Friday, June 19, 2009


Well mom (a.k.a. The Boobie Bar) is tied up at the moment, so dad's on blog duty today.

The changes are already coming fast and furious with Leo... he's spending more and more time alert and awake, and seems to love being held upright either standing or kneeling on a lap so he can hold his head up and look around. He's totally enthralled by the crown molding in the living room - it must be the contrast of the dark wood against the white ceiling, but we've also thought that since babies are rumored to be able to see ghosts, maybe our living room is haunted by some previous crown molding and he can see that. He'll just sit (or stand) and stare up at it open mouthed and wide eyed for minutes at a time though - too funny!

He's already fitting perfectly into the 3 month sized clothing (he's a serious hoss!), and I'm guessing it won't be long before he outgrows some of that too. The cute little ND outfit is from his great-aunt Becky, and he looked ridiculously cute in it. We'll be moving to South Bend next week, so it's good to get him started with his allegiances now. Go Irish!

Mom and dad got to go out for an actual date yesterday thanks to some great babysitting by aunt Kristin and uncle Rickie, which was awesome. We went to a movie and had a nice lunch out (complete with a margarita), then topped it off with a trip to Target for more diapers and wipes. It was great to get out, but then lovely to come home to our little man. We think Leo intentionally balanced his cuteness and crying time for Kristin and Rickie while we were gone, because he knew if he acted too cute then they would likely abduct him.

And Leo is nearly smiling now! He has smiled in his sleep for weeks, but in the last two days he has started to get really close to smiling back at us when awake - his dimples appear and his lips start to move, but he hasn't quite mastered the skill just yet. Soon! Then mommy and daddy will probably melt from the cuteness...

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