Monday, November 30, 2009

Fall Photos

I had been hoping to get some pictures of Trip in the fall leaves, but just hadn't made it happen yet. Gary and Tammi's house is surrounded by trees and the had lots of great leaves on the ground. Cooper got tired while we were taking pictures of the two boys, so I took advantage of Trip's good mood to get some of him.

The biggest challenge these days is to get pictures of him without his hands in his mouth or his feet in the air.

Now that he has discovered his feet, they have provided him with hours of entertainment.

Smiling at Aunt Tammi.

Hmm, let me think.

Talking to Aunt Tammi again.

Yum, hands!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Yesterday we were able to get some good shots of Cooper and Trip. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Trip is definitely in the "Age of Discovery" as I like to call it. He is doing all the things that make babies so fun to watch.
  • For the last few weeks he has been noticing his hands now and then and giving them very funny looks. He puts them together and gets them in his field of vision, then is very confused by them. It's pretty fun to watch.
  • Two Sundays ago, Trip got to have his first video conference experience. First we talked to Aunt Tammi and Cousin Cooper, then to Gram. While we chatted with Tammi, Cooper was playing with his feet and Tammi asked if Trip had discovered his feet yet. We said no, but then a few minutes later, he looked down and reached for his feet! He has been enjoying them ever since.
  • He is holding his head up well during tummy time. He's working really hard on rolling over too, and will do it any day now. We're excited for that milestone, but his limited mobility up until this point has been nice in some ways. We have to watch him so much more closely now.
  • The best thing that Trip is learning to do is laugh. He giggles now and then, but hasn't quite gotten to doing it consistently yet. That's okay, we'll take all of if we can get!
I love pictures of babies on their tummies. Unfortunately when I took these pictures, Trip was too interested in his fingers to show how well he can hold his head up. Maybe next time. This first picture is my new favorite.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Favorite Places

One of Trip's happiest places is his changing table. He can be upset and I'll take him there to change him, and he gets happy. I'm pretty sure it's where he will laugh for the first time. I have gotten a couple of little giggles out of him while laying there.

Another favorite is his bouncy seat. Here he was about to fall asleep. A friend had just given us that doggie blanket and Trip is learning how to hold/play with it.

This exersaucer was also from our friends. Their daughters have outgrown it and I think it will now be a favorite of Trip's. It's still a little big for him, but he has fun nonetheless.