Monday, July 13, 2009

New Bunk Mate

Here's Daniel, hugging his newest friend, a dolphin Granny and Pap Pap bought him when they went to Marineland on Sunday. (In case you are wondering why its green - it has a hoodie on.)

He carried it around in the bag it came in while at their house, then fell asleep with it after we got home, It now joins his lamb as his bunk mate - he has slept with the lamb since he was two days old - it was even in his crib in the NICU.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

He's a Natural

Just listen to my baby boy sing!

I know the volume is low - I was kind of far from him when I recorded this, so please... turn up the volume!

This is one of his favorite SpongeBob episodes. He will literally sing "best day eehh-vuhhhh..." for hours after the cartoon has ended. I was thrilled to be able to finally catch this!

He also sings SpongeBob's theme song, almost word for word now. And the other day I was watching Frasier and he started singing part of the know, about the tossed salads and scrambled eggs? I didn't realize I had watched it so much!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fourth of July

We went to Granny & Pap Pap's for a cookout on the fourth. Daniel didn't eat much, but we made up for it, for sure! Of course Daniel had fun with Jade and Patrick, and watched SpongeBob in Granny and Pap Pap's bedroom nearly the whole time as usual.

Of course, on the way over to Granny's, Daniel decided to give Mama a heart attack by totally unbuckling himself from his car seat. We may had never realized it if he hadn't leaned forward and stuck his head between the two front seats to see what was going on. I about ran off of I295!

I got off on US17 and pulled into a gas station where Randall re-secured Daniel and then we were on our way again, and Daniel stayed out, thank goodness.

The only thing Daniel did was say "Oh, Thank you, Daddy."

We stopped at Publix on the way home and picked up some sparklers and snakes, so when we got home and lit the sparklers and burned some back snakes on the driveway. Daniel was in awe. Next year should be a real riot with the fireworks which I plan to make a point to go see.

Then our new neighbors Chris and Jo asked us over to watch him shoot off the fireworks that he bought. Daniel loved the ones that were all sparkly, and didn't even mind the noise, unlike baby Leland, who defiantly did not like the noisy ones!

It was a long evening though - Daniel was work out so bad that he cried while I changed him for bed and was asleep less than 15 minutes after we walked back inside. It was a happy fourth!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Daniel loves blowing bubbles. I am just crazy enough of a Mama to let him do it in the house. We got him some new bubbles the other day and this is now a nightly ritual.....

Not only does he like to catch the bubbles, he likes to dip the wand and try on his own.....

This is my favorite shot :

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Daniel's Haircut!

Its just way too hot here. Daniel needed a shorter 'do. I was really scared with his light hair he would look bald, but I had to chance it.

Randall let him listen to his new MP3 player he got for Father's Day while I snipped away. What a Godsend - first time a haircut was not a battle of - let's see if I can cut all of it without cutting his ears off!

When I was done, I took a look - he's adorable! I am so glad I did it - I know it will be cooler for him....

His sad pile of blond locks....thank goodness I know it will grow back this fall!

Friday, June 19, 2009

And Then There Was One....

During Spring Cleaning, I downsized the fish tank and placed it in Daniel's room - he enjoys the fee-shees more than anyone else, and with his new SpongeBob room, I felt it only appropriate that he have the tank.

One of Randall's co workers offered him some guppies, and we accepted, so Randall came home Tuesday morning with six, in a cookies n cream ice cream bucket. We poured them in, showed them to Daniel, and left the room. Came back about 20 minutes later, there were five. It appears that our other fish had an early breakfast. Not a good sign. But, checking on them throughout the day, the school stayed five strong, so I thought maybe....

The next morning, there were three.

Thursday morning, two.

Friday morning, one lonely lil guppy is still swimming around, probably with his life flashing before his eyes.

I am guessing tomorrow, we'll be back to our twosome in the tank.

Good thing Daniel is too little to notice. He likes big colorful fish. I think we'll be getting him some nice, chubby goldfish to put in there with Mr. Hannabal Lechter. At least they will stand a chance!

ABC's and 123's

Daniel's current favorite activity while I am on the computer is to sit on the desk in front of the monitor and point at letters on the screen and tell me what they are.

This morning, apparently the website I was on was not interesting enough so he leaned over and started pointing out the letters for me on the keyboard.

He can count to 10, too.

I am such a proud Mama!!

That little Thomas Laptop that we bought him for his birthday was the best present we could have ever gotten for him!

Now, if only he would get potty training down with this much enthusiasm....