Thursday, March 25, 2010

crafty kid

Daniel has been very interested in crafts recently- and I am loving it (well...maybe not the cleaning up part- but the creating has been very fun). And this boy LOVES to cook and asks to help at every meal. He has a little chair that he uses to reach the counter and he can crack an egg like nobody's business. When I told him that some people cook for a job, like daddy works at a hospital for his job, his eyes lit up. I may have a little Bobby Flay on my hands!

finger painting has become a new favorite as well as play-doh and coloring

We receive the Disney magazine in the mail each month. He spotted an article from the February edition about 'how to make farm animal cupcakes' and that is all he could talk about. That night we went on a special 'mommy & daniel' date to the grocery store and bought all the ingredients to make them. I think they turned out great!

the cow

the pig

and my personal favorite- the chicken

and his new outfit of choice- his 'super-duper' as he calls it. the only other outfit that compares to this one is his buzz light year shirt that lights up (thanks mom!). I am sure you will see this wonderful piece of clothing in future posts.

once it hit 60 degrees- we took the finger painting outside and decorated the house.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

5 months

Well... James (or Jamesie, as Daniel calls him) is 5 months (I missed his 4 month update). Everyone told me that time goes by so much faster with your 2nd, but nothing could have prepared me for this! I just wish my little feller would stop getting so big- but I am starting to love his new tricks! He is such a mellow guy- but very loud. He basically screams when he is happy. And recently he has been starting to say 'bababa' and 'gagaga' - so cute! He also has a perpetual smile on his face, which makes it impossible for me not to smooch when I see him. He loves toys. Loves to grab, shake, and eat them. He is also very fond of being naked (we call it noonie in our house) so that he has better access to his chubby feet and toys. Wow...we just love this little guy!

Here are his 4 month stats:

Height: 28 inches

Weight: 18 pounds 3 oz

Head Circumference: 17 3/4 inches