Friday, August 31, 2007


Avery had a ball yesterday in his crib, kicking his piano toy to make it say "Peek-a-boo" and play a tune. He's a good kicker and he was really enjoying himself!

dig that faux-hawk!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tummy Time

Avery's been doing great in his crib. Such a big boy! We have been checking on him at night but he has been sleeping until at least 5:30 and the monitors do a great job of letting us hear him! I never thought I would consider 6:30 as "sleeping in" but we can't complain (too much).

Sunday, August 26, 2007

First night in his crib

Avery's officially outgrown the bassinet. Tonight is his first night in the crib. I think it will be harder for us than it will be for him.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Friday, August 24, 2007

he's so big!

A couple more smiles this morning . . . sorry they're so dark.

We tried to see if the Johnny Jump Up would work for Avery yet . . . he's still too small for it, but enjoyed dangling in it for a while. He'll be ready to jump within the next few weeks; he's got strong legs!

Our poor neglected dog.

He's outgrowing his bassinet. We were planning to have him sleep in it in our room for 3 months, but he's really getting too big for it, so we're now going to try and transition him to the crib in his room next week. Luckily, we have good monitors that will let us know when he is awake!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Happy and Sad

Finally! A smile caught on film . . . these moments melt our hearts and make us forget about the less-happy moments (see picture below). This is a cute outfit given to us by Karen -- thanks Karen! It is size 9 months (!) and yet it really isn't too big. By the way, I'm sorry you have to turn your head to see these pictures correctly. They are rotated and saved correctly on our computer, but they still end up in the (original) wrong direction here.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Saturday at home

Happy boy playing on his mat, shirtless in his swing, and swaddled at night, getting ready for bed (and by the way, he is now sleeping pretty consistently in 6-8 hour stretches at night). He is also starting to make those wonderful cooing noises.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

more cuteness

cute summer outfit -- he seems happy!

a new wormy friend

visiting with aunts Hannah and Rachel

Our community-supported- agriculture (CSA) baby loves his veggie jammies!

On Rebecca's lap, with a purple friend.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

6 weeks 4 days old . . .

. . . and he is officially a jumbo baby "off the charts"!!! 14 pounds 10 ounces and 24 inches long. Our poor giant baby had to get 4 shots today (immunizations -- hence the bandaids on his legs) and I'm not sure who cried more, him or Carolyn and me. But he recovered well and here are some cute photos taken later at home. He figured out that he can kick this cool "piano" on the wall of his crib to make it play music (this was a gift from his friend Livy). He was smiling and everything, I tried to capture the smiles on film but didn't do so well. Still, he looks pretty happy and proud of himself.