Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A beary good time...

Tobin loves his bear...

Well, he pretty much loves to eat it.

But he also loves to hold his hand and give kisses:) And then try and eat him again...

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Three Months

Where do we even begin? This last month was bittersweet because it brought with it my return to working outside of the home, and let me tell ya - not spending every day with this little guy for all hours of the day is not my idea of fun. I know some people are ready for maternity leave to end, I have to say, I do not fall in that camp. BUT we are making the best of it and it definitely makes me treasure every single moment I'm home. I just can't wait to soak up that boy of mine and be with him.

And those times I'm with him bring so much happiness that they far outweigh the bad...because OH MY GOODNESS is he getting to be so much fun. I am absolutely loving this stage right now! There's so many connections being made and his personality comes out a little more each day. Here's a little glimpse of our Tobin at three months:

  • He continues to love love love his bath time. BUT now I seriously emerge from bath time looking like I've just bathed a dog. This is no exaggeration. He kicks and splashes like no other. It takes his breath away and then he just goes at it again - really cracks me up.
  • Oh, how this kid loves reading! I thought - sure you start reading to them as early as you can because it will form good habits and it will be part of his bedtime routine...but no! SO incredible to watch him take it in and react...and I cry every time. Really. Amazes me so much I cry. His favorites are Dinosaur vs. Bedtime and That's Not My Dinosaur.
  • His hands continue to be a favorite past-time. He found his thumb and started sucking it, only till the next day when he discovered that he likes as many fingers in his mouth as possible. I am nearly convinced he's teething because he is constantly gumming his hands/fingers. Oh, and the drool. Yuck. We have a total drool-monster. 
  • He's smiling and talking more and more each day - in fact today has been the first time where he full on belly-laughed multiple times. And wouldn't you know it - it was because I was yelling at Margot to not lick him. Oh the fun those two are going to have...I can see it now! Right now I can hear him talking to Ty downstairs as I'm upstairs typing this entry out - he just doesn't stop once you get him started. Oh, and he's LOUD. 
  • He weighs about 17.5 pounds and is about 26.5 inches long...but this is all done at home with our scale and measuring tape, so we're not sure just how accurate that is, but we'll report back with official stats from the doctor next month!
Now for the fun - some pictures AND a couple videos of him with Grandma reading!

Dad and Tobin reading...SO into it!

Getting soooo...big!

That's our news for now:) Have a wonderful week! If we're with it, we may have another post before month four...but I'm not holding my breath on that one!

Friday, May 4, 2012

A Busy April

To say we took advantage of all April had to offer would be an understatement! Knowing it was my last full month at home, we filled it with fun! And as I was thinking about Tobin's upcoming 3 month update, I knew there were too many fun memories not to share - so here you go...April's photo dump...

We're starting to get warm over here, so Grandma helped come give Tobin his first taste of the pool. It was just toes and ankles, and despite the skepticism on his face - he loved it!

We took Tobin on his first trip to Round Top - he's going to be an expert antique spotter by the time he's two! We had a blast and it was SO fun to take him along for one of our favorite outings and it was our first road trip as a family of three!

This is just proof of our horrible parenting skills...or as we call it "sensory learning." HAHA - he grabbed the plastic and we let him play with it - gotta love the face when he realizes this is not what he was hoping it would be...and yes, anything this boy touches goes directly in the mouth. ALL MOUTH. ALL THE TIME.

My favorite bathtime shots ever! Love the body. Love the face.

Oh, and lest us not forget Easter and the perfect opportunity to dress him up in ridiculous clothes. Too much fun people, too much fun! Who says girls have to have all the cute clothes? I dare anyone to tell me this is not just as fun as a tutu - I mean a newsboy hat and matching shorts? In plaid? FUN. Also in these shots he sometimes looks like Dom DeLuise. I die. Too funny.

We're clearly having too much fun over here, right? Can't wait to see what May brings!