Monday, April 30, 2007

The twins have arrived!

Img_3853Last Thursday Autumn and I received our new iMacs to replace our 3-year-old PCs. We made the switch over to Macs. Autumn used a Mac for a year at her work, and I have been on a Mac laptop for a few months. Our experiences made both of us eager for this move.  24" screens and a screaming fast system. And we are running Windows XP on our systems too, for the few times we need to use an app from it. What more could one want?

Don't worry... we are not going to become one of those obnoxious people that wear buttons that say "Ask me why I love my Mac?"


In other news, Tommy has a cold. He is very snarfly and fussy, coughing, sneezing and sniffling often. It is very sad.

To cheer him up, we officially made the Mac laptop Tommy's computer. Now he can join us in playing computer games.

Oh, and don't forget to ask me why I love my Mac. :)


Thursday, April 26, 2007

So Mobile!

Tommy has been very mobile the past few days.  Yesterday I found that he had sat up on his own in his crib when I checked on him after a nap.  He seemed very proud of himself and he's been practicing sitting up all day today. 

He's also been practicing crawling.  He's still far from true crawling, but he's working on it!




Tuesday, April 17, 2007



It *looks* like Nemo is about to have a baby hand snack, but he was

really just yawning.


Deep conversation interrupted by Mommy's camera.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Friday, April 13, 2007

Life's Tough


This is what happened today when a teething biscuit got taken away.  It was getting crumbly and I didn't want Tommy to choke on a small piece. So sad!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

New Videos!

Nemo and Tommy are becoming quite good friends.  Though he sometimes gets excited with Tommy and has even knocked him over a few times, he is mostly gentle and is content to let Tommy wave his hands in his face and grab his legs.   

Tommy loves to help Daddy work out!

Monday, April 9, 2007

Friday, April 6, 2007

5 Month Report

Tommy turned 5 months last week and there are a few new things going on.  First, he's decided that he's ready for solid foods, so I've has been feeding him squash at lunch time for the past few days.  It's been going a lot better than when we first tried solids a month ago.  He opens his mouth wide when he sees the food and actually swallows, instead of just pushing it out.  I'm getting better at keeping his hands away from his mouth, and I'm proud to say that when I fed him today, I only got food in and around his mouth!  Not on his hands, not in his ear, nor on his shirt.

Also, his feeding schedule is changing , which I'm very happy about.  After eating every 3 hours for 4 months, he's transitioning to a 4 hour schedule.  A normal routine these days is wake up at 7am to eat, go down for a nap around 8:30, wake up at 9:45am or so, then stay awake until lunch at 11:00am, followed by another hour and a half of wake time, then a nap.  Rinse and repeat until bedtime.  It's not quite the feed/wake/sleep routine I'd like, but it works

.  It's been constantly amazing to realize that Tommy pretty much sets his own schedule and can't really be 'forced' into anything.  My job is just to recognize the signs of a major schedule change (like going from every 3 hr. feedings to every 4 hr.) and to guide him into making it a pattern.

He's becoming quite the sitter these days and can sit up by himself for up to 10 minutes!  Last night when Mark and I were on the floor reading our bedtime story, Tommy just sat there looking around for the whole time, only falling over twice when he leaned too far over to reach his toes for a nice before bedtime snack.


Can you tell we have fun with this kid?

Monday, April 2, 2007

How to Eliminate the Middle Man!


Smart kid - going right for the source!