Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ten Months Old!!

Sweet Little Reid is ten months today!  Can you believe it?!  We can’t!  We last updated you on his stats at 8 months.  Here’s the latest from Baby Reid…Happy Reid!! 1-13-10He’s now about 23 lbs and 29 inches!  He’s still bigger than most of his friends his age, but he’s getting leaner with all his activity and more picky eating.

On the Move:  Reid is a champion crawler!  He pulls up on everything and we’ve even caught him standing a few times!  He’ll push his musical table around the room and has started doing downward dog – which seems to be a step closer to standing on his own.  Check out this link to a video and you’ll get an idea of what I mean.  Sadie’s lazy days are over!  :)

Talking:  Well, “yapping” is more like it.  He babbles throughout the day and sometimes seems to know what he is trying to say.  By far, his favorite thing to say is “Da-da-da-da-da!”  And “Ma-ma-ma” also makes an appearance a couple times a day.  He knows what Momma, Dada, milk, water and Sadie are, and we are introducing signs to him for more words.  One of the most fun noises are the raspberries he gives to the baby in the mirror in the car.Happy Baby is checking himself out in the mirror! 12-31-09Eating:  Mr. Meatball is a pro at eating puffs!  If it is sticky or mush, he’d rather mash it up and throw it on the floor to Sadie.  (She’s now banned from eyesight when Reid is eating.)  But if it is a dry puff or a chunk of cheese, down the gullet it goes!  We start his meals with some finger foods and try to encourage him to try new things, but he is still mostly interested in his pureed meal.  We’ll keep trying!    Yummy puffs! 12-31-09

Playing:  He’s learned how to “play ball” with Sadie.  Which means he mostly holds the ball over his head, smiles, tries to hand the ball to SB, then (finally) throws it and screams.  Reid getting ready to throw the ball for SB, 1-15-10Reid has lots of favorite toys but the loudest, and therefore most fun, is his ball popper.  If this photo had a soundtrack it would be a loud and happy screech. He loves this toy!  (And yes, I still put him in his cute Christmas PJs! :) 1-28-10Sleeping:   I can’t tell you about Reid’s sleeping habits.  I’m too afraid I’ll jinx it.  Let’s just say that we don’t have anything to complain about now, and everyone – especially Sadie – is getting their beauty sleep.  He’s still super cuddly and often falls asleep in our arms.  We love it.

Future Outdoorsman:  On New Year’s Eve we took Reid on his first hike in the backpack to our favorite local trail, St. Edward’s Park.  (The backpack was a gift from our friends Jay, Brenda & Declan!)  He enjoyed it so much he decided to take a little nap.Daddy & Sleepy Reid at St. Edward's park, 12-31-09 Momma & Sleepy Reid at St. Edward's park, 12-31-09 Throughout January he’s been outside a lot!  Bundled up for a walk when' it’s cold…

Going for a walk on a chilly day, 1-11-10

…just a hat when it is cool out and he needed to explore…12-30-09IMG_9154…or on an especially warm day, a coat or hat would get in the way of a good meal of leaves and dirt.Arboretum, 1-22-10Enormously-Huge-Genius-Brain:  Okay, maybe this is a *slight* stretch, but we were pretty impressed when he matched up the colors and pieces in his ball puzzle (from the Gentle family!)  We got so excited that we screamed and clapped and scared him!  But luckily, we didn’t scare him too much because he was back at it again this morning!

He figured out the ball puzzle!  1-27-10  "What's the big deal?"  1-27-10

And believe it or not, Jer taught him to clap his hands for “If you’re happy and you know it…”  We have got to get it on video because it is awesome.  Guaranteed to make you happy!  :)

Mr. Personality:  Reid is a happy, loving little guy.  He is great at giving hugs, laughing and squealing with joy.  Just the other day, a man who saw Reid happily squawking and waving his arms said, “I wish I had something to be that excited about.”  That was yet another great reminder that we have an extra-special Little Dude.  We love our happy little Reid!!Reid & Momma, 1-22-10Reid & Daddy, 1-1-10

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Baby Reid Meets The New Puppy Kona!

Our very good friend Bev & David have a new puppy, Kona! 

Reid loved watching her tumble around.  Sadie, on the other hand, was nervous that we might add another “person” to the family!IMG_1563Kona was just as curious about Reid as he was about her, but we had to make sure that Reid wouldn’t hurt her! IMG_1574She’s an American Staffordshire Terrier, just like their beloved dog Jasmine was. IMG_1571 Welcome, Kona!!  You have some great puppy parents!  :)IMG_1565

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cutie Pie and Sleepy Guy

Reid 1-1-10Daddy & Reid 1-10-10

Monday, January 11, 2010

Merry (belated) Christmas!

Our happy little guy enjoyed his first Christmas!  Photo from Beverly Demafiles, our favorite photographer! 12-13-09I know, I know.  The decorations are put away.  The holiday sales commercials have given way to the Valentine’s Day bonanza.  You are OVER Christmas.  Over. It.

Well, just like last year, I’m not quite over it and it’s mid-January!  I haven’t posted any photo’s of Reid’s first Christmas! 

Well, here they are…finally!  Here’s a few snapshots of how we celebrated Reid’s first Christmas!

Putting up (and trying to taste) the tree…Reid & Daddy put up the tree, Dec 2009 Laughing at our own jokes…Dec 2009Pajama party and general chaos with cousins…Avery, Reid, Annabelle & Grandpa, Dec. 2009Avery, Reid & Carly, Dec 2009 Photo opp with Grandpa & Grandma…Grandma & Grandpa's Christmas card Hugging Momma & napping with Daddy…

Momma & Reid, Dec 2009SB, Daddy & Reid, Dec 2009

Hanging with the other ‘09 babies and Daddies…Uncle Chris, Baby Faith, Reid, Jer, James & Carly, Dec. 2009

   Opening presents…

Daddy & Reid, Dec. 25, 2009 Reid & his stocking, Dec. 25 2009 Click HERE to watch a funny video of Reid opening presents.  He went nuts!  :)

Playing with new toys…

Daddy & Reid on his new firetruck! Dec 2009 Reid on his new firetruck! Dec 2009

And spending time together!!Photo courtesy of Bev Demafiles, Dec 2009While we sure missed our family in Cleveland, we had a lot of fun with our family in DFW. 

Reid’s first Christmas was wonderful!  We feel so blessed to have him in our lives.  We couldn’t have asked for a better gift this holiday.

Merry Christmas! 

Thursday, January 7, 2010


We are getting ready to watch Texas play in the BCS Game. Go Horns!!Hook'em!  1-7-10Reid is giving Alabama his game face! 1-7-10

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Afternoon Walk

I’m way behind on posting.  We have a bunch of photos from the last few weeks – including Reid’s first Christmas – but I haven’t made the time to get them up here.  So while I work on that, check out these two little sweeties from our afternoon walk yesterday.Yes, I realize he's a little over-bundled, but he recently had an ear infection and it was cold in the shade!! 1-5-10 HAPPY PUPPY! She loves being off-leash! 1-5-10