And this one too...
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Getting all set up
Sunday, September 19, 2010
No, it's not Clayton this time, but winter is coming, so I'm sure he'll be smurf-like in no time. Poor kid.
The other day I was busy in the kitchen. Clayton was up, but Eli was still napping, so I felt it was safe to lay Aaron down on the floor in the living room. This cannot be done when Eli is roaming. After a while I realized it was very quiet in the living room. At first glance I was pleased to see Clayton happily entertaining Aaron. Then I did a second take because something blue caught my eye. Sure enough, Clayton was leaning over Aaron, and there was something very small and blue very near to Aaron's mouth.
Fruit snacks! I had given Clayton a little baggie of them, and he was sharing with Aaron. Aaron was completely going to town on a blue fruit snack that Clayton was holding up to his lips. I didn't freak out. I just calmly asked Clayton to stop. Then we had the conversation about how babies only eat special milk and that although it is very nice to share, we shouldn't share fruit snacks or any other food with Aaron until he is a lot bigger.
These pictures are a little blurry, but you get the picture.
The blue mess
While cleaning him up, I realized his tongue was pretty blue too. Must have been good.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Because I know you all care, most of the recent pictures on the blog have been taken with our new camera. The old camera is still gone. Krista, I'm just about to throw away the box to the new one, so I'm sure the old one will show up soon.
Saturday morning we were able to make it downtown to see the Redhawks baseball game. Yes, we're all dressed in our Aggie gear because it was A&M's opening game day, and yes, we received just a small amount of heckling from all the Sooners around us, but I think the Sooners just feel sorry for the Aggies, so it wasn't too bad. We had a great time. The weather was amazing, and the boys were very well behaved. The game was practically empty, so we had our choice of great seats, and the boys had a lot of room to roam during the game. This was Aaron and Eli's first professional baseball game.
We were taking a couple pictures of the boys, and a couple in front of us offered to take our picture together. This is our first picture of the five of us. I don't know why we haven't done this yet, but we haven't. It's a little hard to see Aaron, but he's there. So here we are, the five of us.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
The weather here has been amazing the last couple days, almost cool. Ryan was off on Friday, so we took advantage of the weather and spent a little time at the park.
The boys actually willingly posed for a couple pictures.
Then they took turns giving Aaron kisses. It was so sweet.
We walked a little on the trail. Clayton walked about 50 feet.
Then he traded Eli for his spot in the stroller. Eli is actually a much faster walker, so it worked out for us all.
Long story, short... As we were leaving for the park, I grabbed two child size ball caps. When we got to the park we realized a child sized ball cap no longer fits Eli. His head is LARGE. On the way back to the car we were worried about how much sun Eli's head was getting. Ryan tried to sqeeze Aaron's hat on Eli's head. Eli was actually pretty happy about wearing it, but don't worry. I didn't let him wear it very far. I do however love how serious Eli looks in this picture.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Here are a few recent pictures of how people sleep around here.
Aaron sleeps in the pack n' play in our room. He's doing really well with nights now. A typical night is nursing and bed at 11:30pm, nurse between 3 and 4am, nurse and wake around 8am. The key is going back to sleep in the middle of the night. That part wasn't so easy in the beginning, but he's getting it down now. Aaron LOVES to be swaddled. He will complain about it while you're wrapping him up, but once he's all contained, he's a much happier baby and a much better sleeper. I love these swaddle blankets. I was able to find very lightweight cotton ones, and they stay swaddled very nicely.