Saturday, January 17, 2009

BabySheild, Pedialyte and GRAND adventures with new friends

BabyShield is an amazing computer program that you can start to "lock" your computer from your baby! It takes key combinations to quit, so it's nearly impossible for a child to unlock AND it plays music and does different things when the keys are pressed or the mouse it clicked. Alistair thinks he's playing a game, while we're content to know he's not erasing any vital info! GREAT INVENTION!
AAAAND....we've had our first adventure with the flu. Mommy and Alistair both had it this week and Alistair is still fighting the diarrhea. Poor bub! He's in good spirits now and is eating well, but we're still keeping the pedialyte in him. Thankfully, he likes the pedialyte and we're calling it "juice," so he doesn't really know it's any different.
ALSO, I started my new job on the 5th and it is AMAZING! I have 2 other children now, they're twins who are 2 months older than Alistair and we're all having a blast! It's working out great so far and Alistair LOVES his new friends! Stay tuned for more adventures with Jake and Sadie!

SnowBaby!


3 Babies in the Ball Pit!


Where's the squirrel?


Doing his work


Scrambled eggs...with ketchup, of course!

"The Chicken Dish" w/ garlic and parmasean asparagus!
MMMMMMMMMM
(This was the night before the last picture, same jammies)


CHEEEEEEESE!
In the box with Bob, B and Blanket


Full Belly=Happy Baby!


SO SMART!
He sees a cat on the BabyShield game!
(btw, he knows ALL his animals and does ALL the sounds!)
Listen closely and watch his mouth when he says "cat." He pronounces perfectly!
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Riding the Horse at Aiden and Teagan's house
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Friday, January 02, 2009

Mommy and Alistair go to Louisiana!

Alistair has had a BIG holiday season. There has been lots going on! The following post highlights our trip to New Orleans Dec 26-31 to see Tommy, Amy, Teagan and Aiden Driscoll. This trip was a big deal because I haven't seen them in 2 1/2 years, Alistair and Aiden were born only 14 hours apart, so they were good buddies, also this was Alistair's first time flying! We had a blast and miss the Driscolls a lot. ENJOY....it's a long post.


DAY 1
Mommy and Alistair flew directly from Washington to New Orleans to visit the Driscoll Family....FINALLY!

Waiting at the gate at Reagan National Airport

He was an angel in the sky, but by the end of our flight he was rolling around in the aisle
(And only fell asleep as we were landing in New Orleans)

The 1st toy he found at Driscoll's house was the ride-on turtle
(surprise, surprise)

He LOVED the drum
(it's pretty loud)

Beautiful Teagan
"Do me, do me!"


DAY 2
Geting know you....a day around the house

Nittany Lions fan in Louisiana
(yes, those are shorts....in December)


Stiking a pose with Mommy before heading outside

I guess we'll have to get him a playhouse now!
(He LOVED it)


He also got pretty attached to this red ball
(Guess it was just the right size for his hands)

Alistair discovers Power Wheels
(He's a VERY good driver)


He even helped Aunt Amy and Aiden


DAY 3
There's plenty to do in Driscoll-land

It was a rainy day, so we hung out around the house

He climbs up:

He slides down:

He comes in for a landing:

We ventured out after dinner for a special ice cream treat:
Aiden and Alistair
He did AWESOME with the spoon
(cake batter ice cream with sprinkles)
The whole family
(L-R: Teagan, Tommy, Amy, Aiden and Alistair)

Me with my little "Tigger-Monkey"
(Oh, how I've missed her)

Not quite the usual Lovebug in this photo

Sugar rush has comenced

DAY 4
The best park EVER and evening trip to New Orleans

TV in the car!

The best park EVER!

Alistair and Teagan

Aiden and Alistair

"Celebration in the Oaks" @ New Orleans City Park

Excited to see all the lights!

One GIANT aligator!

We rode the carrousel

And the train:
(Alistair eventually fell asleep on the train ride)

He wouldn't look at the camera.
He was too busy watching the model trains!


DAY 5
We were all pretty exhausted from the BIG day before, so we hung around the house again and played outside!

More sunny weather!

That playhouse was just awesome!

The sandbox was too!

He rode the horse very well all by himself!

And played VERY nice with Aiden!

DAY 6
The trip home

Rolling around laughing so I couldn't ut his shoes on!

The flight home wasn't full, so we got our own row!

Watching "Wonder Pets" on Mommy's iPod

A little cracker snack before we had to put his tray up for landing

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Alistair's Merry Christmas!!!


Christmas Eve/Last day with Theodore


Grammie Vel and Aunt Sofia setting out gifts on Christmas Eve



Good Morning, Daddy!


Christmas morning love for Grammie Vel


Merry Christmas, Baby!



Taking a break from gifts to have breakfast with Pappy


My new truck from my new Aunt Sofia


CHRISTMAS DOGS!


More Gifts!


Testing the camera timer


Beautiful family, beautiful family Christmas!

He wasn't quite sure about ripping the paper!
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