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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Things Mommy Told Me Today...

Things that mommy told me today:
  • she loves me
  • she thinks I smell good
  • I'm a good boy
  • I'm cute
  • I have a new tooth
  • I'm the best eater she's ever met
  • I look like both her and daddy
  • I did a good job in yoga today
  • She loves to cuddle with me
  • Thank you for taking a 2 hour nap. Mommy needed that.
  • I'm the best helper in the kitchen
  • I have a cute smile
  • My eyes are blue just like hers
  • Daddy loves me and misses me when he's at work
  • I can't have any more cheese puffs until I finish my lunch
  • I'm the best thing that ever happened to her

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My First Tooth!

You're NEVER going to believe this folks...I popped my FIRST tooth today!!! We were all sitting at the dinner table...when I was eating a cheese puff and daddy said, "wow, his gums look swollen." So mom stuck her finger in my mouth and voila! There was a tooth! It's my bottom right one - the front one! Wow!
I can't believe how fast I'm growing...and neither can mom and dad! Congratulations to me!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

So Long to Mondays...

This is one of my last Mondays with dad :( He's going back to a regular 5 day tour at work...but the good news is, he'll be home at 4 now! Instead of 6...which is way too late...and to celebrate, mom is getting a massage today since it's one of the last times she'll have someone nearby to watch me for an hour or so while she has some 'mommy time'. She is looking forward to it! Her shoulders/back have been bothering her.
I think we're going to buy some paint today for our master bathroom...right now, there's an icky yellow in there...so we need to fix that up right away. Our new bedroom furniture is being delivered this Friday, so mom wants to get the house ready!
I heard mom and dad say they might take me to the park today or on a walk if it's not too cold outside. It's pretty chilly out there right now. Not much else to say...hope you all have a great Monday!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Winna, Winna, Chicken Dinna!!!

Man, I'm really slackin' on my posts lately, huh? Sorry 'bout that. I guess I've been a bit busy lately. Huh? Oh well, okay, so where'd I leave off? Oh yeah, so Thursday we made it to story time...finally! I met some other kids (none my age though) :( and it was a pretty good time. It was cute because the librarian-lady had all of our names up on the bulletin board with stickers next to our attendance. Mine had none! Poor me! Mom felt so bad...but really, I was asleep the last two times so what's a mom to do?
Any who, Friday we had a quick cup of coffee with Melissa and Owen - and then mom and I were off to Joplin for groceries. I slept the way there and the way back...and mom said I was a VERY good boy in the store :) She's always clipping coupons and trying to save money when we go grocery shopping but somehow...our bill always comes up high! It's usually between $160-190'ish...doesn't that seem steep? And that's EVERY week folks! And that's for 3 people? I don't get it...
Friday night was really fun...dad came home from work and mom made a yummy salad for her and dad. Since they both had WW points left, we went to Sonic and got some ice cream...I fell asleep on the way home and so when we pulled in the driveway - all mom had to do was put me in bed and nurse me for a minute or two. That's it! She was able to go back out into the living room with dad and hang out. It was so quite though, they didn't know what to do with themselves!
I woke up at 8am this morning and we all ate breakfast. Then we went to Keen Bean and had coffee...then I took an hour nap...and mom steam cleaned the floors while dad mowed the lawn. When I woke up, we all ate lunch and then went to Lowe's to pick out paint colors for our master bath. I pretty much missed my afternoon nap...so come dinnertime...I was getting very sleepy. We went out to dinner with friends tonight to a place called 'The Blackbird'. It's this little dive in Aurora but man, do they have good food! We had a great time...just laughing...telling stories...and watching me eat and play with my toys.
I tried chicken for the first time last night and I LOVED IT! Guess I'm not going to be a vegetarian like my mom! Anyways, tonight was my 2nd night eating chicken so yah, everyone watched me down my entire jar of babyfood. I fell asleep on the way home...woke up when we pulled in the driveway...mom and dad gave me a quick bath, nursed me and off to bed I went! I need a good night's sleep tonight...I'm head to grandma and grandpa's tomorrow :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

JBF Event - No Jogging Stroller :(

So today we went to the JBF (Just Between Friends) event in Springfield. Mom and I were able to go before the 'public' did because she was a first time mom...so we got there at 10am and we were impressed but not that impressed. Our whole reason for going was to look for a jogging stroller - but since the volunteers get to browse first...mom wasn't sure what would be left.
It was pretty crazy = how much stuff was packed in there at Remmington's. There were tons of people and everything you could possibly think of for babies/toddlers/kids, etc. However, if you can imagine, hundreds of women, either pregnant or strolling their little ones...all eyeing the same toy/hat/book...and there only being one of that item...well...you get the picture. It was crazy; absolutely crazy.
With that being said, we'd go again next year, but only if we were looking for something specific like we were this year. We only spent $2.67 (on spoons and a book) and left without a stroller:(
There were a few left but they were either a.) too worn out and overpriced b.) new and overpriced or c.) could've bought the same exact thing in the store brand new for cheaper
Oh well...we'll keep looking.
Mom had it set up perfectly. Leave the house at 9, grab coffee and a scone, head to the JBF event, grab a quick lunch, yoga at 1230 and then home. BUT, as you know, things don't always go as planned. Since I woke up twice last night (once at 130am and again at 430am) I slept in until 845 this morning. Mom didn't even brush her teeth or shower before we left the house (she's going to be so mad I just told you all this). We grabbed the coffee and the scone but I never fell asleep for my morning nap in the car. Probably because it was too soon from when I woke up. We did the JBF thing - skipped the lunch thing - ran to the mall to grab a few Bath & Body things...and still no nap for me...mom got me back in the car and I fell asleep...finally. So, no yoga today. We headed home instead so that I could nap. We got home just in time to see dad before he left for work after lunch and then mom and I hung out until I went back to sleep at 430.
Anywho, it was a busy day but a good day. The only thing we have planned for tomorrow is coffee and paper at Keen Bean and then storytime at the library if I'm still awake. (This will be the 3rd week that the library has been doing its reading library and every time we've tried to go, I've fallen asleep in the car!) Oops!
PS - that's me in the picture up there...playing with my new, orange plate!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

9 Month Checkup Went Well!

I had my 9 month checkup yesterday and it went really well. I weighed in at 21 lbs., 8 oz. (mom thought I'd be 23 or so...and dad thought I'd be 22...looks like dad was closer!) It was funny because right after I weighed in...a little boy weighed in right after me and he was older than me...maybe 12 months +? He could make a cow sound so he was a little bit older...anyways...he weighed in at 21 lbs., 4 oz...lol...I was heavier than him! Ha, ha...I'm not sure what these old folks are feeding me but it's sure doing the job!
Doc said I look good - growing great, etc. Mom and dad said I wouldn't have to get any shots but I ended up having to get ONE...the flu shot...it really hurt :( I have to go back next month to get the booster and the H1N1...I still have no idea what the heck that one is...but I trust that I have to get it anyways...so many shots for such a little boy...
Let's see...what else has been going on...we made it to the fall festival on Sunday. We were supposed to go on Saturday but it was raining cats and dogs out here so we ended up going to the outlets in Branson with grandma and it's a good thing we did because Coach was having a HUGE sale! Mom got a super cute bag and wallet :) Yay mom!
Any who, we spent the day in Branson and then on Sunday we went to Cider Days and got a big pumpkin with our names on it. We had to wait FOREVER for it...but it was worth it...I'll post a picture later. Mom said she has to dress me up real cute and put me right next to the pumpkin before we can post any pictures. But for now...here's a new one for ya :) (Oh, that's me and mom at yoga by the way. I'm playing with these really cool toys that Judy, my yoga teacher brought).

Friday, September 18, 2009

Busy, Busy as a Bee!

Tomorrow I'm going to Cider Days with mommy, daddy and grandma! It's official - it feels like fall! I LOVE fall fests...well...I've actually never been to any - but mommy says I'm going to love them just like she does :)
I had a good day today. Woke up around 730...ate breakfast...took my medicine...pooped...got dressed...played trucks with Owen while mommy and Melissa had coffee...got in the car...headed to Joplin to get groceries...fell asleep for my morning nap...did the grocery thing and made mom carry me halfway thru the trip...fell asleep on the way home...went out to lunch at Maggie Mae's in Miller with mommy, Melissa and Owen...went home and fell asleep with mom for an afternoon nap from 4-615!!! I guess we both needed a nap.
Dad came home and we all had dinner...I took a bath...read some books with dad...and jumped in my horse...now I guess it's time for bed!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Happy 9 Months to Me!

I'm 9 months old today! Whoah, it's been a long ride getting here...and how did I celebrate my 9 months on this earth today? I threw up on mom...4 times :( She was getting me ready for yoga and she had just put this super cute outfit on herself...and I should mention that we'd just had breakfast (nanners for me)...she layed me down on the changing table and I started to gag. She sat me upright immediately and I leaned over and vomited...full blown...4 separate times. Poor me. Poor mom.
She threw me in the tub. I flipped out. Arched my back and screamed the whole time. She picked me up out of the tub and tried to put a diaper on me but I was having none of that so she wrapped me up in my hoodie towel and held me tight...just rocking me and singing to me. I fell right asleep :) I woke up 45 minutes later and we were off to Springfield. I was feeling much better!
Yoga was great today. I learned some new moves and I got to see Grace. I miss Quinn and Davis though...don't think I'll ever see Quinn again = him and his mom seem to have fallen off the face of the earth...I'm sad because I really liked playing with Quinn...but Davis should be moving up to big boy yoga any time now!
I'm excited for this weekend. Mom and dad are taking me to Cider Days in Springfield. They go every year and they told me they'd buy me a pumpkin with my name on it to put in front of our fireplace for Halloween. I can't wait!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Yum! Cheese Puffs!

Hey everyone! Hope you're all having a GREAT day :) I had quite a weekend...ran errands with mom and dad...slept in the car to and fro...went to church on Sunday...lots of walks with mom and dad...we got caught in the rain for one of them! Eek!
Mom gave me a cheese puff for the first time the other day. Check out my self-feeding skills...pretty good aye?
Damn those things are good! Mom bought me zesty tomato and cheesy cheese...yummo.
So I got a great big box of clothes from grandma Longley the other day. Man, does she have good taste! I got 2 pairs of pants...like a million long-sleeved onesies...pjs and a Thanksgiving outfit for when I fly back to see her! Oh, and my favorite gift of all...was my new lovey. It's this cute, little handmade stuffed thing and it has my name on it. I'll have dad take a picture of me with it and we'll post it for you to see.
It's a rainy day here in the Ozarks, so mom and I are just loungin' around. We've got yoga tomorrow and we have to pick up Bailey's birthday cake. Other than that, same old, same old routine!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I'm too Sexy for my Shirt

I almost got my shirt off the other day. Almost is the 'key' word. Take a look at this video and tell me what you think:



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Friday, September 11, 2009

Bye Bye Dylan...Bye Bye! I Can Wave Bye Bye!

I didn't wake up until 9am today folks - yep - slept thru my morning coffee date with Melissa and Owen - oops! So today was a HUGE day for me...guess what???? I waved BYE-BYE for the first time today!
Mom and I were in the grocery store and she kept waving her hand and saying 'bye bye Dylan, bye bye'! And I waved back! Mom flipped out in the store and started clapping and kissing me and shouting 'oh my god! oh my god'! I think she was excited!!!
Now I'm home...and I haven't done it once for dad! He's starting to think that I never did it? Mom...you should've gotten it on camera for proof!
I also got a big box in the mail today. It was filled with lots of fun fall clothes from grandma Longley! Thanks grandma :) I can't wait to do a photo shoot with mom and dad so we can send you some pictures of me in everything. Oh, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new stuffed animal...it has my name on it :) Thanks gram = love you.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fantasy Football

I finally got my computer back (it was running kind of slow so mom dropped it off at the repair shop). I've been a busy boy since the last time I blogged. Let's see...I went to big boy yoga yesterday for the first time. It was so much fun! I did a few new poses...the plank...the fish...and I went swinging in the blanket. But best of all, I got to see Grace again :) All of the other babies were crawling = maybe I'll start to crawl too?
Although...mom's not in any hurry to have me scootin' around. She saw all the other moms running after their kids and was happy she didn't have to do that with me. So, if I skip the crawling stage all together, she's okay with it. Oh mom...you're too funny.
I was supposed to start storytime today at the library here in town but I fell asleep! I woke up at 7am...pooped my pants so bad around 730, that mom had to put me in the tub! She layed me down to feed me and I fell right to sleep and slept until 1015! Yowsers! Guess I was TIRED!
Storytime was at 10...so I missed it. Oh well. We'll try and go next week. We went for a long walk when I woke up though. That was nice. It was pretty out today. Not too hot but warm with a nice breeze. We walked for about a half hour and mom picked up the newspaper. She's into her crossword puzzles again these days. In all of her life...she's only finished ONE in its entirety! Keep chippin' away at 'em mom!
Tomorrow we're having coffee with Melissa and Owen and then mom and I are going grocery shopping. I'm not sure what we're doing this weekend...I think there's a fall festival thing going on at Wickman's Garden that mom wants to go to. They have some mums for sale or something and pumpkins...a hay ride...etc. and I think she's going to drag dad there too.
Football started tonight...dad's all excited since he's doing that fantasy football thing. He's on the phone with Uncle Dave all-the-time-now!
WW is still going good for mom and dad. It's pretty easy they say - once you get in a routine and everything. Dad's lost a few pounds and I'm not sure how much mom has lost. We'll have to do a weight check and get back to you. Overall, we all feel very happy, healthy and lucky!
Time for bed!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Go Confidently In the Direction of Your Dreams

You know, after reading some other people's blogs out there, I realize that I'm not such a bad sleeper after all. I read about these other babies who sleep 5 hours here and 6 hours there and then they're up at 6 am for the day and never take naps...heck, I go to sleep anywhere between 7-9pm and I don't wake up until 845 in the morning...(I nurse throughout the night...but mom and I both do it with our eyes closed so neither one of us has to get up). I guess I am a good sleeper? Mom has it good I think? I always go down for a nap in the morning, one in the early afternoon and then a long one in the early evening. I knew I was a good boy!
So, mom had an epiphany today...while she was running around like crazy tonight trying to get ready for a tag sale tomorrow and not having time to even eat her dinner...she's decided that she's going to be more confident in her decision making when it comes to me. Yes, that's right, you heard me. She's a good mom and always has been but she sometimes lacks confidence in the decisions she makes surrounding what we do from day to day. Well, not anymore. Mom has decided that she is a woman 'here me roar'...lol...(okay, I put that in there for giggles). I've never questioned mom's ability to parent me but she's always second guessing herself. Is that normal for first time parents? Maybe...but if she doesn't gain the confidence we both need...than who will? Go ahead mom...make those decisions and feel good about 'em!
Screw waiting for the new year to make resolutions - mom and I have decided that we are no longer going to spend our days pleasing others. We are going to hang out, play and enjoy every moment together - whether we are at home or running errands. I love you mom :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Moving Up to Big Boy Yoga

I know it's been a few days since I've blogged but I haven't had much to say. Mom and I stayed home yesterday and today - so we haven't had anything too exciting to share. But...tomorrow is my last day of baby yoga...I'm moving to 'big boy' yoga next week and I'll be reunited with Quinn and Grace! I wasn't supposed to move up in levels yet but there's a reading program at the library here in town which starts next Thursday and mom really wants me to go = so = we had to move to the Wednesday yoga class which happens to be 'big boy' yoga. Phew...that was a long explanation!

I think we're getting lunch with my friends Davis and Kristin tomorrow. We're going to mom's favorite restaurant in Springfield...Tea Bar & Bites! Woohoo! 3 cheese quiche here I (whoops...I mean mom) come!

Did I tell you? Dad's up in the attic right now...trying to get everything together for our tag sale this weekend. We're teaming up with our friends Mike and Jackie to try and unload some of this extra baggage we have here in our house. Mike and Jackie are moving to St. Louis so they've so graciously agreed to let us throw some of our 'junk' in with their sale! It's from 7-noon this Saturday if anyone reading this lives in the Mt. Vernon area!

I'm still standing up like a pro. I can do it without mom and dad holding me now. I just can't believe it. It feels so cool to be able to see things from a different perspective/angle. Now, if I could just get that crawling thing down...I've shown no interest in this what-so-ever...mom puts me on my tummy and I either roll over...play...or cry.

I talked to grandma Longley tonight and she's going to buy me my first Halloween costume. Dad and I picked out a few of our favorites on the website she told us about but she's going to pick the final one and send it to me as a surprise. I can't wait! Oh, and I talked to grandma Anne and asked her if she could get me some new, fall clothes and she said yes! So I should be getting some cute things soon. Thank you to both grandmas!