10:26 AM

11 Months

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

11 months. 11 months. How is that even possible? I know I keep saying that each month but still I sit here counting down the months... This is it. Next month he will be 1 year old. Dang.

Kaleb (11 Months):
Standing on his own without holding onto anything
He has 6 teeth now! (4 on top, 2 on bottom)
He says "Bye!" (with a kiss) to Bear, Fox and Bird each morning
Turning the pages when we read at bedtime
Babbling up a storm
He plays catch with Brian (The kid has quite an arm too!)
Dad, Mom, Hi, Bye, Duck, and Ball are a few of his favorite words
Can almost climb out of his crib and pack-n-play (Yikes!)
Snuggles the best when he first wakes up
He hasn't met a food he doesn't enjoy yet
The kid is a climber. All the way up the stairs, Up the headboard, hi-chair and my personal favorite, his carseat (which he can undo the top strap and push himself up and out)
Starting to throw tantrum(s) when we take something away
I have some great pictures in his big boy pajamas he started wearing last month (size 24 months/2T) so I'll have to post them this week!
I can't believe Kaleb is 11 months old. Where does the time go!

10:30 AM

Scratch that Itch

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

This story is a little, uh, well inappropriate? I can't think of a good word for it but it's down right hilarious and too good not to share. You've been warned.

We don't have much of a routine right now but Brian is big on putting Kaleb to bed at night when we get home. He usually gets in bed with him and I head to the shower/bath/read time. The other night I got into bed (Kaleb resting between us) and fell asleep. About an hour later Brian wakes me up.

B: Hey. Kaleb doesn't have a diaper on right now.

E: What? (I pull back the covers and see Kaleb laying there spread eagle without a diaper or pants on) Why is he like that? (I immediately start feeling around for some wet spot on the sheets)

B: Well here's the thing, Kaleb's butt was itching. We we're laying here and he was just really digging at his butt cheek. So I took his diaper off and he had a bug bite. So I scratched it for him. (At this point I start to giggle) Then I put his diaper back on.

E: And the reason he is diaper-less now?

B: Well... after I scratched his butt for him he started digging at his boy parts. I don't know the rules on all this stuff but I'm pretty sure it would be inappropriate for me to scratch that for him so I took his diaper off and let him do it himself. He liked it so much he feel asleep.

Oh. My. Gosh. At this point I'm laughing so hard that my sides are aching and Brian just cannot understand what is so darn funny. Sometimes I wonder what I would come home to if I worked more and Brian worked less.

Kaleb is 10 months, 3 weeks and 4 days old and scratching like a big boy. Is that considered a milestone?

12:07 PM

Taste Update

Friday, August 14, 2009
First and foremost, the Taste of Colerain was a success. I had a babysitter back out at the last minute which left me scrambling for a replacement. And let's be honest, that was #1 in my mind. Thankfully my amazing grandmother stepped it up and took Kaleb two nights in a row. Not just during the Taste but overnight so that we didn't have to wake him up at midnight and bring him home. Talk about self-sacrifice. She is my hero :) My mom's best friend, Penny, had K on Sunday for a few hours before we just brought him up to the Taste. He really enjoyed seeing everything and I got to duck out on clean up to take my boy home and spend some quality time with him. Brian and I both took off Monday to spend the day with our boy too.

Me, Mom, Amanda & Olivia setting up. I love this picture.

Can you guess who is in our penguin costume?

He knew his Papa was in there! He kept saying, "Dad? Daddddddd...?" and looking the the mouth.

Once a marine, always a marine.

The penguin was a gigantic hit. We had two high school boy's take turns running around in it during the day. We had some serious heat so my heart goes out to those two amazing boys! At night, Brian took his turn in the suit which eventually led to him being called, "The Party Penguin." I have some hilarious video's of our penguin (Brian) getting down!

The food was awesome, of course. Cody and Char we're my sanity. They we're troopers the entire weekend. Poor Char ended up passing kidney stones at work on Monday after over-hydrating herself during the Taste. We have already booked our place next year and I have them scheduled off work again :) I couldn't have asked for a better staff during the weekend.

During Kaleb's stay with my grandma I went down on Saturday morning to have breakfast with them and spend a few hours playing before I had to head back. After breakfast Alie, Kaleb and I laid down for a nap in my grandma's bed. Two hours later I woke up to Kaleb standing on his own in between us! The kid is standing on his own. It makes him seem so big to see him hovering there ready to take his first steps.

He is running down the couch only holding on with his 'helper hand.' I was thinking he'd be a while to walk but I might be eating my words soon. The kid is on a mission. Thank goodness we have had our video camera out non-stop lately. We've caught so many adorable moments! I cannot believe we are going to have a toddler in just a few short weeks.

Kaleb is also cutting teeth #5 and #6 so I stayed home with him Tuesday-Thursday. We had our routine down and I was really starting to enjoy being a stay and home mom. I enjoy my job too though. I have the best of both world's! Now that the taste is over you can expect a lot more Kaleb blog's- I know that's what you all want!

Kaleb is 10 months, 2 weeks and 6 days old.

10:11 AM

Bengal Fever!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Kaleb got his pictures taken on Sunday for his first birthday party invitations! We actually switched it up and went to a new studio and we we're pleasantly surprised. We did not have to do anything- this woman was amazing! As you can see, we are having a football themed party so everyone should get their gear ready! It should be a blast :)

We ordered a ton of pictures too, obviously. How can we not!? If anyone has a favorite, let me know. The studio we went to was having a super huge sale and we got our pictures for a very good price. If we order more they will continue to honor our discount so just drop me a line!
Kaleb is 10 months, 1 week & 3 days old and getting cuter by the second.