Monday, February 26, 2007

A Different Perspective . . .

I've often wondered what the world looks like through baby's eyes. You read that at certain ages they can only see clearly at a certain distance, usually a very short distance. Yesterday I was reading the blog of our friends, The Nordlunds, and they found a website which depicts the vision of a baby. I couldn't wait to check it out. The website is I plugged in a picture of Jacob and then the site tchanged it to how Aidan would see him being 3 months old. I found it very interesting. Take a look . . .

Original picture

How Aidan would see at 3 inches away

How Aidan would see at 6 inches away

How Aidan would see at 12 inches away

How Aidan would see at 24 inches away

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Technical Difficulties

This afternoon we had a bit of a technical difficulty to deal with. Take a look at these pictures and see if you can figure out what happened . . .

Note to self . . .from this point forward, keep a close eye on little hands. . . hands that play with cell phones . . . hands that can fit in small places, such as the port on a speaker . . .

Yes, that is Cody's cell phone, placed in the speaker by Jacob. It took a little bit of thought, but we finally figured out how to get it out. Boy does this little man keep us on our toes! In case you were worried, we didn't get mad a Jacob, it was actually pretty funny . . .this time.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Pillow Talk

3:30amish - feeding time . . .nothing unusual. 3:56ish - back to sleep, or so I thought. Aidan had different plans. 4:10amish - go in and try rocking him to sleep - again, different ideas. Aidan was "talking" up a storm! He was making all sorts of cute sounds and flashing all kinds of smiles. I thought, how nice, he just wanted some conversation time with mama. Again, different ideas . . . I realize that Aidan is not having a nice conversation with his mama - he is in a deep conversation with the red and black checked blanket that we are sitting on. Oh well, it's still cute and probably won't last too long. 4:45amish - I'm very tired and find myself not only willing my adorable son to go back to sleep, but also that the red and black checked blanket would stop talking back to him . . .the things you think when you are sleep deprived. 5:00amish - finally back asleep and back in bed - we'll see for how long.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

A present for myself . . .

It's not often, or ever, that I will splurge on something for myself. This time I did. I have really enjoyed taking pictures of my boys - but have been disappointed on more than one occassion when I can't capture the moment because of the darn lag on my digital camera. I won't have to be concerned with that any more! I recently purchased a new digital camera made by Nikon and am having a blast taking pictures with it. I have been able to actually capture my boys expressions before they turn and run and I end up with a back of the head photo. The picture clarity, the colors, all of it is amazing. I am still learning all that I can do with the camera - and hopefully some day will actually be able to uses it to it's full potential. Until then, I'm having fun playing with it. Here are just a few of the hundreds of photos I've already taken. Enjoy!

Our Bullmastiff, Gus - who has not shown up in many pictures . . .he get's a little left out with the boys around now - but we still love him.

Aidan showing off those beautiful baby blues . . .

Jacob playing on his slide with Grandpa - Ready?

Here I come . . .

Crash landing at the bottom . . .but still having a great time!

The Big "3-0"!

On February 7th, I turned the Big "3-0". On the Saturday following I celebrated with friends and family at TGIFridays. Thanks to all that came and helped make it a fun birthday! Here are a couple photos (not everyone is represented, sorry!) FYI . . .I only had one drink(first drink in over two years) and it didn't seem to affect Aidan in any way. :-)
The girls - Tiffany (best friend of 30 years - yes, 30 years - we've known each other since birth), me, my sister Lorissa and our friend Andrea

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Smiley boys . . .

We have had great weather here and have had fun playng outside. Here is another picture that shows what a big boy Jacob is becoming! Every day I look at him and my heart grows more and more. He fills our days with laughter and is quite the entertainer.

Our up and coming entertainer . . .Aidan is starting to have more awake time and is a happy baby. I love to see him smile and listen to him try out new vocal sounds. I am trying to take in everything, knowing how fast this next year is going to fly by.

Beautiful Boy . . .

Here is Aidan James at two months old. At his 2 month doctor appointment he weighed in at 9 pounds, 12 ounces and was 23 inches long. He is definitely making up for lost time. We are so thankful to have a happy and healthy boy!

A little late, but thought you should know . . .

We are raising Bear's fans!
We rooted the Bears on and were very disappointed at the loss!!
Maybe next year. . . .