Growing up geek

Like father like son. My boy loves Tower Defense games, so far. Wait till I introduce him to the FPS!


Soccer, Season 1

You really enjoyed the first season of soccer, and we loved going to the games. In the beginning, you got frustrated because you had no pacing, and would run as hard as you could until a few minutes later, you were tired.

Like your father, you decided to work smarter rather than harder, and took to playing goalie – no fighting over the ball, and not much running. That’s my boy!

You blocked many goals, and took my advice to charge incoming opponents BEFORE they had a chance to shoot.  And you are SO handsome in your uniform. Here you are with your best buddy Dylan, who picked the same number as you by chance.


Moments to Soak in Forever

Very few things are sweeter than a child asleep in an embrace.


Brushing teeth

Handsome boy!

School Photos

Preschool School Pictures


Moved to your own toddler bed

Alina was just born this past week, and you are reacting fine.  We thought you would be more jealous, but you look at Alina with wonder and you try to touch her gently (though once in a while that strange thought enters your head to bonk her and see what happens).  You make your "meow" noise when trying to talk to her (you say "nah?").

Momma got you your cachow sheets (Cars) and rearranged your room so that your toddler bed (which Papa pulled from in front of someone’s house during spring cleanup 😉 was where your crib was.  She left the crib in the room.  But for Christmas day, Joannie and Al came over, and when it was time for you to nap, Joannie took you upstairs, and had no idea that you had not moved to your new bed yet.  But you climbed right in, and slept like a big boy!

So now you sleep there, and you can get up all by yourself.  You are so cute at 2AM when you show up in our room.  Papa picks you up, and we go downstairs to get some fresh apple juice in your "bebe."  Then we go back up, and you stay in your bed until morning.  You’re a good boy, and when you are tired, you stay in your bed without a problem.  Awesome!

One more thing.  You love to play your version of peekaboo with Papa every time you go down to sleep.  You have your bebe in your right hand, and while you are nursing that bottle, you cover your eyes with your left hand.  Papa pretends like he doesn’t see you, saying "where’s Danielito?"  When you uncover your eyes, I act surprised, and say "there he is!"  We do this 6 to 10 times before Papa wears out and strokes your hair, tells you Papa loves you, kisses your head, and gets up to leave and let you sleep. 


First Word – Gak Goo (Thank You)

tvwithpapaThis past week or so, you’ve been saying your first words, “thank you.” We think you understand it – although you may just associate it with the exchange of items.

You have what appears to be a viral fever, and you were up every 90 minutes last night. Papa tended to you, since mama is pregnant, sleepy, and often nauseaus. You were hot, and I gave you ibuprofen.

I haven’t blogged for you in a while, but at 14 months or so, you’ve made some other advances. You nod (vigorously) when you like something or when you want something (“Do you want this?” Nod nod nod). Very cute.


First Birthday

Today, we spent your birthday in San Francisco, getting passports for you and Sofia for our trip to Puerto Vallarta next week.  It was a little frustrating waiting in lines, and not getting your naps at the right time, but you did your best.

Today, I carried you on my back, and you fell asleep (picture above).


Shake that Head Boy!

Danielito, we love you!  Your laugh is infectious, and you are a little moose!  You’ve got big arms, legs, and hands, and are as sweet as can be.

Today, you took the next step in growing up, and your smile looks a little more mature.  You’ve been making noise for weeks, and we think you are singing, but we do know that you are communicating, and we love to say “ahh” (rhymes with bat) back and forth with you.  But today, you mimicked us shaking our heads back and forth in a “no” motion.   Cute cute cute.


Photos at 7 Months

Here you are playing with your sister.  Fun in the tunnel!