought it was great. Now he tries to climb into it all the time. Or maybe he's just trying to dump all the toys out.

After Christian was all ready for bed he fell asleep while playing with his toys in the living room. Too cute!

Today Dave, Christian and I drove to Colorado Springs to visit my sister in law, to play and get haircuts. Here is a before and after of Christian's haircut. He looks so grown up now.

Also, we have been having a lot of fun rearranging our living room! Stay tuned for pictures coming soon.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Climbing stairs!!

I didn't take a picture because I was too scared to move, but Christian climbed up 6 stairs without even glancing back. Of course, he tried to take a break and sit down, but there wasn't a stair behind him to sit on. Good thing I wasn't busy taking a picture.

What a week!

Christian was a little out of control the other day so I locked him in the dog kennel. Okay..I didn't really do that. He actually crawled in there all by himself and closed the door. It looks like he found a couple things out of his room to make the journey with him (ie..bib and carseat boot on the floor). He is too tall to stand up all the way in there, but he sure tried. He kept bonking his head on the top of the kennel. I couldn't stop laughing.

What kid doesn't love to play with spaghetti? Oh..and this wasn't on purpose. During a lapse in my better judgement I held the bowl within arm's reach. I should have known better. I decided since he already made a mess to let him have some fun. Then straight to the bathtub.

A picture really is worth a thousand words. Notice Dave's new accessory on his left arm.
This week has been long! I am ready for it to be done and I am so grateful that it is Memorial Day on Monday. I could use a small break.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Crawling, Mohawks and Mother's Day

In my last post I announced that Christian is crawling with ease. It didn't take long for him to figure out how to crawl faster, turn corners and find the dog food. Yumm!! I thought Jake would protect his food a little more, but he just steps back and lets Christian try some.

Also, because of his new crawling talents and need to explore every nook and cranny, we purchased some jail bars aka a baby gate. We got the kind that screws into the wall so we don't have to worry as much about him or Jake or Merlin knocking the gate down and getting hurt or opening a pathway to the stairs. I think we need another one for the hallway. I have a feeling this will be a very good investment. It's already been helpful.

It also didn't take long for Christian to start pulling himself up. He truly likes this new talent and practices often. He isn't great at it yet and it is still a struggle for him, but he finds great joy in standing all by himself.

And because it is Mother's Day and I am the mother, I dressed Christian up for church and gave him a nice mohawk..ok..really it is a fohawk. He wasn't so sure of it at first, but I think he's warming up to the idea.

Here Christian is practicing to be a model. This is his "pensive" pose.
We are having so much fun watching him grow and learn new things. I can't believe how fast he is growing. He already has 2 teeth on bottom and has 4 teeth coming through on top. Only 1 hasn't cut through yet. And just yesterday I noticed 2 more teeth swelling up on the bottom. I can't believe he'll have 8 teeth soon. He's turning into a little person.

I am so happy to be a mother and be given the responsibility of raising one of Heavenly Father's children. We have truly been blessed with a good baby. And he's pretty cute too!