Sunday, February 22, 2009

our trip to the photos

playing around with all the great things in the cupboards!

getting ready for our walk on the beach and eating cinnamon chip french toast with dada

mom and dad's dinner and me in my bob

our silohouttes on the sand and dad and me looking very serious

obligatory family self portrait and walking with mama on the beach

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

first {wobbly} steps!!!

i was all set to blog about our trip to the beach this weekend, but that will have to wait for another day because the boy has finally taken his first steps! i say finally because this has probably been people's number one question about the boy for the last several months. because he was such an early roller and crawler, i really thought he'd be an early walker. he is actually a little behind what they say the average age of walking is - 12-13 months, but i kept trying to tell myself that "every baby is an individual"! his very first steps were actually today in the hallway of his school. i went over for a visit and while we were walking back to his classroom, i put him down to let him "walk" while holding my hands. i needed to put my coat on so that i could hold both of his hands, so i let go of him and he just stood there and while i put my coat on he took a few wobbly steps. he was so proud of himself and pretty excited, so we took a few more tries down the hallway and called his teachers out to see. unfortunately, i had to go back to work...but what a treat to be able to have him right there and experience his first steps. it had been my biggest fear that he would take them at school, without me there!

when we got home tonight, of course we needed to show off our new skills for dad. here are some fun shots and of course a video {please turn down the sound, so you don't have to hear my excited but annoying mom commentary!}. oh and notice his signing skills in the video as well...he's signing more to do it again! i just love his pride and how happy he is when learning new things...thanks for letting me share. :)

oh and one last thing - i just noticed as i signed in to do this post...the last post was my 100th post, so this is #101! WOW.

Monday, February 9, 2009

first visit to the dentist!

my boy had his first dentist visit today! pretty funny that a 14 month would visit the dentist, but we have dental figured we may as well use it! it pretty much consisted of the hygienist brushing his teeth for about 30 seconds, feeling his gums and teeth and her asking me a bunch of questions about his sugar intake - juice, pop, candy, fruit roll ups, dried fruit, flavored yogurt, graham crackers, etc = bad for teeth and water, milk, fresh fruit, cheerios, cheese, oatmeal, pasta, eggs, etc = good for teeth! the dentist then saw us for a few minutes and took a look inside the mouth - no cavities! {btw...did you know that i've never had a cavity? hopefully the boy will follow suit!} they decided not to put the fluoride paste on his teeth since he was pretty wiggly and he doesn't have a ton of teeth right now. we'll try that at our next visit in 6 months.

the boy now has his two front teeth on top, four front teeth on bottom and one big molar on the top! the molar just appeared last week - i looked in his mouth and thought he had a piece of food back there, only to find a molar had popped through. the little guy didn't even complain! there are two more molars on bottom working their way out and two more on top that look like they might pop through any day, so soon he'll have a mouthful of teeth.

oh and we totally posed for the picture above! he didn't even sit in the chair for any of his visit...just on my lap! but we had to take a picture in the dentist chair for the blog. he looks like he's having a pretty good time, eh?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

baby bennett

welcome to our newest family member, baby bennett griffin gassner! he arrived in the wee hour of 12:09am on saturday, february 7. weighing in at 7 pounds 6 ounces and 20.5 inches, he's a bundle of cuteness! (look at how big aa's hand is compared to bennett's hand!)

brothers and their sons