#8 Crawling

December 31, 2009

Those of you who know me well know that I am a pretty content guy.  Some might call it lazy (mom and dad…I’m looking at you) but I like to call it resourceful.  I’m just conserving energy.  Because of my “resourcefulness” I really didn’t crawl for a long time.  Instead I’d just sit/lay with or roll to the closest thing to me and play with that.  Recently though, my parents decided it was time for me to crawl so they did a little coercing with the one thing that I REALLY care to move for…food.  (By the way, that just makes sense.  Moving for food ensures that my energy will be replenished and it will therefore be worth my effort…duh!)

I can’t believe I’m posting this but my parents took a video of me right after I first crawled.  I’m so slim and trim that…well…I crawled out of my pants.  That’s right.  I’m just that fast.

Since my first time crawling was too fast for my pants to stay on, let alone to catch on video, my parents and I decided to shoot this little crawling session a week or so ago.  Here I am in all my HD bear crawling glory.

#7 Christmas Recap

December 29, 2009

It’s been a fun first Christmas.  It all started with a fun afternoon at church.  I hung out with some entertaining people and celebrated Jesus’ Birthday with friends.  Then mom and dad let me play with some of the candles they had on stage.  Don’t worry though, they were battery operated. 

We had a number of family gatherings and I got lots of things that light up, play music and keep me in a non-stop state of ADD bliss.  Of course, since I’m a pretty mellow and focused guy, it’s a little overkill but I’m really grateful for all of the fun gifts anyway.  I’m working on a toy rotation right now to make sure they all get played with.  We don’t want anything getting left out.  I also got some really cool books and some fun clothes so I’ll continue to look as stylish as ever.

I had a lot of fun times at different Christmas celebrations with family and friends.  There was lots of eating, napping, cuddling and crawling.  And of course there were lots of laughs.  I especially found it amusing one time in particular when my uncle Marc was tossing a can of playdoh in the air.  Not sure why it was so funny but since when do I need an excuse to laugh?

Essentially though, Christmas this year for me was all about one thing…paper!

#6 Bath Time

December 29, 2009

 Tonight was bath night so I thought I’d share this fun video from a bath I took a week or two ago.  They called it a bath but it wasn’t like any bath I’ve ever taken.  First of all, I had to sqeeze in with both mom and dad.  I’m small so that might not seem like such a big deal but I’m used to having an entire big tub to myself.  Then, once we got in, the water started exploding all over the place with tiny bubbles.  One quick word of warning…just because they look like marshmellows does NOT mean they taste like them too. 

And just for fun, here are a few pictures from my bath tonight…

#5 Jack and Jack

December 29, 2009

Get ready.  No seriously, you may want to prepare yourself before you watch this video.  Last month my parents took  me to their huge bathroom mirror.  If you thought I was cute before, double the Jack may just be overload.

#4 JF Photo Shoot

December 28, 2009

One of the coolest things I was able to do over the past few months was get back together with Jeremy Fenelon, a photographer friend of mine.  You may remember him from the photo shoot I posted about last March.  I was really pretty small then so I held back some but this time I was 7-8 months old so I felt like I could have some fun.  It was a COLD day but the sun was out and the leaves were beautiful which you can see in the pictures if you’re able to stop looking at my cute little face.  Good luck with that though. 

You can see some of the best shots below or you can check out even more of them here

#3 New Hat

December 27, 2009

When I was little I had a little blue hat with a turtle on it.  It was cool I guess, for a baby.  But as I grew up it became time to dress a little more grown up.  After all, you have to grow up sometime.  So my parents and I went shopping and we picked out this cool brown hat.  It had been a while since I’d worn one so I decided to give them a little show.  (Of course, I knew what it was on my head…duh.  I was just having a little fun with my parents who obviously got a kick out of it.)

#2 Trogdor the Burninator

December 27, 2009

When I was little I was given a stack of clothes from a garage sale.  There was some really cool stuff in there but my dad was particularly excited about this shirt.  Apparently there is a site called HomeStarRunner.com that features a strange little cartoon called Strongbad Email.  They were a semi-underground sensation a few years back (before my time) and my dad was stoked that we had this awesome shirt featuring one of the Strong Bad characters.

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I had to wait until I was 8 months old to wear it because I was too small but once I was big enough, my dad introduced me to Trogdor.  I have to say it’s a little strange.  But I guess so is my dad so it’s all good.  Once I learn to draw an S and a consumate V maybe I’ll try to draw him myself. 

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In the mean time, check out the video for yourself and let me know what you think.  Awesome or ridiculous?  Or maybe both.

#1 Playing Ball

December 26, 2009

One of my first highlights of the past few months is all of the cool new ways I can play.  A couple of months ago my parents bought me a real, big kid ball.  I even got to pick out the color (but sadly there was no orange).  Since then Ive been working on my dodgeball skills to prepare for the big Jr. High dodgeball tournament in February.  If I’m good enough by then I’m hoping my dad’ll let me play.  Unless of course, he’s afraid I’ll beat him!

As you can see from the video, I’m certainly not afraid to take a hit…but now that I think about it, thats not really going to help me in dodgeball is it?

Ten for Ten

December 24, 2009

I know, I know.  It’s been WAY too long since I last wrote.  There are no good excuses but I’ve got a lot going on.  After all, I’m just a baby and, while I am an incredible writer, I’ve had to learn to sit up, crawl, walk, talk, eat, etc, etc, etc.  Since I’ve missed so much I’ve decided to catch you all up in the next few days.  I officially turn 10 months old tonight just after 10PM so I thought we’ll stick with that theme and I’ll provide 10 highlights from the past three months between now and the new year.  Be on the lookout for great things to come!

I’m 10 MONTHS OLD!  Can you believe it?