Saturday, January 24, 2009

Looking forward to tomorrow

We've made blueberry waffles every Sunday morning for the past couple
months. It's a nice little routine. Tonight, in saying goodnight to
every one, Chris added blueberry waffles to the list.

Goodnight, blueberry waffles!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Things that came out of Chris's mouth this morning

"Whee! What fun!"

"There goes Chris."

"What the heck!"

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Originally uploaded by mandy&john
I just posted nine new videos to Flickr. These are mostly from the holidays with a couple more recent clips. This particular one is of Chris playing his brand new harmonica. He knows how to end a song.

Alex and Joey

Originally uploaded by mandy&john
In the second half of this clip, there is a great moment where Alex looks at Joey and you can almost see the gears turning as he decides to see what she tastes like.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Happy Song

Chris got a CD for Christmas with a song called "Snow Day". Nowhere in the song does the word happy appear, but he insists on calling it "Happy Song."

Diaper Swap

Alex is getting big. He's 23 pounds these days. Chris has almost made it to 30. The "little" one is so big around these days that the size 5 diapers we have for his big brother fit him better than his 4's. Chris, meanwhile, keeps getting skinnier, so Alex's 4's fit him better. So they've traded. Alex now wears a bigger diaper than Chris.


Chris walked into the other room this evening declaring: "Chris go check daddy's email." I must have been tired, because it took almost 30 seconds for my brain to kick in and think, "maybe I should go check on that..."

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Update on Alex

Originally uploaded by mandy&john
In early December, we took Alex to the emergency room thinking hey may be allergic to his formula. The next day, his pediatrician referred us to an allergist. She (the allergy doc) decided that the red stuff all over his body was just eczema and ran some tests for food and pet allergies. Turns out that she was right (not too surprising) and his blood shows no signs of allergen sensitivity.

Looking back, it looks like a formula change upset his already sensitive stomach around the same time that the start of cold, dry weather triggered his eczema. Moisturizer and trying not to overfeed him have solved most of his issues and he's been pretty happy for the first few days this year. This picture gives away that his stomach isn't perfect, but for the most part he's been happy.

Of course, he was screaming bloody murder at one this morning. In the end, OraGel solved his problem.