Sunday, September 25, 2005

8 Months Old

Only four months until our baby is one year old - yikes!

Liam is a very busy boy; rolling around and army crawling everywhere. If we take our eyes off of him for even a second he is across the room searching for electrical cords or trying to get in the glass of the entertainment centre. He is constantly up on his hands and knees rocking so we are sure he will be crawling very, very soon. If he gets into this much trouble now, what's he going to be like when he's even more mobile?? (LOL) He absolutely loves pat-a-cake and clapping - he claps as he plays, he claps when he eats, he claps when he sees one of us enter the room, he claps when he is going get the picture. Another of Liam's favourite things is working out in the yard with his daddy. The two of them will stay outside for hours!

As always, Liam continues to be a great eater. He eats 3 jars of baby food plus cereal, yogourt, and finger foods (Cheerios, Goldfish, pieces of cheese and fruit) each day. He absolutely loves eating whatever we are having and will make the most awful racket until we give some to him.

Unfortunately, sleeping continues to be a bit of a problem. He is now very consistent with taking two good naps a day (1 1/2 to 2 hours each), but still doesn't sleep too well at night. He often still wakes up multiple times a night, and always wakes up at least once. We are working on some sleep training with him, but have yet to see any real improvement. Wait, there is one thing - he'll go down for naps and at bedtime by himself (no holding or rocking by Mommy) so I guess that is something!

We've seen so many changes this month - sitting, army crawling, clapping - I wonder what next month will bring!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Fast Cars, Birthday Hats, and a Bear in the Living Room

Just about 8 months old, and already Liam loves "driving" his car. Must be a guy thing...

Liam's cousin Max turned one on Saturday. Yay Max! We went to Max's Baba and Gigi's for a barbeque and of course we had to put hats on the boys. Here are Max and his mom Pam (Derek's cousin) with Derek and Liam.

I don't know, do you think Max had fun??

Isn't he just the cutest bear cub you ever did see?? Liam's all ready for Hallowe'en, and Mommy is very proud because she made the costume herself!

Friday, September 16, 2005

The new couch

Finally, after years of used and ugly furniture we finally have something nice! Our new leather couch and loveseat were delivered on Tuesday night and I LOVE them.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Two new tricks!

On Sunday Liam started crawling! Well it's army crawling, but in my books that still counts. Our little boy is offically mobile!

Yesterday we discovered that Liam can clap! He's always loved playing pat-a-cake and now he can join in all by himself!


Does anyone else think that the "sideways with head pressed against the slats" sleep position just doesn't look that comfy??

Even on a bad hair day, I'm still the cutest kid!

If you look closely, you can see his tooth!

Here's the tooth!

Okay so it's not the best picture. BUT, if you look closely you can see his little tooth on the right side! This picture is already a week old, but I am having no luck getting a better one. Most of the time when he opens his mouth he covers his tooth with his tongue!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Toothless no more!

Liam's first tooth broke through this morning! Luckily, it hasn't been causing him too much discomfort. I'll post pictures once it is more visible!

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Another day at the beach

Yesterday we went on another day trip to Clear Lake as a last hurrah of summer holidays. We did a bit of shopping, but mostly we sat down by the beach. We also took Liam for his first visit to a playground. He absolutely loved the swing and was smiling and laughing the whole time we pushed him. I guess we'll have to find a park with baby swings here in Dauphin!

Friday, September 02, 2005


Thanks to Cheryl and the girls over on our Born in Jan/Feb board, I have been introduced to the world of digiscrapping. I've been having lots of fun creating different layouts - and probably spending way to much time on the computer! Here's what I've got so far: