Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

My mom made this costume for me years and years ago. Here is my niece Jenny wearing it at Thanksgiving. This costume has to be 25 years old now.

Ryan and Jenny met their cousin Niko for the first time. Jenny wasn't too keen on meeting the competition for Aunt Kim's attention. Ryan however liked helping out with "my baby".

Sensei Uncle Donnie and Niko. Neil really wants Niko to grow up to be just like Uncle Donnie.

Niko hanging out with his Great Aunt Kay.

Niko with his Great, Great Aunt Lila.

Niko hamming it up with Grandma - he loves talking to her.

Who do I look like?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Packing for the trip

I'm packing up Niko tonight for our trip to Chicago. This will be Niko's first trip - we are flying home for Thanksgiving. Hopefully he will travel well..... otherwise I will be "that girl with the screaming baby." Yikes.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Black Monday

Today was a dark day.... Niko had to start daycare. But all is not lost - he had a great time.

I did not. Rough morning.

Anglea has two boys of her own that were amazed by Niko (or as they say "baby") and he was equally as entertained by them. He did really good today and hopefully it will stay that way.

I hear it that leaving him in the morning gets easier.... here's hoping.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Swingin' on the last day of paradise

Niko rediscovered his love of the swing. He has a love-hate relationship with it. He loved it his first 3 weeks then hated it. We haven't put him in it for almost 2 months. I decided to give it one more try and he loves it again. I think it's because he can play with the rings now.

Today is my last day of maternity leave. It's going to be an ugly Monday. My plans of winning the lotto so I can stay home forever didn't work out so back to work I go.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Last walk

Today was a beautiful day here in KC. Niko and I probably took our last walk today for the season. Soon I will be going back to work and Niko will be going to daycare.... boooooo.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Daddy's chair

Niko likes sitting in Neils computer chair. Neil puts the boppy in front of him so he can't slide down and spins him around. He loves it.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Mmmmm... hands

Niko has been going to town on his hands for the last few days. He has also turned into quite the drool machine. We have towels all over the house trying to mop up the constant "rain" of hurricane Niko.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Starting out right

Niko made his first trip to a comic book store on Saturday. It's important to introduce him to quality reading materials early. He's totally checking out that X-Men comic.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Important education

Uncle Mark is showing Niko some important life skills.... like how to play Korg on the DS. Niko actually watched Mark for quite a while. Looks like he has inherited our nerdism - excellent.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Play time

Niko has a favorite toy. He like this spinning, jingly toy - he like batting it and watching it spin. He's really getting control over his hands now. He can look at something and grab it now. Pretty exciting stuff!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fun with the camera

I took these last week. I love those "studio" style photos, but Niko is really unpredictable when we go to get his photo taken. He was in a good mood last week so I snapped off a few nice photos. I love it when I get a great photo!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

First bottle

Niko had his first bottle today. I was worried that he would be fussy about it and not want to take it. Niko's doctor and all of the books said that he would not take it if I was in the room. Yea right. He went to town on that bottle with me sitting 3 feet away.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Geaux Tigers!

This is the outfit that my brother's girlfriend, Lacie gave Niko. Yea... it says 6 months on it.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Uh oh... watching TV

This week I have noticed that Niko has started to watch TV. Yea.... pretty sure that's against all the parenting books I have read.

He loves watching Neil play Little Big Planet. The backgrounds are very colorful and the music is fun and upbeat. We are rotting his brain at 9 weeks.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Bundle up!

Our warm fall is coming to an end. It's time to bundle up before we go out!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Rock the Vote

I rocked the vote so hard that I fell asleep.

2 month checkup

Niko had his 2 month check-up today. He now measures at 24" long and weights 12 pounds, 11 ounces. That puts his height near the 90th percentile and his weight near the 60th percentile - he's a big boy.

He also got his first round of immunizations. It was really hard to watch him get those injections - he looked at me with such betrayal. There are several more heart-wrenching immunization rounds to go.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sitting pretty.... well sort of.

Niko is sort-of sitting up in his green chair. He can sit up for about 3 minutes, then he slumps over to one side. He's officially out of all of his 0-3 clothes - they are just too short for him. Daddy put him in his "Daddy Rocks" shirt one last time... he couldn't fit him in it and snap the top shut.

Tomorrow is his 2 month check-up . . . I'm a nervous about the injections. I have my list of questions and I'm ready to get my answers before any shots.