Wednesday, May 30, 2012

On the Tractor with Daddy

Emmett sat on the tractor with Daddy for a little bit yesterday. He loved it! It wasn't moving of course, but he still thought it was pretty neat! It melts my heart to watch these two together.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Start of Summer!

Yesterday it was in the upper 80s and we decided to let Emmett test out his baby pool for the first time. He loved it! It came with these floating mushrooms and insects that he was fascinated with. Obviously I can never decide what pictures to post, so you get to see them all!

We are really excited that summer is finally here. We have vacation, Emmett's 6 month photo shoot, and all kinds of other fun things planned. We are staying home for Memorial Day weekend and will probably just cook out. Sunday I think we are going to the Farmer's Market in town, and then the city park. Emmett will get to hang out on the lake and try out the swings!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Big Boy Car Seat!

We tested out the convertible car seat for the first time today. Emmett likes it a lot better than his infant seat. I'm guessing it is more comfortable; it looks it anyway! I'm going to miss being able to just snap the seat in to the base, take him in to the store while he sleeps in his car seat, etc. He was over 17 lbs almost 2 months ago, so he is probably at least 19 lbs now. He is just getting too heavy to lug around in his infant seat anymore.

Someone mentioned to me that when he turns a year old, he can be turned to forward facing. I realized that a lot of people don't know about the new safety guidelines. Just because the law says you can turn a child around at 1 year or 20 lbs, definitely does not mean you should. Here is a youtube video that was sent to me that shows the story of a child severely injured in an accident because he was forward facing. If you look around, there are dozens more videos on the same subject.

Here is also a picture from google showing the proper way for a baby to be buckled in. I see chest clips down low or loose straps way too often. :/

Annnd I'll get off my car seat safety soapbox now. :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Little Chef

Emmett seems to know when I am trying to get dinner started. He always gets fussy and wants to be held. I can only balance him on my hip for so long while I am trying to cook though. I brought his bouncy seat in to the kitchen thinking he would play with his toys and be ok with the fact that he was at least in the kitchen. Nope. So in a moment of desperation, with ground beef burning on the stove, I started handing him kitchen utensils. This satisfied him and has now become our regular routine. The dogs avoid the kitchen when Emmett is "helping" with dinner because he has swatted them in the face with the spatula a few times. To be fair, he has done that to himself as well so I doubt it's intentional. ;)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

He melts my heart...

Seriously. I couldn't love anything or anyone more. This sweet face is my whole world. :)

Some random pictures from this afternoon. He was modeling his newest cloth diaper. He always breaks them in by pooping in them the first time he wears 'em!