Monday, October 29, 2012


A few weeks ago, Aaron went with the scouts to hike Blood Mountain. It's the tallest point on the Appalachian trail. Aaron loved the Georgia "Mountains". I'm glad he could go. He likes things like that. 

Dawson and I stayed home and enjoyed the beautiful weather another way. We chilled on the back porch. 

For Halloween, We wanted to dress Dawson up as a tough guy, wearing a bandanna, wife beater, and a goatee. He didn't want that. So we decided on Clark Kent/Superman. It took TONS of gel to get that little curl in the front. But SO worth it!

Oh and of course, Mario and Luigi go perfectly with Superman ...  

Friday, October 12, 2012

Proud Parents

Dawson got his follow-up flu shot a few days ago. Naturally, he did not like them. But we were able to stop the screaming with a simple red sucker. Oh the little joys in life!

We've also found what motivates Dawson to stand: Fruit snacks. He can't pull himself up to stand yet, but boy, he sure tries. He's trying to hard to couch cruise too, but he hasn't figured out how to move his chubby feet. 

He pulls out a fruit snack, hands it to me. I say "Thank you" and put it away. We repeat this until he is out of fruit snacks. We may sample a few during our play. 

Dawson LOVES the piano. He flips the pages and plays some songs. He's quite the prodigy. 

This is our version of time out.
Just kidding. Dawson LOVES being outside. And seeing that it's BEAUTIFUL Fall weather and we have a screened-in porch. I don't mind it so much either. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Book Worm

I really don't have new pictures to post. I'm bad about taking spontaneous pictures. I did want to brag about my baby though. I'm good at that.
Our little stinker is 13 months old! He does NOT cuddle me at all, so when he does decide to cuddle; I take it. No matter what we are doing. (Which may have been used to my disadvantage because now Dawson lays his head on my shoulder when I lower him down to his crib ...)
Our bedtime routine usually includes a book. Due to Dawson's age, I've stuck to the classic big letters and flashy colors. He mostly tries to play with these books, resulting in power struggles between the two of us. But lately, I've decided to actually read books to him. Dawson rested his little head on me while I read to him "Horton Hears a Who". He stared and stared at the pictures while I read. He was so enthralled in it. We got through half the book before he tried to rip the pages out. WOW!
We also have several block books in his toy bin. He'll pull them out and flip through the pages and "read" them out loud.
I love that he loves books. It's been so fun to see! I'm so impressed with my baby boy!
Now it's time for some regular library trips.