Tuesday, February 17, 2009

On the move

So after weeks of doing this funny type of crawling by basically standing on his head, walking his legs up and then lifting his head to move his body, Drake has figured out this whole crawling buisness. And boy does he move!!! He is so quick and determined once he has his eye on something. Right now he has about 4 different versions of crawling, it depends on what kind of flooring he is on. In our house the floors are all wood so he does an army crawl and occasionally will push with a foot. Watching him use his one foot actually reminds me of when our friend Noah was crawling. On the carpet he will crawl regularly or a combo between an arm and regular crawl.
Yesterday we were at my parents and he moved across the whole living room just to get a pencil behind a chair he saw earlier. I can see that he is going to love Vanessa's room and all her little "treasures". She had better watch out.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


So this year we were very fortunate to have my parents, grandmother and brother join us for Christmas. It was wonderful to have the extra people around, typically it is just us since our tradition is to do Christmas in our own home.

Vanessa and I decorated sugars for Santa as per tradition, she is becoming a very skilled with piping frosting and sprinkles. Nobody slept very well on Christmas Eve, I think the excitement was just too much. Of course we HAD to read The Night Before Christmas and put out the reindeer food before going to bed.

On Christmas day we had a wonderful breakfast, opened presents, hung around, the grown up played with Vanessa's new Littlest Pet Shop edition Monopoly. We had an amazing dinner and a great day.