Thursday, November 29, 2007

4 Month Portrait

Here is his 4-month portrait taken at the ever-so-popular and affordable JC Penny's studio! Does anyone else see the "Charlie Brown" connection that I do? Will says I'm crazy, but I look at James and see Charlie Brown! A very cute one, mind you, but CB nonetheless!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

First Thanksgiving

Here's my favorite, little (big) Thanksgiving turkey! We spent the day over at Tom and Veronica's (extended family) and James got his first large dose of football-watching. In honor of all the good food we were getting ready to dive into, I gave James sweet potatoes for his first vegetable. Of course, he loved them. And, being a new mom (clueless) I paired his yummy sweet potato dish with a side of prunes (his fav fruit.) Let's just say that the next morning, it was a 4-alarm diaper fiasco! Oh well, live and learn.

As the adults went around the table and said what we were thankful for, James was dutifully listening from his Jumparoo. We are so fortunate to have so much in our lives and so much love in it. I couldn't help but remember how it was this time last year that we were going around and announcing our pregnancy. My, what a difference a year makes! James has become the sole, center of our universe and I couldn't imagine my life without him (never said that before!) Amazing what a BIG difference such a little person can make.

Monday, November 19, 2007

The GodParents

On Saturday, we celebrated Tom's birthday (one of James' godparents) and watched the Michigan/Ohio State football game. Other than the game, it was a great time for everyone. James LOVED the extra attention from everyone at the party. We even found time for some special photos with his godparents.

The two proud godmoms had a very enlightening discussion (I enjoyed it!) about James' future education goals and tatoo plans. One is purely FOR tatoos and the other purely AGAINST them, I'll let you decide which is which! Sad thing is, his DAD will never let him get one anyway, so it's a moot point! Oh wait, he did say that when James' turns 30, we can discuss it! Poor kid!

1st Trip to the Aquarium

Last week, James and I joined a couple of our new friends at the Tampa aquarium. Even for the youngest of eyes, there are many sights and sharks to look at!
James and Benjamin enjoyed watching the shark tank from their strolllers, but Miss Fiona was not too happy about the close encounters!

Being "ever-ready" for the camera, I was all smiles and ready for the flash. James, however, was still mesmerized by the fish and the sunlight filtering through the water. I see a family pass to the aquarium in my bank statement's future!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Four Months Old!!!

Today James is four months old!
Here are his stats:
Weight: 16 lbs 4 oz 75%
Height: 25 1/4 inches 65%
Head Cir: 16 1/2 50%

Notice his open mouth? It's how he spends most of his day.

How sweet!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Lazy Sunday

Not much here to report. Will left on Sunday for Fort Bragg (work trip) so that makes me a "single mom" for the week. James was enjoying some tummy time when I started flashing away with the camera (bored mom.)
He was willing to smile and play along for a while.

Then, he obviously changed his mind! Oh, it's so hard being the only child to be doted on all day! Actually, he was just ready to be fed. But, I'm always wanting just one more picture. I'll learn my lesson one of these days..... maybe.