Friday, January 30, 2009

Look-alike Meter

We can finally put to rest once and for all the debate over who Philip resembles more... the results are in!

I'm fairly certain we could not have had a child who was a more perfect blend of me and Phil!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Eco Baby!

It took us a while to get to this point, but Philip is officially a cloth-diapered baby! Nearly 5 months old and already doing his part to save the planet! ;-)

Cloth diapers put disposables to shame! Our favorites are Bum Genius, Sposeasys, and good old fashion Green Mountain Diaper prefolds with Thirsties and Wiggle Worm Bottoms covers.

Cloth diapering is so much easier and more fun than it sounds, and the ick factor is really no worse than when dealing with throw-away diapers. Blowouts in cloth are vitually non-existant, so maybe the ick factor is even less!

Here's a few great links to check out if you're interest in trying them for yourself!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Solids... take one.

Per our pediatrician's recommendation, Philip had his first sampling of rice cereal tonight. We're not sure how he felt about it, or how much was actually ingested versus worn, but we all gave it the old college try nonetheless!

Needless to say, Philip's first session with solids was immediately followed by a bath!

Sneak peak of Philip's 4 month pictures!

Philip had his picture taken by our super talented photographer Jennifer yesterday. He did such a good job! Jennifer photographed him at 6 weeks old--what a difference the past 3 months have made!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Are you ready for some football?!

Philip is! Thanks, Uncle Bobby, for this adorable ensemble. It fits just in time for Playoffs!

Please forgive the noticeable drool stain... ;-)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mommy's Boy

His heart may belong to Mommy...

But no one can make him laugh like Daddy!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Four and a half month monkey shot!

I cannot believe how big he's getting! He no longer fits in the monkey's lap!

And some "monkeying around" in Daddy's favorite chair....

First time in the walker

He loves it! We thought it was too early for it, and of course his feet barely touch the floor and he's not ready to practice walking yet, but he loves sitting up like a big boy in his walker and pressing the buttons that light up and play music. Our little man is always striving to be one step closer to independence!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Wink Photography

Natalie and Michael are in the early stages of starting their own photography business. Natalie has been apprenticing with a very talented local photographer and she and Michael are both working hard to hone their craft.

We are lucky to have such talent in our family! Especially when it means reaping the benefits of beautifully captured photographs of our sweet baby boy. Check out their blog for their latest work, including lots of beautiful pictures of Philip!

Four months old!

Our little boy is growing up so fast! Philip is four months old today, and what a difference the past four months have made! It feels like it could have just been yesterday that we brought our tiny little 6 pound baby home from the hospital. He was so small I was worried that his infant car seat would not keep him in place! Now he's growing into such a big boy, and the past month alone has brought so many changes. Philip doesn't miss a thing now! His eyes follow us everywhere we move, he's started batting at and grabbing for his toys. He loves standing up and has learned how to roll from his tummy to his back. He's smiling all the time, especially when you smile at him, and he just gave his first giggle today! Every day brings new changes and we're constantly in awe of our amazing little guy. His presence in our lives is the greatest blessing we could have ever received!