Friday, October 23, 2009

Ian - 9 Months

Ian is now 9 months old.  He has hit several milestones this month--Ian has been a busy boy! 

He is finally eating a little more baby food.  I know he doesn't eat as much as the typical 9 month old, but he now eats yogurt, pears, mangos, oatmeal (baby cereal), Cheerios, and his favorite, Gerber puffs.  I really need to work on vegetables, but I mostly get a nasty face when I give him vegetables.

He has several new teeth (6 teeth in all have cut through).

We said goodbye to the indoor "baby" swing this month and hello to the outdoor swing, which he loves.  He leans back, kick his feet, and relaxes!

Ian has begun to crawl!  He is also pulling himself to standing and taking a few steps holding onto furniture.  I have to watch him all the time as he is really into exploring now.

He has also learned to kiss.  Or, he at least makes the smack noise if I make it to him.  So, we blow kisses to each other.  And, Ian has started babbling more--he now says mama, dada, gaga, and lots of squeals.

He had his 9 month old checkup today.  It was a several hour ordeal as he had to have blood drawn for a routine CBC and iron check.  We spent lots of time waiting, but he was very good.  Poor thing he was poked so much today--TB skin test, 2nd dose of flu vaccine, Hep B vaccine, 1st attempt at blood in the arm, and finally got the blood from his finger.

He weighs 21 lbs. (75th percentile) and is 28 1/4 inches (50th percentile). 

Here are some videos of him crawling.

Race for the Cure

I spent a fun Saturday morning (October 3) walking with friends for a great cause.  It was a 5K walk, along with a long walk to and from the car, so we walked at least 7 miles.  After the walk, we had a yummy lunch of Mexican food. 

We also had the cutest shirts - "We are walking for these GIRLS" was on the front - "And for our girls" (with a cute picture of our daughters on the back).

There were lots of people walking and running for breast cancer.

This was also the first time I had been away from Ian for an extended period of time.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Last Tuesday this little guy appeared at our back door.  He had no tags or collar, and seemed to have no desire to leave our backyard.

I could tell he was someone's dog.  He seemed well fed; although, he was a puppy and like to chew and jump.  I should have taken a picture of our backyard while he was there.  He made quite a mess!  He even dug up some fresh mulch that Juan had just put down.  And, everytime he would jump on Avery and Sterling, he would scare them to death.

We asked around the neighborhood, but no one seemed to know where he came from.  I even posted some signs around the neighborhood.  I continued to feed him and hoped that we would find his owner.  I just couldn't imagine us keeping him.  I would love to have a dog, but I just don't have the time to give a dog the attention they deserve.

So, Thursday afternoon we were driving home from school and Avery said, "MOM!  There's a lost dog sign--it said a blue heeler."  I thought she might have been imagining things, but I turned around, and sure enough it was a sign for a lost 3 month old male blue heeler.  This had to be the owners!  I pulled over immediately and called.  Sure enough it was the owners.  The little guy's name was Rascal and he was over a mile from home.  I still don't know why or how he ended up in our backyard.  I'm so happy we found his home and he just came to visit.

Monday, October 19, 2009

U2 Concert

Juan and I celebrated his birthday by attending the U2 concert.  We had never seen them live, and it was so awesome.  They sounded great especially singing the classics like I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, One, Stuck in a Moment, Sunday Bloody Sunday, With or Without You, and Where the Streets Have No Name.

I did not bring my regular camera, so these pictures are not the greatest from my Blackberry.  Our seats were pretty good; although, we did have part of the cool stage blocking our view at times.  The guys did make their way around the stage several times where we could see them a little closer.

We laughed and said we were too old to stand in the pit.  I will say this was one of the best concerts I have ever been to!
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