December 29, 2009
He now says things
Christmas morning we woke up to find two miracles: a White Christmas and a still-sleeping toddler. We busied ourselves with warm drinks and reheated the coffeecakes I had made, and then finally woke the little guy.
We were all so caught up in the Christmas activities that we never took any pictures of the snow outside. There were several inches blanketing everything. It was beautiful. You'll just have to imagine it.
Liam was thrilled to find both a new pacifier (which he has lately begun calling his "fye fye" ?) and candy...
Gabriel made Liam this incredible play kitchen.
December 26, 2009
Here are some fun moments from the last week or so.
Liam has been enjoying crafting, and I tried to have a Christmas coloring page or activity for him most days. He really enjoyed making this "gingerbread baby" (as he likes to call it).
He discovered a new hat and wore it around the house for several days.
December 17, 2009
December 15, 2009
December 11, 2009
At a 13 week ultrasound my doctor thought he was a girl, and so did I. But then at 17 weeks we saw that he was most certainly a boy after all. Today was the official verdict. He's still a boy.
When I thought we were having a girl, it was fun to think of things like bloomers and dresses, but as soon as we found out he is a boy, I felt a huge amount of relief. I know what to do with a boy. We have all the boy stuff. And we have the perfect boy name: River James.
So, at today's scan, we discovered that he likes to use the placenta as a pillow. And he even measured exactly acording to his due date: April 27.
It's fun to think of Liam with a brother, and also a little overwhelming. They'll be quite the handful.
December 10, 2009
December 9, 2009
After I got off the phone with my sister yesterday, I told Liam I had been talking with his Tia Molly. He then surprised me by parroting back "Tia Molly," and then chanting it while he went back to playing with his Lego's.
Of course, I had to coax it out of him for a video, but here it is :-)
We didn't see a single snowflake until we turned onto Highway 20, about 45 minutes from the farm. The snow wasn't accumulating until we took the Aplington exit. We didn't have any problems with slipping and sliding until the stop sign on their corner. The travel conditions really couldn't have been any better all things considered.
This is what we were greeted with:
They were bummed to have such an early snow, but it was a welcome surprise to us.
It's always fun to see the calves with their winter coats. I would have never thought that cows could look so cute and fluffy.
This one was born the day before. He got a special wool coat to keep him warm.
December 2, 2009
November 29, 2009
Thanksgiving morning, Liam helped Gabriel make some french toast. It was a good start to the day.
I filled the turkey with turkey with chestnut stuffing. It turns out that shelling the chestnuts was a time-consuming ordeal. Even Liam helped Grammie and Gabriel get it done. Gabriel is reading over my shoulder as I type. He says, "How'd you get a picture of me smiling while doing that?"