Thursday, August 30, 2007

Rollin with the Homies Part Deux

Today Beckett rolled from his back to his tummy. He was happy for a while and now he's screaming and pivoting in a circle because some jerk put him on his tummy. Dude, roll the other way.

Monday, August 27, 2007


Chris and I are getting a little worried about Beckett's vocalization and language skills.

The problem? He won't be quiet!

P.S. Sorry about the weird background noise.

4 Months Old

Today was Beckett's 4 month appointment. I'm sure you're all eagerly awaiting the new stats.

He did not want to stretch his leg out to be measured, but we finally wrestled him down.

64.5cm or for those of us in America, 25.4 inches. That's the 75%.

He was also pretty wiggly on the scale. Despite what it says here, they locked him in at 7.775 kg.

In American that's 17 lbs 2.2 oz. That's the 75-90%. Surprise, surprise.

He got more immunizations too after waiting only 3 hours at the doctors office. Mommy was NOT pleased. Beckett was almost as pissed off as I was when he got his shots. Here he is trembling in anticipation.

(Yes, that's a burp cloth he's holding and loving. He's taken to rubbing things on his face when he goes to sleep. When we check on him in the night he usually has the blanket over his face and his feet hanging out. He fell asleep before the shots, but since I was lucky enough to wait in the waiting room for an hour he got a good nap.)

He didn't even cry when he got the first one and he only let out a big wail on the last two that sting a lot. But he didn't cry very long and calmed down enough that I could get some Chipotle as a reward for not killing a nurse or some unruly urchin or his negligent parent.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Bumbo Beckett

The bumbo finally arrived and Beckett has been taking advantage of his new perch. He's particularly happy that he can get the horse on his playmat that he's had it in for ever since the early days of kicking it on command.

Daddy's pretty excited about its arrival as well.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Just a bunch of pictures of cute Beckett

Chris caught this ball at the Real Salt Lake game he went to. I don't know if you can tell in this picture, but Beckett lifted up the ball and is holding all on his own. Obviously he's working towards playing goalie, or "goal keeper" as Chris just told me.

Beckett is learning to hold his own bottle. Mommy is learning to sleep in. Pretty soon he'll be cleaning the house for me.

I know this picture isn't that great quality, but I love his happy little face.

Beckett is bathing in the big grown up bath tub now. He loves it! His legs are up because he realized he can make big splashes and lots of noise when he thumps his feet down.

Here he is post bath in his froggy towel. Evidently it's delicious.

The slim chance I had of remote domination is gone

Already at the tender age of 3 1/2 months, Chris is teaching our son the art of remote hogging.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Bumbo Dreams

Went to Target this Saturday. Used one of their Bumbos to see if Becks liked sitting in it. He loved it, but we decided against the immediate purchase due to the only colors being light purple and light pink. Picked a green one up on Amazon today because it was four bucks cheaper than the blue and the yellow ones. The chances of us putting pictures up here of Bumbo Beckett is just about 100%. So await in breathless anticipation and I'll see if I can't find some cute pictures from over the weekend to tide you over.

p.s. - Update: In response to the request for more Bumbo information, I would ask you to click the word Bumbos above, which is a link to the product page at Amazon. Original post had the link in it.

p.p.s. Here's a picture of Beckett trying out the Bumbo and realizing he loved it.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Orange you glad I didn't say fuschia?

So they finally finished the saga that has been redoing the facade of our building. They even cleared out our parking spot from contractor detritus. Generally I'm happy with the result, but I do find the new color choice of our building a little odd. If you care, we're the middle two windows on the left hand side.

Friday, August 3, 2007

What happens to a dream deferred?

It explodes into a frenzy of rock greatness!

After waiting two decades I was finally able to see the Police in concert this Wednesday night. It was AWESOME!!!! They may be old but they can still rock. They played all their old great stuff. I was a little sad that I didn't get Tea in the Sahara, which "super fan" Taudine claimed was a Sting solo song but is actually on Synchronicity. It is one of my very favorite songs. Oh well. We still got Walking on the Moon, Message in a Bottle, Every Little Thing She Does is Magic, Roxanne and Every Breath You Take as well as myriad other songs from all their albums. As you can see from above I enjoyed myself greatly.

So did Taudine and Taylor.

So did a sold out audience.

Chris and I took the subway to the concert. Madison Square Garden connects to Penn Station underground and it's a little confusing to figure out where you're going. Thankfully there were some handy signs specifically directing us to the concert.

Oh, we put on the red light! Roxanne......