Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Buckeyes Game

On Saturday, we went to Columbus for the Ohio State Eastern Michigan game. It was a surprise 30th birthday present for Tim. He thought that we were going to the zoo. It was the first time that both of us were watching the game from inside the Shoe. We went to the game with the Dippolds and had a great day.

Nothing better than cylindrical sausage! Yum!



We had pretty good seats, Row 28 on 20 yard line.




Tuesday, September 21, 2010

He's a walker!

Andrew has officially started walking this week. Started the week slowly, but he is now walking all over; front door to the couch and kitchen table to the TV. He puts his hands up in the air to help him keep his balance. Andrew is also able to go from a sitting position on the floor to standing without using something to help him up.


The video was taken on Monday, and he has made a lot of progress in only a few days.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday

Wow, I can not believe Andrew is one year old! The past year has been wonderful. Each stage has been great and I love watching him grow. Andrew is very curious and quite an explorer. He loves to play in the kitchen and recently discovered where we store our plastic pitchers. He likes to take everything out of the cupboard so it is all over the floor. Andrw is taking 3-5 steps at a time, but not walking yet. Andrew's favorite book is Dr. Suess's "Hand Hand Fingers Thumb." He will sit still for Mom or Dad to finish reading.

Andrew is usually a good eater. He loves pasta, hot dogs, chicken, vegetables, and ice cream. His favorite vegetable is green beens and carrots. He has realized that he can crunch cherios with his front teeth. He is more picky with the fruits that he eats. We've tried many different fruits this summer and he sticks to the basic bananas, applesauce, peaches, & pears.

Since Andrew was 8 weeks old, he has been sleeping through the night. He has definitely spoiled Mom & Dad. In the last month, he has taken interest in his blankie. When he is tired, he puts his left thumb in his mouth, and with his right hand grabs the blanket and moves it up to his right cheek. When we check on him sleeping in his crib, the blanket is either under him or in his arms. It is so adorable... as long as he doesn't turn into Linus.


Chair barricade going up the steps. So glad to finally have a gate.



Just started doing this in the last week. He likes to look around upside down.



Andrew started this "spin" thing about a week before his 1st birthday. He gets excited and spins around in circles. So funny.


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Last weekend, we had a big party for Andrew's first birthday. All of Andrew's grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins came over to celebrate. Tim grilled chicken quarters and they were excellent. After lunch, we had birthday cake and opened presents. He did well with the cake. Slowly digging into it with his hands but after a while he leaned forward and stuck his whole mouth in the cake! Thanks everyone for coming over and the presents. Andrew has been busy all week playing with his new toys.