Tuesday, November 24, 2009

juice box hero...

look at him...
just look at him...
sitting there, like a big boy.
eating PIZZA
drinking from a JUICE BOX
NO shoes on
CRAZY hair day
partying like a ROCK STAR

he is definitely our child!! but how did he grow up so fast already?
And it gets better.... he's DRIVING! watch out world!! * pics are from Cole's 4th bday party! Thanks Cole for the fun time and happy bday pal!

Monday, November 23, 2009

under dem grand chapiteau

Busy weekend! Mostly busy Saturday. We started the day by going to Coles 4th bday party at Jungle Land which was a blast! Then off to Kooza which is the travelling cirque du soleil show that is in Santa Monica. We weren't sure how Liam would do since the show was fairly long and included a 30 minute intermission. He did great and seemed to really enjoy it. If you have ever been to a cirque show, you know there is plenty of sensory stimulation - which we thought might overwhelm him... but he hung in there and was a trooper.

We had Liam's 15 month appt today - here are the stats:
Height - 32.5 (90th %)
Weight - 26 lb 14 ox (80th %)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Happy 15 months Lima Bean!

Fifteen? Months!
When I first started taking you to a local Mom's group, you were 8 weeks old, and the teeniest one there. The others ranged from about 9 months old to about 18 months old - most were around fifteen months old. Theses little kids were walking, talking, pushing, hugging, kissing, screaming, melting down, throwning toys, cuddling... and just being fifteen months old. When I showed up that first day, with my little 8 week old Lima Bean, I looked at these 15 month old monsters thinking that they were so grown up and that by the time you were that age your mommy would totally have this parenting thing down to a science and things would just be EASIER then. Oh, I also thought that the idea of you being 15 months old was SOOOOO far away, a distant thought, a whole lifetime to get through. Well... that day 13 months ago seems like last week, and here you are - a 15 month old little monster of your own! A walking, talking, pushing, hugging, kissing, screaming, melting down, throwning toys, cuddling 15 month old!
You are independant and like to do things "by yourself"! This includes eating, trying to use a spoon, turning on and off the television and lights, using mommy's blackberry and of course moving... where ever it is that you want to go - you want to get there on your own! (that is unless you want to be carried... in which case THAT is the only mode of transportation that will do!)
You know what you like - this goes for food, toys and people. By the way, what you like changes on a daily basis. For example - three days ago mac and cheese was your FAVE, you couldn't get enough... two days ago you would have thought it was like sour lemons when it hit your tongue the way you spit it out the second it made contact. We don't understand this, and it makes meal times very interesting. There are two things that you love to eat, and will eat and eat and eat whenever, wherever... and they are fruit and yogurt. Any kind of fruit and any kind of yogurt. The only bummer is that we think you have a tropical fruit allergy (or more likely intolerance)... pineapples and mangos (which you LOVE) bring on a lovely red hive-y rash on your cheeks almost instantly :( The Dr. says you will grow out of it, so we'll keep trying. In fact, we tried pineapple again this morning... you haven't grown out of it yet... sorry little one. Speaking of the Dr. you go for your 15 month appointment on Monday.

You have had some FIRSTS this month - a quick list :)
- First concert / live show - YO GABBA GABBA
- First time being a LION for halloween
- First time on a farm and on a tractor
- First grilled cheese sandwiches :) yum
- First time mommy went away overnight on business and your daddy handled everything (go daddy-o!)

I love you Lima Bean - happy 15 months!
Love,
your mommy - who STILL (after 15 months) does NOT have this parenting thing down to a science and probably never will!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

there's a party in my city!

WE DID IT!
we went to the first EVER Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE show!

a little history... Liam is not a BIG TV baby... BUT, there is ONE show that stops him in his tracks from the intro where DJ Lance Rocks footsteps come across the screen. The good news for us, is that it might be one of the hippest, most fun and least offensive kids TV shows that are on high rotation on Nick JR (RIP Noggin)...

SO - when Yo Gabba Gabba announced their LIVE show, i bought 3 tix straight away. We were SOOO proud of the Lima Bean.. for his first LIVE show, he did GREAT. I think his favorite part was when the Aquabats sang "pool party"... MY Favorite part was when Biz Markie showed up for "Biz's beat of the day"! (love me some Biz!)

If there is a party in your city - you should DEFINITELY GO!!!

here is our 2 minute photo montage... you will feel like you were there! enjoy! (the funniest part is at the end - watch Liam's face when all of the streamers and confetti comes down from the ceiling!! its hillarious)

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Friday, November 13, 2009

silly trumps proper

Now that Liam is more stable on his two feet and the weather is still nice, we have been spending more time outside - which he LOVES. The first stop always seems to be the dog dishes. I am sure a "proper" mother would never let her child play in the dog water... but we knew i would never fall under the "proper" mother category didn't we?!

i can't help it... i love silly - and have been known to encourage it.
happy friday!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

all boy.

What do all little boys want to do when the door is left open???
Go exploring!

* notice in most of these pics he has a sneaky little sideways look in his eyes like "is anyone watching... am i going to get away with this??"

i think the door was open for MAYBE 30 seconds when he figured it out and decided to "sneak" out.
he found the dog dishes right away...
then tried to get through the bars to the trash cans...
he took a little stroll...
then he realized that his doggie pals were still inside...

and then of course, he realized mommy was taking pictures.

the end.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween - it's a jungle out there!

Happy Halloween! I hope yours was SPOOKTACULAR - and at the very least all treats and no tricks! Ours was fun, we have been celebrating October all month long - yet its hard to believe its already NOVEMBER!!!
Lima Bean was a Lion this year! Liam the Leo the Lion... it seemed fitting. I came across this costume at Marshalls one day... and picked it up. Its perfect - comfy jammies with a fuzzy little vest.. the only problem is that it was about 90 degrees on halloween... so, he overheated pretty quickly, and wasn't feeling at the top of his game... little runny nose thing going on - we think probably teething.
Here is Liam (pre-haircut) at the photoshoot at Heathers house!
To see the rest of the photos click HERE The adorable little girl is Mackenzie - Heathers daughter.
In the backyard giving us his best ROOOOAR!!!
Since Grandpa is out of the nursing home, and back to his regular diggs... we stopped by for some trick or treating.
How cool is this pumpkin?!?!? My friend Tonya snapped this awesome pic of the "LIAM" pumpkin that she stumbled upon at the pumpkin patch by her house in Washington State. Apparently you can "pre-book" your pumpkin - you carve whatever you want in to it when it is little - and as it grows, it develops kind of a scar... and ends up looking like this... i love it!


I almost think the very best part of Liam's costume is the back... it says "Wild One" with a little tail! I am SO enjoying the sweetness now... it wont be long before my sweet little boy asks to be a vampire or zombie... or worse.


bye bye Halloween! See ya next year!