Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Give a Round of Applause to our Little Man

Today was an exciting day for our little man. While crawling around his play room and the kitchen he suddenly figured out how to go from being on his belly to sitting up. Here's how it happened...he was near the fridge getting closer to the laundry room than I wanted him to be, so I asked him to come back over to where I was in the kitchen. He looked at me, turned, and then sat up on his bum. I was so amazed (and proud). I said "Yay!" and started clapping for him...and then..he smiled and looked me straight in the eye and starting clapping (another first). I was so excited for him that I started laughing, and then he started laughing and clapping some more...soon he was laughing hysterically with that giddy belly laugh that he does and I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes. I am sure we were quite a sight. It was a great day!

Now if only he would sleep through the night.

Friday, October 31, 2008

The Force is strong in this one

Today Baby Yoda used his Jedi powers to get his mommy to take him to the DayOne Halloween party where we met up with Callie and baby Diego and with Little Man's's pal Kyle and his mommy Kim. Little Man looked so adorable in his Yoda costume, and thoroughly enjoyed the attention he got from the girls at DayOne.

After the party we met Nan at the house where she presented our little Jedi with his first Halloween pumpkin, brilliantly carved by her own hand. Thanks Nan!

When daddy got home, we decided to join the LasMadres group for their Halloween parade downtown. All the babies were so adorable in their costumes, and we even met another Yoda. Afterwards we picked up dinner at our favorite restaurant and headed home to set up for the evenings trick-or-treat festivities.

Our power had been out most of the afternoon, hence the takeout, and so Marcus lit lots of tea lights and brought out the camping lantern. Despite, the very dark street, we had a great turnout, with at least 100+ goblins and ghouls visiting us. Little Man seemed to enjoy the festivities especially the candles and sitting on the porch greeting people. All in all it was a great first Halloween with our little man.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Better Late Than Never

Okay...okay...I know...Little Man is 9 months old and I am only now getting around to doing a blog, but...better late than never! In my defense I have spent the last nine months concentrating on the little guy, and so have not had the time to create a blog, or at least that's my excuse. My commitment is to update this blog at least weekly and let you know what our family, and specifically our little Fisch(er) is up to. Don't be surprised if you also see some social and political commentary from time to time, because, if you know Marcus and I, you know we're very opinionated.

So, I guess that we have some catching up to do...

Little Man is now nine months old and a real sweetheart. He had his 9 month "well baby" visit last week, and weighed in at 23 lbs. 5 oz and was a whole 30 inches tall....a long way off from the 6 lbs. 5 oz. and 18.5 inch measurements the day he was born. For those of you interested in percentiles he is currently 97th for height and 88th for weight. I'll try to get some recent pictures posted in the next week. In the meantime here are a couple taken just a couple of weeks ago...