Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Anyway, Liam now weighs 32.4 pounds and is 35 1/2 inches tall. I don't know what percentage that puts him in, but he is a pretty big boy. And, he's keeping up with his brothers' growth at that age: Marcus 33 3/4 pounds 36 3/8 inches, Cale 34.4 pounds 35.5 inches and Ewan 30.6 pounds 34.75 inches.
If all goes well, next time we see our pediatrician will be after Kella is born!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
It was a happy Easter for the boys in the Shaffer house. The Easter bunny (who I'm not too sure if all the boys think is real) gave them each a Webkinz dog and some candy. In a surprising turn of events, no one argued about which dog they wanted. Cale settled on the bulldog. Marcus was kind enough to let Ewan pick before him. Ewan chose the husky dog and Marcus picked the chihuahua. I'm not sure if that's the one that Marcus wanted, but he was a good sport about it. I also told him that Grammy Cece has a chihuahua and he thought that was cool. Liam didn't really care that he got a new toy, he was more interested in getting his hands on his brothers' new toys.
After lunch, we had an Easter egg hunt. Ewan was impressed that the Easter bunny could hide those eggs without being seen. It was soooo wet outside that the boys wore their winter boots and kicked up water when they ran. They had fun finding the eggs and even Liam was able to find a few. We made them divy the eggs up once they got inside and the candy was a big hit.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
2 years ago today, Liam entered our lives. He is such a sweet, little boy! He loves his brothers and loves playing with them. He has finally started called Andy "dad" and me "ma" (not mom, or mommy or momma). He likes his stuffed dogs, cars, bubbles, balls, being read to, playing with his brothers' toys, playdoh, dancing and singing-using whatever he can find as a pretend microphone. He can be a little bit of a picky eater-he prefers his fruits and veggies to other food. He is also into watching a few choice videos right now: Baby VanGogh (colors), Baby Newton (shapes) and Elmo's world pets. His very favorite companion is his blankie and he does like to suck his thumb (left). We are very sure that he is left-handed, too. His favorite song is "The Wise Man Built his House Upon the Rock". We sing it when we put his jammies on and Liam likes to do all the movements. Liam also goes by the names "Cocoa" and "Cocoabean". I'm not too sure why-Ewan started calling him these names and they stuck. Even people outside the family call him these names. I think he had fun on his birthday. He may have been slightly overwhelmed by his brothers hovering over him, trying to get him to open his presents. But, he liked all his gifts and had fun playing with them. We are so blessed to be his parents! What a sweet little boy!
in his new pop-up football shaped tent
a pillow pet of his own-a puppy, of course
time for cake!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Liam's birthday is tomorrow (on Easter)! Grammy Linda came up on Friday afternoon to see the boys and to watch them while I worked that night and slept the next day :-). She also brought some birthday gifts for the wee-man. Of course, we let him open them!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
My favorite thing about this video is Liam jamming out to "happy birthday" :-)
Andy, we love you! Happy birthday!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Liam was facinated by Ronald McDonald at our stop in Danville.
Monday, we tried to go the Children's Museum (closed) and a bounce place (closed). We settled for the mall and the kids got treated to some rides thanks to Grammy Linda and then they played in the play area. That afternoon, Marcus, Cale, Ewan and Andy went to his mom's and I took Liam back to Chris and Kim's so we both could take a nap.
A breakfast photo of the cousins. Eating photos and photos on the couch are my two favorite kinds of pictures to take of people. I don't see a future for myself in photography.
We went to see out friends, the Bradds, on Tuesday. We ate and talked and played. It was a nice visit. Stephen took this photo with his awesome camera. The only one missing from the picture is Amos-he was napping. Yes, there are 8 little boys between the two families all 8 years old and under.Cale, Ewan, Marcus, Abel, Adin and Abram (Liam did not want his photo taken and Amos was sleeping)
I liked this photo of Marcus and Savannah concentrating hard on their gameboy games.
It was just warm enough to play outside.