Monday, August 31, 2009

Bath time!

Jonah absolutely loves taking a bath. He has actually enjoyed his bath ever since he was born.
I decided I had to get some of his bath time fun on video, so here it is. I hope you enjoy! :)

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Mark and I are thinking that Jonah is going to be a great swimmer.... he loves the water (as you could see in that video). He doesn't really even mind if the water gets in his face. Another reason we think Jonah will be a great swimmer is because now that he is kind of crawling, his crawling resembles that of some kind of swimming stroke. Here's another video with a little glimpse of that. Watch out Michael Phelps!

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

another blog

Hello all--
Just wanted to put a post up about another blog i follow. All of you fellow Mommies would probably like reading this blog. She does some great giveaways, so I thought I'd let yall in on those. She is currently giving away some burp cloths that I'd just love to have for Jonah. .... so go check it out for yourself!
http://magnoliasmarriageandmanhattan.blogspot.com/

I'll be posting an update on jonah soon!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Friends!







Jonah got to hang out with some friends today... (and so did I)! :)

We walked over to the west side this morning to pick up a CD of the professional pictures that we had taken of Jonah. Since we were on the upper west side (UWS) we planned to hang out with some friends of ours from church, The Wyatts. I ended up watching the twins for a little while so Susan and Jack could go look at an apartment. So, Jonah got to hang out with his friends. Elliot and Jonah had a fun time fighting over the toy drum, they all played together with the 'Leap Frog' musical toy. Its really fun to watch Jonah interact with other babies as he doesn't get to do this terribly often right now.

Enjoy the pictures of all the cute babies!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Time for an update!


Jonah is ready for football (and basketball)
season! GO BIG BLUE!

Jonah's favorite sleeping position.

Jonah is watching his Mama cook

Well, its been awhile since I posted on here, so I thought it was about time I do so!
What has been going on in our lives?..... well, let's see.
Jonah is growing and learning everyday. We are truly blessed by him! He is just so much fun. He turned 8 months yesterday, which is hard to believe. Time is flying and we are loving every minute of it.

Two weekends ago, Mark's parents came for a visit. We had a great time showing them around our 'neighborhood'. Jonah loved getting to spend time with his grandparents. We even got to go in their car outside of the city, so that was a special treat.

Grandma reading Jonah a book

Last weekend we went on a retreat with our church to the Poconos Mountains. It was a nice time of relaxation and renewal. We were out in the wilderness, which was great. I am realizing that I love the wilderness more and more!


Jonah in the Cracker Barrel rocking chair on our
way back from the retreat.



On a day to day basis, Jonah and I hang out around our apartment. We got to my exercise class 'Strolla Momma's' which is great! We go to the park across the street where Jonah enjoys swinging. We also go to the library which is literally right next to our apartment... so that is very convenient!

While Jonah naps, I usually check my email, get some notes done for work, tidy up the apartment and make preparations for dinner. And oh-- I often make baby food for Jonah. This is something I have been doing for him for several months now. I have made all of his baby food from fresh fruits and veggies. I really enjoy it and its not as hard as it sounds! I have made sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, Lima beans, peas, bananas, apples, pears, nectarines, plums, peaches, mango, cantaloupe, and I once even made rice cereal. (He didn't really like the rice cereal though :( I will post a few pictures of the baby food I have made him so you can have an idea of what I am doing. Jonah also eats yogurt and cottage cheese, which I do not make, just buy... he especially loves the yogurt! I've given him tiny pieces of my chicken, which he also really liked. He is also eating the puffs that are made for babies and dissolve in their mouth. He likes those alot too!


Baby food using the baby cube method


I will also post a couple of recent pictures of Jonah. His hair is getting long and growing down over his ears, so we might be getting it trimmed, just around his ears, soon. Don't worry I'll post pics of that if we get it done. :)

Jonah's crazy hair after his nap :)
He looks like he's ready to play, doesn't he!?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

More Giggles

Jonah's laughter is contagious. The other night we were playing with him on the floor and he became quite amused by playing with his blocks. I just couldn't resist videoing it and sharing it here with yall! Enjoy! :)
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