Tuesday, April 29, 2008

First Solids!!!

This evening we decided it was time to try a bit of 'solid' food. Well, solid is a loose description. It was a runny concoction, namely rice cereal. We took a video but Blogger seems unable to load such a large file at this time.
The second solid we tried was Organic Bananas. These are the pictures from this event. (May 2nd) I have to say that since then we have withheld 'solid enjoyment', as the real bonus (ie hiding Vitamin C, and other supplements for the sinus issues) is no longer needed.

April 20th: Family Photo on Passover

April 24th: Frozen Teething Ring

These are pictures from the trial run of the Frozen Fruit (plum) as a teething treat.

It didn't go so well. But as you can see, in the end he was still all smiles!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

On your mark, Get set..... GOOOO!

Flowers are blooming and teeth are sprouting...

one, two, three... and a fourth one coming on top!!!
(little razors!!)

On turning 6 months old:

1. you slept all month long

2. you captured our heart when you made quirky faces.. while sleeping.

3. you had a tummy ache... :(

4. you thrilled us with your giggle

5. you have 3 teeth and really want to crawl

6... I cherish every minute!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Backlogging Photos

First encounter with the doggie March 22nd...

Pearl wasn't glad to meet Levi.

High chair photo shoot April 7th:

....and this is our first play date with Joshua, March 12t, sorry for being out of order...
and not centered... yes these things bother me!

Aunt Michelle's Visit

Tuesday the 8th, we were so blessed to have a whole day with Aunt Michelle!
Levi enjoyed playing and smiling with her! She and I talked for hours and ran some errands. These are the pictures we took!

It's spring here, the garden is planted and the flowers are blooming. Here we are posing in front of the azalea bush outside our sun porch. It was beautiful!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

First: Trip to the Zoo

Today a great girlfriend of mine, Gwen, invited us to the zoo. It is such a fun place to visit. I love hanging out with her, whether at home or on the go. We always have a great time.

The first stop we made was at the Flamingo pen. These are my favorite exotic animals. Levi checked them out from the stroller. Next stop was the penguin display and bird house. These didn't seem to arouse any emotion. I suppose later for the boys they will become exciting. However, Gwen's 2 1/2 year old daughter LOVES birds. From there we cruised by the petting barn (Hooray for the goats and chickens!!!), the hyenas, alligator, giraffes, lions and monkeys.

Not only did we get some fresh, but chilly, air and a nice walk around we got to ride the Merry-Go-Round. By we, I mean L., W and C. I held L. up as the Panda Bear slowly swooshed up and down. He sat on the saddle and held onto the pole just like it was old hat. He loved it. The brightly painted animals, mirrors and music made it even better. It was a wonderful first visit to the Zoo. I think with the tips from Gwen found here we'll make it a weekly event next year.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Photo Shoot Part 2

Second batch of pictures taken by
Sarah Jokerst

The Tooth Part 2 and 3

It seems my dear little one has two more teeth coming up. This sure has been a busy week! They aren't all the way in but close.. I suspect in a day or so the other two will make their appearance.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Tooth, and nothing but the Tooth

Spring has sprung. Not only has the pollen arrived, giving the tell-tale yellow dusting all over everything, but the azalea is in full bloom outside our back door and the trees are cheerfuly budding. The garden has been plowed and is waiting to receive little sprigs of plants. They began their journey in peat pots, in a red coke crate, in a black container, under the window, on the sun porch... in our house! (The coke crate was for ease of access and the black container helps to water them continually.) Anyway, they have germinated and are just about 1-2 inches tall. I'm very excited about the new life, the prospect of a bountiful garden and the new season.

As the seasons change, time passes and my little one gets one day older. It's life, you know. But as you may have guessed from the title, his first little tooth has emerged. Just like the big boy tomatoes and the zucchini squash, in what has seemed like mere days Levi has sprouted his first tooth. The drool and constant gnawing have finally paid off. It has broken through! So will there be a bountiful vegetable harvest this summer? I hope so.. Will Levi be able to partake of it? Quite possibly-- He's well on his way to being an herbivore. I'll miss the gummy smile!