Friday, November 30, 2007

My Dedication

On Sunday I was dedicated. Lots of people close to my mom and dad and I came to see me get dedicated... it was really cool. I had no idea how many friends I have! Well, I wasn't feeling well from an awful cold, so I was a little fussy, and not my usual charming self. I did dress up for the occasion - a snazzy new shirt and tie! I was quite handsome. Rita Lihaven did the dedication. She's such a nice lady but I just wanted to be snuggled up with mommy, so I only spent a short time in Mrs. Lihaven's arms. She's a good friend of my grandparents, and my mommy and daddy have known her for years. I'm so excited that I'm dedicated now! My parents tell me that it means they promise to teach me about God, and how much He loves me and how much I can love Him back in everything I say and do (I hope He likes snuggles as much as I do).

Friday, November 23, 2007

A Rough Week

I haven't been feeling myself lately. I've had a cold this past week (only the second one in my entire life) and I've been teething like crazy. Those first top teeth are painful! I'm extra cuddly when I'm feeling sick, but I'm also not much into sleeping. During the worst of my cold, I was averaging about 15 minutes per nap. And sleeping less at night, too. The best part about being sick, though, is the time I get to snuggle up with my daddy to fall asleep while watching some TV. I almost never get to watch TV, so this was a real treat. Too bad I was so tired, I could only take advantage of the opportunity for a short time before falling asleep. Maybe I'll get sick again soon! Anything for some cartoons...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Waving and Crawling and Talking... Oh My!

This past week has just been a whirlwind of firsts for me! I'm proud to announce that I'm crawling! It may not look like the typical crawl, but man I can get around. My parents had no idea how busy I could be. Just wait 'til I can walk, mom and dad! I also love to wave hello and goodbye, and, drumroll please... I said my first word! Twice, actually. And I haven't said anything since. I said "bye-bye" and the first time I said it my mom chalked it up to baby babble (please... as if what I say is just babble!). But then I said it again later that same day and waved while saying it. And now all I ever hear from my mom and dad is "bye-bye" in hopes that I'll say it again. Also, my top tooth has poked through! I'm so glad... I've been working so hard for several months on that one.

I can now pick up puffed wheat and put it in my mouth with absolutely no assistance. It's my favourite part of every meal, just because I feel so independent. And when I'm eating (or just see food) I move my hands around like crazy in anticipation. I eat four times a day, with lots of fruits and vegetables, as well as oatmeal or rice cereal. I am quite the curious little fella, getting into anything I can crawl to - I especially love sorting through a laundry basket full of clean clothes. Here are a few photos, including one of me sleeping in a strange position... my parents thought it was quite funny.