"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, a home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for."

Friday, December 26, 2008

Landon's 1st Christmas

Family Christmas Pics

Landon is so excited for his toy!

Christmas was simply amazing. Santa was very good to all of us. Landon wound up with 3 Christmas extravaganzas. We started out by going down to Kevin's parents for Christmas Eve. Landon had a lot of fun opening up his presents. I think he actually preferred the tissue paper over the toys! His favorite item from that night is his jumperoo. He loves bouncing in that thing- thanks Aunt Keyko! After opening up all of the gifts we then headed back home. Landon was so exhausted from the trip that it did not take long to get him down for the night. Kevin and I then placed the gifts under the tree and ate some Christmas cookies. I was so excited for the next morning that I could barely sleep. I guess Landon was excited too because he woke up at 5 a.m! We helped Landon open up all of his presents and set up his Crawl & Cruise Musical Jungle. I couldn't wait to see him play with it. I may enjoy it more than him at times, but it keeps him entertained for quite some time. He loves pulling himself up on it...the only problem is that he gets a little too caught up in playing that he forgets to hold on to the sides and falls down. After we finished opening our gifts we then headed over to my mom's to do gifts there. Landon made out like a bandit once again. My mom went a little present crazy, but Landon loved everything. I think his favorite was his piano. He even crawled to the pile of gifts and picked one out for himself. Kevin and I received a camcorder from my mom so be ready to see tons of video once we post them! We had Christmas dinner at my mom's and then had a small Rock Band session. Landon loved playing the drums with Uncle Matt. I think Christmas wore him out because he took a 2 1/2 hour nap this morning! It was so much fun watching Landon with all of his new toys and I am already looking forward to next year when he has an understanding of Christmas and Santa Claus. We took over 350 pictures of Landon's 1st Christmas, but blogger will only allow me to upload 5 for some reason. I will post more to the slide show at the bottom once I have more time so be sure to come back to check that out.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Cookies and Ornaments

We've been pretty busy the last couple of days. Landon had a doctors appointment on Tuesday and he is now 21 pounds. He is also getting a 7th tooth in! They just keep coming. Kevin and I wrapped everyone's Christmas gifts on Tuesday as well and I have been baking batches of cookies a little at a time all week long. Alex has been coming over the past three days to help bake the cookies. He loves helping with that kind of stuff. He spent the night last night for the first time in months. Landon loves his Uncle Alex. I took the cutest picture of the two of them together. Landon was watching with intentment as Alex was playing the x-box.

We then made some homemade Christmas ornaments. I combined flour, salt, and water together to make it into a dough and then rolled it out. I then made an impression of Landon's handprint onto two of the ornaments pieces and then took Tinkerbell's paw to the other one. I baked them in the oven and now we have ornaments made by Landon and Tinkerbell...what great memories they will be when we look at them on the tree every year.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Landon is Standing!

Landon has now learned how to stand himself up. He has been pulling himself up onto me for the past month, but has not pulled himself up onto any furniture until yesterday. I walked into his room to get him from his nap and there he was standing up in the crib. It scared me half to death because from his waist up he was over the crib railing. It looked like he could fall at any moment. Needless to say, Kevin and I had to lower his crib last night all the way down. The only problem is that with the crib being lowered Landon's dust ruffle can no longer go on it. We now have to pack that away along with his mobile. His room is starting to look like less of a nursery now. It's kind of sad how quickly everything is changing. Landon doesn't even allow us to adjust to his recent changes before he learns something new! He is growing up way too quick. He will be walking before we know it. He is able to pull himself up on the couch and coffee table and walk along those. He is only 7 months, but wanting to be a 2 year old!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Our Dancing Elf Family

I made us into dancing elves. Make sure to check out the videos at the very bottom of the page. I'm sure you'll get a laugh out of it. Here is another cute picture of Landon for you to enjoy as well.

Landon is 7 Months Old!

Playing with his Pooh

Seven months have now passed since we welcomed Landon into the world. I can't believe how fast time has gone by. Landon has changed so much. He has lost most of his chubbiness in his face, arms, and stomach. His legs, however, are still huge. I think they account for 16 of his 20 lbs! These past 7 months have been filled with so much joy. He is such an easy-going and happy baby. Landon is always smiling and laughing and he loves to cuddle. He is always giving us hugs and kisses. Landon already has such a large personality. He loves to talk and even hums while he eats. He wants to be heard at all times and is only quiet when he's sleeping or getting into the DVDs. He is going to be quite the talker. He whines like a puppy when I leave the room (I think Tinkerbell taught him that) and he has become a big mommy's boy. I love how his face lights up in the morning when Kevin or I go to get him out of his crib and how big he smiles when Kevin walks through the door after coming home from work. He has changed our lives so much and I am excited to see what is in store for us for the next 7 months and years to come.
Landon's 7 month photo with Pooh

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

We started yesterday morning out by dressing Landon up in his Santa suit and dressing Tinkerbell up with her reindeer antlers and taking pictures of the two of them. Landon enjoyed the pictures a lot more than Tinkerbell! We then took Landon to the mall to get his Christmas pictures done. Of course Olan Mills could not fit us in so we decided to get Landon's pictures done with Santa. Landon was so cute sitting on Santa's lap. We then took him back today for his Christmas photos. It took an hour, but we were finally able to get a few good shots of him smiling. I can't wait until we get the pictures back because we ordered photo Christmas cards as well. We will finally be going to pick up a Christmas tree tonight or tomorrow morning. I've had the ornaments pulled down since the day after Thanksgiving...we just have had no time to go get a tree. Landon also got another top tooth in the other day. He now has 5 teeth! He does not cry or act fussy while he is teething. He just wakes up at 5 a.m. For some reason he just wants an extra feeding early in the morning when he is teething. I guess I can handle that rather than the fevers and fussiness that generally follows teething.
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