Friday, October 30, 2009


Status Report: Liam went in for his four month visit yesterday and weighed in at 16 lbs 10 ounces with diaper on. Length, not height, was just shy of 25 inches and head circumference was 43 cm. Why we switch to the metric system when measuring the skull, I do not know buy I will research that today. Liam must have been looking very cute yesterday because he was referred to as 'she' by three different people. Of course at the end of the visit it was time for immunizations. The first was given orally and may have been actually been the worst for him. The look on his face was the same one that Mom gives after she opens up a full diaper. Next up were three shots in a row. First shot... no reaction! Second shot... a slight squirm. Third shot... OK, we are crying now, however that only lasted for about 15 seconds. Quite a tough showing and it was rewarded with silver sparkly band-aid. After all of those injections he got home and went directly to sleep for two hours, which got me to thinking, can't we give these shots at about 9pm when it's bedtime?


"Now that I can eat real cereal my mornings are changing a bit. Here is my new schedule." - Liam

5:45 "I can't take it anymore, I need some food now! BREEEAASSSTTTT MIIIILLLLLKKKKK!!! YEEEEOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!"

5:55 "Mom, you look tired. I never understand why you and Dad try to sleep through the entire night. It's so boring."

6:10 "Mom offloads me onto Dad. She's always held a grudge that he gets to sleep in longer than she does so lately I've been helping her out by getting into her side of the bed to squirm around until he wakes up."

6:25 "Dad appears to be alive but I can't understand what he is grunting. No, I don't want that pacifier in my mouwwww...." *Spit "WAKE UP!!"

6:35 "I get to start eating cereal for breakfast now. I'm a rice man so far but I was hoping to try a banana soon. I've also been eyeing the left over chocolate cake lately."

6:50 "A kiss goodbye from momma even though Dad has me covered in rice cereal. Go bring home the bacon momma! Preferably in a processed mush that I can eat?"

7:00 "Dad is in the bathroom and I like to take this time out of the day to laugh uncontrollably to myself."

7:15 "Dad smells better and is dressed, which means it's time to play Bear Attack! I'm the victim and the bear always wins by TKO after a series of raspberries."

7:25 "Don't put those clothes on me yet Dad, you might want to check my... yeah, you can smell it."

7:35 "Dad, you realize I'm sitting on the floor between two bags? WHAT AM I?? YEEOOOWWWWWWWW!! HURRY!!!!"

7:35 "What hat am I going to wear today? Teddy bear with flaps, check! Let's roll!"

7:55 "OK, in the car, time to take a quick..." *snore

8:05 "Arriving at Julie's house. Time to start giggling. What are we going to do today?"

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I'm glad they had a pumpkin that was Liam size. It made him a very happy baby.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


"Mom is great about bringing me my paper in the morning but she still won't let me drink coffee."


Liam was hoping to get a round of golf in before winter came. Unfortunately he never bothered to learn to walk.

Monday, October 12, 2009


We're not dilusional enough to think that Liam is ready to start walking but he does seem to enjoy supporting himself on his own legs. If he's in a bad mood normally you can make him happy by standing him up and letting him wobble on his own a bit. A few nights ago he was standing up for his Mom with a only a little support to counter that questionable balance.

Friday, October 9, 2009


"Clean" normally doesn't last very long so we capture the moment to remind ourselves that it does exist.

Monday, October 5, 2009


  1. Not much chance of embarrassment in wearing your team colors when you are playing the Kansas City Chiefs.
  2. We were not outside, we just have a fantastic plant in our living room.
  3. We were also not talented enough to setup the camera to take this automatically, Uncle Brendan took it.
  4. Yes, that is a Phil Simms tee shirt.
  5. Jamie and Liam thought the new Strahan/Jared/Tuck Subway commercial was hilarious. I'm not so sure about that.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Aunt Sue, representing the West Oregon side of the family, was in town last week and got to hold Liam for the first time. Aunt Sue's grandchildren Jake, Mackenzie and Emerson are Liam's second cousins. Jake and Mackenzie live in Rochester while Emerson is a west coast man.


Baby Sign Language - Stick out tounge to the right side

Your baby is telling you he was happy with his breakfast.