Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thumb War

If you follow my blog at all, you know that Landry has been working on sucking his thumb. He absolutely loves his binkie...but his first choice would be his thumb. It is hilarious to watch him as he works to find his thumb...well, it is hilarious to Chad and I...I'm sure you probably aren't as interested! :o)
So, the other night, after nursing him, he was laying with me and trying to find his thumb. He was victorious and boy was he excited about it. As usual, we are never really sure who is winning the battle...Landry...or the thumb. Here is a little video of it:

video

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Little Peanut

Yesterday Landry had his 2 month check-up with Dr. Hubbard. I was very anxious about how he would react to his shots but so curious to see how much he has grown. In our eyes he seems so big...but, we found out yesterday that we really have a "little peanut!" Here are his 2 month stats:

Weight: 10 pounds, 10 ounces (10-25th percentile)
Length: 22.5 inches (10-25th percentile)

So, to everyone who tells us, "He is so tiny"...apparently you are right! :o) Dr. Hubbard was very impressed with how alert he is and his intense interest in everything around him. He was so brave during his shots. Here are some pictures of our happy, healthy, "little peanut!"



Showing off his Tweety Bird band-aids that he got from his shots!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

2 Months

Hi Everyone...its me, Landry!

Well, can you believe that I am already 2 months old...I know, I'm getting up there in age already. Mommy says I need to slow it down a bit. Here I am with my lion...don't I look like such a big boy?

As you can see, I am working very hard to learn how to suck my thumb...I almost have it down! Here are some things I can do now:
1. Smile:I love to give mommy lots of smiles when she is changing my diaper...and whenever I feel like it...I don't like to be told when to smile, so you never know when I'm going to flash you some gum.
2. Hold my head up: I'm still working on this a bit but I am getting better each day. I love it when mommy and daddy hold me over their shoulder. I sit straight up...so much so that my Auntie Kaitlin says I look like a seal.
3. "Talk": I love to grunt, coo, cry, scream and make all kinds of noises. If mommy and daddy are talking to me I like to join in the conversation...and I ALWAYS have to have the last word.
4. Suck my thumb: I have been working very hard on learning how to get my thumb in my mouth. I don't really know why but sometimes it just shows up outta no where. When it does, I snatch it up in my mouth. I am really good at bringing my fist to my mouth...but that ol' thumb just hides from me.
5. Sleeping: This is one of mommy's favorites...sleeping through the night. I have been sleeping through the night for almost 3 weeks now. Don't worry though...every once in awhile I call an early morning meeting with mom. I think she really loves our early morning chats...she's just afraid to admit it.

Well, that's all I have for you this month. Mommy has been very busy taking lots of pictures. She and daddy love on me all day long. Everyone is always telling me how strong, handsome, and smart I am. Here is a picture that shows a bit of my determination to get that thumb of mine.

See you next month...love, Landry!

p.s. If you can't read it...my shirt says, "Lock up your daughters"...my Auntie Kaitlin got it for me. She is the best Auntie EVER!!!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

God Bless America!

Is there really any holiday better than 4th of July? In my opinion...no. I L-O-V-E the 4th of July. It has always been one of my favorite holidays...the fun, friends, food and fireworks...and 8 years ago it was made even better. For those of you that don't know, Chad and I went on our first "date" on 4th of July...8 years ago! The reason I say "date" is because it was actually a day long trip to Pismo...all orchestrated by his cousin Kelli. If you know Kelli, it makes perfect sense...for those of you that don't...yes, it was a bit crazy...and it wasn't until we were already on the road that I finally thought, "What am I going to do if I don't like this guy? This is going to be the LONGEST day ever." Well, I guess we know how it all turned out!
Here are some pictures of our fun-filled day at our sweet friends' house.

Me and Landry starting the day with some pool time.

It isn't the 4th of July without some patriotic sweets...aka...mini strawberry pizzas!

Our sweet family getting ready to watch the fireworks. If you are admiring the "bling" on my finger...yes, its a binkie...all the "cool" moms are sporting "Binkie Bling" these days! :o)
Just another shot...I love the expression on Landry's face!
Here are the fireworks...so you know...this picture was taken about half-way through "The Show"...needless to say, we had a TON of fireworks.
Landry watching the fireworks

The fireworks begin...


WARNING: The following is a perfect example of what NOT to do with fireworks! :o) You've gotta love the craziness of Jake, Brian and fireworks!
Jake: "Brian, make sure that your arms are WAY out there."
Brian: "Oh, don't worry...they are way out there."



The annual "Sparkler" picture
Chad singing "God Bless America" to Landry...as you can see...neither the loud noises, screaming kids, music, nor flashing lights could keep our little man awake.
Another 4th of July has come and gone... I am already looking forward to next year's celebration!