Thursday, February 19, 2009


The moms group that I go to every Wednesday is growing in number and in physical size!  Most of the babies are from our childbirth class (you probably saw the pictures I posted in December of our reunion) but there are two sweet little girls that are older that came this last week.  One is the second on the right in the little red dress and one is the second on the left with the little pink shirt.  They are quite a bit older than the rest of the babies who were all born around the same time.  But you will notice that my little Liam, dead center, is just as big as they are! Yep, my son is a tank. He is tall and sturdy and I am guessing he will grow up to be a good sized man! And along with his size he's got a big of the party.  I don't know if that is good, or a little scary!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Liam's New Trick

This one is for all the grandparents, honorary grandparents and other people who love my child almost as much as me.  Because you pretty much have to love a kid like a parent does to think that this is cool.  Liam has found his tongue.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

February is going quickly!

I can't believe we are already in the middle of February.  We celebrated our 8th anniversary on the 10th. We are learning more and more that we can't just go out and be romantic on a whim with a little one in the picture.  And we are feeling the impact of not having any grandparents in the area.  No easy babysitters!  But, we packed Liam up and headed up to Grouse Mountain for what we thought would be a nice day out. But, alas, Liam decided sleep was overrated and proceeded to get to get more a more fussy.  Here is a picture of us up at the lodge.  As always, Edwin is having fun no matter what.  Liam wasn't having any fun at all and I am just ready to take my fussy baby home.  

More evidence of Liam's pointy finger.

Liam loves to smile and will smile at just about anybody.  But more important in this picture is his outfit.  This was the gift from the people at my dad's office.  Unfortunately it fit him right after football season ended.  But they also gave us a Seahawk sweatshirt and pant outfit that should fit right at the beginning of the 2009 season.  Hopefully Liam will be able to watch a game with Grandpa.

Sneaker is getting more and more brave about going near Liam.  Now he will cuddle with us when we are holding Liam.  He jumped up on Edwin's lap and made himself cozy. Liam doesn't seem too interested in Sneaker yet, but he will be!

Here are a few clips so that you can see the little one in action.  Grandma made her second attempt at changing Liam's diaper.  The first one came out a little saggy, but who wouldn't want to see the top of a super cute baby bum?  Then you'll see Grandpa and Edwin, who could both spend half the day trying to make Liam scream and laugh.  Then last Monday we watched Liam's buddy, Merritt, for a few hours in the morning. Taking care of two babies who are close to the same age is not an easy task!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Liam's Cute Noggin

As most of you probably already know, we had our appointment with the craniofacial specialist at Children's Hospital in Seattle yesterday and everything is fine. Liam's soft spot is practically non-existent, which is rare, but not a problem in this case. All of the sutures, or areas between the plates of the skull, are fully open and those are what matters. So, NO SURGERY!!!  We felt such a tremendous sense of relief all day.  He also has a flat spot from sleeping and the doc thinks it will work itself out so that he will not need to wear the helmet.  Though, if he does have to wear it, we figured we would just use that time to teach him how to ride a bike and kill two birds with one stone.  Do you think 7 months is too early for bike riding?  I don't know, I am a first time mom, but it seems like they learn how to do things so fast!

Grandma and Grandpa came to visit for the weekend so that they could go to the appointment with us and keep us distracted for a few days beforehand.  We had a great time, even though poor grandpa had to get the last 10 minutes of the superbowl on his Blackberry in 20 second updates of who had the ball and where on the field they were.  We don't have cable, so no game here. We also got to see Dan, Mikki and Ellie for the day on Saturday for some good food and stiff competition at the card table.  All in all, it was a great end to January and Beginning of February.

Here are some pictures of Liam.  He is getting big so fast!

Ellie feeding her little cousin.  It was a pretty good first attempt.

Liam is a very happy little baby.  I love that about him! (I say little, but he is actually a pretty solid, hearty baby)

We could kiss the cheeks right off of this kid...

Here are a few pictures of Liam starting to push up on his arms during tummy time. Babies are so amazing.  I worked with him for about three days and he refused to do it, and then one day I rolled him over and he held his little head up and looked at me like, "Is this what you wanted? I mean, I don't know what the big deal is." But you can see for yourself what a cute, healthy little noggin he has. And just look at those baby blues!  Ugh, he is going to get away with so much with those big, innocent eyes.