Friday, October 31, 2008

A Messy Milestone

Last night we had guests over for dinner. Jonah was in his high chair and at one point got this weird look on his face and then puked all over the high chair tray. This was the first time he had ever thrown up and it scared him. Don't worry he isn't sick. He was drinking and drinking and drinking and we think some of it went down the wrong pipe so to speak and when he coughed all the liquid came back up. He hadn't eaten very much so it wasn't too disgusting and since he was in his high chair it was a quick clean up. Luckily our quests took it all in stride and we were all able to finish our meal (except Jonah, he went a played) and have dessert. Jonah later had a couple of bites of ice cream and then fell asleep in his high chair. (He missed his nap yesterday.) He hasn't done that since he was 10 months old.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Potty Training

I am happy to report that Jonah pee'd in the potty once last week. I went in his room to change his diaper and get him dressed one morning and he says poopy diaper. And I said, "Do you have to go poopy. Want to poopy in the potty?" To which he nodded and said yes. So I left him naked from the waste down and sat him on the potty. He sat there for a couple seconds and then wanted to get up and I said no go poopy in the potty. Kelly was in the bathroom shaving or something and I let my attention drift as we talked about something. Then Jonah tried to get up again and I saw there was water in the potty - he pee'd. So we gave lots of praise and clapped and hugged and cheered and put a sticker on his potty chart. Later he just sat on the potty and got back up and cheered. He really likes the accolades. Yesterday, he was having some nasty poopy diapers and ended up with a diaper rash so we let him run around in underwear. We kept asking him if he needed to go peepee in the potty - nevertheless he pee'd in the floor. So it's a slow process to be sure.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

3 Months Old

Elisabeth was three months old last week and has really started changing in looks and behavior. I have really enjoyed her this week - she is sleeping easier and very smiley and interactive. She is a real joy. I thought it would be fun to compare pictures from when she was a week or so old and now, so I put her in the same outfit and took a picture. They aren't the same pose but you get the idea.
Here's a recent picture:

And here is 3 months ago:

Friday, October 17, 2008


I have been wanting one of these kind of seats for Elisabeth as she wants to be up and interacting with everyone already. This particular bebePOD usually retails for $60 and I found this on clearance at a toy store near our house for $20 (without a box). She can't sit in it for more than a couple of minutes at the moment, but as you can see she enjoys it (as does Jonah). Anything I have out to stimulate her, he always gets interested in.
Here you can see Jonah knows how to use our old digital camera. It has batteries and a memory card in it and every so often he manages to take an actual picture. :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Star Wars Fans

Here is a cute one of Elisabeth watching this animated Clone Wars series with daddy.

Friday, October 10, 2008