DJ Love

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

DJ's Birthday-Part 2- Iowa Version

DJ was fortunate to have two parties, quite a spoiled little boy! The Iowa party was quite fun with family and friends attending. We were able to share time and get more pictures of DJ and Cake.

DJ has been moving and running all over the place. We have done a poor job of updating the blog lately because we are constantly chasing a little boy.

He is growing and changing so fast, and we will update more pics this week.

I think we might hit the Apple Orchard and Pumpkin patch, for his first REAL Halloween. It will be quite fun.

Friday, September 18, 2009

DJ's First Birthday Party! Illinois Version

DJ and his first cake

We traveled to Illinois last weekend for the Princeton, Homestead Festival. I haven't been back in a few years and it was fun to see lots of friends and get to visit.

We also had a great gathering at Grandpa Mair's home, for DJ's birthday.

We also ate at Rips with Grandpa and Uncle Bob, see the pics below.

DJ and Grandpa

DJ and Uncle Bob (Uncle Bob thought a chicken wing was food for baby!!)

He won't be babysitting alone anytime soon!

We also had DJ's one year checkup on Tuesday and DJ is quite a big and healthy boy.

He is about 25lbs and 31.5 inches tall. Amazing to think how big he has gotten in the past year!

We have one more pic--DJ and his friends, Aiden and Konner.
These boys are 1 week older and a few weeks younger. Aiden (in the middle) is the youngest and the biggest I think!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Happy Birthday DJ!

My goodness, DJ is 1 year old. I cannot believe how fast this past year has gone by, amazing! He is growing and changing so much. He is quite adept at walking, perfecting it in the last week. He still crawls when he wants to get somewhere quickly and without patience. He is eating anything and everything, literally he has no fears of food or sippy cups. He is developing a personality and its quite fun to see him change. He loves music, and enjoys to watch and listen to all types including VH1 and videos. He will dance and shake to music that has a great beat and tries to play it out on his piano.

He is talking and communicating well with us, he is clear on "Mama, Dadda, Dog and Sadie" He can communicate "done-as in I want out of the high chair now!!" and he is perfecting "Good Girl" which is generally used for Sadie. He does have the vocabulary of "More" and can sign that along with "Done" when eating. He is a climbing fool. He climbs up and down the stairs perfectly and knock on wood has not fallen yet. He can also climb onto furniture, toy chests and anything that is his level. He can climb down as well and generally lands stable. Including climbing in and out of the tub.

DJ and his bike

He loves his new bike we got a few weeks ago and strolling about the drive way as well as his AWESOME new Wagon. This is quite enjoyable for him, he looks like a little man who is in a recliner!

DJ and his Wagon

We will update shortly with our 1st party highlights with our Illinois friends and family. Should be a busy fun weekend!

Happy Birthday DJ Love!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Quick Post....

We are nearing the big day of DJ turning 1 year old! This past weekend we celebrated Devon's birthday and Labor day by being uneventful. We stayed close to home to rest for the next few weeks events. DJ is getting more teeth and loudly and proudly drooling all over. We did venture to the park on Monday and got some cute pics for his 1 year celebration, we will share those this week on Friday.

We are looking forward to our trip this weekend to IL to visit with the Mair family and all our friends. Then back to home for our Iowa Party the following weekend.

DJ is daily improving his walking and tonight walked the width of the kitchen completely unassisted. I do believe by his parties he will be showing off his skills.

We will post some pics later this week!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Our Weekend of Firsts....

DJ decided this was going to be his weekend of firsts. It started on Thursday night he slept through the night! WOO HOO-- however it was only for one night. I am thanking the Kaduce's (Jay,Rebecca,Evan and Owen) for it as they were over for dinner and play time that made our baby very tired!

The rest of the weekend DJ decided he was going to walk, get his first hair cut and try and take over church. It was eventful!

We got DJ's haircut Saturday afternoon and he did a GREAT job! He was very content to look at the cute baby in the mirror and eat Goldfish crackers.

This is the look Dad and I wanted....

However, Grandma and DJ decided for the more "calm" look-

Then he decided at Church that evening that he was going to lead the service, he tried several times to head to the front during the service by walking and crawling. Good thing Devon was fast on his tail!

We then headed home for dinner and relaxing, or so I thought! DJ decided Saturday night he was going to demonstrate his walking skills. He took about 4-5 steps completely unassisted and has been improving every day since then. I have no doubt by his 1st birthday he will a walking/running fool!

Watch out world here he comes!!!