Friday, October 31, 2008

Two Teeth

We had a halloween surprise this afternoon when Andrew took my finger and chomped down on it. Ouch. He had is two bottom teeth come in today. Now that's something to smile about!

I Want Candy

Happy Halloween! Andrew had a fun time with Grandma Olsen. He did a great job of showing her how he can roll and grab things. He also gave quite a few smiles to the neighbors who loved him in his bat hat.

It was 95 degrees today, which is way too hot for a big costume, so we opted for a "I want Candy" onsie. Here he is acting like the candy corn.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sweet Potatoes and Peas

Andrew hasn't really liked any of the jarred baby food I have been giving him. This morning I pureed some sweet potatoes and peas to see if he would eat it any better. I wouldn't say he loved it, but he didn't hate it. I think the texture is more like his oatmeal.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Big Enough

Mommy decided I was big enough to try out the high chair. I loved sitting up and being a big boy. My sister, on the other hand, was not very happy seeing me sit in "her" chair.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Andrew and Elizabeth love being together. When Elizabeth is napping or doing something with Daddy, Andrew doesn't quite know what do to. His sister is a big part of his life. This morning she was trying to share this book with him. Unfortunately it was a little big for her to handle and she knocked him in the head. He is tough though, and didn't seem to mind.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

My Handsome Boy

Andrew has really become a cute little boy. He is constantly watching to see if people are looking at him, and if they are, he really hams it up.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I Didn't Do It

You wouldn't think this innocent face could figure out how to reach his oatmeal bowl and grab it, but he did. This kid has an amazing determination, and an even better reach. He has really figured out how to use his hands to his advantage. I would dare say he is quicker than his sister. Oh Boy!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

On the Roll

Andrew has figured out how to roll across the floor. His muscles are gaining more and more strength and control every day. This morning I was watching him try to use his legs to propel him forward. Crawling is in the near future for this big boy.

Monday, October 13, 2008

It's Cold Outside

It was in the 40's this morning when we went for our walk at 7:30. It was cold compared to the 80's we are used to in the mornings. This is the first time Andrew has needed an extra blanket or a jacket since we left Idaho in July.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

He did it, He did it!!!!!!!!

ANDREW SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT!!! Mommy and Daddy are so proud of him. It was a long time coming. He had been getting up every two hours to eat, but Mommy and Daddy decided he was big enough and let him cry. He cried for 45 minutes Friday night and finally found his fingers to suck on and put himself back to sleep. Last night he didn't make a sound all night.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fuzzy Flannel Footie PJ's

It was chilly when we got home tonight so Andrew and Elizabeth were put in their comfy flannel footie pj's for the first time this fall.

Friday, October 10, 2008

5 Months

Andrew is 5 months old today. He weighs over 18 lbs and is healthy and happy. He has been eating oatmeal for about a month now and loves it. We have also tried carrots and sweet potatoes, but he doesn't really care for either one. He has gotten very good at rolling over. He is quick at getting from his back to his tummy, and will occasionally go from his tummy to his back. He has really started giggling and interacting with people. He also loves having his sister close and doesn't mind a little mauling every now and then. The biggest surprise for me is dressing him in 12 month clothes and having them fit. I wish he would stop growing for a little while and stay small and cuddly.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bath Time

Andrew tolerates bath time pretty well. He doesn't love it and he doesn't hate it. He will stiffen up his legs when you put him in the tub, so it is hard to get him settled. Once he is finally in he likes the water.

Monday, October 6, 2008

My Sister's Shoes

Elizabeth was insistent that I put her shoes on Andrew's feet. She tried to do it herself but couldn't quite do it. She thought he was pretty silly wearing her shoes. Andrew thought it was pretty great too.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Back to Front

Andrew is getting really good at rolling from his back to his tummy. He gets pretty upset after he realizes he is on his tummy and begs to be rolled to his back.