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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Did I Mention How Much I Love This Dog?

Every time I go to change the sheets on our bed, Queen Reagan plops her big ole' butt on the pile of blankets on the floor as if she's going to be able to lay there and take her afternoon siesta. So incredibly helpful, this one!

Baby's First Thanksgiving

Aaron and his daddy and I spent Thanksgiving this year in Texas visiting Bill's family. We had a great time eating way too much, shopping and even having a family photo taken! Here are some pictures.





Aaron in his cute Thanksgiving outfit. This outfit lasted all of about one hour until he decided to give it his own special rinse.









Cousins! Here is our niece Lilly holding Aaron. So sweet!







Aunt Pam, Uncle Brian (A.K.A. Uncle Big Bri') and June holding Aaron. Aaron thought Uncle Big Bri' was pretty darn funny.







Grandma and Aaron.





Three generations of Q men - Grandpa, Daddy and Aaron. Where did he get those blue eyes you may ask? Obviously not a Q trait. You would think that he got them from me but, alas, not so much. His eyes are a darker blue than mine and we figured out that they look exactly like Grandma's!





Please don't call CPS! Daddy and Aaron with their respective "bottles."








All tuckered out from the festivities.




Monday, November 28, 2005

I Got It!

I am so happy because I was finally able to get a great picture of the two new teeth! So exciting!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Can You Tell It's Laundry Day?

My OCD is totally kicking in right now so his clothes are going to have to be changed as soon as some that match are clean!

Fun With Daddy




Yes, it does look like Babies R Us threw up all over our living room. It's very sad.







Great picture except for the nasty bib!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Five Months Old!

Today my little man is five months old. The time has gone by so fast! This parenting thing is a blast and it is getting better and better everyday. Aaron is now interacting with me (yeah, we have screaming contests to see who can scream the loudest. Daddy is not all that happy with me.), his daddy and his toys. He even tries to pet Reagan now! And lo and behold, this week his two bottom front teeth poked through! Who knew it could happen this early! I have tried my hardest to get a picture but he figures out what I'm trying to do and sticks his tongue right in front of them. Stay tuned, though! I am determined to get that picture!

June 17, 2005

November 17, 2005

Playdate!

Bill and I are very lucky in that a few of the pilots that he flew with when we were stationed in Illinois are now here with us in Washington. Two of these families had babies within one or two months of Aaron being born, so it has been so much fun getting the kiddos together for playdates and comparing notes. This picture of our playdate today is of Noah and Mackenzie (Megan's twins), Jalyn with her back to the camera (Lisa's youngest little girl. Her oldest, Coley, was eating at the table like a big girl.) and then my Aaron. Poor Aaron, can you tell he's the youngest? All of the other babies are sitting up and he's still laying on the floor! He sits up very well as long as you have a hand on his back to steady him. It won't be long, though!


The picture below was taken on the Fourth of July. Look how tiny they all were compared to now!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Baby's First REAL LIVE Rams Game

Yesterday, Bill and I took Aaron to see his very first NFL game. The St. Louis Rams played the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field in Seattle. My Rams unfortunately lost 31-16. We had a great time, though, munching on garlic fries (kind of strange but sooo yummy) and clam chowder and being heckled by the Seahawks fans because of our Rams gear. Here are some pictures of our day.





Pre-game preparations.









Qwest Field.









Typical Seattle weather.







How Aaron participated in the festivities. Yeah, he slept the WHOLE TIME.








"Peek-a-boo! Can you see me?"



Thursday, November 10, 2005

Development Update

Aaron is growing so fast! I am totally amazed at the new things that he does everyday. He has become more interested in his toys now which delights me to no end since we've had them since before he was born! He will grab them, take a look at them and then usually try to find out how they taste! Tummy time is becoming less traumatic and every once in a while, he might even roll over onto his back for you! He is not yet rolling over from his back to his stomach, but I don't think it will be very long. When we feed him, he is now trying to hold the bottle himself. Usually it's a fight to actually keep the bottle in his mouth when he's trying to be so helpful, but at least he's trying! We are not giving him solids just yet. We are going to wait until after our Thanksgiving trip to Texas when we are settled back in at home and will be here for a while. He also is not quite yet displaying some of the cues to show me that he is ready, such as being able to sit upright (he's still pretty wobbly) and good head control (he can hold his head up but I wouldn't call it steady). We have plenty of time, however, since solids are normally started sometime between four and six months. We'll get there! He also is not sleeping completely through the night yet. I usually put him down around 8:30 and he'll sleep until 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning, have a bottle, then go back down until around 7:30. This is pretty great, though, compared to a couple months ago when I was up with him every two hours! The coolest thing that he is doing now, though, is he has started to full-on giggle and laugh! This is why we have kids! It's the best!

Grandma Q, Does This Look Familiar?

Apparently Aaron has inherited the propensity to chew on the front of his shirt until it gets so yucky that I have to change his clothes. According to Grandma Q, Daddy did this as a child as well. Each day, I probably change his clothes AT LEAST twice. Luckily he's becoming more interested in his toys now so hopefully I can get him to chew on them instead of his clothes!

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Lazy Monday

Monday was a pretty lazy day in that none of us even changed out of our pajamas. I tackled the MOUNDS of laundry that Bill brought back and we tried to get caught up on our T.V. programs. Here are a few pictures that I took during our lazy day.






"Howdy!"








Watching Sesame Street.










Cheesin' for Mommy.

Start 'Em Early, I Say!

This is, I'm sure, the first of many pictures that will be taken of Bill with Aaron in one hand and a beer in the other. This was taken at the Pyramid Alehouse in Seattle, a very good brewery and restaurant that is across the street from Qwest Field, the home of the Seattle Seahawks. After lunch there, we went over to the Qwest Field Event Center to the Seattle Auto Show so that we could drool all over the shiny new cars. Incidentally, we will be up there again next weekend to watch my Rams play the Seahawks (A.K.A. the Sea-chickens)!

Friday, November 4, 2005

Daddy's Home!!































Gotta Love This Dog!

Spoiled...


and Rotten!

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Papa and Aunt B, Does This Look Familiar?

Aaron's Nana slept like this, with her arm over her eyes.

We've Been There!

In honor of Halloween, I found an article online called The World's Creepiest Places and realized that Bill and I traveled to two of them on our trip to Europe last year! How cool is that?

Tower of London

Paris Catacombs

Bill has also been to a third Creepiest Place, Roswell, but I don't have any pictures of that!

Baby's First Halloween

Aaron and I had a great time on his first Halloween. He didn't get to go trick-or-treating, but was able to show off his costume while we ran errands all day (he was a big hit at the Toyota dealership and Babies R Us!). Later that night, he helped me hand out candy. Here are some pics.




Mr. Pumpkinhead









Aaron with his cute Halloween bear that Lisa gave him (thanks for giving us the one with both arms, dude!)








Trick or Treat! - on my butt.








Pretty Girl Reagan (I mean, Scary Girl!). Reagan has a scarf for every holiday, courtesy of Grandma Q. So cool!







"Hi, I'm Aaron and this here is my pal Reagan!"








Now that's scary!