Wednesday, August 30, 2006

the happy chair

If you're in the market for a baby gift or perhaps a remedy to your own crying baby, we highly recommend a happy chair. What is a happy chair? Its a bouncer, vibrating seat and babysitter all in one, and all for the reasonable price of $25. Mom found the chair at babiesrus and it's made by Fisher Price "Calming Vibrations" model. We use it all time. In fact, I'm worried we are over-using it. Davis' feet are already sticking over the edge because he's probably out grown the seat. The instructions read that the chair should only be used to a certain weight. I'm sure we've passed the weight limit. But I'd like to go by age. Since our baby is rather big now for his age group. As you can see Davis really enjoys the happy chair whether its for hanging out, relaxing, sleeping or capturing sweet photographs. On many occasions I've wished someone would make a super-sized happy chair for tired and sore mamas. I'm available to test any prototypes.

Monday, August 28, 2006

little flirt

Davis is becoming quite the social butterfly. Mostly by no choice of his own. And with many thanks to friends who allow us to go out with kid-in-tow. For the most part he does pretty well. That is, until he wakes up and realizes that he is neither being fed, rocked or bounced on a shoulder. He has become a pro at pushing out his bottom lip to pout and also at making his lip and chin quiver. Its too cute. But then come the screams and squeals, and the cuteness goes away. I know its hard to believe he could ever be unhappy when he's smiling at Maria like that! Sweet boy.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

just the pictures

I just wrote out a good size entry, and don't you know I lost it when uploading the pictures. So now you get "just the pictures" because I don't have the patience right now to rewrite what I lost. Ugh.


can you believe he was once this small?

Saturday, August 5, 2006

big feats

Davis had several firsts this week. His first trip by airplane, first week at daycare, his....wait, airplane? That's right, Davis has been up to 37,000 feet and back down again. Twice! The airline even gave him a flight certificate. Last weekend we went to New York to see Francois and Severine before they left for Egypt. We had a great time visiting with old friends and making new ones. And one would have thought Davis was an experienced traveller since he didn't cry at all on the plane. Well, New York is the third state he's been to....even if we do live 5 miles from the state line. I guess he was saving his tears up for the walk to baggage claim.

For one week, Davis was the star of daycare - being the youngest one of all. The infant room teachers said everyone wanted to come visit to see and hold the new baby. We definetly got our money's worth for the week with all the extra care and attention he received outside the usual two teachers. But on Friday, I saw a new basket right beside Davis' name on the basket shelf. "Ford." I used to babysit for a family with a "Ford" at the Isle of Palms. When I asked who this child was, I was told he is a new baby who is supposed to start daycare next week. They thought he was even a few weeks younger than Davis. Well babe, your time in the spotlight was short, yet sweet. There's a new kid on the block.

We've always known Davis was destined to have big feet being part of the Trogdon and Winslett family trees. And even on Davis' birthday I noticed his feet were miniatures of Zach's. They both have a big toe that is slightly separated from the rest - great for wearing flip flops... As we were waiting for our plane at the airport, I couldn't help but to snap this picture.

davis in new york!

.....airport. The 3 hour delay didn't bother him.

here's looking at you, dad!

and here's looking at you, mom.


our multi-lingual bebe.

can I lick him now?