Monday, December 17, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Well, we have had a busy few weeks here! I have been bad about updating the blog. Andy and I have both been extremely busy at work with all kinds of year-end pressure! And, this is our last week in the office, because of the holidays and vacation---we are very excited!

Here is a picture of AJ in his Notre Dame jersey that was sent to us by a great family friend...thanks Tom if you are out there!
AJ had so much fun in his jersey and playing with his game-size football from Grandpa Joe! He is destined to be a linebacker!

We also had breakfast with Santa this weekend at Naperville Country Club with Andy's family! AJ was pretty content with Santa until about noon when he decided he was tired...but we had to get the obligatory crying on Santa's lap picture!

AJ also made himself a moose stuffed animal at the brunch with Santa...he enjoyed playing with all the stuffing that goes inside the moose!

AJ's first tooth is pretty much all the way in and getting bigger every day. The second tooth is getting ready to cut through on the bottom, so before we know it, he will have a nice toothy smile!
We are leaving this weekend to go visit Jack, Stephanie and Natalie...AJ will meet his cousin for the first time! What a special Christmas for everyone. We can't wait to share with everyone this holiday season!
Merry Christmas everyone! We love and miss you all!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

AJ's New Cousin

Welcome to the family, Natalie! Jack and Stephanie's new bundle of Joy arrived one week ago--December 2nd. Natalie Sophia was 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and 21 inches!

We are so happy she arrived happy and healthy! Jack & Stephanie are doing great as well and enjoying their new role as parents! Check out their blog...
In AJ's world, not too much has changed. He caught a small flu bug this week, but handled it like a champ. Oh, he did find his "peanut." Andy and I were fully aware of the find, however, I had to pick him up from daycare early due to the flu bug and the teachers informed me that they could not get his attention during his sink bath because he was too preoccupied with his "peanut." Andy and I couldn't be more proud!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

I can't believe he's 7 months!

Well, we had a terrific Thanksgiving, and AJ had so much fun playing with his "cousin," Max (I say "cousin" because I can't figure out what the true relation is...Max is my cousin's son that is 3 days older than AJ).

And, on AJ's true 7 month birthday, a tooth started to appear. So, this week has been a little crazy with a fussy child...he is usually not fussy and so for us, this has been a strange week. He is still a good sport, and is learning lots of new sounds. Of course we have the mamamamamamamamamama, and dadadadadadadadada, but now we have the new joy of nananananana. For those of you with children, you know what I am talking about. And, strangely, when he needs something or is fussy or tired, the mamamamama comes out and he looks right at me. But when it is time to play or for fun, the dadadadadada comes out and he looks right for Andy...

At the 6 month checkup, he was 19 pounds, 7 ounces and 26 inches! He is our big boy! No longer in the infant carrier....

Andy and I have holiday parties, and weddings galore now, so we are appreciating all the babysitting help we are getting from family. Jack & Stephanie's baby is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday, if not we can't wait to find out if AJ's new cousing will be a boy or a girl!

Anyways, that's all for now!