Monday, August 25, 2008

A Good Day..

A Good Day..

Today I did something I have not done in a LONG time.. NOTHING. I had no plans this weekend and today I did not go anywhere other than to order Baby D's birthday cake. After D woke up from his morning nap I set up the pool we got him. It has a hook up for a sprinkler thing on the front but we could not get the sprayer off our hose. D didn't seem to mind he played in it for almost two hours (climbing in and out).

Baby D wants an Iphone


:) So we have had Iphone's pretty much from the begining with Darrian. I guess he has been watching what we do with them, because he will pick one up and run his finger over the screen. He has been doing that for a while. Now he will hold the phone up to his ear, you know the cute way that babies do? Super cute.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Long Summer Days...

Can't believe summer is coming to an end and in 23 short days my baby will be ONE. Time goes so fast. I enjoy the late days. It gives me lots of time to spend with Baby D playing after work. The other night we headed to the backyard with his ball to roll/kick it around a little. He loves this ball, I think Grandma got it for him (Surpise I know), and he likes to chase it around. Sometimes he uses it like a Yoga ball, Auntie Natalie would be proud.

He is starting to walk more, He walked across the living room last night, twice. He also got up on his own and walked from the bathroom to the kitchen. I got some on video last night, I am not trying to juggle memories in video and in camera!

Here are some pictures from the other night.

Doesn't he look like a big boy!
Eating grass..
The look of concentration after rolling his ball.

A yoga move..

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A busy busy weekend..

A good weekend..

We had a good busy weekend. Friday baby D and I ran to the mall to get some things for him, and to look for something for Malia who turned the BIG 7 on 8/14. Honestly where has the time gone. We had a good time running around, Baby D tried on some new shoes and approved so we got him a cute pair. By the time we got home he was all worn out from shopping, and we crashed.

Saturday we headed to Stockton to spend the day with C & J -the girls. We also celebrated Malia's birthday. We had a good time, always do. Baby D did really good. I have noticed there are two things.. 1) I need some travel toys for him, I think he was a bit bored and not much for him to play with 2) He loves being up and social but boy the meltdown from no nap was a fierce one getting into the car seat. He loves being outside. Loves it. We finally went outside and he had fun exploring. Although he always seems to find things he is not suppose to have to try and play with. He stood up twice on his own, but only took a couple steps. He got pretty dirty crawling around on the cement, but he didn't seem to mind.

Malia got twister for her birthday and the girls had fun playing that, Baby D wanted to join in the fun. Cake was had, I used it as a distraction for the adults to cuddle Lily some. She is getting so big and cuter each time I see her. I have realized she does not like to be held like Baby D did, on my chest.. instead she prefers facing the world to see what is going on. I bet that will play into her personality as she gets older. A people watcher. :).

Here are some pics of our visit to see the girls..

Malia's with her cake..

Ivy having a hard time holding on during twister..

Dad joined them..

The cutie Lily hanging out in her swing..

D enjoying some wrapping paper.
crawling around outside..
Picking some grass..
He can't believe we let him get this dirty..
The girls owned a "bakery" and were making me cakes.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

11 months..

11 Months..
Baby D, my Little Baby D, is 11 months old today. Where did the time go? This morning I went to get him out of his crib and as soon as I opened his door he saw me and said "Hi". It is hard to believe by looking at him he started out so small... He has grown so much.
*He loves Pasta, chicken, turkey, cheese, rice, and fruit.
*Will now stand for several minutes on his own.
*He will take a few steps on his own.
*Loves to walk holding onto just one of your hands.. stopping to get a better grip on your hand if he feels it slip.. as if to say "hold on tighter"
*Waves Hi, and Bye. In the Airport in Mexico, he was standing, saw an exit path, dropped down to his knees gave a "buh bye" and took off crawling. :)
*Finally figured out to make his fingers go over his lips to do the "brr" noise.
*He KNOWS when he isn't suppose to have something, and if you go to get it he gives a giggle and takes off in such a fast fashion the other way. Sometimes he will go down the hall turn the corner to the next room, where he thinks he is safe, and then check out his finding.
*He gives kisses, I especially love it when he does on his own over and over. So sweet.
*He is having a love affair with biting. trying out his 6 teeth.
*He LOVES being social, checking out other kids, smiling at people, he really is pretty outgoing for his age.
*What I take most pride in.. he is a HAPPY HAPPY baby. Laughing, smiling, friendly.
Sometimes I just stare at him. How did we create something so great, and so adorable. I could not have dreamed he would be any cuter, his hair, lips, big brown eyes.. and those cheeks that are too cute not to kiss. We are lucky he is in our life, and that he calls us "Mama" and "Dada".

Final Night

Our Final Night at the Resort we had dinner on the beach. Mom watched D in the room. It was a really great meal, honestly the service, view, conversation were all amazing. The Sunset that night was exceptional. To eat, right where the waves are crashing is such a cool thing to do.

View from our balcony ..

The Walk Down to the beach..