Monday, August 29, 2011

month 8

Month 8 has gone pretty well - you are eating lots of non-boob food and so far we have seen no evidence of allergies.  You did have a trip to the doctor for a fever that turned out to be one of the most trying 3 hours of my parenthood (so far)...a rotation of highly skilled phlebotomists and nurses took turns jabbing, pricking, and poking you for samples of your precious baby blood, and it turns out you don't like being jabbed, pricked, and poked.  Who knew?

But mostly late July to late August has been kind to our little family (despite the 95 degree F days ad nauseum).  Here are some of the highlights, with minimal explication:

Post bath time hair brushing is one of my favorite parts of the process.

And speaking of bath time, the combination of your ability to sit up and your realization that we're not trying to drown you has made your cleaning sessions far more pleasant.

You still do not crawl...we're trying not to freak out about the pace of your development in this area (everything else seems to be coming along well and per a fairly typical schedule)...what you do do is this superman-esque flying thing.  The more you want something that's out of your reach, the more you lift arms and legs.


Of course, your mother and I take hundreds of pictures of you every month, so maybe it's natural that you think you are super handsome.  But, of course, you ARE!

Hmmm...maybe a theme?

Sleep continues to be the biggest daily struggle.  This pic is from an afternoon nap, and you have really come along in regards to that kind of sleep.  It's the nighttime routine that needs some work, but maybe by the September issue of the Look at My Amazing Child! your mom and I will have cracked that puzzle.

Love you, Buddy.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Was supposed to post something

here a couple of days ago...

Will have to get to that soon.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Grill roasted chicken

Our oven died, shortly after we decided to make chicken our child's first animal protein. 

We had 2 organicy whole chickens from Costco and had planned on roasting one, and carving out some unseasoned white meat for the boy.

When I realized the oven element wasn't heating, it was too late that night to get the bird done, so we punted forward a night. 

I used the grill, and by any objective standard it went beautifully.  Which means my beautiful wife objected.

At any rate, I liked it and the boy got a bite of fire roasted chicken!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

like riding a bike

This guy rides better than I can walk.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Don't buy

your kid a telescope - the one you can afford won't work for crap, and your kid's not that interested anyway.