Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rocking towards Crawling…

It’s on now. 

Look out everyone.  It’ll probably just be a few more weeks and we’ll really have a mobile guy on our hands.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Big Baby Bath…

This was Chompy’s first night in his non-infant bath.  He thought it was pretty cool!

Grandparents, don’t worry.  Momma was right down touching the tub.  He wasn’t going to topple over.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Say Goodbye to Swaddlers and Back-to-Sleep…

With Chomp turning 6 months old, he has shown us that he no longer is wanting to be swaddled or on his back to sleep.  And, since he’s past the critical point for SIDS, Momma feels good about letting him sleep how he wants to (especially if that means longer naps and stretches of sleep in the night). 

Here’s what he looked like during all of his naps today.

Tummy Sleeper

Day at the Park…



Today we walked to Brookside Park about 1/2 mile from our house.  It’s been so beautiful that we had to make sure we got in another outside adventure.

Chomp LOVES it!






Christmas is about Giving…

Heather’s hospital does an Adopt-A-Family ever year.  This year, Chompy got to be the giver!  He and Heather went to Target and got all the gifts and then he “helped” wrap them (while he was napping..what a multi-tasker).   In order to document that every year since his birth, he has given to those who are in harder times than we are, we took this picture.  Yes, he is sitting on the presents ;)


Adopt a Family

This way when he is two and we have him pick out a toy for Toys for Tots and he doesn’t want to give it away.  We guess he’ll say something like “Me Truck. No.  Truck go home my house.”   Then, we can show him this picture and say you’ve done this since you were a baby.  Not that we expect that the tears will stop, but eventually he’ll get it :)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Fancy Photo Shoot…

So today we took some pictures of Chompy in his fancy Christmas outfit for our Christmas Card.  These didn’t make the cut but were so cute that I had to include them.  :)












We can move…

Even today he’s gotten better at getting to where he’d like to go.  He managed to scoot over to the media center and get into Daddy’s stuff, and then went across the room to play with the legs of his jumperoo. 


We are IN FOR IT now! :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Little Chomp is 6 months old!!!

Happy 1/2 Birthday Chompy!!!!! 

We went to see his pediatrician today.  He was smiling and giggling at everyone in the waiting room, the nurse, and his doctor.  He even did well during his shots.  He cried at the exact moment, but then was happy to be in my arms with his precious paci.  ;)  What a great baby we have!  He’s still doing well and growing.  He’s now 16lbs 2 ounces (25%) and 27 inches (75%).   He has lost some of his weight percentage against his peers, but his doctor’s not worried at all about it.  He is now cleared to eat anything and everything.  So, we’ll start to venture away from rice cereal and into the land of veggies, fruits and then meats.  He can also start drinking sips of water from a sippy cup.  Oh they grow up so fast ;)

Here’s what we are up to at 6 months:



wiggling and scooting

babbling (all the time, never stopping)

teething (no teeth yet though)

jumping in the jumperoo

picking up toys, passing them back and forth between our hands, and promptly dropping them

eating rice cereal



Making Mommy and Daddy sooooo happy that we are a family!

Here are the ever anticipated bear pictures!!!


Month #1

   Month 2

                                                      Month #2


Month 3

Month #3

     Month 4                                                     Month #4

 Month 5


Month #5


                     Month #6

Random Pictures from the Week…

Camou Dude

a boy after dad’s own heart!



Oops…Momma wasn’t paying attention :)


Monica Beanie

He is modeling the cute beanie that our great friend Monica made for him.  He’s all ready to visit her in Minnesota now :)

cookie helper

Helping Momma bake Christmas Cookies to celebrate his Half Birthday today!  Note:  Christmas cookies are not nearly as interesting as a teething ring.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Part III:

Hanging with the Kayser side of the family in Newbury Park :)

Great-grandpa Kayser and Chompy

Grandpa Kayser

Friday, November 27, 2009



Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Something we just noticed…



He has a stripe of hazel in his left eye.  Tooo cute!   You probably can’t really see it in these, but it’s there.

Who’s Sitting Up?…

Collin is!!!

Ok…so far he’s only been able to sit for 10 seconds max, but that’s still sitting on his own :)

It’s very hard to get a picture of him in 10 seconds, but here are my attempts.






We are home for the day, because little one has a cold and has the very beginning of an ear infection, so the doctor started him on antibiotics.  We don’t want it to get worse.  Hopefully, he’ll sleep really well and get over this quickly.  We have Thanksgiving madness coming up! :)


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Just some cute pics…


Trying Rice Cereal again.



This is how we found him after his nap the other day.  He started the nap wrapped in his swaddler and the blankies were under his head since he’s a little sniffly.


My hands are ALWAYS in my mouth :)



Cute Bootie Pic

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fall Leaves…










Friday, November 6, 2009

Cute Uggs…



Ado [red]…




Tuesday, November 3, 2009

5 Months Old…

Happy Birthday Little Chomp!

You are 5 Months Old now! 

Here’s what Little Chomp likes to do now that he’s 5 months old:

1.  Roll over, and over and over and over and over.  We keep looking away for one second and he’s rolled himself to the other end of the room.  Amazing and super scary :)

2.  Talk---He mostly sounds like a monster of some sort.  Ahhhhh…..arghhhh….eeeeeeee….He’s a non-stop talker.

3.  Trying to get his bottle into his mouth on his own.  He now associates the bottle with food and any time he’s sees the bottle and is hungry he opens his mouth wide and reaches for it.  When we let him try himself, he can get it in his mouth, but doesn’t quite have the strength to support a full bottle himself yet. 

4.  Look around and take everything in.  Just like when he was an itty bitty, he still studies things and looks like a little professor.  He’s such a curious little guy. 

5. Eat, Eat, Eat…he’s still eating every 3 hours during the day and waking up once at night.  That’s about 30 ounces a day. 

6.  Jump in his jumperoo-He loves this toy and has just figured out that he can move his legs and that the jumperoo will move with him.  Before this week, he would just stand there and play with the toys.   He’s also grown a lot in the last month.  When we got the jumperoo on his 4 month birthday, he couldn’t touch the floor even on his tippie toes, and we had to put a pillow under his legs, but now he doesn’t need the pillow and can stand flat footed.

7.  Going on walks…thankfully for Momma, he still loves being outside.  We are just starting to ease him into not being in his infant seat in the stroller for walks.  Some days he does well, other days not so much.  

8.  He also plays a really fun game where he’ll grab a toy with one hand and then pass it in front of him to the other hand, set it down and do the whole thing over again in reverse.  It’s so fun to watch his development and see how his little brain is growing :)

Here’s the bear pictures! :)


Month 2      image

Month 4    IMG00356


Here’s a couple to show you how long he is :)