Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Marci!!!

Happy Birthday sis! I really wish we were in New York celebrating with you! Your birthday card is probably going to be late, so hopefully this makes up for it! We love you and miss you tons!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Riley's turn!

I think it's time for Riley to get a post since the last two were about Tyler, plus I never posted after his 15 month check-up. His check-up went well, it was his first appointment with Dr. Rodriguez and Riley seemed to like him. Riley weighed in at 23 lbs and was 29 inches long which puts him in the 30th percentile for his height and weight. The nurse was surprised he was so low on the growth chart considering how chubby he is! After listening to his heart for about 5 minutes Dr. Rodriguez asked me if he has always had a heart murmur, to which I said no. Although heart murmurs are common in babies, Riley got to go to the hospital and get an echo cardiogram to make sure it wasn't anything serious. He was a good little patient and laid quiet for the first ten minutes before he got tired of having the gel and sensor on him. The echo showed his heart is fine.

He's my stubborn, independent little man! Here are some fun facts about Riley:

* He makes no effort to talk other than mama, dada, see and this. He understands what we're saying though and follows directions, so I know he'll talk when he decides he wants to. If I try to get Riley to say something Tyler will inform me that babies don't talk!

* He loves being outside, but he hates having anything on his hands. When he falls down he uses his hands to get back up, and he freaks out when he gets dirt on his palms. He'll start whining and want me to wipe his hands off. The first time he took a bubble bath he wanted me to wipe the bubbles off his hands every time he touched them.

He insists on sitting on the dryer whenever I do laundry.

He never sucked his thumb or became attached to pacifiers, but he loves his bottle. When he's done drinking he'll play and walk around with the bottle clenched in his teeth.

"Mom I want my bottle!"

If he can't be outside he'll settle for looking out the window.

He is obsessed with putting shoes on his hands!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Two peas in a pod!

Best buddies!
In front of the big Christmas tree in St. Augustine.

Vanessa and I.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My little song bird!

Tyler has really taken an interest in singing lately. His two favorite songs are 'Families Can Be Together Forever' and 'I Am a Child of God'. He also knows the alphabet song, the snowman song, 'Follow the Prophet' (his version has a third verse, "Follow the prophet he goes away"), 'Popcorn popping', and some of 'Teach Me to Walk'. He is always singing! The other day we were getting groceries and he was walking around the store singing his ABC's. He got lots of smiles from other shoppers! Here is a clip of him singing 'I Am a Child of God' after he got out of the bath the other night. Enjoy a little of what I get to hear everyday!