Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I heart baby pool toys!

I really think Michael needs these for next summer...;)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Fhoto Friday!

Isabella... a.k.a Elton John

Rock on!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

My co-worker Laura recently re-introduced me to eBay. Oh my goodness! I searched for boys smocked outfits and fell in love with way too many. She showed me how you can watch items, and of course I have been watching about 10 outfits, envisioning little man in all of them and how cute he would look. That made me want them even more!!!

Well, I lost the first outfit. I was outbid by about 50 cents. Sad day. I lost the second outfit too. So, I was determined not to loose the cutest outfit of all the ones I was watching. It is a royal blue gingham jon jon shortall with three blue and green catepillars smocked across the chest. Super cute! I gave my highest bid, around $20, and waited anxiously for the last 5 minutes to tick down to zero. I won!!!! Whoo Hooo! And to make it even better, I won it for $14.00. Rock on!

Wet 'n Wild!

Michael is having so much fun at school! Today is "Wet 'n Wild Thursday" and all the kiddies show up in their bathing suits. The teachers have a few really large slip 'n slides for the bigger kids and Michael's class gets to play in a baby pool filled with lots of bubbles and toys! Of course, he is still too little to get in the pool, so one of his teachers, Mrs. Sayde, props him on her lap and sprays him with a squirt bottle. She calls it "holy water". It is just way too cute!

Ready for Wet 'n Wild Thursday! 7/23/09

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

3 months old!

Our little man is 3 months old today! Where does the time go? It seems like only yesterday that Lee and I were gearing up for the trip to the hospital. We have had such an amazing 3 months with him. Some times were trying, with such a big adjustment, but all in all it has been wonderful!

Mom said "at the 3 month mark, it will be like a light switch just turned on and he will really come to life". I already noticed that this morning when Lee handed him over to me to finish bottle time and he smiled at us with that adorable gum showing smile. We are so blessed to have him in our lives.

Michael in his ECDC chapel day tee- 3 months

Monday, July 20, 2009

Splish Splash!

One of our favorite times now is bath time. Michael LOVES taking a bath. He gives us the biggest smiles while he is in his whale tub! He has also started to splash the water and every time he does it makes him jump just a little. We have been using the bedtime bath soap and lotion and I swear by it! It makes him sleep so much better and so much longer. It smells great too! He never fails to tee tee in his tub right before I take him out! Ha Ha! It is going to be so much fun when we get him in the big bathtub and he can really splash around!

A long time ago, probably back when I was in middle or early high school, my cousins and I got a kick out of an online greeting card showing a cartoon baby in a tub. It is called "Gruntin' n Dumpin Lil' Dumplin'" and is to the tune of the song "Splish Splash". It is super silly and a little gross, but Michael loves when I sing it to him while he is in the bath and just smiles and smiles. I have a feeling that will be our bath song for a long time to come! :) Here is the link if you want a silly laugh for the day:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"He did a total 180!"

Our little man is moving! Last night we put him in his crib the way we always do...after the night night bottle, we put him in his miracle blanket (love it! , turned on the fan and sleep sheep (another favorite item!), and laid him with his head at the end of the crib near the windows. We always lay him with his head at that end, always.
Well, around 5:30 am I heard some faint little grunts and cries (if you can call them that) and went in with a bottle. He had turned his body a full 180 degrees! It was almost a shock to peer over the edge of the crib and see the outline of feet in the miracle blanket where I expected his little face!

So, he drank the bottle and I changed him and wrapped him back up. When I put him in the crib to go back down for another hour or so, I got some adorable smiles and then he was out. Lee woke me up around 7 am and said he had turned 180 again!

My co worker Laura wants me to try an experiment and lay him the other way tonight and see what happens! :)
Stay tuned.....

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

She's starting to come around....

So the first time little man met his cuz Izzy B was pretty interesting. She wasn't quite sure what to think about Mommy (Tiffany) holding another baby. She stared for quite a while and then realized she didn't like it much. After one of the funniest mad faces I have ever seen, Michael was passed to Ya Ya and Missy prissy sort of forgot he was around. She played and ate Moe's, which was a funny site, and then slowly started to eye Michael again. Previously, she had been Ya Ya's only baby to hold. She made her way around the coffee table to the sofa and grabbed Ya Ya's hand off of Michael and put it on hers. It was hilarious! She just couldn't understand it at all.

The second time they were together was even better! Isabella came to town and was over at Ya Ya and Pop Pop's house, so we went to visit. While she was eating, we layed down a blanket like we always did for her on the den floor and put Michael on it. As soon as she saw him on her blanket, she stopped cold in her tracks, spit her paci a mile, and cried crocodile tears! All we could do was laugh because it was so dramatic and funny! She was fine after just a second and joined him on the blanket for some Noggin watching (Noggin is our favorite channel these days!).

Since then, we have had a few more encounters, and she is starting to come around. She rubs his hair and leans in to kiss him, but hasn't quite made contact yet. We are hoping for a full kiss tonight at Nani and Papa's house!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Your Favorites (19 photos), by Laura Hassell

I'd like to share my Snapfish photos with you. Once you have checked out my photos you can order prints and upload your own photos to share.

11 weeks old and growing!

This is quite late (which is nothing new for my blog!) but I am finally able to update! Baby Michael joined the world April 22nd at 1:45 pm. He was 8 lbs, 3 oz. and 21 inches long. Quite a big boy! We had a long night of no sleep and a morning of labor (which was not that bad to tell you the truth, especially after the oh so wonderful epidural) and then the sweetest little bundle of love arrived.

We are so blessed to have a happy and healthy baby boy. Lee and I cannot thank everyone enough for the prayers, dinners, gifts, and visits! We have such wonderful family and friends and we love you all so much!

Little man, as I like to call him, is 11 weeks old! I cannot believe it! Lee cannot believe it! He is growing so fast and getting super big! He eats like a piglet (another name I like to call him) and wets diapers like a champ! He started day care this week at First United Methodist in a program called ECDC. That stands for Early Childhood Development Center. We love, love, love it! They are so sweet and teach the children starting at 6 weeks! Today is his first Friday and I cannot wait to pick him up and spend the whole weekend with him!

Hope everyone is doing great and hope you all get to meet Michael soon if you haven't already!

Above is a link to some of my favorite pics from the hospital and ride home!