Sunday, January 24, 2010
Afterward, as we had some cookies and juice, Bear went up to the Bishop (who he doesn't know, FYI) and asked him if he was a Vikings fan or a Saints fan--being a bishop and all. He replied he was a beleagured Detriot fan, but he'll root for the Vikes today.
It didn't help. In the great heritage of Minnesota, the Vikes came really really really close to winning the NFC championship and lost in OT, 31-28. Darn it. Bear was bummed. I have to admit, so was I.
Other than that, it has been a week with continued adjustments to me (Starling) working at school while Mudpuppy turns his nose up to the bottle. Poor Jackrabbit.
Jaybird has had strep (sad girl), and Mouse had her rite of election at church this morning--she's getting ready for First Communion.
The weather has been unseasonably warm (mid-upper thirties)...but that's a mixed blessing, with all the snow on the ground. The sidewalks and streets have suddenly become moats. Bring out the gondolas!
Well, Mudpuppy continues to say "goo," as demonstrated in this action-packed video. Actually, it's not so action packed. I've been trying all week to get good video of him smiling and laughing, but every time I take out the camera, he gets real quiet and just stares at it. I guess that's not surprising -- it has a light on it when it's recording, after all.
It has been a joy to have a baby in the house again, even if he does continue to buck the bottle. We made a big push to get him to take the bottle, though -- basically offering him nothing but the bottle consistently from 8:00 to 4:30, and it seems to have helped.
He's also manipulating things much more with his hands--if a blanket is on him, he picks it up and looks at it (and looks at himself holding it with some amazement--wow, I did that!).
He's a cutie, all right!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
After several weeks of very cold weather, the temperature finally got up to just below freezing today, so this afternoon we dug the kids' ice skates out of a very messy storage closet and took them for a spin. Mouse is much improved from last year; she made the leap from basically just walking on the skates to actually gliding on them. Bear fell a lot, mostly because he's pushing the envelope a little more than he had been. And Jaybird went solo for the first time. She fell a lot -- including once on her bottom hard enough to make her bawl -- but she kept getting back up and trying it again. I held her hand for a while, but she said, "I've held your hand for long enough, Daddy. I need to try it myself, even if I fall, because that's the only way I will learn."
Friday, January 08, 2010
Mudpuppy and I both have thrush.
He has mastered the word "goo."
I have mastered the word "ow."
Mudpuppy is indeed very talkative these days, with Goo, Geh, Gah responses to us smiling or doing anything much at all. Often with a big smile. What a sweetheart. He is also reaching for things and grasping them (like a pinwheel). We were at the doctor yesterday to get checked for thrush, and he weighed in 15 lbs 9 oz...it was his 3 month birthday.
I'm back at work and it was a rocky transition week, to put it mildly. But at least there is a day off tomorrow.