Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Iain, Noah, and Christmas

So this is Iain and his friend Noah. Noah is about six weeks older than Iain and his mom Lauren and I have fun watching the two of them together. They sometimes ignore each other, but when they interact, it's adorable!

Anyway, here they are with Lauren while I was making lunch for us.
And playing on the floor - note Iain's ear-grabbing tactics!
And finally, the boys with their finished stockings. Iain's is a dancing penguin, and Noah's has a Santa head and reindeer head. Too cute!

We finally put the ornaments on the tree (it had been sitting there with lights and tinsel for a while). Iain watched attentively as the tree was trimmed. Note the look of intense concentration as he studied the ornament. :) (Grammy, do you recognize it?)

Hope you all have a merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Disney Trip

On Friday, Jeremy's aunt Gloria took Yaya (Jeremy's grandmother), Iain and I to Disney where she works at the Grand Floridian Hotel. We had a really delicious breakfast there, met some of the ladies she works with, got pictures of Iain with the characters, and shopped at some of the "cast members only" stores. It was a fun and busy day.

Iain didn't react at all to the characters, but it was fun to take his picture with them anyway. Note on the Pooh picture: Iain really wasn't about to fall off the table; it just looks that way. :)

In front of the Christmas tree in the hotel. Notice the crying Iain - ready for his meal!
A tired baby on the ride home:
And one more picture. Compare this with the other bath picture (in the post called "Bathtime, Etc") and see how much he's grown! He turned three months old on Thursday.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Fun Times with Iain

Iain is getting to be quite a fun fellow! He smiles, grabs for toys, laughs, and loves to talk. When he starts saying words, I don't know if he'll ever stop. :) Here are some pictures of fun times with the boy:

Playing "Ride a Little Pony" with Iain:
His cute Santa hat:
The Bumbo. Jeremy's aunt Gloria saw a baby ina restaurant in one of these and thought it was great. She got one for Iain; he's just now holding up his head enough to use it. He seems to like the new perspective on the world that it gives him. It's been fun to sit him on the table in it when we eat - he looks like a little chubby king on his throne.

And a preview for the next entry: My friend Lauren (see previous post "Bathtime, Etc.") and I have been working on Christmas stockings for "the boys." We finished today and wanted to take a picture, but Iain was napping. (Yes, napping! We're making progress!) So hopefully we'll be able to get a picture of them soon and you can see our amazing stocking-making skills. It was a fun project, though.

Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Still Working on Naptime!

The past few days have still been fussy ones. Iain is letting us know that he has opinions! Since about Thursday, I've been trying to get him to go down for naps at somewhat regular times - sometimes we have more success than other times. :) Right now, he's in his crib complaining but not crying... go to sleep, Iain!

Work on the house continues. This weekend, Mr Walter and Jeremy put in a new front door for us. Important because we couldn't pour slab on the side until we could get in the front. This week, we plan to choose a plumber and hopefully get that work started. Then the slab. Then the framing in and we'll be on our way.

Our only other news is that school is almost over for the year. We're looking forward to Christmas break, so we can regroup, catch up, and spend some time together. It's been a busy semester and we're ready for a break.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Fussy Days and Long Nights

That's been our week so far. Iain has decided that sleeping is for the birds and he'd just rather not. Catnaps during the day, a few hours at night, and he thinks he's good to go. Unfortunately, it (or something) is making his quite a fussy little fellow. Today we tried the swing, being outside on a blanket, the bouncy seat, taking a walk... he'd be distracted for a short time, but then he'd remember his fussiness and that would be the end of that. At night, he sleeps well for a few hours, and fitfully and with many wake-ups after that. Hopefully it's just a phase....?

Jeremy and Iain:

Sunday, December 03, 2006

The Anatomy of a Roll

Step one: lie on belly with head held high, all the while, looking cute.
Step two: begin to lean to one side, making sure to look cute while doing so.
Step three: kick legs over, looking cute at the same time.
Step four: end on back, and add satisfied expression to original cute one.
Yes, last night, Iain rolled over for the first (and second, and third, and fourth) time. He was mighty pleased with himself and cooed and laughed after he made it onto his back. I think he's glad to know how to roll over because he never really liked "tummy time" to begin with - now he doesn't have to put up with it when he doesn't want to!

In other news,the red van died on I-4 (Iain and I had to hike back up the road to the nearest exit where my mom came and picked us up.). We were sad to see the faithful Monstro (my name for it, not Jeremy's, as he'd like me to make clear) go, but we're greatly enjoying our new van. We bought it used from some friends from my old church. It's a '97 and much nicer than any vehicle either of us has owned before!

And Iain has been enjoying his bouncy seat. It plays music and he kicks to make the toys dance. He smiles and has grabbed the toy once or twice. Usually, though, he just waves his arms and watches the toys move as he kicks.
Bundled up and smiling at Dad: