Friday, June 5, 2009

Photo Fun

Here are some recent photos for your enjoyment!

First Bike Ride

As an early birthday present, Oma and Opa bought us a bike trailer for Felix so that we can take family bike rides. We have only gone for a few short rides, as Felix is still getting used to it. We have to figure out how to get his helmet to stay on while we are riding. It is about 12 times the size of his head so it can be a bit cumbersome. Check out the funny!

Back Track, a bit!

It is June 5th and I realized that we have kind of abandoned the blog, but maybe just maybe with summer upon us we can be better about it. Benjamin has sworn off facebook, and so he might be back into blogging after school gets out! Spring in Vermont can typically be hit or miss, but this year it has been long and glorious. We did have some weeks of rain and clouds, but it hasn't gone from 59 degrees to 89 degrees, which always takes us by surprise. In fact, we are easing into summer with the last few weeks cruising around 65-70 degrees. Perfection in my eyes.

I celebrated my first mother's day and was surprised with an amazing pencil drawing of a photograph of Felix and I. Jacob did the drawing and it is beautiful. The photo doesn't do it justice...but you will get the idea

As Benjamin wraps up his year, I am jumping into next year already. I have had lots of meetings and planning days with my new team of teachers. It is a very dynamic team and I am excited to get to know them better. I have a lot of work ahead of me this summer, so Benjamin and I are going to set up a work schedule for the summer months. I will be developing curriculum and he, working on his novel...which I recently finished reading and is really great! I had moments where I literally couldn't put it down.

Felix is growing like a weed and is so much fun. He is developing quite the little personality. He is chatty, silly, hotheaded, smily, and moving constantly. I really can't figure out where he would get any of those traits. haha I will say this...his red hair is not so red anymore, and actually quite blond. But, those eyes...holy moly are they blue!

I cannot believe that is first birthday is approaching! It has been an amazing year for all of us! We absolutely love being parents and couldn't be blessed with a sweeter guy!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Playing in the Kitchen

As Felix is becoming more mobile, we have started to take some necessary child-proofing measures. To start, we had to move some cookbooks and mini-food processor because he loved pulling them off the shelf. We figured the electrical cord and blade in the food processor were big signs of danger. We replaced that stuff, with a basket of toys and his favorite cake pans. Felix is thrilled with the change.

Little Yogi

Here is Felix, showing off his budding yoga practice!

Water Play

Felix enjoyed his first bout of water play this past week. He played with, splashed, and dumped water all over himself and had a blast doing it.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Big Rascal!!!

Ok...since Felix hit the nine month mark, he has learned a lot of new things! No, he hasn't learned to crawl forward, but boy, can he scoot backwards! When I sit him down on the kitchen floor to play while I am making lunch, he will sit for a few moments and quickly make his way to his belly. Yesterday he scooted backwards right into the kitchen-aid mixer and was kicking the bowl!

Felix has also started to develop his pincher grasp by picking up little puffs or pieces of fruit to snack on. He and his friend Aoife enjoy noshing on puffs together!

When left to his own devices in his room, he decided to help me put his laundry away! He was so proud of himself when I returned, and found the laundry basket, of folded laundry, all over the floor!

Felix discovered that he LOVES the swings at Battery Park. While fussing in his stroller, I decided to stop at the park and try out the swings. He was laughing hysterically. It was so cute! We went back to the park with Aoife...but she wasn't that into it!

Now the icing on the cake of Felix developing "rascalness", is what I found today when I went to check to see if he was napping...

Need I say more!