Friday, July 31, 2009


Liam got a bath from Oma last week.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Carter and Liam provided a good reason to repair part of the walkway at camp last weekend. They are now immortalized like Hollywood stars along with some friendly footprints from Carter's big sister.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Liam captained the Canandaigua Lady for the first time this weekend. He took Mom, Dad, Aunt Mairin, and part of the Oregon family (Linda, Sara and Ian) on a cruise around the lake with Captain Don keeping watch.

Judging by the photo we think that he found it was a pretty simple task.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


This is probably true for a lot of babies but it's funny to see the things that make our little 'man' happy.
  • Burping: If Liam is crying I can put him into his burping pose to instantly silence him. The burping pose is sitting on one leg facing sideways with one hand holding him in a semi-choke hold while the other hand pats his back. When he gets to this position he will go into a surprised stare straight ahead as if he can feel the massive burp working it's way up. He'll keep that same stare and composure until the gas is release at which point he'll return back to the former Liam and resume his calls for milk.
  • Passing gas the other way: We've been told many times that when infants smile it's because they have gas and we have found that this is absolutely true. Liam has smiled many many times at us but every smile has been followed by a big rip. At first if he delayed a bit after his smile we would start to get excited thinking that maybe he was smiling at us but now we've learned to just wait and counts the seconds after the smile to determine just how big the upcoming release of gas is going to be.
  • Passing solid waste: Most deuces are accompanied by a wide-eyed "oooohhhhh" face which was cute at first but now appears to be mocking. "ooohhhhhh!! guess what you're cleaning up!"
  • Climbing: In my opinion Liam has not shown a great amount of strength in his arms but his legs are built like that a 9 month old. Anytime he is lying on my chest and not sleeping he is constantly making an effort to climb up and over my shoulder. As long as I give him something to push off from for his feet he will always end up curled up around my ear and calling out in disappointment because there is nowhere else to go.
  • Drinking too fast: At one point during every bottle feeding Liam will drive himself into a coughing fit because he drinks too fast. I've taken to pulling the bottle away every 15 seconds to help him slow down but it doesn't always work. The thing is that he doesn't mind. Even as he's coughing and I pull the bottle away he starts swinging for it with his arms and throwing his head towards the bottle.

Maybe little girls are the same way but these all seem likely masculine traits to me.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Liam is fortunate enough to have six great grandparents. They have all had a chance to get their hands on him and for the most part they have not wanted to let go.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Caption: I just pooped in the bathtub!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


"... and now Liam, we're going to learn about DHCP. Are you still awake?"