Monday, April 28, 2008

win an ergo

http://www.alongfortheride.biz/contest-s/49.htm

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Swimming

we went to the Y today and took tristan swimming for the first time. he had so much fun, like we knew he would. we stayed for about an hour, it was a blast :) now hes taking a nap, lol.

















video

Monday, April 14, 2008

egg yolks, yum!!

we've given tristan the yolk from hard boiled eggs a couple times, and he loves it! this time he wasnt very hungry and played a lot. the firts time, i fed them to him, and he ate 2, and none got on his face, lol





this one isnt the greatest picture, but it shows off his teeth



Friday, April 11, 2008

necklace

playing with the steering wheel off of the scoot n scoop ( http://www.target.com/Tonka-Scoot%E2%80%98N-Scoop-3-in-1-Ride/dp/B000OV7A6C/sr=1-11/qid=1207970382/ref=sr_1_11/601-9565177-3783321?ie=UTF8&pricerange=&index=target&field-browse=1038576&rh=k%3Atonka&page=2 ) aunt kelly gave me for christmas
this is what most pictures we take look like. hes a camera hog and sarts going crazy when he sees it. not that hes that still normally anyway, lol

hanging out in my new amber teething necklace and an old school pinned flat. amber helps with teething pain. we bought tristans from http://hyenacart.com/inspiredbyfinn/ . here is what the website has to say about amber




Amber is a natural analgesic (pain reliever) and is a natural and traditional European remedy for teething discomfort. When amber is worn on the skin, the warmth of the skin releases trace amounts of healing oils on the skin, helping babies and young children stay calmer and more relaxed through teething. Amber is also recognized for its anti-inflammatory properties and benefits to the skin (helps diaper rash too!)










Carrots- ok, but not my favorite



Wednesday, April 9, 2008

signing

we've been signing with tristan for a few months now. hes been reacting to the signs for a while, especially "milk" (you can look up signs here http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm ). Tonight when i was telling him it was time to eat, and signing "milk", david noticed his hands were making the sign. we tried again, and sure enough, when i signed "milk", so did he :)

He has also been saying "ma" or "mama"intentionally when he gets agitated. usually its just ma-ma-ma babbles, but when he wants me to get him it is purposeful.

he also loves talking on the phone, and gets excited when it rings.

he is learning so much everyday, i cant believe how much he picks up.

more pictures

Im big enough to reach now

Give it to me!!!!!



I found my tongue! its always sticking out now











Trying so hard to crawl!





I can move the beads! Gramma got me this puppy for christmas


Mamas boys :)

pictures

I love my puppies

Playstation with daddy

OK, mom, my turn for the camera!

The aftermath of a teething biscuit.

Bananas, YUM!

Friday, April 4, 2008

sweet potatoes

look at my cup! its a bit big for him, but we took the valve out and he does pretty well. we have some cool thermos sippys coming in the mail
reachinh for the camera- of course, lol mom, why do you always have that thing?
all done!


we gave tristan some steamed sweet potato "fries". look how much fun hes having!





teeth


i got a picture of tristans teeth yesterday


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

6 months

tristan was 6 months old yesterday. at his well baby appointment he was 15lbs 9oz and 26.5 inches long, hes getting so big :) since hes meeting all the readiness signs (sitting unassisted, no tongue thrust, can feed himself, etc) we've started dabbling with solids. we're doing more self feeding than standard purees, although we give him some. he really likes pickles, lol, and will go to town on a kosher dill. he likes bananas and applesauce too. he hasnt had much, and we're not rushing. he loves being able to feed himself.

he is sitting wonderfully now, so steady. hes not crawling yet, but hes wiggling and kicking his legs to move around, and of course, rolling all over the place. he loves the water, and were so excited to take him swimming when it warms up some.

david graduates june 25, so right now the plan is coming for a visit probably in early july while we're moving. we still dont know where we're going to be yet though. we'll take some 6 month pictures this weekend and get them posted soon