Friday, November 25, 2005

Snack Time!

A hand and mouth full of Goldfish and a sippy cup of juice - could life get any better?

10 months

I can't believe it, we are into the double digits...

Now let's see, what is Liam up to? Or should I say what isn't Liam up to? Or maybe, what isn't Liam into? LOL! He is so curious and is into everything -especially what Mommy and Daddy have. Our phone, our remote (he has his own and wants nothing to do with them!)and any cups or plates left sitting out have quickly become his most prized playthings. He also loves to throw and crawl after his ball, and he spends a lot of time rolling roll-a-rounds across the top of the baseboard heaters.

Our little man is becoming more and more mobile every day. He crawls, pulls up, cruises the furniture and has just started to push his push walker with a few wobbly steps. I can't believe how quickly he is learning - it was just a little over a month ago that he started crawling consistently and he is already working on walking!

Liam continues to eat anything and everything he can get his hands on. He now gets about a 50/50 split between table food and baby food everyday. I'm sure he would be more than happy with all table food, but I like the variety he can get by including the baby food. I'm sure he'll be entirely on table food very soon - Mommy and Daddy are working really hard on cooking meals that he can eat too.

Mum-mum and dada still comprise his entire vocabulary, although there have been times when we have thought he has said "ba" for ball. It hasn't happened often enough for us to be sure - but we'll keep you posted!

Now, that dreaded topic of sleep. Liam is a great sleeper during the day and goes down like a champ at night, but still wakes up multiple times during the night. Two to three times is the norm, but sometimes it is more and very seldom is it less. That said, he is better than he used to be and we are working on improving it even more - Mommy will need her sleep when she goes back to work!

I think that pretty much sums it all up. He really is a wonderful little boy - he is so happy and has us laughing and smiling with him each and every day. We are really looking forward to the holidays - they are going to be extra special with Liam around!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Pictures, pictures, pictures

It took nearly 10 months, but we've finally had family pictures taken. I was so excited - both to have a great keepsake, but mostly to have a picture that I'm actually in for a change. In addition to the family photos, we also had some portraits taken of Liam. I have to say, all of our pictures turned out excellent. We had them done at Brandon Photographics and I couldn't be happier. We will definately go there again. I'd love to post the pictures, but I don't want to ruin the surprise! (Did you know that pictures make great Christmas gifts?...)

Now, I can't totally leave you hanging when I know you want to see cute photos of a certain little boy we all know and love. Luckily, I'm more than happy to share the pictures I took during last week's Christmas themed "photo studio" session! They turned out quite well, if I do say so myself!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

First Snow!

Well, we had the first snowfall of the season yesterday. Of course, I had to take Liam outside to see how he liked it. As we came out of the house, snowflakes started landing on Liam's face and he just broke out into a huge smile. He was just staring at all the snowflakes falling down with a look of amazement on his face. I took him out into the backyard and he had a great time exploring in the snow. All too soon though, he realised that snow, while pretty, is also wet and cold and that was no fun at all!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

9 month checkup

Liam went for his 9 month check-up yesterday afternoon. The little - er, big - guy weighed in at 23 lbs 9 oz. Liam has an ear infection caused by the cold he's been fighting since last week so the doctor prescribed some anitbiotics, but other than that everything looks great!

Hopefully once his ear infection is cleared up Liam will finally start to feel better. The poor boy has an ear infection and the remains of a cold now, he had a cold last week, and the flu the week before that. And to top it all off, he's cutting his third tooth! He's been taking it like a champ, though - surprisingly he hasn't even been all that cranky!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Happy Halloween!

Liam had a blast trick or treating at the neighbours' last night. Once he figured out what was going on, he would get super excited every time we approached a house. It was way too cute!

Look what I can do!

Forget pulling up to his knees - Liam now can pull up right to his feet, and hold on with one hand to boot!

Ukelele baby

Liam's Grandma and Grandpa J. just got back from a trip to Hawaii. Among other things, they brought back a little ukelele for Liam. Now he's just got to learn how to play it!