Monday, June 30, 2008

Some photos from the last month or so...

I've been a bit behind (I know) in keeping up on posting photos.  The boy keeps me busy and so there's not much time for doing things on the computer.  


The teeth are coming in real good.

Couldn't be cuter.

Looks exactly like his Papa when he sleeps.

Walk in Rockport.

Having a grand ol' time.

The boy loves the camera.

Practicing standing at Aunt Candace's apartment.

Ready for dinner, Mama.

Peek-a-boo with Papa's sweatshirt.

This photo is just too funny to me.

Playing with strings and checking out the pigs at Russell Orchards.

Fun with the ExerSaucer.

See my foot?


Friday, June 27, 2008


Phew!  It feels like Harrison has grown up so much in the last week.  The time has gone by so quickly as he's been adding new skills and acts to his baby routine. Exactly a week ago today I witnessed him sit up from a laying down position, early in the afternoon.  It was incredible. By early evening he had the move down like a pro.  A couple of days later, he managed to get himself standing up in his playpen. He's even able to "cruise" a little about halfway around the playpen.  There are moments when he'll try to let go of the side (or our hands if we are holding up him) to stand up on his own.

He's still quite popular everywhere we go.  Constantly he's getting smiles and greetings from fellow shoppers and walkers.  People can't get over his blue eyes.  He's starting to get a little shy at times, but usually he's got a smile for everyone - especially the ladies.

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Other fun Harrison tidbits...

-He loves watching other children.  If we are at the store, the park,  or walking around the neighborhood he'll stare and smile while watching the big kids.

-He adores the cats.  When Madison or Dewey come into the room his eyes light up even more and he smiles the biggest of smiles.  He's even got a special (loud) voice for Madison.  We think he's trying to talk to her.  If he's crying, sounding really upset, Madison will rush into the room to check things out.  

-He's getting to be impossible to change at times.  He wants to roll and roll and do anything but stay still to have his diaper changed, never mind have clothing put on. He's a busy little boy.  

-He gets very excited when Jeremy comes home from anywhere.  He gets the most brilliant smile on his face.  

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Yesterday we were able to sneak away to Crane Beach for about an hour or so.  It was mostly cloudy and we ended up getting rained on, but it was a beautiful day to us as we got share one of our most favorite places with Harrison.  Initially he was a little freaked out when Jeremy dipped his toes into 57 degree water and then when we touched his feet to the sand.  But very quickly he warmed up to the idea of standing on the sand and seemed to get a kick out of it. Watching the other children on the beach (and also the seagulls) added to the fun.  We think he's going to be a good beach bum in the future.

Enjoy the beach pics!

Modeling some of his beach wear

"What is this place?"

The blue-eyed boys

Sandy feet

Enjoying a cool beverage

Action shot of Harrison's hat flying off

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Growing up so fast...

Harrison's got over another stomach bug.  Harrison was a champ, as usual.  Unfortunately this bug lasted for about five days...a very, very long five days.  Fortunately, though, he did hot have to go to the doctor's to have to endure any needles.  

He's been a very busy boy.  He's trying his hardest to get crawling.  His new favorite activity is to get on his hands and knees and rock, rock, rock back and forth.  It's usually very cute.  However, he's taken to wanting to do this when it's time for him to chill out and get ready to go to sleep.  He's discovered that his left big toe is especially tasty.  He puts it in his mouth whenever possible...even times when he's already got food in his mouth.  He tried Cheerios for the first time yesterday.  He seemed to know what to do with them right away, though, the Cheerio would always seem to get stuck in his fist.  And, he's graduated from his little baby tub to the kitchen sink (as seen below).  

Monday, June 2, 2008


Here are some photos from last weekend's visit to Cooperstown, New York. Once again the photos are all out of order and I just don't have the time (nor patience) to fix it.

We had a great time with Ben, Serapha, and Sofia. We love visiting them out in the country. We spent some good time outside, visiting the Farmers Museum, and the Brewery Ommegang. Harrison seemed to fair pretty well being outside in the sun. One afternoon was quite bright and hot for the little guy and so we broke out the umbrella. Unfortunately it seems that Harrison may have come home with a stomach bug from the visit. His little buddy, Sofia, also ended up with a similar ailment. He's had a fever for a couple of days. Hopefully today will be the last of it. Overall, he's in fairly good spirits and does okay for a sick guy.

Visiting the Ingalls' family pond (behind the IKEA umbrella). Harrison was very helpful in holding the umbrella.

All tuckered out from a day in the sun.

Look at the delight on his face! This was taken at the Farmers Museum (as are many of the photos coming up).

Harrison has a funny look on his face looking at the horses' butt.

Our buddies - Ben, Serapha, and Sofia - I love this photo!

Harrison and Sofia wait for their turn on the carousel.

Harrison enjoyed the music and especially the lights.

Harrison, Sofia, and Tanya strike a pose.

Again, Harrison likes to help out with pushing the stroller. I hope he's this helpful when he's a teenager.

All smiles.

Baby sheep (note Mama trying to keep baby hands off of the dirty, icky fence).

Harrison doesn't seem all that impressed with the alpacas..they were a little strange.