Sunday, January 27, 2008

Meet My Daddy!

I'm a meeean dragon! Can't you tell?

This is my Daddy. He came to visit me from Iraq. He's a pretty cool guy, come to find out. I think he thinks I look different- but I think this is how I've always looked...

Mom finally figured out that I wasn't getting enough to eat- believe it or not- so my daddy got to help out.

I'm not really very interested in crawling, but standing up and bouncing is what I call a good time.

All three of us went down to Williamsburg to have a fun time as a family. We got to stay for two weeks. We played a bunch- this was when Gramps and Aunt Jes visited and we went to Jamestown.

Look how strong he is! He can throw me and then even catch me!

We chill together- he's my pal.

Aunt Jes took her turn feeding me-

Gramps took us to Colonial Williamsburg in the snow and they stuck me in the stocks... I thought it was funny, I don't know why people complained...

When you need to eat, you need to eat.

I told dad that I'd handle umbrella duty.

Mom tried to leave me in this jail cell- it's the one where they held Blackbeard's crew. Dad made sure I didn't get locked in though- I knew it was a good idea to bring him along.

We have common interests- there was a big clock putting on a show and we both could have watched it all night.

I wanted to see Yorktown so I dragged them down there for the day. We got to eat in a super old house and they had crackers for me so it was a top notch meal in my estimation...

We got to go swimming, it was a little cold so I mostly just wanted to chill with dad.

So, my verdict is that I enjoy having a dad. He's a keeper!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Jensen's First Christmas

Jence has yet to develop stranger anxiety- he was thoroughly fascinated by Santa.

I helped Jensen put up his "1st Christmas" ornament. It's a shiny metal "Support Our Troops" ribbon. Silly thing made me cry at the store...

He has started getting up on his hands and knees and rocking, but he can still only scoot backwards. And like many mothers I find myself wondering if maybe that's just fine.

He loooves cell phones. Luckily all the things that he loves putting in his mouth are just as fun with the binky in- only dryer, a plus with cell phones...

With Grandma Chrissie at Five Guys.

It seems that the cherry coming off the stem was unexpected...

He picked out a bunch of socks for Gramps' Christmas present (now he may no longer complain that he has holes in all of his.)

Jensen is very comfortable with the whole eating thing. Here he is maxin' at Chipotle.

And finally, Christmas. As you can tell, Santa had been there that night and left his trademark red wrapped presents. Jence did okay unwrapping about one of them- then it was up to mom.

With Aunt Jes and the favorite present- his own remote, which we now can't find. Amazing how even toy remotes seem to have legs...

Jensen eating the bobbins to my new sewing machine.

And during the second half; The wrapping was the best part- of course.

He looved his ball thing from Grandma and Bapa because he could hold onto it so well.

We went and got some family pictures taken. This one is my favorite.