Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Don't mind the scratch under his eye. He enjoys torturing himself when he's tired/upset/bored
Well, here is the handsome chubster- isn't he adorable? I know I shouldn't feel so prideful, but I feel my head swelling larger and larger every time a stranger comes up to me to tell me I have one of the cutest babies they have ever seen. This is a frequent event so you can only imagine the size of my head, right? He is half a year old. 6 months. oh em gee. Could he really have once been a tiny little fetus floating around my belly?!

Here are his stats:
weight: 18 lbs, 12.5 oz. (just a few ounces from 19 lbs!!!)
~ 75th %
height: 25 3/4" (kind of short, but what do you expect from a short mom and dad? a giant?)
~ 25th %
head circ.: 45 cm
~ 75th to 90th %
When he wears disposables (which is when we travel), he is in Size 4's. He's got a ghetto booty. Speaking of diapers, we are still cloth diapering and going strong!

Here are some more cute pictures of this babe:

I really adore this kid. He makes me smile everyday even when he complains because he's so dang cute! He is such roly poly and when I say roly poly I am referring both to his Michelin Man rolls and how well he can roll around now. He gets into everything and can scoot backwards really well. I watch him try and try to crawl, but he has not suceeded in that yet. I am sure he will crawl in at least a month or two though!

We started solids in the last week and it sure has been fun. We are trying out a method called Baby-Led Weaning (BLW). Basically you start babies off with finger foods like roasted sweet potato or steamed broccoli instead of using purees. The idea is you teach your baby to chew and swallow instead of just learning to swallow first. It also encourages babies to have choice in how much they want to eat and how soon they want to wean from an exclusive breastmilk (or formula) diet.

I am definitely not against purees and have nothing against people who start with purees. Just had to put that out there.

BLW has been a success thus far (according to his diapers) and a lot of fun watching his funny expressions when trying out a new food.

Have a great day everyone. I know I will! Carl and I are going to the temple tonight and Ezra is going to the sitters.  As much as I love this kid, a little break is going to be amazing.

It's (was) the most wonderful time of the year!

Hello faithful blog followers,

Remember when I posted about Thanksgiving right before Christmas? Well, now I'm posting about Christmas a few weeks after the New Year! At least it's before Chinese New Year, right?

Christmas in Oregon was lovely. We spent it with almost all of Carl's siblings (and parents, of course) and got to relax and play most of the time (Carl had to work a few times. Boo). We visited with some friends and cousins too! Knowing me, I am terrible at remembering to take pictures of these key events because looking back at my pictures now, they are mostly of (a) babies and (b) objects. A few lucky people got in the pictures too. I am not one of them.

I made stockings this year! Santa was very kind and filled it with tasty treats.

Have you ever seen a tree with SO many presents under it?!

I have not.

Pam painted all these little shops back in the day and used the names of her children for shop names. Cute, eh?

Here is the town situated above the piano.

Getting ready for Christmas breakfast with the Case side.

Aw, a garden gnome :)

Ezra enjoying a christmas present
Uncle Marty, The Pancake Master

mmmmmmm pancakes

Benjamin in his walker, AKA toe smasher :)

Ezra with Grandpa!

Uncle Matt playing amazingly on his 12 string guitar

Breakfast is over, extended family is leaving, time for presents!

Unwrapping his present...
...and enjoying the paper :)

Ezra's favorite gift was laying in wrapping paper heaven!

Here is Benjamin modeling the wrapping paper for us :)

Miss Dawn making amazing food in the kitchen

Great-Grandma Case and Aunt Lori with Ezra

Baby Shower for Katie!

Katie got a second Christmas at her baby shower

Aunt Catie and Uncle Brandon saying goodbye as we packed to head back to UT

Like I said, Christmas was lovely. New Year's Eve was much more low key this year and I forgot to take pictures (of course). I look forward to being back in Oregon and can't wait for another holiday in CA. Or maybe there won't be a holiday and I'll just visit anyway :)

Look forward to Ezra's 6 month post!