Monday, March 31, 2008
Wake up: Usually any time between 6:30 am and 7:30 am. He's an early riser. April and I are not.
Breakfast: We usually have a breakfast of mushy cereal, Cheerios, some sort of fruit, and some water from his sippy cup about an hour after he wakes up, so this is any where from 7:30 to 8:30 am. April always tells me to give him a bottle before feeding him breakfast......but sometimes I forget. Don't tell her that, though.
Super Awesome Happy Fun Play Time: When he's not eating breakfast in the morning, we read books (well, flip through the pages), chase each other around the basement, knock things over, pull things off shelves, and climb on things. He loves music, so we usually play his CDs (Hi-5, Raffi) and he can dance around and be happy and stuff.
Nappy Nap Time: Parker is awesome at sleeping, which is great for us! We usually put him down for a nap 2 or 3 hours after he wakes up in the morning. So I usually put him in his crib at around 9:30. He plays with Superman for a bit by himself, makes some cute noises, climbs around his crib, and then he just goes to sleep without any fuss. April swore by the book Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child and it must have worked.
More Super Awesome Happy Fun Play Time: Depending on how he feels, Parker will usually sleep for an hour or two and then wake up at 11 or so. We'll goof around in the kitchen or whatever and then it's time for....
Snacky Snack time: Usually some yogurt, or apple sauce, or some peas or cheese or beans or avocado.
Lunch: We try to have lunch as close to noon as we can, but depending on his naps and when he gets up, it can be tough. Lately he's been sleeping in, so everything is pushed back a bit. Sometimes we won't have lunch until 1 or 1:30. We used to feed him Mother Hen stuff for every meal, but now he likes to feed himself a lot more so we give him lots of little finger foods.
Afternoon Nappy Nap Time: Then Parker goes down for another nap in the afternoon, usually after his lunch and he'll sleep until 2:30 or 3. Sometimes he doesn't actually want to sleep, so we'll go and get him. He's pretty good about not being a grumpus maximus if he doesn't get two naps, so this is usually a good time to do errands or take him places (like Home Depot). He likes riding in the car and going places, and he looooves riding in carts at the stores! If we don't go out, we'll just play more in the basement, give him another snack around 3 or 3:30 pm, and then just relax.
Dinner time: We usually try to give him dinner by around 5 or 5:30. More finger foods and healthy stuff for him. April does his bed time routine 99.9999% of the time while I usually clean stuff up in the kitchen.
Bedtime routine: After dinner, Parker goes upstairs (with help from mommy), gets nekkid, and has a bath. After his bath, he gets a little massage with some powder, has some relaxing quiet time, listens to his mobile play a lullaby song, and drinks a bottle. Mommy puts him in his jammies and he goes to sleep on his tummy by 6:30 pm usually. Yay!
Sunday, March 30, 2008
And here's Parker mugging it up for the camera a whole bunch. Here's a shot of his crazy long eyelashes.
And here's his face being happy.
And here he is doing little baby squats to pick up a coaster. If only he'd vacuum as well.
Here he is jumping around in his Fortress of Solitude (also known as his "crib").
Friday, March 28, 2008
Parker does this funny thing where he'll be sitting in his high chair, eating lunch or whatever, and he'll suddenly flex all of his muscles really hard, bug out his eyes, and stick out his lower jaw, and vibrate a little bit. It's pretty funny to see because he does it out of the blue. And then if you do it back at him, he giggles. Every time it happens, it reminds me of Goku from Dragonball Z powering up to a power level of 120,000 or so. Hopefully Parker doesn't uppercut me into the moon one of these times!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Here's Parker with his little smorgasbord of foods. He's eating some avocado, cheese, peas, and beans. He followed that up with some apple sauce and a big sippy cup full of cold water. Mmmm! While he was eating the avocado, I started to sing the tune to Frère Jacques, only with the lyrics, "avocado, avocado, yum yum yum, yum yum yum, you like avocado, you like avocado, yum yum yum, yum yum yum," and he seemed to get a kick out of it. Or he thinks my singing is laughable. One of the two.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
And if you had a chance to listen to Robot Number One by Hi-5, does the tune remind you of anything? Are Seth Green and I the only ones who remember those old commercials?
Saturday, March 22, 2008
And here he is being attacked by mommy and giggling.
Here's Parker after a bath wearing a dinosaur towel. He kind of looks like the monster from Cloverfield, but cuter.
He loves to pull on the toilet paper roll and mess it all up. I think all babies like doing that for some reason.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Stewie: Aaagghh, my teeth!
Stewie's incisor: I'm free! Free! I claim this mouth in the name of Incisor.
Stewie's bicuspid: I think not.
Incisor: (Gasp!) Bicuspid! We meet again.
Bicuspid: Have at you!
Incisor: En garde!
[They struggle to move near each other but don't budge]
Bicuspid: Well, shall we bite the tongue, then?
Incisor: On three. One, two...
Parker's teeth are totally battling it out in his mouth. Although they aren't Bicuspid and Incisor, they're his two big front teeth and he's having a bit of a restless sleep tonight. Every now and then we can hear him make little sighs and noises, which he doesn't normally do. Hopefully they pop out soon (and hopefully the rest follow suit), although he's going to look totally different with teeth!
Monday, March 10, 2008
This morning Parker had his last swimming class for the Starfish level! After the class he got a little certificate that he promptly tried to rip up and eat. Here he is on the way to swimming class (with his Nana Hat on):
And here he is swimming in the pool at the Henderson Centre (located conveniently in our back yard) with mommy:
And here he is with his little certificate! Yay!
Along with his super crawling skills, Parker has mastered the fine art of standing. As soon as we put him in his crib he immediately climbs the walls and jumps around. Luckily it doesn't stop him from taking naps, which is really cool. We put him in his crib and he plays quietly for a bit until he's ready for a nap, then he goes to sleep! Here are some photos of him goofing around in the crib:
Here's Parker staring out our patio door at all the snow. He was originally licking the window, but we couldn't get the camera in time. He's actually looking at mommy in this photo, because she's so cute and distracting.
We went to Home Depot today, so here's a photo for Grandpa D and Uncle Shawn. Parker loves riding in carts, and he also loves aisles of tools.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
And here he is chillaxing with Papa.
He really likes the walker, so here he is motoring around on the hardwood floors.