Monday, November 22, 2010
To catch up here's a list of Tommy's favorite things:
- Talking on the phone. The other day I called and Tommy answered the phone and talked to me for three whole minutes before anyone realized what he was doing.
- Talking on the calculator. This goes along with the first. He thinks it's a phone and will put it up to his ear and talk. Or he pulls out the buttons.
- Talking on the remote. Not only does he turn on and off the TV with the remote but he talks on it as if it is a phone. See the first one.
- Coloring. He all of a sudden enjoys coloring. His favorite color is purple. He takes both of the purple crayons in his hands and only uses those two.
- Shaking his head no. This is a favorite especially when we're trying to see what he wants to eat.
- All done. Doesn't matter what he's doing but if he's sick of it he lifts up his hands and says 'all done' and expects to be done. He was doing this over and over again on the airplane while crying...
- Shoes. He has always liked shoes and is very good about putting them on because that means he gets to go...
- Outside. This I think is still his favorite thing/word. This was the first one that he learned besides mommy and daddy.
- Cars. He loves to drive cars. He loves keys and will not settle for toy keys. If you ask him what sound a car makes he makes a revving the engine sound.
- Computers and all things technology. Tommy will climb on the table to his daddy's laptop and press the keys and move the mouse until we come and get him.
- Raisins. They make him happy. I can't stand them, but he enjoys them. If he's fussy just give him a small box and he's happy for at least another 10 minutes.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Yes, that is Tommy on his potty eating, what else?, toilet paper. For the past two days Tommy has been peeing in the toilet after he wakes up in the morning. Then, after he drinks his bottle he slips off somewhere in the house to be alone and 'squat.' John decided that Tommy would squat on the potty chair this morning. He sat Tommy down for a few minutes and nothing happened so John put Tommy in the bath. After a few minutes of playing he squatted again. Back on the chair and still nothing. Finally after several iterations of this John caught Tommy as something fell out of his back-side onto the rug... Still Tommy went poop in the potty chair! John was so excited after that he bounced Tommy up and down then went to wipe him. Next time John will wipe first as he found yet another present on the ground, this time with his slipper...
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
A few weeks ago John recognized that Tommy wakes up with a wet diaper and then after he's changed, Tommy poops. John, not liking to change poopy diapers, decided we should get a potty chair. So, for the past week Tommy sits on the toilet for a couple minutes each morning.
This morning when John picked up Tommy there was pee in the potty!!! John praised Tommy and even rewarded him with a mini-Reeces PB cup. John was so excited that he called me at work and it made my day.
I know it was most likely an accident, however, Tommy went pee in his potty at 13 months old!
Great job Tommy! We love you!!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
During October General Conference Sunday morning session Tommy crawled for the first time. We thought it would be really fun if he started to walk during the April General Conference. More because it would be a really easy way to remember than us actually wanting him to walk.
Tommy is really really close to walking so we thought we'd give it a try. He is very good at standing and has taken a couple steps on his own. So we tried to encourage him to walk this past weekend, but he just wasn't in the mood. Instead he got a new tooth! What a nice Easter present. His other top tooth is close behind, but not quite there yet. He'll be 11 months next week and only has three teeth!
Now that General Conference is passed we are NOT encouraging Tommy to walk. He already gets into enough trouble as is. What a little ham!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Every year for Thanksgiving or Christmas we put together movies. This is the movie from this last year. It's noticably shorter than any previous years, but it's still lots of fun. I tried to post it a long time ago, but for some reason it didn't work. After posting that last video John suggested that I post this one too. Enjoy!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I'm having a wonderful time and will get to spend this evening and tomorrow with Stephanie and her fiance, Dave. I do miss Tommy and John tons!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I don't know what it is with babies/kids and technology, but Tommy loves my cell phone. I had put it on my purse and my purse on a chair in the kitchen. Tommy comes crawling into the office with my cell in his hand and a HUGE guilty smile on his face.
We got Tommy this walker a while ago and he doesn't like sitting in it as much as he likes standing on the edge.
Tommy had an early birthday present last night, or should I say his mommy got an early birthday present. His Aunt Maren and cousin Deric brought over several boxes of toys! (His other cousin, Jocelyn was sleeping in the car). As you can see below, Tommy was in toy heaven! We surrounded him in the toys and he didn't move. He also got a large box of books too! Tommy loves the toys and thanks Deric and Jocelyn for sharing their toys with him!
I could not get a picture of Tommy looking, he was too busy showing off his new toys to Deric. Thank you Kevin, Maren, Deric and Jocelyn!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
It took me all morning, with Tommy, to make the filling. Then in the afternoon I filled the ravioli. As I was making them John started to say something but then stopped after the third word. He said, "There are so..." many other things you could do with your time. I knew exactly what he was going to say, I just looked at him and said that he doesn't understand and couldn't understand.
I'm Italian, I enjoy cooking. I like being able to serve a good meal that people enjoy. Right now I feel like I'm so busy working and going to school that it's not often that I get a chance to be a housewife and cook! (Dishes weren't done until the next day...)Here's a picture of the first bunch I made. I had to wait until the next day to make any more b/c it did take all day to do. They were very yummy. The couple we had over John and I know the husband for work. The wife is vegetarian, so I was able to experiment with cheese and spinach ravioli stuffing. They were very yummy. I also made Gargonzola sauce which was very delicious.
You can tell that the cheese ravioli is on the left because it flattened out and didn't keep it's shape as well as the meat ones did. Although Tommy didn't get to eat the ravioli, he did have some meat and spaghetti baby food. He obviously enjoyed it!
This is one of the few times when you can tell that Tommy has eyebrows, when they're filled with food!
We also enjoyed ravioli with John's parents, brother and sis-in-law two nights later and there are about 12 in the freezer. I think it will be a while before I make them again, but they sure are yummy.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
If you look closely in this picture you can see Tommy's first black eye! What a shiner! John felt so bad for Tommy that he let tommy eat a candy cane. He sure loves his daddy after that one!
Just a cute family picture.
John and Tommy decided to trade thumbs for a little while.
It's a picture of my in-law's freezer. The bags are all filled with milk, breast milk to be specific, 6-7 oz per bag. I think there are 55 bags in that picture, 55 bags x 6 oz/bag = 330 oz breast milk!
Tommy is now officially weaned, although I'm not sure if that's the best thing to call it. Tommy has been fine with a bottle since he was a few days old. He didn't care that his mommy wasn't attached to the nipple as long as it gave him milk. (Yes, I know, that is a very Betty thing to say).