Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My first Novel

Ok, I'm just kidding about the novel part. I just read all of my friends blogs and they post way more text than Cory and I do. Understandably we post mostly pictures. We do have a few new ones to post, but since I am at work, and it is really slow, and all the pictures are at home I thought I would just give a quick update on what's going on. We had a great Christmas. We were able to drive to Idaho Falls, with a quick stop in Logan both ways so James got to see all of his Grandparents for his first Christmas.
I really think James loved Christmas, mostly for all the attention he got. The week before James finally started sitting up on his own. I was a little worried initially that it was taking him so long, but our Dr. didn't seem concerned since he is advanced in his vocal skills for his age, and all kids learn differently. Now that he is sitting up he hates doing anything else, and has already started developing the core strength to pull himself up to a sitting position. He is so close :D
The biggest development though over Christmas was James is getting his first tooth! It started crowning Christmas Eve! Once it is in enough to get a picture I will, but right now it wouldn't look like much. We were so blessed though, because even though he was teething he was only midly cranky. Which was a lot for his sweet little personality, but compared to some he was an angel. I really hope all of his teeth come in so easy. We'll see.
As for presents we were all really blessed, and James made out like a bandit. That's what he gets for being so cute. We are all really happy to be home now, and preparing for the new semester for Daddy. And buckling down for the rest of the winter without so many trips and no car. For now we are optomistic. Happy Holidays to all and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Santa Suit

Merry Christmas. This is an adorable Santa Suit from James' Great-Aunt Linda. James wasn't super happy, but he enjoyed the christmas lights. Daddy came home at the last minute to get a few really great smiles out of him. And the others were too cute to resist. Enjoy!


















Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bell play

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Giggly Boy

James has started to be ticklish. It has been way more fun for us to play with him now. Enjoy:D video

New Sounds

James has started experimenting with sounds and has learned his mama sound. Cory is convinced it is his first word. Whereas I'm not as convinced that that is what this is, it still makes me happy that he is getting close and I love to hear it, even though it usually sound really whinny :D

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

BathTime Splashes

Daddy caught these cute little splashes in the tub today. Don't worry he was careful to not make it embarrassing in the future for our little boy. It just shows how long he is that he can sit in his little bath chair and his feet hang off so far. Someday soon he will be sitting up in the bath. I can't wait 'cause then he'll be splashing with his hands and playing, and just having so much fun. For now he enjoys trying to get Mommy and Daddy wet this way :D Oh and Cory said he was splashing a lot more before the camera came out. Isn't that always how it is ;)

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Baseball Boy

James is getting so good at grabbing things. We love to play games with him, and try all sorts of new things. Daddy put the baseball cap on James the other night in spirit of the outfit he was wearing and we just had to catch what he was doing on film. Enjoy!

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Peakaboo

James loves peakaboo. It is the easiest way to make him laugh. I hope you enjoy this little game we played this afternoon.
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James also wanted to say Love You to all of the Family :D


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Gigi

James has a special connection with his Great-Grandma Crouch, Gigi. They just laugh and laugh together every time they see each other. It is really cute. He was pretty tired the day we got this, but even then he still laughed at Gigi. Enjoy!
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Paper Bags

The best toys are paper bags of that I am sure. This isn't even the best example, but James sure likes the noise they make. I try to keep them out of his mouth, but I'm not always successful :D Enjoy :D

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First Veggie

We started James on Veggies last night. It only went so so as you can see from the video. I think he will eventually like the new flavors we are giving him, but for now it is still a learning experience.
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Christmas Decorating

James enjoyed helping Mommy decorate for Christmas. :D

Friday, November 20, 2009

Light Switches

So Cory taught James a little trick/game while I was at work one day. It is really cute, and he's pretty good at it. Enjoy!

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Friday, November 13, 2009

New pix and a New Hair Cut


So yesterday I finally tried to cut James' hair myself. Cory had attempted to trim it a week ago, and it didn't really work. I was cocky and thought I could do better so with the scissors in hand tried to trim his longest hairs, and it started to look ten times worse than what Cory had tried. So I decided that scissors weren't good enough and we would have to try the razer/hairtrimmer thingy Cory has. James did really well. He sat in his high chair while I did it, and still looked around, but wasn't scared at all. It still isn't as even as I could have hoped but he wiggled a lot, but he's not as shaggy as he was. :D

Then this morning I thought we should take pictures of his new haircut, and it was just so much fun. He is at such an expressive age, I couldn't help but post a lot of pix. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do. :D

















Little Chef

I hadn't done the dishes yet, and while I was at work Cory taught James how to stir. So here he is showing off his new found skill :D
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Eating and Giggling

This was a particularly cute night a few days ago. I got home from work, and James was just so happy to see me that he had a really hard time getting any food down, but we kept trying. Enjoy the giggles.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween

It was James' first Halloween. Because he is a crazy baby, and goes to bed at 7 every night he sort of missed getting in his costume on Halloween, and ended up putting it on the next day just for pictures. Isn't he cute. He is on Aunt Tracie's lap. Overall our trip to Idaho Falls was fun. Chaotic for a little boy who lives a very quiet life, but he did really well, and I think he enjoyed family and had fun with his cousins. However, car rides are not his thing. Everyone says baby's love cars and will sleep through most of the trip. Not my son. First of all I think he has really sensitive ears, because he cried going over Malad pass both times. He doesn't go to sleep by himself yet, so every time he got tired he screamed and screamed and screamed. Then We got stuck in traffic caused by an accident near Clearfield, so I took him out of his carseat while we were stopped, and he was fine, I went to put him back in once we started moving and he screamed bloody murder until he fell asleep a half an hour later. Of which he slept until we were five miles from home and got stopped again by another accident, which I took him out and fed him for a third time. This was now an hour past his normal bedtime, and he was cranky. Once we got home he just kicked and giggled so happy to be out of his carseat. I think people are so lucky who have babies who will sleep in cars. Mine as of now hates it. But he is still adorable, and I think still loved spending time with family. However we do need a Star Trek transporter the next time we intend to travel. :D




Saturday, October 24, 2009

Rice Cereal!

James got his first taste of solid food! I'm hoping it will help him sleep through the night, because he loves to eat. As you can see from the video James really loves food. He did a lot better than we expected him too, though we are suspicious that he thinks the spoon is like the bottle and food just appears out of it. I think that overall solid food will come easy to this hungry boy.
p.s. We had pizza tonight, and after he finished all of his rice he reached out for the pizza in Cory's hand. We're gonna have a hard time keeping food from him :D


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Fall Fun!

Today we went out and spent some time in the park across the street from our apartment. James loves the leaves he likes to crunch them and eat them, and we just learned how much he likes to kick in them. Enjoy!

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Friday, October 23, 2009

4 months and 2 weeks old!

We just had our 4m check up today and James is a whopping 17lbs 1.5 oz. He is 27 inches long and is continuing to take after his Dad in growth and height. All in all he is healthy and developing right on schedule. We get to start rice cereal and will video one of his first times, so we can post. For now here is his adorable face.

Monday, October 19, 2009

More giggles... More giggles...

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James is so cute when he laughs. It still is a bit like sucking air, but we know what it really means. He just gets so happy. Here is a little of Daddy playing with him.

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I posted both because I love them so much.

Half the size!

James is learning how to grab his toes really well, and we realized the other day that when he does this he folds himself in half and is more like the length of a normal baby :D jk

Friday, October 9, 2009

Cooing

 James has been super talkative today and I keep trying to call people and let them hear it, but every time the phone rings, or someone picks up he stops talking and just listens, so I finally got it on film, so everyone can see/hear it. 
p.s. sorry if its a little dark I didn't want to miss the moment by turning on any more lights.

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Laughter

We took this little video a couple nights ago. For some reason James was pretty hyper before I gave him his bath, so I just played it up more to get some good laughs on camera. Enjoy!

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

New Pro Pix

New pix of the Bubby. We had a little photo shoot today that was so entertaining. I really wish I could have filmed it too, because I would get James to smile at me, and then take a picture and his after picture face was almost as cute as his smile because he was so shocked with the flash going off. Anyway I hope you like them.




Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Family... HOLY COW MONSTER BABY!!!


Talk about crazy. My sister and her kids came down today and visited for a few hours. It was so much fun to have them here, and see baby Kenzi. She was born Aug 30th while James was born June 16th, so only two and a half months apart. James has grown like a monster, and it shows in this picture. I've completely lost sight of how abnormal it is for him to be this big. It's just what I'm used to every day. Enjoy!


 This video shows how cute they are together. Since they were born so close together we are convinced that they hung out in heaven together, and they contently laid next to each other for quite a few minutes. Though watch out Kenzi James might eat you! :D 
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Kids Crazy Kids... This is all five of Nana's grand-babies together, though as you can see they are not all babies. We had to take them fast because James was tired and was getting fussy. It was a crazy day with all of them in our little apartment, but it was so much fun! 


You can also see here how big James really is. Elli is three years older than James.