Tuesday, May 26, 2009

That's What Aunts Are For!

We had a fun-filled week visiting all our family and friends in Idaho Falls these last few days. It was nice to catch up and everyone was happy to see Isaiah. We were also able to catch one of Nick's softball games since he still plans on playing with his old team in Idaho Falls whenever he is working there. It's so funny because this season, all the families came back with a new addition. There were tons of new babies at Community Park and it was exciting to meet all of the little ones!

As always, Isaiah learned a few new things from his aunts. Debbie taught Isaiah how to drink water from a straw, which he loved. The negative is that he now lunges toward anything in my hands that has a straw and demands to share. Bonus...I no longer drink anything that comes with a straw which means more water for me! Hooray for cutting calories!

Aunt Jessica had the honor of introducing Isaiah to his first sweet treat. He gummed a Nilla Wafer while Jessica held him. He was a little unsure at first, but once he got a taste, he wasn't letting her or the cookie out of his sight. Looks like he inherited his mom's sweet tooth...poor little guy.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

How Time Flies

I don't know exactly when it happened, but our little Isaiah just took a giant leap one day from being a sweet little newborn-ish baby into Mr. Personality! We are going to be celebrating his 6 month birthday on Monday, and I wanted to give a little update on all the new things he has been up to.

We started letting Isaiah have a few spoonfuls of baby food at night and in the morning this last month just to give him a taste and to get the ball rolling there. I had no idea I would be dealing with such a food connoisseur! If it is something he likes (bananas, pears, peas, green beans), he smacks his lips and says "Mmmmm" and "Ahhh". Then he tries to grab the spoon and feed himself because he is also Mr. Independent. If it is something he doesn't like (squash, sweet potatoes, rice cereal) he pulls a sour face and spits it out. We also started giving him water in a big boy cup, since he tries to drink ours every time he sees a bottle in our hands. This photo was taken at my sister Lisa's house that first day with the cup. Isaiah would not put down his sippy, he was so proud of himself!

Nick travels quite a bit during the work week, but when he is home, Daddy=Party Time!!! Isaiah lights up every time he sees Daddy and just wants to play. This can be a problem when he wakes up at 3am, and sees Dad sleeping next to him. The next thing we know, Isaiah is cooing and giggling trying to get our attention to wake up and play! So often when playing, we will count "1...2...3!!!" and then we will toss him in the air, or jump out from under the blanket we were hiding under, or whatever it might be. Isaiah has learned that after "3", something good always happens, so now, we only have to say the words "One....Two...." and we can get a great laugh out of him, even if we never end up getting to "Three"!

Isaiah is also making lots of friends in our new neighborhood thanks to bootcamp. Every morning, he gets to play with Ross, Aiden, and my neighbors daughters Ruby and Macy. He also has a little friend Coleman, who is also 6 months old. Coleman's mom works at the playcenter at the Idaho Athletic Club and sometimes I take Isaiah in to play while I get some cardio in. The two boys play on a blanket together and roll around from back to tummy and give each other the stare-down. They are really cute together. I think it is great for Isaiah to have a chance to branch out and be around other kids. It's good for Mom to be around other adults too!