Monday, April 27, 2009

Fun weekend many more pictures are you going to take? (he really did like it!)
Swinging at the park
Gavin swinging (the daredevil!)

Hi mom!
Chase and Gavin

We had some beautiful weather this weekend and took advantage of it on Saturday. We met Jim, Beth and Gavin at Memorial Park for some playtime with the kids. They seemed to have a good time. Chase liked the swings a little better this time too! Saturday evening, we BBQ'd and I got Chase's Little Tikes swing up too and he really liked just hanging out in it! We must have really wore him out cause he napped for 5 hours total on Sunday and slept til after 7 this morning.

What's Chase up to these days? hard to remember everything cause it seems like something new he discovers or does every day. He loves reading books and having them read to him. You will find him just sitting on the floor turning the pages. He still loves to dance and bop around. He likes to try and help with things like emptying the dishwasher, sweeping the floor, putting away (and taking out) pots and pans, throwing away stuff in the trash can, getting diapers, etc. Not always an advantage yet, cause you never know what you will find in the trash can and there might be 10 diapers pulled out of his basket when you only asked for 1! He is just so dang smart, he gets his socks and shoes when you ask for them, he knows what his milk is and likes to put his cup on the table when he is done. You give him his comb and he tries to comb his hair. Last night he wanted some of the Qtips and he put them up to his ear to clean it out (then to his mouth!). He knows what bath time is and where he needs to go, then tries to climb into the tub. You just wonder how exactly they know this is fascinating to see him pick it all up!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


What would we do if there were two of them???? :)

Just a quick pic from this morning....I broke out the shorts, which incidentally are only a few inches shorter than his pants. I am so ready for this nice weather!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

We are here!

Driving - notice the head down!
Big Boy!
Helping....with dinner!

Serious boy at the park
I'm gonna get you!

Just barely, but we are here! Last week was a week from heck, as far as work was concerned. On the road several days and just too much to do. Friday we had a board meeting that ended early and we got to leave afterward. It was such a nice day too. I went and picked up Chase early and went to the park with Granny Stokes. He enjoyed the park but does not like the swing at all. Not sure what's up with that, but he never did like his baby swing either. Hopefully he just needs to get used to it. We got a Little Tikes swing for the house and need to get that up and see how he does with it. The weekend went downhill from Friday, but oh well!

Chase is really getting into his independence and shopping is not so easy anymore. He doesn't want to ride in the cart or be held, he wants to be walking and pushing the cart too. Little turkey, he is so strong willed and stubborn. Saturday we went to lunch and then Best Buy and Lowes, but they were short trips, cause he was being a stinker. He was really out of sorts this weekend, so much so that I thought he might have an ear infection. He was really irritable and clingy and just no his happy self. Sunday, Famous woke up feeling bad and spent most of the day on the couch. Chase wasn't doing any better, poor guy! And I had a friends baby shower to boot. So I had to leave the boys home and return as quickly as possible.
Monday, I took him to the doctor and he is fine. Actually, 99% of the fluid on his ears was gone, so I will chalk up his behavior to teething. At least, I hope this is a passing phase!! He is just generally such a happy baby, so I hope that it is just teeth. It is way to early for the terrible twos! He is really getting very independent and wants to do stuff on his own. He is getting pretty daring (like Gavin, but no busted lips yet! ). He is babbling like crazy, but not a ton of true words yet. I am getting him to say "more" and he repeats a lot of sounds, but not so many words.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Back from Chicago

Views from the hotel
John Hancock building right out side our window

Chase having breakfast with Granny

Self portrait!

We are home and back into the swing of things. Chicago was fun, not too long, but long enough away from Chase. I had a work conference to attend and Famous came along for some R&R. We stayed in the Ritz Carlton (right across from the ADA building), so it was a very nice room, to say the least. We had a nice time, enjoyed some good food and drink and got a little sightseeing done. While sitting in the Ritz bar, we saw one semi-famous person...Chris Douglas Roberts from the NJ Nets but that was Oprah or Vince Vaughn though! Darn....
I can't believe how much we missed him in such a short time! He seemed to have grown an inch or two! He had a good time staying with Granny and Grampa Stokes, especially after getting a new wagon to ride around in. He loved it, so we are now on the hunt for one of our own. Chase is on the go constantly and into everything he is not supposed to be in! He is starting to get a little finicky with his eating here and there. He has one molar in and is working on the other three. He is learning and picking up on lots of new things....blowing kisses, mimicking sneezes and such. He is quite the busy boy and always has the biggest grins and smiles for us. He is such a happy baby!