Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Weekend of Firsts

This past weekend was one of many firsts for everyone. It all started on Thursday night when Shane yelled to me from the other room with something resembling "He said it, he said it!!" He assured me that Caleb had just said his first word and guess what. The boys continue to dominate in our house because Dada was Caleb's first word. There was some baba mixed in there but after several minutes, I could not deny that he had definitely said Dada.

Friday was my birthday and Austin informed me earlier in the week that he was going to get me a special cake for my birthday. He was going to buy me a princess cake because mommy was the only girl in the house and was the only one who qualified for a princess cake. So, on Friday, I received the first "princess" cake that I have had in my entire 32 years. Austin had gone shopping and decided on the cake below because it was chocolate and had a "princess" on top. It is actually Tinkerbell but was a darn good cake. Austin also had a first when they took a trip to the nail salon to get my gift certificate. Shane said that he very quietly looked up and said "Daddy, are we getting our toes painted?" After a look of relief he then asked, "Do we get to wear masks?" I thought it was really cute.

Friday night, we cooked out with our neighbors. Austin got to eat his first marshmallow that he roasted himself over the fire. (Yes, it was really 80 degrees and there was a fire. Only on Onondaga Court do such things happen!!!)

On Saturday morning, we left for Caleb's first beach trip. We went to Atlantic Beach so the boys could spend some time with their cousins. Caleb was not so sure of the ocean or the sand.

He then proceeded to eat sand in mass quantities!

He had quite a nice conversation with his sunglasses. Press play to view the video.

But then decided he had had enough!

He had a nice time just playing on the deck with the breeze in his hair. (HaHa)

Austin had his first fishing experience later that night. He was really only interested in the fish once they were caught. Sitting still for any amount of time is a challenge.

On Sunday, we returned to the beach for a little more fun before returning home that night.

I wanted to include just some cute pictures as well. Austin is really starting to help entertain Caleb more and more. He is great at getting him to laugh. They seem to do well together without major injury yet.

Click on the play button to watch their fun!

Well, it was back to the same old same old today. Everyone survived the weekend and we had a pretty good time. Hope everyone else stayed safe. Until next time.......

Monday, May 18, 2009

7 Months Old!

Yesterday, Caleb turned 7 months old. Where has the time gone? He has now mastered sitting up and is enjoying playing with more toys in the floor. He occupied himself for about 30 minutes yesterday while I did some house work. Being the horrible mom that I am, I also let him watch his first TV program yesterday. He was cranky and no one could really make him happy so I took out Bear In the Big Blue House. This had been Austin's favorite show. The big bear did it again! Caleb was mesmerized. I guess once a week is not that bad! He also got the hang of eating puffs yesterday. I had given him several a few times before but he had not gotten any in his mouth. He was successful about 3 times I think out of the 15 he was given! Oh well, he was sure cute trying!
Not so sure I like these puffs!

I missed!

Reclining to watch Bear!
Austin had T-ball on Saturday morning bright and early. They got their pictures made and then had a game. He did a great job hitting the ball but continues to be easily distracted in the field by other players not necessarily doing like they should. I accidentally had the camera on the wrong setting so there is a little video of him hitting below. Sunday we were supposed to go to the Mudcats with his team but the game was rained out. He was bumbed but enjoyed playing the Wii with Daddy instead.

Click on the picture to watch the video below:

One last crazy, weird thing. My grandmother passed away 2 years ago yesterday. It was kind of wierd when they told me Caleb would be born on the 17th of October but I knew that the date had special meaning and that things would go great. Weird enough, her birthday was the 17th of November (too many 17s)! Anyway, after her funeral I was given a calla lilly plant that had been given to the family. (This is one of my favorite flowers.) Last year, Austin and I noticed that the plant got it's first flower on May 17th. This year, I looked on the 16th and no flowers. Yesterday I went out after the rain had stopped and sure enough, there were 2 "blooms" that were not there the day before. They were still green but definitely were more flowery than the day before. It is just weird to me how mysterious things happen every day.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend! Enjoy the day off from work!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

T-Ball and Ear Infections

It has been quite a day in the 90 degree heat! Austin had his first T-ball game today. He woke up excited and wanted to dress right away but the game was not until 12:50. When he finally got dressed, he could not be cuter. Pants that are too big, socks that are too long, shirt tale to his knees but it all worked out in the end!

He did so well both in the field and hitting. The first time he hit the ball, he looked a little stunned and hesitated to run to first base. He got the hang of it fast and had a great time. Dad had a great time coaching as well. He was excited to have Nana, Grandpa and some of our neighbors there to watch! One of the moms has set up a website for his team: http://fvaabees.weebly.com/. They are going to post pictures of games there.

Caleb was not fairing quite as well today. 2 nights ago I thought something was wrong because he had given me 3 nights in a row of great sleep. He proceeded to wake up and be very grumpy several times throughout the night. I had to work late last night and when I called home, he felt warm and sure enough had a temp of 101 by the time I got home. Motrin in and off to bed. He woke up three times last night and had a temp of 102.2 at 4am. I took him to the pediatrician at my office this morning and sure enough, he has ear infection #2. He has had a fever all day, sometimes up to 104 but has hung in there and has gone from lethargic to full of smiles at different times.

The look of leaving presents in one's diaper:

After the events of the day, everyone was pooped. Dad and Austin napped on the couch...

But Caleb began to get his second wind. (Click to watch the video.)

Luckily it did not last long and he has gone off to bed tonight without difficulty. We will see how long that lasts. Hope everyone has a great Mother's Day!