Friday, May 16, 2014

9 Months & Mother's Day!

We can't believe it has been 9 months already! It seems like it was just yesterday we were bringing Frank home from the hospital.

The kid is constantly changing/growing/developing. His first teeth have finally popped through. Many more seem to be on the brink. This results in quite the hefty competition of who can drool more: a teething baby or an 80 lbs chocolate lab. Frank is not only crawling at a near Olympic pace, but he is also standing up and walking alongside things (such as his dad and the couch). In no time he will be sprinting after Kirby in the backyard giggling incessantly.

His appetite seems to be growing as quickly as he is. He is always willing to try things at least the first time. He also is not afraid to show his displeasure when he encounters a food he does not care for (e.g. peas). Some of the highlights of the items he has liked are Hawaiian rolls, ham, and melon flavored frozen yogurt. His love for frozen yogurt really melted his mothers heart as it seems his love for dessert appears to be genetic.

Amanda spent the first part of May working long hours so our monthly photos were taken at my parents house with the assistance of my Mom instead of in my Grandpa's chair at our house.

You can tell they are close - they even have the same "look"

For Amanda's first Mother's Day, we were able to spoil her for a couple hours before she went back to the office. The first part of May is her super busy time and none of us had really seen her in about a week so those few hours were great. Amanda managed to get Frankie down for a nap, although, he didn't want to sleep, he just wanted to spend time with his Mama. After his nap, I quickly strapped him into his car seat and away we went to MCC to meet up with Grandma for brunch. The little man was an all-star at the country club. He never ceases to amaze me.

Amanda and I got to take Frankie to his first Twins games a couple weeks ago (the first of many). For only being 9 months old, he made it until the 7th inning and we left not because he was crabby but because we knew he would be if we stayed the whole game. He was a trooper and his favorite part was hanging out in center field standing and watching the game. We all had a great time and the Twins even pulled out the win! I am hoping to cultivate a Twins fans and maybe future baseball player.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Oh the random continued...

...I think by the end of these, we are up to March!! And March was exciting!

Not sure what we were trying to feed him, maybe bananas, but Frank was clearly not impressed. 

We tried the bumbo seat too late in the game, thankfully, our dear friends the LeRoys, didn't need their floor seat at the time and allowed us to barrow it. The little man enjoyed the seat for a few weeks until he started to figure out how to move, then nothing could hold him back!

We try to keep the boys from taking each others toys but I couldn't resist Kirby's attempt to use one of Frank's balls as a head rest. It must have been a "ruff" day for the pup! :-)

Frank quickly figured out sitting and love it! 

You know he is down for a good snooze when the pacifier falls out. I love my snuggle times with my babe. I try to take advantage as much as possible since I know there will be a time when I won't have the opportunity. Kirby usually partakes in our nap time snuggles as well (he is on the couch in the photo on the right). 

When I try to take pictures of Frank, he doesn't always cooperate so I end up taking a lot of photos that look very similar! But he always tries to grab the phone or camera! I have to get creative on how to get pictures before he lunges at the phone/camera. The result during this photo op, was Frankie's first selfie. :-) Or so it appears. Also, Frank and Kirby have a special relationship, even at such a young stage in life. I love capturing little moments like this.

March began with Steve's birthday! I will admit, I forgot to plan ahead for a cake. Good thing, DQ didn't let me down. They had an America flag cake already made and ready to go. Steve thoroughly enjoyed the cake and I think the American flag made up for the fact I didn't plan ahead. :-)