Monday, July 20, 2009

Future's so bright, I gotta wear shades

Leo loves to grab for my sunglasses and Mike's glasses, so I got him a pair of his own from the dollar store. Combine the shades and his new high chair in black "leather' with red trim, and he's one cool baby. The food stains on face and clothes are his own "personal style", of course.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Leo clapped his hands for the first time yesterday and now does it often. Its so fun to see how pleased he is with himself. He's also learned to drink from a sippy cup and has a new high chair (the old one was off-kilter and he always sort of fell sideways).

New favorite foods this week: green beans, scrambled eggs, and well-watered-down juice (from a sippy cup, naturally). We tried chicken and potato, but neither were hits.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Burninating the countryside....

Aunts Jill and Carrie from LA have waited almost a year for this....Baby Trogdor! Sorry its a fuzzy picture--he only held still for a moment before he crawled off to...burninate all the peoples and their thatched roof cottages!!!

(Thanks, Aunties--seeing Leo in this onesie made my day!)

Lost? Watch the video and read the lyrics--and thanks for indulging this bit of silliness:

Monday, July 6, 2009

Morning play

Leo took his morning lap around the pack n play, which Daddy managed to catch on film. He also got silly with Mommy.

Bonus: Leo' s current favorite toys are an empty Kleenex box and a bamboo back scratcher. His new favorite food is grapes.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Leo's new favorite things

Leo hit two major milestones in the last few weeks--he can pull himself up and he can feed himself finger foods.

Leo pulls himself up to a full, upright standing position just about every chance he gets. He also "walks" around the edges of his pack n play, holding onto the edge as he goes. It is such a thrill to watch him push up with his legs and be so pleased with himself when he realizes he's standing up. This, of course, has opened up a whole new world for him and new levels of caution for us!

Leo entered the wonderful world of finger foods and there's no looking back! His favorite by far is cheese, with bread, peas, and diced fruit in close second. The surprising thing is that he seems to be OK with some strong flavors; I got a sample of sheep's milk cheese at Costco last weekend and offered him a bite. He loved it and ate the whole piece! He's still working on mastering the sippy cup, but he's slowly getting the hang of it.