Tuesday, April 29, 2008
(His cheeks were full of 'nanola' bar.)
Monday, April 28, 2008
Grammy and Bugman picked me up at school last Wednesday (which was a treat in and of itself.) Bugman likes to climb up and down the stairs to the loft in my room, and stop and see the fish in the big aquarium in our hallway.
When we arrived at the Nutter Center, it was preschool central. Someone started to feel a little shy and didn't even want Grammy to buy him anything at the toy stand. We were also a little intimidated by the immense number of stairs it took to get to the floor. It was then that we saw him, the man smack dab in the middle of row 5, two rows in front of us. I will just say that he was a VERY large man, both tall and wide, which made it difficult for Mommy and Grammy to see, but we arranged it so that Bugman had a good view.
The show was very interactive, and kids all around us were jumping, and growling. Our little guy just sat, mesmerized by it all. We weren't sure if it was a good mesmerized, or bad until the lights came up. Bugman's face lit up with delight as he exclaimed, "That SO fun Mommy! That SO fun Grammy!"
Thursday morning he ran in the door at Kim's house, ran up to David and told him all about. "David! I see Deigo Go!"
I wish I had some pictures, but the announcer let us know that "Flash photography was strictly prohibited." Being the rule follower that I am, I left the camera in the bag, even though I seemed to be the only one who didn't break this rule... so this will have to do.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Bitty's birthday was my last day before spring break, so we decided to have his party the last weekend of break, so that I could get the house ready for guests. Half way through the week, as my list only seemed to get longer, I wondered why we bother... seriously those of you who were here for the party are very well aware that our house is usually a semi-disaster, who do we think we're kidding?? I guess its more of a motivator to get those little things done that we never seem to find the time to do (like finally hanging window treatments up in the playroom... oh wait, that still didn't get done!)
Back to the matter at hand, the partay. We had a little fish theme going, really for no other reason than I liked the picture of the cake at Ele as I aimlessly flipped through their idea book. Did I ever mention that I LIVE for their whipped icing? Apparently I'm not the only one because I saw several people devour more than one piece at the partay... I however had only one piece, I prefer to stuff myself with cake after everyone leaves and then tell myself it never happened, but again that is another story for another day.
Since Bugman's 1st b-day, they have also come up with a "Smash Cake," which is just what it sounds like, a perfect little cake for smashing. Seriously, have you ever seen anything this cute... other than my children?? And it totally coordinated with the big cake. Love it, love it, love it!
Did I mention that this was called a "Smash Cake," with the purpose being to smash it? Apparently no one gave Bitty the message, because he very mannerly picked all the icing off the top and ate it.
We patiently watched and waited. All of the cameras were ready for the big smash, to be followed by smearing of cake and icing...
Yeah, well, it never happened. While Bitty was covered in icing, much more cake went into his belly than anywhere else. Did I ever mention that this child likes to eat??
And because I didn't post them before, here were the official one year stats:
Height - 29" - 25th percentile
Weight - 19lbs 7oz - 10th percentile
Head circumference - 46.7cm - 65th percentile
If I were to guess, I would say that Bitty has grown quite a bit in the past month. After all, he is proudly wearing 6-9 month clothing...
Monday, April 14, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Although we didn't have his party until last weekend, we did celebrate with cupcakes (courtesy of Ele) on his big day. In true pig-a-letto form, he devoured his cupcake in 2.3 seconds. This child's appetite is quite amazing, and it seems there is nothing he won't eat. As you can see, his sugar addiction mirrors The Bugman's caffeine addiction.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Yesterday at the pediatricians office, Dr. Cata commented on how active Bitty is, as he was trying to climb onto the shelf under the exam table, then asked if he would be the one they would be seeing for broken bones and stitches. I could only agree and cringe a bit at the thought.
As if we had just been forewarned, last night, Bitty climbed right up onto the toybox (his favorite perch), and got his shirt caught in the lid on his way up. As we watched him try to get loose, his shirt suddenly freed itself, sending him over the edge onto the fireplace base. Luckily it wasn't the tile that gave him trouble, it was hitting his cheekbone (perhaps cheekfat would be more appropriate) on the edge of Bugman's race track thing. This is how he woke up this morning:
"Life is rough I tell ya."
"You wouldn't even believe what happened folks"
"Traumatizing, I tell you, just traumatizing."
"I think I'll try it again after breakfast!"