Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

More feeding ourselves

With Andrew's two bottom teeth trying to come out so badly, he does not really want to suck on his bottle. He really, really likes the idea of feeding himself.  Although he doesn't do every well getting it into his mouth, he's a happy camper with food in front of him.
 He tried broccoli and promptly gagged and threw up; however, he wouldn't let me take it way from him!  He wanted more.
 He LOVES slightly cooked peaches and apples
(cut, peal, and cook in microwave for 15 seconds to make them soggy).

 He also likes puffs (and has learned where to find them when he isn't in his high chair) and mum-mums.  He is still eating oatmeal and purees, but increasingly he wants to do it himself.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Andrew's first visit with Santa

Andrew visited Santa this week when the mall was pretty empty.  He was fascinated with him in the 'stare with a blank face' kind of way, but didn't cry or whine at all.  Santa encouraged us to take our own pictures (even though it is against the rules), but Andrew wouldn't smile when I was taking the pictures.  He did smile for the professional photographer so we got sucked into buying the $23 photographs (crazy, huh?).  I can't get the scanner to work, so I can't show it to you now...

Andrew asked Santa for his two bottom teeth to come out.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Black Friday

While people stood in line for the best deals of the season, we tried to sleep in the trailer.  Our cutie-pootie had other plans and woke us up at 4:45 am. Dave took the oppertunity to go over to Radio Shack and by himself his birthday (new Evo 3D cell phone) and Christmas present (XBox 360 with Kinnect) while Andrew and I played in the sleeping bags.
 After a bottle, play, and another nap it was a reasonable time to go play with Grandma and Grandpa again.

 Three generations of Pfeffers
 Playing with Grandpa

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving in Review

Ready for a TON of pictures?
We had a very busy day in San Diego with two full meals.  Andrew was a champ and had a grand time with all of his grandparents.
 We started with a smooth 1.5 hour drive down and a short stop at Grandma and Grandpa Pfeffer's house.  Andrew and Reese played for awhile.

 At noon, we headed over to the Buxton's house and Dave and Danny helped get the turkey into the deep fryer.
 Andrew enjoyed his own version of Thanksgiving dinner.  First, he enjoyed some chunks of sweet potatoes and tried mash potatoes (which he didn't like).

 We gave him a larger chunk of turkey for him to gnaw on and he LOVED it.  He gnawed and sucked on it and did not want me to take it away.

 After dinner, Andrew played with Grandma and crawled around to work off his meal.

 After our time at the Buxton's we went back to the Pfeffer's for our dinner Thanksgiving meal.  Andrew was ready to eat again (much more than mommy and daddy).
 More turkey!
 He actually managed to eat some of it this time!  He also added pieces of corn to his daily food intake.
 Andrew crashed for the night about 8:45 and mommy and daddy followed immediately!
Also, Andrew made turkey-hands for his teachers at school and his grandparents.  I got the idea from a fellow April mommy, Ashlee.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

As we drive to San Diego to celebrate the day with our families, I wanted to take the time to be thankful for the great things in life.

I am blessed to have an amazing son who lights up the room with his infectious laughter and bright smile. I knew that mommyhood would be good, but I didn't know it would be this good. I am thankfully for Dave, who participates and helps with Andrew. I am thankful for our extended family and the continual love they provide to all three of us. I am thankful for Aunt Melissa and her ability to love on Andrew all the time. My friends have been amazing as we transition into parenthood and it is so cool to watch Andrew start to develop friends with the kids too. My mommy group of April moms has been a major blessing this year and although I have never met any of them in real life, I feel like they are some great friends!

I am thankful for my job that provides for our family and the beat daycare ever for Andrew while I am at work. His teachers truly love him.

I am thankful for Kaiser, their quick action, and their sincere care for my child's well being. Also, the ability to take Andrew 15 times in the past three months can't be overlooked (thanks RUSD for having stellar benefits for us).

And on a silly note, I am thankful for smart phones that let me use the internet on my phone. I would be forever behind on Facebook news without it (and this post wouldn't exist)!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Low key weekend

 Daddy worked outside to finish the cabinet doors.
 Andrew loves standing up at the baby gate.
 We set up the tree (behind the couch) and Andrew watched closely.
 It was COLD!
We played and sang songs.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Baby Proofing

Andrew is crawling and pulling up on everything he can get to and it has become pretty clear we have some things to 'fix' to help protect Andrew from this fixer upper.  Thank goodness we have the dining (red) room done and carpeted because we try to keep Andrew in there as much as possible.

Our fireplace had a metal chain skirt and Andrew had actually started going INTO the fireplace, so this was my first "need" in the baby proofing process.  This is a metal and glass fireplace door set up.  We ordered it from Amazon (Pleasant Hearth Edinburg in gunmetal) and it arrived in two days!  It took Dave 15 minutes to install.
The second project is cabinet doors for the bottom cabinets in the kitchen.  When we moved in, most of the doors were falling off, off, or broken so instead of trying to save them (if you'd like to remember them as ugly as they were), we just took them all off and threw them away.
 Anyway, Dave has started making the doors one at a time.  The frame is built out of birch (as recommended by Dad) and the inside will be wainscotting.  Getting the frame just right took most of last Sunday, but most of them were successfully built and attached.

 While Daddy worked outside, Andrew talked to him through the sliding door.
This is what the door will look like before it is painted all white.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Seven Month Photos

Andrew looked sick in his sixth month photos at Pennys, so we went back!  He was starting to get another cold, so I was worried that we'd repeat the same issue. Instead, he was wonderful and smiled the entire time!!