Monday, March 31, 2008

GO CUBS!!!


Today is the Cubs home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Andrew is really excited!

Ready to watch the game in his Cubs outfit:




Doing some pre-game reading:



GO CUBS!!!

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Fun with Grandad


My mom had some toys for Andrew in a box. Of course, he dumped out all the toys and played with the box. Grandad showed him how to have some real fun with the box.


(sorry it's so dark. I tried to lighten it, but it's not working.)
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Friday, March 28, 2008

Andrew's been tagged

Andrew was tagged by Amy.
Here are 10 things about Andrew:

1. Andrew LOVES music--especially Latin music. If he hears music, he will stop what he's doing and turn toward the music. He dances to any Latin music he hears.

2. Andrew is a great traveler. He will ride in the car for about 6 hours before he starts complaining.

3. Andrew is an animal lover. He will approach any pet. He can say "dog" and likes to watch the dog shows on TV.

4. He loves books. He will sit and look at them for quite a while. (not always right-side up) He sits still for 2-3 books a night.

5. Andrew will only eat table food for me but will only eat baby food at daycare. I wish he could talk because I would really love to know what this is all about.

6. He gets very shy in large groups, but in places like restaurants, he flirts with everyone in sight.

7. He sneezes 4 times every morning after waking up.

8. Andrew LOVES the bathtub. He will play in there even after the water gets cold and does not like to get out.

9. If he could be naked all the time, he would be. He gets mad when I put clothes on him. He can take off his socks, his pants and his diaper.

10. Andrew is a morning person. He is cranky for about 5 seconds and then starts giggling, pointing and playing peek-a-boo.


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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

talky talkerson


Andrew has started talking! It's so fun to hear him saying words and repeating things that we say.

So far he can say:

bye-bye
uh-oh (said: uh...........oh)
ha ('hi')
dog (thanks to Tara's GIANT dogs)
no, no
da-dad (Grandad)
ack, ack (quack, quack)
mu ('more'--said while signing 'more')
ba-ba (bottle)
igh-igh (night-night)

He can sign:

'milk' and 'more'

If you had told me a month ago that by Easter he would be standing, cruising and talking, I would have said you were crazy. :)
Here's a short video of him saying "da-dad".


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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter Day

Andrew had a great first Easter home. We went to the early church service at Gramma and Grandad's church. Then we came home and opened our baskets (yes, I still get a basket). Later, we went and picked up Grandmom Wilson and had Easter dinner at about 5:00. It was a great holiday.

Listening to the music at church.


Andrew's basket from Gramma and Grandad.



Andrew's basket from the Easter Bunny (aka: mommy)






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Monday, March 24, 2008

Visiting friends


Andrew and I were supposed to fly to see Gramma and Grandad. American Airlines had other plans. They cancelled our flight 13 hours ahead of schedule because there was a 'chance of snow'. (but I'm not bitter) So, I loaded Andrew into the car and we drove. Our friend Tara was nice enough to let us stay with her overnight on short notice. We had a GREAT time and made our change of plans totally worth it. (Thank you, Tara!!!) Andrew had a couple of 'firsts' while we were there. He said, "dog" and he gave me a kiss--the first one I haven't had to steal.
Here are some pictures of our wonderful visit with them:

Andrew with Rich. He LOVED Rich.


Rich came out to meet us at the car and Andrew immediately got a big
smile on his face and said, "Hi!"

Logan playing ball with Andrew:


Devon and Andrew together:


Andrew after being 'licked clean' by Milo (Tara's GIANT dog):


Sticking his tongue out like the dog:




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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter to all our friends and blog readers!
We are celebrating with Gramma and Grandad and having a GREAT time.












The reluctant bunny:


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PS This is Andrew. Mommy won't let me have any chocolate.
Don't you think that's mean?

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter in Guatemala

Easter is a very significant holiday in Guatemala. It is filled with art and tradition. I would love to take Andrew back there during Holy Week when he is old enough to understand it.
"The first religious procession in Guatemala happened in 1543 and was modeled after the processions that took place in Spain. Antigua, Guatemala is home to the world's largest Holy Week celebration. Processions take place on Fridays and every Sunday in Lent and throughout Holy Week, culminating in a joyous resurrection procession on Easter Sunday. On Palm Sunday, the men wear traditional Maya costume."
The people of Guatemala make the most amazing sawdust carpets. There was one in the lobby of the Marriott when I picked up Andrew and I stared at it every time I walked past. They're really unbelievable. Here is a website that shows pictures of the sawdust carpets.
http://acweb.colum.edu/fipse_projects/eig/carpets.html
If you browse around the website, there is good information and wonderful pictures of the Easter traditions in Guatemala.






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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Cruising

Andrew is really starting to move around.
Here he is cruising along the coffee table.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Easter Bunny showed up early


Uncle Dan and Aunt Lisa sent Andrew an Easter present. He LOVES packages. Here he is opening his new books.
Thanks Dan and Lisa!!












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