Archive for December, 2011

I finally uploaded all the pictures from my camera, and had over 150 on there! I’ll share a few from the last month soon, but for now, I wanted to focus on posting a few pictures from Liam’s first Christmas, which was wonderful.

His first Christmas experience was last week-end in Evansville, IN. He shared the day with grandparents, great-grandparents, his uncle, a great-aunt, and 2nd cousins. He was showered with gifts, receiving many, many new toys and clothes! Then, on Christmas Eve, Liam opened presents at home, ate a Christmas breakfast on Christmas Day, and then spent the rest of the day with the rest of his family (the Mohr side). He was once again very spoiled (but in a good way)! He enjoyed ripping the paper off his presents. He has also greatly enjoyed playing with all of his new things, and Mommy has enjoyed washing and putting away his new clothes!! I can’t wait to see him in all of them.

In developmental news, Liam took his first steps!!!! This happened on Wednesday, December 21. That evening, Liam was standing against his dresser, opening and emptying his drawers as he so loves to do. I knelt down to try to distract him, as I had already refolded his clothes multiple times (only to have him throw them on the floor again!). Nathan was sitting in his rocking chair in his room. Shortly after I knelt near him, he let go of the dresser and walked the few steps it took to get to me!! I couldn’t believe Nathan and I were both able to see his first steps!! Afterwards, we decided to see if he would do it again. I put a remote in his hands, holding one end of it myself. I walked with him for a few steps, and then let go of the remote, and he kept going! He has demonstrated his new skill many times over the past few days, so I have no doubt that over the next few weeks he will get braver and braver about it.

He is also trying to develop his language skills more and more. He has said “hello”, “banana”, and “toast”. All of these words have been repeated after someone else said them, so I’m not sure how much he understands of what he is saying, but it is still progress!

Another thing he is doing these days is climbing onto boxes and anything else he can! I am not at all excited about the climbing phase!

I’ve been very busy preparing for his first birthday party – I’m going to be extremely busy this week working on centerpieces and blowing up balloons! I can’t wait to share pictures of the event, and I can’t believe it is on Saturday! Even harder to believe is that my little guy will be a year old one week from today! Where has the time gone?

Now, as promised, a few Christmas pictures are below.

A new toy train! At first he wasn't interested in the present until he realized it contained a toy!

Liam enjoying his new toothbrush

Snuggles with Gramma

This mess is mostly from Liam's presents!

He wasn't interested in having his picture taken...

I was trying to get picture of his outfit, but he wasn't cooperating! But so cute!

Well, Liam needs me, so I’ll have to finish later!


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Liam trying out his new walker

Liam had his first Christmas experience this week-end, and one of his gifts was a walker. He hasn’t quite figured out how to turn it, but he sure does enjoy pushing it around!

His Christmas was a good one. He got lots of new toys and clothes. I did take some pictures, but have not uploaded them yet. I am so behind on that, but I should have time with the upcoming 4 day week-end, so stay tuned!

In other Liam news, he has a new word – it’s “hello”! He started saying that on Saturday. He has also started waving “bye-bye” quite regularly – it is so cute! I’ll have to try to get that on video. Finally, he has been a little dancing machine lately – when the musical toys start playing, Liam starts swaying. 🙂

That’s all for today!

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Cute little story

I wanted to make a quick post to share a little story.

This week-end, we had such fun with Liam! He seems to get cuter by the day, if that is even possible.

He has been sleeping on his crib mattress on our bedroom floor, with pillows on the floor next to the mattress, so if he rolls off, he rolls onto pillows and not the floor. It wouldn’t hurt him if he did roll onto the floor – the mattress is only about 4 inches thick. But I imagine rolling onto the floor would be quite the rude awakening – literally!

Anyway, when we lay him down to nap, we generally turn on the monitor, close the bedroom door, and leave the room. Usually when he wakes from a nap, he either fusses or starts babbling. However, yesterday he did neither of these things. Nathan and I were standing in the living room talking about something, and the next thing we know, the bedroom door opens up, and out comes Liam crawling towards us with a big smile! It gave us a laugh.

In other news, things are going pretty well. He was sick with a stomach virus last week-end, and ran a fever for 3 days. Thankfully, he is better now. We took him to the pediatrician, and she pointed out that he is getting 2 more teeth (his top 2 front teeth). So once those pop through, he will have 3 teeth on the top and none on the bottom!

We put our Christmas tree up last week-end, and at first, he wasn’t overly interested. But now, he wants to pull on the branches. We obviously don’t allow this, as it wouldn’t take much for him to pull the tree over on himself!

He isn’t walking yet, but he is standing more and more again. He was standing on his own for a long period of time about a month ago, and then he stopped doing that for a while. I am learning this is a pattern with him. He did the same thing with rolling and with pulling up onto furniture – he would do it for a while, and then stop for a period of time before doing it regularly.

I have some new pictures to post, and will do so later.

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