Sunday, January 23, 2005

Relaxing Weekend

This weekend was a pleasant weekend. Friday we spent the evening with a couple from our small group from Church. We went out to eat and then spent the rest of the evening playing games and eating some ice cream. Saturday was a fun day as we went to the ISU women's basketball game and then went to the Vorm's where we enticed our taste buds with some Hickory Park. Yum! Today we strolled through Jordan Creek Mall and topped the evening by watching the lamest movie I have ever seen, Napoleon Dynamite. I can honestly say that I lost some brain cells by watching it.

Jayden's growing all the time. He's starting to be more active and getting his own personality. His Mom likes to dress him up on all kinds of different outfits. He likes to spend a lot of time playing with his toys, cheering on the ISU Women's Basketball team, drooling, and practicing to roll over. Another milestone he set tonight was "blowing bubbles" while taking his bath, and I don't mean with his mouth. ;)

Monday, January 03, 2005

Jayden our Race Car Driver

Ah, yes. Jayden's doing more everyday. During our stay up North while at my Grandparents, Jayden flipped from his stomach to his back 4 times. Last week he had his 4 month shots and survived rather well. He only cried a little bit after he got his shots. We've started to "train" him how to sleep. I know it sounds weird, you'd think a baby would already know how to get to sleep on his own. He's now for the most part doing rather well as he only cries for about 10 minutes and then falls asleep on his own.

We got him a Johnny Jumper for him to get started using his legs. He's liking it more now and likes to jump up and down. Santa got him a Little Tykes Car for Christmas and we've already got him practicing for race day. More Christmas pictures will be added later, but for now you can see what Jayden got that Pioneer Hi-Bred will be proud of.

We now have a bird feeder and "Squirrel Sitter" in our back yard and the squirrels so far have managed to rule both. We haven't seen a single bird eat out of the bird feeder and the squirrels manage to go through an ear of corn a day (at least). So far we've seen 4 of them at a time. I did have the bird feeder hanging from a bracket on a tree, but went out and bought a pole thinking that there's no way a squirrel would climb a 1/2 inch thick pipe. Well, I was wrong, so now I'm going to have to go and get one of those contraptions that keeps them from doing their acrobatic movements up the pole.

I've decided to use a different photo gallery to display pictures. This one provides an easier upload interface and more customizations. Hopefully you won't find too many bugs from previous image links.