Sunday, October 28, 2007

Now Tell Me the Tooth

You can probably guess from the subject what exciting development has occurred with Mr. Kaleb Arthur. Yep you are right his first teeth are starting to make there way to the surface of his gums. Jennifer noticed it on Saturday morning, we can't really see anything yet, but it definitely feels different. Everything seems to be moving along so quickly.

It was a busy Friday, Kaleb and I spent the day around the house because my car was in the shop getting another new glove box. We did a little raking and then I let him run around on the deck in his walker. Once Jennifer was home we rushed around to get my car and then I got picked up by Kelly and Andy for a night in Bethel. We got up to Bethel around 8 and met Mark and Kate at Suds. After a yummy Suds pizza we went up to the mountain for the Entrain concert. Around midnight we left the show and went back to Mark and Kate's to sleep. Kate woke me up nice and early and we went back towards Boston.

Once in Merrimac Kaleb, Jennifer and I piled into the car for a weekend at Nonna and Sir's house. We had a great time as you will soon see from the photo album I uploaded. Today Jennifer's family from New Jersey made the trip up for a yummy lunch of the world's best pasta. It was a wonderful afternoon and the trip back was pretty good despite the pockets of traffic we ran into along the way.
Weekend in Connecticut

Kaleb: Day 257

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Head of the Charles and a Walker

We went to the Head of the Charles Regatta this weekend. The weather was great, there were lots of free samples and a good time was had by all. Today I went out and bought Kaleb a walker so he could finally move around at will. He loved it!!! You could tell that he was excited because he was screaming with joy the entire time he was in it. He kept going back and forth across the kitchen floor. He is still learning how to navigate with it, but I have no doubt that in the next week or so he will be an expert. Hopefully this will provide some relief for our aching backs.

Head of the Charles Photos

Kaleb in his new walker video

Friday, October 19, 2007

Halloween Costume Preview

The end of the week is here and it has flown by. I watched Kaleb two day and tried to successfully juggle a handful of meetings at the same time. Luckily I made it through and feel like I got ahead of some of the work that was crazy out of control.

Yesterday we got Kaleb's first Halloween costume in the mail. Given his timid nature we decided the cowardly lion would be the most appropriate costume for him. So here is a little preview of his costume until next week when he puts the whole thing on.

Kaleb: Day 244

Tomorrow we head off to the Head of the Charles, that should provide for some interesting photos.


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Gorgeous Day

Today my mom was working so I got to spend the day watching Kaleb. We are really getting into a routine for days with me and my mom. I try to stick to the same morning routine which involves Kaleb and I playing from 7:45 to 8:30. At that point I put him in his bouncy seat and take a shower. Usually if it is my mom's day he falls asleep in the car which works out really well for both of us.

Today after his morning nap we ran a couple errands and went down to Newburyport for lunch. First we stopped at Starbucks so I could pick up the free Song of the Day and then we went to get me some pizza. We ended the trip out on the grass near the waterfront. Kaleb started to get fussy because he hadn't eaten in five hours. We went home and he ate a nice lunch. The rest of the afternoon went well. Pepe came over to visit us and Kaleb continued to behave splendidly. He really is a great kid.


Sunday, October 14, 2007

Wonderful Weekend

Strange as this may sound it was a restful, but busy weekend. We stayed relatively close to home. Saturday we went to the Woodsom Farm Festival then on to the Jewell Town vineyards and then returned home where Jennifer raked a pile of leaves for Kaleb. Today we went up to Odiorne State Park then went into Portsmouth for lunch before returning home.

Here are some photos from the weekend Kaleb: Day 240

Video of Kaleb playing in the leaves


Friday, October 12, 2007

Late Rainy Night

I have had more then a few complaints due to my lack of entries. In my experience whenever you don't update at least a couple times a week your readership drops of dramatically. Unfortunately, my friends and family haven't discovered the joy of RSS feeds, which allow you to get a subscription to my blog and whenever an update is made it is delivered to your reader. Check out and this video:

I have been using the google reader for about four months and I love it. I have signed up for all sorts of feeds including: Eastern Essex County weather alerts, Tampa Bay Devil Rays news, Dave Matthews fan site news, Apple daily news just to name a few. The more you get the harder it is to keep up, but it sure beats going from one website to the next. Here is the feed for my LJ:

Okay I will now stand down from my soapbox and return to your regularly scheduled program. Kaleb will be 8 months old in less than a week, my how the time flies by. He is definitely turning into his own little person, a very quiet and timid little one, who seems to have his parents wrapped around his finger. You will see if you spend more than a couple hours with us that we "coddle" him a little too much and never hesitate to pick him up if he starts fussing. We aren't the strictest of parents and I think it is going to possibly bite us in the butt in the near future. Even now we are starting to feel the pain in the early evening after we put him down, he wakes up every two hours, whines and slams his feet down until we go pick him up. Once he is on your should he falls right back to sleep and then the real challenge comes, putting him down. If you don't wait long enough he will wake right up and you are back at square one. He also has a knack for waking up just as we are heading off to bed, and by that point we are both too tired to go through the motions and we just bring him into bed. It seems that as long as this continues he is never going to sleep through the night.

Developmentally he is doing very well, although he has been extremely quiet the last week, very different compared to his jabbery couple weeks. It is very strange how his chattiness goes in cycles. Walking around (assisted) is still his favorite thing behind going outside in his Bjorn. Today he actually pulled himself up from a sitting to standing position for the first time. It was kind of awkward because he used my guitar for leverage, but it is all he can really use given his height of 2' 2". His sitting skills get stronger and stronger each day and now he rarely tips over. He still doesn't crawl, mostly because he hates being on his stomach and is really good at rolling over.

I have been watching him the last couple days and he has been great. Today we went in to Jennifer's school to visit the kids and then went down to CaseNET. He slept for most of the car ride and behaved wonderfully at both places.

Okay I have to get back to work. Hopefully I will put up some photos soon. btw I got an iPod Touch and I love it!!!