Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Loving bath time!

Ansel LOVES bathtime. He even laughs when the shower sprays over him.

It is getting harder to control him. He crawls off or, as seen in this picture, bends over and tries to drink or blow bubbles in the water.

That splash was bigger than I expected!

Hiding in my toy basket

Past bedtime?

(Speaking of bedtime, there've been multiple night awakenings lately! Possibly due to more teething? The two top middle ones are coming in. You can see them, but can't quite feel them yet as the gums are so swollen around them. )

Monday, January 15, 2007

On the move!

Ansel's been crawling the past couple of weeks and is getting faster each day. He still seems to prefer being up on his feet and is also a pretty good cruiser, "walking" from one chair or piece of furniture to another. Of course this mobility comes with risks, as you can probably see the bruise under his eye in this crawling picture :( He's also been sick with a cold, surprisingly the first time he's been sick after his bout with the flu way back in the NICU days.

He's still right at 17 lbs, one month later... probably due to the constant activity this past month! The holidays were fun; we got to spend time with both sides of the family, and even spent some time visiting my sister Stacey and her family in Tulsa. Definitely a change from last year! This week has been crazy weather wise. With the ice storm, we were lucky and only lost power for 5-7 hours or so. Springfield got hit much harder, with cable lines and trees down all over the place! My parents place has been out of electricity for over 3 days now, and due to the massive power outage will possibly even be out the rest of the week. We drove over today to take some more stuff to them, (Mom has to stay for work) but we brought my Grandma back with us. They were pretty positive about the situation and luckily have a fireplace downstairs atleast, but it was COLD and I'll be very happy for them when they get their power back!!!
Twinkle, Twinkle, little star, how I wonder how tasty you are!

Christmas morning... time to empty stockings!

Aunt Rachel helps me open presents!

Slot machines can apparently be addicting at any age!

Eden, who now lives in Arizona, even made it for Christmas!

Ha ha... found the chocolate stash!!!