Sunday, November 22, 2009

Scooter McGee

Seth has finally started scooting around on his tummy in the past week or so. Today he got up on all fours (hands and knees) for the first time. He's on the verge of being a maniac on the move, just like my other rugrats. This is my favorite age. They're so fun and learning so much. Can't get enough of him right now.

(Nothing like goldfish crackers to get a person moving)

Plain Silly

We had just finished family prayer and were going to put the kids in bed. We turned around and found Luke like this - a midget in his dad's jeans.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mace anyone?

So I'm teaching a piano lesson when I hear Luke start screaming. I figured he bit his tongue because he was in the kitchen and this scream usually goes along with a bit tongue. So I walk over and check on him, while my student keeps playing, and realize he's got something in his mouth that hurts. It smells like windex or some sort of cleaner. So I quickly have him rinse his mouth out, while he is crying and my student is still playing, and chew on some bread and spit it out hoping the bread will absorb whatever was all over his mouth. I have no idea what it was and he is still crying. His mouth is cleaned out so I give him a popsicle hoping it will ease the pain. It works and my lesson is still going, but I keep asking Luke what it was that hurt him. He keeps saying, "I don't know". I can't tell if he's afraid of getting into trouble or he doesn't know. I'm getting frustrated because I need to focus on my piano student, but I want to make sure a repeat doesn't happen - especially to Seth who puts everything in his mouth. Luke calms down and I figure I'll investigate after my lesson.
So after finishing up my lesson, I notice my pepper spray by the front door. I'd gone on a jog yesterday. I carry it with me because there are a lot of stray dogs in the area and I feel safer with the pepper spray if I need it. Anywho - it dawned on me. Luke sprayed the pepper spray in his mouth! Sure enough there is liquid all around the little container. He must;ve thought it was like banoca or the sour spray that the kids like to squirt in their mouths. It aggravated my mouth just breathing it in as I cleaned it up. Luckily, according to the container, I cleaned Luke's mouth out properly.
He'll be just fine and hopefully a little more cautious about sneaking into things.

Friday, November 6, 2009


Hope this shot makes you smile. It makes me smile.
I love how babies fall asleep on their tummies with their bums in the air. I don't why it's cute; It just is.

Seth is a little over 7 months old now. I love this age. He is a very smiley baby. He started clapping a couple weeks ago. His giggle is fantastic! I love how excited he gets when he sees me and he just grabs me and snuggles into my neck. I love when my kids do that. He can sit on his own, unless he's reaching for something and then he topples right over. He not crawling yet. He rolls and pushes himself with his feet to reach things. He loves getting to eat solid foods, including trying to grab whatever we're trying to eat. He is so much fun. Maya and Luke love their baby brother. They're always ready to help him feel better with hugs and songs and toys if he's crying.
He loves to smile for other people. He'll smile at you and start clapping - it's how he shows off. Then when you smile back he gets excited and shy at the same time andsqueals and hides his face in my neck.
I wish my family was closer. You all are missing out on the cuteness. I know you've got cuteness of your own to enjoy, but Hey! I like to share.

The Kids