Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Baby

Today was a good day.

A couple of cute moments from our rainy Monday at home together:

  • I realized today that I can access Facebook from Phil's XBox. (Finally, a use for the XBox that I can appreciate!) I logged into my account and was viewing photos in my photo album, 99% of which are pictures of Philip. Philip was in love with watching pictures of himself and his mommy and daddy flash across the TV screen. At one point a picture of Philip posed with his stuffed monkey came up on the screen. He pointed at the monkey, and then scanned the room, and then pointed at the actual monkey sitting in the corner, and then pointed at the screen again. So cute! It never ceases to amaze me how smart he is.
  • Later, Philip and I were sitting on the couch together this evening. Well, I was sitting, aka, using my body as a shield to deflect my monkey of a toddler from flying off of the couch while he rolled around on it. Philip had discovered our large bottle of hand sanitizer. He was really interested in it, and I thought he was just picking it up off the end table and putting it back down. I looked closer over his shoulder and realized that he was touching the pump on the top, and then repeatedly rubbing his hands together in an awkward little slapping/rubbing motion. He was "sanitizing" his hands! LOL This is a good sign of things to come, I'm telling you! Can't argue with a baby who values cleanliness. ;-)

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I think morning is my favorite time of day with Philip. So far he seems to be a morning person, just like his mama. He's always relaxed and happy in the morning, and why wouldn't he be? PJs, sippies, and Cheerios. Doesn't get any better than that!

Monday, November 16, 2009


I've added some music to the blog. If you scroll down the page a ways, on the right side you'll see a music player. If you prefer not to listen to the music, you can hit stop. I wanted to point out especially one of my most favorite songs ever though, the Dixie Chicks' "Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)." Any mommy of a little boy, or any mommy in general, will be hard-pressed to listen to this song without crying. At least, I know I can't!

Here are the lyrics, too, because they're just too sweet and beautiful to not include.

Dragon tales and the "water is wide"
Pirate's sail and lost boys fly
Fish bite moonbeams every night
And I love you

Godspeed, little man
Sweet dreams, little man
Oh my love will fly to you each night on angels wings
Sweet dreams

The rocket racer's all tuckered out
Superman's in pajamas on the couch
Goodnight moon, we'll find the mouse
And I love you

Godspeed, little man
Sweet dreams, little man
Oh my love will fly to you each night on angels' wings
Sweet dreams

God bless mommy and match box cars
God bless dad and thanks for the stars
God hears "Amen," wherever we are
And I love you

Godspeed, little man
Sweet dreams, little man
Oh my love will fly to you each night on angels' wings
Sweet dreams

Friday, November 13, 2009

Halloween + Misc. Pics

It's been a while! Things have been busy around here. Halloween has long since come and gone but I wanted to share a few pictures here.

Carving pumpkins! Philip was not as interested in playing with the "guts" as we thought he would be.

"You can play with that all you want, Mama, I'm still not going to touch it."

"What the heck is that?!"

"You must be new here!"

"Oh, boy! My favorite thing: leaves!"

The best shot we could get of him with the pumpkins. He gets a little weirded out when we put him in outdoor situations. What can I say, he's an indoor baby.

"Oh, it's you again!"

Phil likes mullet wigs. Sorry Steelers fans. Phil's own team is 2-6 at the time of this writing. ;-)

Babies do not like mullet wigs.

Or being posed on the porch next to jack-o-lanterns, apparently.

Ready to trick or treat with neighbors Ian and Elijah! Two of three kids smiling. Not bad!

Elijah graciously "inspected" all of Philip's candy for him.

"Mama, that giraffe won't leave my candy alone!"

Truck rides and Cheerios.


Sharing his Cheerios with Lola.

Look at those tip toes!

Really in need of a toddler chair!

Pumpkin pancakes + Taylor Swift = Dancing in the high chair