Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Here's a few pics from this morning. There are more in an album to the right. I'll probably add more to the album later, so check back!

This morning, Reed walked down and was amazed by all the presents under the tree. But when we asked if he wanted to open one, he ran to the kitchen and pointed to his cereal. I thought, how funny! One day I'll be reminding him of the Christmas that he would rather eat cereal than open Christmas presents from Santa!

Monday, December 22, 2008

First Haircut

So I get that Reed doesn't have much hair. But what he has was starting to get pretty raggedy. So last night after bath time, Reed had his first haircut! Well, at least just a few hairs cut around his ears and neck.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hooray for Dads

Have I mentioned what a wonderful Dad Michael is? Well, let me take a moment to do so. I think so often all the things Dad's do sort of get shifted to the background. Let me bring some to the forefront.

Michael has always been such a huge help with Reed, but lately, as I'm getting further into my pregnancy, he has stepped it up even more. A typical day: Michael gets to work around 7 am or a little before so that he can be home earlier in the afternoon. So he's usually home by 3:30, unless he's stopped to run some honey-do errands on his way. He never comes in and just sits down, even though I'm sure he'd like to. No, he comes in and spends time with Reed and takes over watching him while I work on dinner. He always cleans up afterward, too. Once it's close to bed time, we usually give Reed a bath together (Michael usually doing the grunt work, as leaning over the bathtub isn't currently my idea of comfortable), and then Michael takes care of bedtime. Read a few books, listen to some music, rock a bit, go to sleep. And if that hasn't given me enough of a rest, he always, without complaining, takes the night shift. Which thankfully, is getting increasingly better. Need a diaper change at 3 am? Check. Need a pat on the back and a gentle, "Back to sleep"? Check check.

And Reed loves to play with his Daddy. He's just so silly! Daddy rolls around in the floor with him, runs around the house with him, makes funny sounds with him. Oh, and plays in boxes with him. Which is apparently really, really funny.

So even though I don't say it enough, I just wanted to take a moment to share how much I appreciate Michael and all he does for our family.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Home Sweet Home

So we've been super busy. That's my disclaimer to the lack of blogging. Hopefully things will begin to slow down now that we've moved in our house and are wrapping up most of our projects. Here's a few before and after photos of what we've been working on for the past few months. We still have to hang art on the walls, but that's another day.

On another note, Reed has discovered a new favorite snack. Daddy's cereal. Michael has always had a sweet tooth when it comes to cereals. Apparently Reed does, too. He just giggles and laughs every time he sees the box. And loves to dig into it himself.

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