Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy Birthday, Valerie!

We'd like to wish our fabulous friend, Valerie (aka "Bol" or aka "Auntie Bol"), a wonderful birthday.

Today Valerie joins me in the glorious age of 35. Ah, my Bol ... we are in our "mid 30s" now. How did that happen?

We wish we could have spent this special day with you!!

Jennifer (aka When)

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Independence Day!

What is more American than an adorable baby with a baseball butt? :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Christian Turns Eight Months Old

If its even possible, Christian continues to get more and more cute each day. Its so amazing to watch him develop new skills. This week, he showed us he can hold his "bottle before bed" all by himself. We probalby shouldn't have been surprised, as he's become quite good at holding his sippy cup. But when he held his bottle (that Jonathan usually holds for him), we were quite impressed!

I had previously posted that Christian is crawling. But let me clarify that is it more like "slithering." He moves along the ground like a snake with arms ... or like a dude in Army basic training who is moving along the ground on his stomach, propelled by his arms. But when determined to reach somehting - like a telelphone or a remote control 0 he can move quickly. When we're in my office togehter while I work, he's taken to crawling towards me. I don't realize he's come so close to me unitl I feel his pudgy little fingers on my feet.

This week, Christian started lifing his arms and reach towards us when he wants to be picked up. Its sooooooo cute!

And he's eating great ... he's already eating the "Stage 3" babyfood that has chunks of food in it. He also enjoys his "Gerber Puffs" (think Cherrios that are star shaped and more light / airy), his teething biscuits, and the zwieback toast.

He has two teeth now, and that has made for a few uncomfortable breastfeeding moments. OUCH!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Auntie Liz Comes to Visit

My sister Liz spent the weekend with us ... and Christian just loves his Auntie Liz!

It was a nice, relaxing weekend. We did some shopping, ate some great food (The Chocolate Maven now famous after Giada De Laurentiis' visit), all feel asleep watching "Bee Movie" and just talked and laughed.

We've been fortunate that we've been able to visit with Liz so frequently. Of course, she was there when Christian was born (and gave him his first bath). She came to see us for Thanksgiving, then we went to Phoenix in January and visited her. She traveled with us to Washington State in March and now she came to visit in June.

We're hoping to see her on a more regular basis ... provided it becomes more convenient (stay tuned for some potentially exiting news on that front).

Thanks for coming out Liz! We had a great time!