Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Joey's favorite food right now is pancakes. We will occasionally go to IHOP for dinner, and he can take down close to 2 pancakes plus lots of orange juice. So, one Saturday morning, I decided to make him as happy as he could be by combining his two favorite things . . . chocolate and pancakes. Of course, it was a big hit. These pictures really don't do justice to just how messy he got. We had to immediately follow breakfast with a trip to the bathtub, which of course, Joey didn't mind at all. It was probably his favorite weekend yet!
As you can see, he mostly used his hands to eat.
But we are working on the fine art of using a fork. He's pretty good with it. But hands are WAY more fun!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Daddy Snuggles

I'm not the only recipient of Joey's affection. He LOVES to cuddle with Brian, especially when he gets home from work. As soon as Joey hears the garage door open, he runs to the stairs to see Brian come in. Then they usually both sit on the couch and watch a little TV while I try to get dinner ready. Its so cute!
Sometimes, though, Joey would rather lay on the couch with Brian.
Notice how even though he's laying down, some part of him has to be touching Brian (frequently his feet). So cute!!
And yes, he does usually wear a complete outfit, but for some reason, all the pictures I get of him are without at least 1 article of clothing.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Mommy Love

The older Joey gets, the more cuddly he becomes. He loves to watch Sesame Street while sitting on my lap or snuggling with me. He's even learned to pat your back when giving hugs. Its the most precious thing in the world, and will of course get him out of trouble every time.

One day he was being particularly cuddly. Of course I didn't mind. However, Joey's soon to be sister did not seem to be too pleased about it. She kept kicking his head, since he was using my stomach as a pillow. So, the poor little boy had to move his head to the side so he wouldn't get hit. I'm starting to get a little worried about those two . . . She's not even here yet, but they're already fighting!

Toddler Bed

With the arrival of our little girl quickly approaching (and since Joey was starting to outgrow the crib), we decided to make the transition for Joey from crib to toddler bed.
He was not at all pleased with this development at first. He absolutely adored the crib . . . but his legs kept getting caught in the rails during the middle of the night. The first few nights he cried himself to sleep (which he never does), but actually stayed in the bed. Apparently he didn't realize he could get out by himself. After 2 days, though, he figured it all out, and instead of napping, he would play. I hoped he would get tired and fall asleep after a while, but some days he didn't. Other days, he would fall asleep on the floor, which just doesn't make for good sleep. And of course, he rolled out of the bed on a few nights. But, after about a week, he got used to it. Now he LOVES his bed. He giggles and climbs in every time we got into the room, not just with naps or bedtime. And he stays in the bed for naps, and only gets out and plays after he wakes up. We're really glad that battle is over!
Another view of the bed

Our little boy's room . . . definitely not a nursey anymore!
His room from another angle. Doesn't he have a HUGE room?