Sunday, March 25, 2012

Music to Dad's Ears

He may not say it on command yet, but he says it nonetheless!


Chef Reid

He's ready to follow in his daddy's footsteps


Friday, March 23, 2012

The Three Amigos

These three are best buds at school
Reid will pull up on anything...
 ...even on sweet Svea!
She's not bothered by much though
 We'll be sad when Svea (she turns one in May) moves up to the older classroom.  Maybe we'll join her in June!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Fun

Reid's 1st IHOP breakfast
Getting ready for some fun in the sun 
(while daddy works in the yard)
Heading out
See the red & blue bottle cap on the water bottle?  It has crosshairs similar to a Powerade bottle, so kids can drink from bottles like this {or gatorade, juice, etc} without making a huge mess.  

Well, Reid couldn't quite muster up enough suction to make the water come out, so mom decided to squeeze the bottle a bit to help out {don't worry...I tried it on myself 1st}. I angled it into his cheek, and gave it a squeeze!  He was a bit stunned at first, but after a second or two, he thought it was the funniest thing ever {see below photo}.
Right after the water squirt
 Poppy & GG Jo Anne gave Reid his 1st Radio Flyer for Christmas.  He used it for the 1st time today, and the boy is in love.!! 

Notice the Boogie wipes in his hands?  Despite the fact that we brought toys along, all he wanted to play with was the package of wipes or the water bottle.

 Happy Sunday everyone!


Leapin' Lizards!


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy Nine Months!

Dearest Reid,

You're only nine months old; and despite the appearance of some of the photos below, you can't read yet much less understand what I'm about to tell you.  Nonetheless, you've inspired me to share with you the one thing that gets me through tough times.  


Let love be your rule, my son. I have no doubt your father and I will provide you with plenty of rules as you grow, and our goal through it all will be to stay guided by love.  It may sound cheesy {and you'll quickly learn your mom's not a big fan of cheesy}, but it's true.  It's a good rule to follow, and I can't think of a better rule to live your precious life by.  Make no mistake, I'm not always successful at it, but anytime I need to take a step back and reevaluate life, the rule of love always leads me in the right direction.  Let it be your guide.  Love not only your family but your neighbors, friends, classmates, strangers, yourself and yes your enemies too as they are likely most in need of your love.  Again, no easy task, but anytime you feel as though you may be led astray, let this be your guide:

Matthew 22:37-40
Jesus said to him, 'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'

One last morsel I want to leave you with tonight.  I first saw this on a t-shirt during my very first Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk, and it has stuck with me ever since:

Humankind:  Be Both.

Stay in the Light.


The Reid Report:
  • Dad lowered my crib mattress because...
  • I'm pulling up! :) Mom blogged about it here.
  • Mom & dad added almond yogurt to my breakfast menu, and I love it!  Yum, yum!
  • I wear a size Large sleep sack now.  Thankfully, grandma bought me one a few weeks ago, and I think mom had to pull it out of the closet to use it much sooner than she expected.  Thanks Grandma A!
  • My 3rd tooth {top, right} has "erupted!"  Dad & mom said that is WebMD's word, "erupted."  Sounds fun to me!
  • I can stay under water for four seconds now, and I don't even cry when I come up.
  • I have a fascination with tags...tags on clothes, tags on toys, tags on pillows. Any tag will do really.
  • I had my first "incident report" at school {actually I had TWO in one week!}. I lost my balance and bumped my forehead on the floor.  Mom says bumps & bruises are here to stay since I'm a boy.  Dad says they make me tougher.  I kind of like them because I get more hugs & kisses.
  • This week is Spring Break, so I won't be able to see Dr. S for my nine month appointment until next week.  But the last time I was in his office {for my ear recheck last week}, I weighed 20 lbs 6 oz, and I was 27.3" tall.  I'm sure mom will update my stats again next week after my appointment.

Chatting with Teddy

Guess who's making him smile? :)

My little reader

On the move....

Remember those tags Reid told you about?

"Let me out, guys!"

He's attacking the paparazzi!
Skinny-eyed fave!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Waterbaby Swim Class #5

Grandma & Grandpa Andersen were our guest photographer & videographer in swim class this week.  Despite the fact that Reid only had one 25 minute nap at school, he did fairly well.  He had a great time entertaining his audience.  :)

Reading a book with grandma before class starts
He's gone from not being able to hold onto the wall with both hands to monkey walking along the wall quite well

Reid & his teacher, Melissa.  She's wonderful!
Reid likes this little doll much more than his dad would like to admit
Playing on the jungle gym
This is his least favorite part of class

The result of only one 25 minute nap!

Videos to follow!