There's some new stuff here....I have been adding posts that I previous only recorded in my journal in a effort to fill in some blank spots from the past six months...I intend to try to keep up with this little man's comings and goings - if that is possible! Enjoy...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Daddy's Hat

Here is Silas in a hat that Daddy used to wear....

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Boxing Day...

A day of rest after the chaos.....we didn't even change out of our jammies.....

Friday, December 25, 2009

First Christmas!

The paper and ribbons were just flying on Christmas morning...thanks to big sister. Silas had a great time watching all the chaos and he seemed really excited and interested in his new giraffe. It was a day filled to the brim with family, love and cuddles...all the things it takes to make a very special holiday.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

On Dad's Lap....

He's getting more hair on that cute little head...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gazing...

As the time draws nearer to Christmas Day, we love to have a bit of company over to our place. Grandma and Auntie Angie came by tonight for some baby snuggles and good cheer. Silas is interested in everything and when he is not busy playing with his own toes, he loves to be held and shown everything around. Here he is having a good gaze out into the snowy world from Grandma's cozy lap.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Winter Strolls

One of our favorite things to do, (if it is not -20 C outside) is to go strolling through the neighborhood. It's a good thing our stroller can handle the deep snow...no need for a dog sled yet! We usually end up at our favorite cafe for a warm up and place for Mom to get a little adult conversation. Silas loves the cheerful setting, the music and the people and the colorful decor. Now if we could only convince them to create a kids play area!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Everyday Magic

Always discovering something new...always chewing on those little fists/toys/whatever he can get a hold of...those teeth have got to pop through sometime soon! The days are filled with magic and drool!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fun!

Silas is a pretty lucky little guy...not only does he have two parents who love him more that imaginable, he has an awesome older sister to help him have fun, get excited and try to understand all the hype about this Christmas stuff. There's nothing this guy enjoys more than some silly morning living room antics.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Four Months Old!

Yes, Silas has already begun to devour books. He always pays close attention when Adam or I read stories to Willow so I think it's pretty likely that he will be a bookworm, too. So it makes perfect sense that he would so passionately demonstrate his affinity for books on his 4 month birthday. Such a mature little guy! He can smile, laugh, roll over, bounce in his jolly jumper, grab toys to play with and gnaw on, do sit ups with the help of only two fingers and observe with fervor anything that is of any interest to him.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

First Santa!

Silas was calm, curious and only momentarily concerned as he met with Santa for the first time. My guess is that he is definitely on the nice list...

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sibs

Monday, December 7, 2009

Daddy and Son

We love it when Daddy takes a personal day and stays home from work-it's a very rare treat! And to make it even more special, Silas did his first roll over from front to back!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Teddy

Enjoying a little quality highchair time with teddy...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Library...

Here is Silas and his little buddy Addison, enjoying each other's company at story time at the Library. He loves the company of other babies and I can see his awareness of the world around him expanding all the time. He watches the stories and songs and loves the knee bounces. Today Silas also had his first 'babysitter' time as Adam and I went out to Adam's work Christmas party. Although I would never relegate Liz to the title of 'babysitter'...she is a close friend of mine who has a 10 month old of her own so she is very much primed and in the baby-mode right now. He did wonderfully with her and slept and played and just as she called our cel to let us know that he was getting hungry and fussy, we had just pulled into the driveway from picking up Willow at Grandma's, so the timing was just perfect. Thank you Liz for giving me my first real time away from my little guy, and making me (and him) feel completely ok about it! I owe you one, girl!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sleigh Ride!

Tonight we went to a free little event called a Heritage Christmas. It was a really cold evening for an outdoor event but we braved the weather for a bit. The highlight was a short hay ride on the fresh, deep snow...stars twinkling overhead and a huge, yellow full moon hanging low in the sky....a little bit of winter magic.

Today I had quite the treat also, Silas's first laugh. He has been smiling big, open mouthed smiles for a while now, but this was a big smile with a distinctive "ah-ha-haaaaaaaaaa!". It filled my heart with the biggest ray of sunshine yet! What an absolute cutie pie!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

First Jolly Jumper!

Today Silas rocked the Jolly Jumper for the first time. he really enjoys the upright adventures....anything that keeps this guy vertical makes him happy...no laying around for this little Leo. He danced on tippy toe and bobbed and turned a bit before starting to chew on the straps. Willow, as usual, was super interested in what was going on and got right into the action. I did need to remind her not to spin him around like a tire swing to which she answered, "I am just showing him how...." yea, that is exactly what I am afraid of sweetie. Only three months old, this little guy is strong and way ahead of the game already....

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

First Day of December

It's going to be an exciting season for Silas, and for us. Could there be anything to make Christmas more special than to share it with a brand new little person?