Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Snow Day!!

So yesterday was a fairly big day for Wacoans around town because it snowed all day...yes, the whole day. I think at the max we had about 3-6" in our yard, but the official tally was 3" at the airport. Still, it was fun and really rare for Waco to get that much snow. There were snowmen popping up everywhere!! If you're curious how many were on the Baylor campus, go here and read about it or view a fun slideshow.

Of course I couldn't resist another opportunity to put the $6 snowsuit to work, so BabyBear and I went out in it a few times. Needless to say, he was very confused and less than thrilled about it. I misplaced my ski gloves, and would have lasted longer in it myself if I had found them, but it was still fun nonetheless. My only regret is that I neglected to take a photograph of my child actually in the snow. *SIGH* I did get some video though and some other pictures of the backyard, which I will happily share with you.

So here we are when the snow had just started falling:

And here we are just before lunch time when there was a good amount on the ground:

And here are some photos of the backyard.

I loved the crunch of the snow under my feet and the quite stillness that happens when it's snowing. I especially loved the fact that I didn't have to go anywhere in it :) Not quite like the snow we got in PA, but that's ok!!

Stay warm!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Guess who's eight months old?

You guessed it! It's BabyBear! Good job!

Yes, our little man is three-quarters of the way through his first year... How time flies! Month No. 8 was not nearly as busy as month No. 7. The biggest development is that he now sits pretty well by himself; he'll still lean over if he's not paying attention or if he reaches too far for something, but he's able to sit and entertain himself much better than he was a month ago.

We didn't do much for Valentine's Day, but he enjoyed all the valentines he got -- thanks Grams and Gramps, Grandma, Aunt Sue and Uncle Vic, Aunt Kim, Uncle Josh and cousins J, E, R and P!

He talks and laughs a lot and really seems to enjoy his toys. He'll bang his bowls together (in what we like to think is a good proto-"Sic 'em, Bears!" motion) and can handle a ball well (both picking it up and scooping it up, as necessary).

BabyBear keeps wanting to eat what we're eating. He's enjoyed carrot, rice cake, broccoli and more banana, plus a whole boatload of different baby food flavors. He also has one more skill he's been working on; as soon as we get good video of it, we'll share it here.

And here he is, the proud eight month old!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snapshots of My Weekend



(basketball game)


And just in case you haven't seen enough of BabyBear ;) here are a few videos of recent playtime:

BabyBear and his music box:

BabyBear with his shape sorter:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Family Fun

We've gotten together with family two of the past three weekends. In late January, we headed down to Austin for an afternoon to meet our newest nephew (and BabyBear's newest cousin) -- video here.

Then last Saturday, we met up with my mom in College Station for lunch to celebrate Bethany's birthday (and give Grandma a BabyBear fix). We all had fun, but BabyBear especially seemed to enjoy his time, as evidenced below.

More photos are here, if you're interested. Enjoy!

Monday, February 1, 2010

You Vote: Cups, or Bowls?

So the box for these calls them the Fisher Price Stack and Roll Cups, but do these look like cups to you? Leave your vote in the comments. Me, I don't think so. They're bowls, Fisher Price. Let's not start confusing the little ones already.

Regardless, this is one of BabyBear's favorite toys right now. Watch the video above if you doubt me. Actually, watch the video regardless. Now. Watch it!!

[Editor's note: I was going to make the poll whether or not this was the cutest baby ever, but that one's too obvious. No debate there.]