Monday, November 30, 2009

Mommy Goggles

Finally, a blog post. I'm sorry readers. It's been a really rough week. Luckily, I have a tiny little man wondering around the house to keep me on my toes. I'm always worried that I will have nothing to update you readers with on Monday. This was a huge misconception. Ian changes so much every single week. It's incredible. I was joking with my mom yesterday that Ian went to bed a baby and woke up a man. He's amazing. Let's see, I took about 3 pictures this week, so hopefully I have something to show you.

Happy Late Thanksgiving! Ian had a blast. I forgot to take pictures until the very end. Ian was dribbling the soccer ball around on concrete. My dad thinks it's about time to get Ian a smaller soccer, rather than the size 5 he currently uses. It used to be MY soccer ball. Here's a series of pictures:

He dribbled all over the place. Thanksgiving was successful. Stephen and I brought green bean casserole, it's perhaps, the only thing I cook. It's delicious. We had Thanksgiving at the farm. I love these Thanksgivings. It gave Stephen the opportunity to act like the big kid he is. Let's just say, the can run and jump on hay bales swinging light sabers with the best of them. He also has an affinity for stealing all of the light sabers and having a group of children tackle him to the ground to get one back. I wish I had a picture to show you. Sadly, at this point, my camera was still in the car.

When Ian woke up a man the other morning, he woke up and was talking. TALKING. It was pretty much just gibberish, but he was telling us all kinds of stories, I'm sure. And, he would repeat us when we asked him to. It was amazing. I wonder if something just clicked over night. He's also starting to run. I'm not as excited about that. That means, I have to chase more frequently at higher rates of speed. He runs when playing hide-and-seek; when playing chase; or just running away to avoid a diaper change. Sometimes, getting up to run naked in the middle of a diaper change. I spend most of my day chases him.

He enjoys getting into small places to play:

Doesn't he look adorable? I'm sure he'll be doing this until he's 18 years old.

One more thing we did this week, we bought Ian new car seats. I have been doing research since he was born. I HATE making decisions. I feel like this is an important decision. I did learn a lot during my research though. I was stuck between 2 car seats, the First Years Safety First seat (which my mom uses with Ian) and the Recaro Signo. We chose the Recaro Signo because we found a better deal. We took Ian to USABaby to try it on first though. It's a pretty neat car seat.


Pretty huh? I can't wait until I get to see it in real life!


P.S. I sent out Christmas cards today!
P.P.S. Amy won the quiz. Really, Stephen won, but I didn't count it.


  1. Dylan used to sit in the bookshelves and kitchen cabinets and play like that. Too cute! Also, I happen to have the evidence of Stephen playing lightsabers with the boys. I'll get them uploaded one of these days.


  2. Quick Stephen - This child needs a water polo ball!