Friday, January 28, 2011

Seven months old. . .

. . . and looking like a 9-monther. At least that's what our pediatrician said.
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Curtis at 7 months

We have a tall boy on our hands.

I don't know. To me, he doesn't look a day over six months. ;)
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Curtis at 6 months

Or maybe I'm just in denial that my baby is growing up.  

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Firsts

Curtis finally gets to taste something besides milk.
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The lazy side of me just wanted to wait until we got back from our trip.
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I think he likes rice cereal!
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Green beans and peas are another story.

Look who's sitting up on his own!
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This started just a couple of days after we got back from Wisconsin.
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Yay Curtis!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wisconsin - Part 3

OK, it's time to get the rest of these photos up.

After a week in Kenosha with the Benetti fam, is was on to Verona for some time with the Kilpses.

Graydon had another wonderful birthday celebration.
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With a little help, he blew out his two candles.
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My dear friend Jenn and her family live about a half hour from Andy's parents. I'm so happy for any opportunity I get to hang out with her. Our daughters also had a good time together.
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Here are the snapshots from our week in Verona:

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Popcorn each night is a given.  They sure do love it!
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Jacob read the bedtime story that night.
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The whole family.
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Tom took some of these.  He's got a great eye for photography.
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Fun in the snow!
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Jacob and Tyler got new snowboards for Christmas and they shared with Bella.  It's hard to tell in the photo, but there is a slight hill that they played on.  These kids all rocked the snowboards!  Pretty cool to watch.
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By the end of our trip, Curtis was sleeping like a newborn again.  It's always hard to say goodbye to family, but I was definitely ready to get him back to a normal routine and get some sleep again for myself.

We arrived back in New Jersey just in time for another snow fall.  Kind of like we brought a little bit of Wisconsin with us. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Wisconsin Visit - Part 2

December 31, 2010:  Graydon's turns two!!!
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We had a traditional Benetti-style birthday celebration at my parents' house. Pizza and ice cream cake.

I hung up some decorations from birthdays past.
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And made some new ones.
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Cheers!
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Graydon is usually allowed only sips of soda here and there; so having his own bottle of rootbeer was pretty special.
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Our birthday boy!
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Bella loves cake.
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Even Curtis celebrated.
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Presents!
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Graydon acted every bit his age that day. By that, I mean there were lots of fits, whining, and some screaming. In his defense, we later located a new molar that is growing in. Maybe that had something to do with it.

I have a feeling that this little two-year-old is going to be keeping me pretty busy this year.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wisconsin Trip Part 1

Wisconsin greeted us with a fresh patch of snow. 

It pretty much begged us to come out and play.
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This is the stuff that fond childhood memories are made of.

(Minus, of course, one of Graydon's many meltdowns).