Monday, August 24, 2009

Cutie Patootie!

Look at those adorable little feet!

Not much to say, so I thought sending out some pictures would be sufficient. These pics were taken by our friend from church, Lisa. She'd like to have her own photography business someday so I'm more than happy to let Marshall be her "model" anytime! We were at their house for a pool party a couple weekends ago. Enjoy! :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Growing Like a Weed

I forgot to take Marshall's 4-month picture with Gordo, so we'll have to settle for 4.5-month. As you can see he was in an excellent mood and was actually smiling for the camera! Then his sights were set on that monkey's foot and it wasn't pretty! :) It wouldn't be a Marshall photo session without the "deer in the headlights" look, so I threw that one in for good measure! And yes, I know his hair looks red, he gets that from his Gi-Gi. Enjoy! :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Baby Bounce

Today for our play group we went to NorthPark Mall where there's a small Dallas Public Library called "Bookmarks" within the mall. They have tons of little activities throughout the week but the most age appropriate for our group is Baby Bounce, which they have every Monday and Thursday. It's a short 30 minute session where the leader leads the group in various songs and then reads 2 books in between the songs. It was quite entertaining and I loved singing all the songs that I haven't sung in ages, like I'm a little Teapot, Ring Around the Rosie, Let's Go Fly a Kite, etc. They give each child a little scarf to wave to the music and there was LOTS of bouncing!
I think Marshall thought he was in Crazytown because he was giving his famous poker face throughout the event. Looking at everyone like they had lost their mind! But if I turned him around to look at me, then he would smile when we were bouncing. I think it was just a lot to take in for the little man! But we'll be back, because momma wants to sing some more! :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Marshall had his 4-month check-up yesterday. He did pretty well with the shots and the Dr. said we could start him on rice cereal anytime within the next 2 months. He hasn't really been eating very much so we won't take the cereal plunge until we buy a high chair and he hits a growth spurt and seems more hungry.

Here are his stats...not too big, not too small...just right!
Weight: 16lb - 75%
Height: 25-3/4" - 75%
Head: 16.5" - 50%

Here's a pic I took a couple of weeks ago when he started pulling his paci out of his mouth and putting it back in...never the correct way, but at least back to his mouth. He was sleeping and obviously didn't get the paci back to his mouth before he was out.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Floppy Hat for My Floppy Head

Sometimes my mom likes to take me with her when she goes out to get the mail. But I have to wear my floppy hat (thanks Cousin Austin) to keep the sun out of my eyes. So mommy thought it would be fun to take some pictures of me in my hat for the blog...whatever that is!?! But things got a little hairy...literally! :)

Mom put me in my Bumbo, and Maggie got all excited that we were on the floor, so she walked right in front of the camera and lied down.

Then the love fest began...doggie kisses on my face, my hands and then my toes. Oh my!

Still in shock from all those kisses, this was the best pose I could muster up for mommy! Nice, huh!?! :)

Now it's my turn to give the that's some puppy love!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Busy Day....

Today was one of our busier days this week. Over a month ago, I joined a new moms group at our church called Square One. It's for first time moms that are starting out on this new journey of motherhood with the goal to meet with "seasoned" moms for helpful advice and make some "new mom" friends that are just as clueless as you. Our church is all about building community so I was happy that a few of us decided to continue meeting on a weekly basis after our official sessions were complete.

Today was our 1st time to meet outside of the class and we had a great time. We met in a room at the church, there were 11 of us so the room was pretty packed. It was great for me to get some adult conversation and for Marshall to see all the other babies. He was just talking up a storm to a cute little girl, was quite entertaining to watch and listen to. There's actually 2 girls in the group that live in our neck of the woods, one's in Wylie and the other in Murphy so that will be fun to have some kids we know near by. Afterwards, all of us decided to have lunch at Chic-fil-a and as you can imagine it was pretty funny to see all of those baby carriers in one was like an infant take-over! Next week we're meeting at Northpark Mall for story time at their little library...should be interesting, I'll try and take some pictures.

Then we were off to visit Gi-Gi in the hospital. She had her left hip replaced yesterday. G-pa and Grandma Maureen were there too, so it was good to see everyone. Gi-Gi has already gotten up twice to walk to the door, so she's well on her way to a speedy recovery!

Enjoy the pics, we have Aunt Leslie to thank for the hysterical onesie. But check out those big Hazel eyes! :) I tried to get him to smile, but I got the "what's up with the bright flashing light?" look instead.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore..."

Well, Vicki and the kids drove down from Kansas last week to visit their "Uncle Creighton (aka Eyeball), Auntie Casey and Baby Marshall." We had a great visit and Vicki got a lot of "back-to-school" chores knocked-off her list since Leavenworth doesn't have much in the form of retail options. I also hosted a Tastefully Simple party while she was here. It was a great time and very successful for being so last minute!

During our shopping trip to the mall, there was this cool, bouncy apparatus that Elizabeth and Austin had a blast was the least we could offer them after a very long day of shopping. Austin was bouncing very high up, but it didn't seem to bother him...he just smiled but not even a laugh of glee! Definitely the son of a fighter pilot and E had a good time too, bouncing around to her heart's content. The videos are below, not the most exciting, but you get the picture.

We also got to visit Grandma Maureen's community pool. Marshall really could care less about the whole experience but the kids LOVED the slides. We had a great time, until the thunder began and the bottom fell out of the sky.