Friday, September 28, 2007

Today is September 28th Hunter's First birthday!!!!!! It's hard to believe and yet here we are. It was a really nice day, perfect weather, perfect family, perfect perfect.

Brian took the day off and after Hunter's morning nap we went to the zoo. The Binder park zoo is really nice, and clean but not huge it was just the right size to see everything and come home in time for Hunter's afternoon nap. We weren't sure what to expect but his reaction was still unexpected. He took the entire thing very seriously we went on the carousel and even when he was dancing and flapping his arms his face was all business.

It's funny the two things he loved the most were the big flags that flapped in the breeze and a statue of a do do bird. He did like the animals when could get his eye on them and would wave his heart out. He loved riding on his daddy's shoulders.

Then we came home he had his nap and I baked him a chocolate cookie, his first home baked cookie which of course he loved. It was a good day (except when Ranger stole over half of the cookies I baked.)

Enjoy the pics and video!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Hunter has finally cut two more teeth, and he's back to his happy go lucky self. Ugg, why does it take so long for those teeth to come in? He'll be one year old Friday, can you believe it?

We played a really fun game today. We were both sitting on my bed and I had my legs spread out to make a sort of barrier so that Hunter wouldn't crawl off the side. He was in a tickly mood and was really giggly. So I would stand him up on his feet then let go of him to see how well he could balance. It wasn't long and then he would topple over and start laughing hysterically. It was great! It's moments like those when you think "my life could never be more perfect".

Here's the last of the pre-one year old videos, I hope you enjoy it as much as he enjoys swimming. Back when we had to hold him up and make sure he didn't tip over into the water, now he gets on his stomach and slides all over the pool kicking like a frog. He even sticks his face into the water with no reservations, he's a bit too fearless.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Here is Hunter doing what was his favorite pass time for a while, reading the paper.

Friday, September 7, 2007


Here he's just a little older but still so much quieter then he is now. I may have mentioned this in a much earlier blog but if you have a new born a baby swing is an absolute must, they seem expensive but please splurge if you have to I actually had a little quiet time and could eat with my husband it was amazing.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Our hospital stay

Our second video from the hospital and again there is more inappropriate commentary from my husband, apparently I was too tired to realize what he was saying when he was doing it.

Early Hunter

Hey I thought that leading up to Hunter's birthday I would post some video so that my mom can watch and cry. Sorry about the somewhat inappropriate commentary from my husband.


A little bit of magic

Hunter has discovered the mirror that is one of the shower doors. The bath tub is the perfect height for him to pull up and then he can look in the mirror. Yesterday I was in the bathroom reading a magazine because Hunter was having a great time sliding the doors back and forth and I was having a great time actually reading a magazine. I happened to look over just in time for him to look up and see his reflection, he smiled at it like he was meeting a long lost friend. It's this really cute wrinkle nose smile that he gives his dad when he gets home from work. So any way I thought that was so funny, the way he touches the reflection and looks from it to me like "mom have you seen this kid he is so good looking?"

Then that evening I was in my bedroom across the hall taking care of my clothes when I heard him babbling and talking to himself like crazy. He would croon and babble and then giggle like "that is so clever" I went to see what he was doing and there he was standing in the bathroom just having the best conversation with himself!

That made me think about how my reflection used to seem almost magical when I was kid. It was like my own secret friend, or a part of my self that lived in a different world and only the two of us could meet. She was always just like me but a bit more brave and tragic. While I always felt like a little kid she had a destiny to fulfill something that the human race depended on. I had to battle little sisters but she had to battle dragons and evil Lords and all sorts or mystical creatures. There were all these secret portals that brought us together; mirrors, car windows on long trips, lakes, and puddles. And even though her world was so much more exciting she couldn't conquer unless I was able to give her strength and advice from here in my own world, and that at least made me important. It's sad really that as we age we can't seem to find the magic any more, but it is exciting and beautiful watching it take flight in my son.