Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas week

Here are some pictures from our visit so far. We have a lot more to post...
Christmas Eve Burke meet his Aunt, Uncle and cousins for the 1st time!
Burke received a lot of great presents thanks to his grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, great aunts/uncles. Thank you!

Friday, December 19, 2008

6 Months (26 wks)

Weight: 18 lbs 6 oz
Height: 25 1/4 inches

Burke is doing great! He is a very very happy baby. He is quite the talker especially in the mornings and evenings. If you laugh he will laugh. He loves it when we say the ABC's or count to him. His face lights right up. His favorite toy is probably his red hammer. When given a choice he always reaches for it. But he likes anything and everything that will fit in his mouth. He likes playing with his soothy binky but doesn't really ever use it. He just started dropping his toys off the edge of his high chair and then whimpers b/c they are all gone. It's a new game we'll be playing for a while :)
Burke is still a great at night. He typically goes to sleep b/t 7- 7:30 and sleeps for 10 hours (until 5am) then I put him in bed with us feed him and Burke and I go back to sleep until around 8. So he gets about 12 hours of sleep each night. I love waking up to him in between us!
He still loves to jump in his Johnny Jumper, and plays the piano on his activity center. He does great at sitting up. We play on the floor a lot. He has GREAT balance. He's very active during tummy time. He wiggles his way around. He doesn't roll over. Every time we think he's going to he catches himself. Like I said he has great balance.

He plays with toys in his high chair everyday. When we eat I put him in it so we can all be together at the table. Burke has tried bananas twice. I think he liked it. Slowly we'll introduce solid foods. He is still nursing which should be really interesting since he is teething now. We are planning on continuing nursing at least until he's 1. It's a great bonding time for us. He'll look up and smile at me like he's saying 'thanks mom'.

Burke is a definitely a daddy's boy. When Paul gets home from work Burke just watches and smiles at him. Then it's B & daddy time!

Burke is a very easy baby. He loves being in his baby k'tan or baby bjorn carriers. He loves being able to see everything that is going on. If something is within his reach look out because he'll try to get it. He's very talky like his daddy but we all expected that.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Merry Christmas to Laurie

Paul & Burke picked out a new VB bag & wallet for me this year. I love it! Can you picture Paul and B going into the Vera store?? He said Burke was a 'chick magnet'

Friday, December 12, 2008

Big TOOTH News!! (revised title! )

Burke is aways chewing on EVERYTHING and now we know why... his bottom tooth broke through today!! Pretty exciting but sad at the same time. I'm not ready for him to loose the baby look. I'll try to take a picture but I think it will be impossible. I guess B will be getting his bottom teeth for Christmas this year!

Making Rice Krispies...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Toe Sucker

Today after I gave B his bath he pulled his foot right into his mouth! He's done this before but it was when he had his p.j.'s on so he could pull the fabic closer not this time though, he did it all my himself :) Notice the white spots on his foot in pic #5 where he was holding on so tight!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It's winter!

We finally got enough snow to cover the ground here. I love it when it snows! Plus cold weather means lots of fires.

1st Play date

Paul and I went to visit a friend from H.S. Saturday, Lisa. Her son Ethan is a couple weeks younger than Burke. As you can see they are about the same size :) It was very nice to catch up with her and meet her baby!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


We stayed at Laurie Zmuda's house Wednesday in preparation for Thanksgiving. Paul made a deep fried turkey this year. It was the first time we have done this and it turned out good! I guess I was slacking on the pictures b/c we didn't take many. We brought the wii home and Rylee and Reghan had fun playing it and so did Uncle Jeff! It was an eventful day with all of the little ones. Our 2nd stop was at the Richards Thanksgiving. Where we hung out with the Fam and ate some more:)

(More pict's of the kids will be added soon to this post.)

Sunday, November 23, 2008